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Environmental Preservation Activities

FY2020 Environmental Conservation Activities

Preventing Global Warming

The target for the total amount of CO2 emissions could not be achieved, but this amount was slightly lower than the previous financial year as a result of energy-saving improvements. CO2 emission per unit of production value increased.

Conserving Biodiversity

With a view to preventing the spread of COVID-19, we have postponed our yearly environment course for local elementary schoolchildren.

Effective Use of Resources

As a result of promoting industrial waste-reduction activities in production work processes, total industrial waste discharge reduced and industrial waste discharge per unit of production was the same level as the previous financial year, but the targets for both indices could not be achieved.
The target for the landfill disposal amount was achieved by promoting recycling overseas.

Effective Responses for the Management of Environment-related Substances

We greatly improved the environment-related substance management system by adding new features.

Strengthening Eco-friendly Design Approach

System specifications and an operation plan were formulated for product assessment and eco-product integration. Actual activities will be conducted in 2021 in line with the integration policy.

Self-assessment A: attained B: insufficiently-attained C: not attained

Nature of initiative FY2020 Self assessment
Target Achievement
Preventing global warming CO2 emissions per unit of production value*¹:
1% increase relative to FY2019.
Estimated: 0.66t-CO2/million yen
7% increase
(0.70t-CO2 /million yen)
C
Total CO2emissions: 9% deduction relative to FY2019.
Target:30,140t-CO2
1% reduction
(32,945t-CO2)
B
Preserving biodiversity Creating awareness regarding preservation of biodiversity Canceled an environmental lecture to prevent the spread of COVID-19. C
Effective use of resources Industrial waste discharge per unit of production value*² 3% reduction relative to FY2019.
Target: 0.023t/million yen
100% relative to FY2019
(0.024t/million yen)
B
Total industrial waste discharge amount: Reduction of 13% relative to FY2019.
Target: 1,042t
7% reduction
(1,113t)
B
Landfill waste amount: Reduction of 15% relative to FY2019.
Target:88t
16% reduction
(87t)
A
Effective responses for the management of environment-related substances Register BOM information and efficient administration of the system to support EU-REACH directives Improved substance information by adding new functions to the management system A
Strengthening eco-friendly design Enhancement of product assessments Operation plan was formulated for product assessment and eco-product integration B
*¹: CO2 emissions per unit of production value = CO2 emissions divided by production value
*²: Industrial waste discharge per unit of production value = industrial waste discharge divided by production value

Energy and Resource Saving Results

SMK aims to improve efficiency of its energy usage as an important management policy to help prevent global warming. We are also working to reduce the discharge of industrial waste and achieve zero emissions (i.e. zero landfill waste) by using out resources more effectively.

Energy-Saving Results
  Year on Year
Japan Overseas Overall SMK Group
CO2 emissions per unit of production value 104% 107% 107%
CO2 emissions 97% 100% 99%

CO2 emissions

CO2 emissions 

Resource-saving Results
  Year on Year
Japan Overseas Overall SMK Group
Industrial waste discharge per unit of production value 92% 102% 100%
Overall industrial waste discharge amount 86% 95% 93%
Landfill waste amount - 84% 84%

Amount of industrial waste discharge

Amount of industrial waste discharge 

Amount of landfill waste and recycling rate

Amount of landfill waste and recycling rate 

  • Reporting period: FY2020 (April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021)
  • Scope of calculations: SMK Corporation (seven sites in Japan) and consolidated subsidiaries (three in Japan and 16 overseas)
  • CO2emission factors :
  • - The factors that was publicly known at the Electricity Council for the Creation of a Low Carbon Society are used for the purchased power in Japan site. In overseas site, for emissions from FY2005 to FY2011 the factors that was publicly known at the IEA (International Energy Agency) and for emissions from FY2012 DEFRA (Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs) are used.
  • - The factors defined the Ministry of the Environment are used for fuel.
  • - Past results have been revised due to the update of CO2 conversion factors.