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Environmental Preservation Activities・Material Balance

FY2019 Environmental Conservation Activities

● Preventing Global Warming

CO2 emissions were expected to rise, but they are lower than last year due to energy-saving efforts. We were unable to attain our targets for CO2 emissions per unit of production value.

● Conserving Biodiversity

SMK-J held an environmental learning course for elementary school children in the neighborhood. Through this course, they understood the relationship between environmental conservation and biodiversity and its importance.

● Effective Use of Resources

As a result of efforts to eliminate waste in manufacturing processes, we reduced the total amount of discharged waste and achieved our target.
The Industrial waste discharge per unit of production value was around the same as the previous year. The landfill disposal amount was greatly reduced by finding new waste recycling companies overseas, but we did not reach our target.

● 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

To integrate product assessment and environmentally friendly (eco) products, we tried and tested a new re-configured eco-product management system. We will carry out more detailed activities in line with the integration plan during the 2020 financial year.

Self-assessment A: attained B: insufficiently-attained C: not attained
Nature of initiative FY2019 Self assessment
Target Achievement
Preventing global warming

CO2 emissions per unit of production value*¹: 100% relative to FY2018.
Target:0.64t-CO2/million yen

3% increase (0.66t-CO2/million yen)

Total CO2 emissions: 3% increase relative to FY2018. Estimated: 34,792t-CO2 2% reduction (33,297t-CO2) A
Preserving biodiversity

Creating awareness regarding preservation of biodiversity

Held environmental learning courses

Effective use of resources

Industrial waste discharge per unit of production value*² 4% reduction relative to FY2018. Target: 0.023t/million yen

100% relative to FY2018 (0.024t/million yen) C

Total industrial waste discharge amount: Reduction of 4% relative to FY2018. Target: 1,242

8% reduction (1,194t)


Landfill waste amount: Reduction of 48% relative to FY2018. Target: 88t

39% reduction (103t)

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

Strengthening eco-friendly design

Enhancement of product assessments

Tried and tested a new eco-product management system

*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

Material Balance

At SMK, we work to track, analyze, and reduce the material balance (environment footprint) of each process throughout the Group, from product design and development to manufacturing and sales.