Dainippon Screen's management system operates in accordance with the ISO 14001 standard. These are the results for the period April 2000 through March 2001.
 
(1)Early Achievements of the 5-year Environmental Management Plan

(2)Results of ISO 14001 Certification Drive
(3)Overall Results of Environmental Impact Reduction Targets
 

(1) Early Achievements of the 5-year Environmental Management Plan

1 Environmental assessment guidelines were established in January 2001. Broadly speaking, they deal with two main areas: (i)
Observing international and domestic environmental laws and regulations, and (ii) Observing technological standards in regards to the environment.
2 The initiation and application of environmental technological standards are proceeding as planned and we expect them to be fully implemented by the end of 2002.
3 Environmental Report 2000 was issued in December 2000 and has been available on the Dainippon Screen website since January 2001. In future it is planned to make the results for each year available at the end of June in the following year.

Outline of the policies and plans for the 5-year Management

Management policy
Strive to fulfill our social responsibility by actively working to maintain the safety of our products and to preserve the environment, upholding Dainippon Screen's standing in the community for environmental responsibility.

Plan of Activities

 
(Notes)
- The 5-year Environmental Management Plan includes activities organized within the product safety and quality management system, as well as the health and safety management system. It aims to improve the coordination of these systems and provide for effective cooperation.
- The 5-year Environmental Management Plan is also known as "Eco values 21"and is promoted inhouse with its own logo mark and posters.
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(2) Results of ISO 14001 Certification Drive

Dainippon Screen Group company DST Micronix obtained ISO 14001 certification in March 2001. This means that all production sites of Dainippon Screen and Dainippon Screen Group companies have now obtained ISO 14001 certification.


Aerial view of DST Micronix Co., Ltd.
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(3) Overall Results of Environmental Impact Reduction Targets

The year 2000 marked the final year of the voluntary plan that was established in October 1994. Here we will look at the targets we set and evaluate the results we achieved.
 
General results:
1 Due to the use of alternative materials and simplified packaging, our efforts to reduce the use of styrene foam progressed extremely well. Efforts in this area will continue to be expanded.
2 Both the amount of industrial waste and the amount of energy used in production were reduced in absolute terms for three consecutive years. This reflects that our efforts in these areas have begun to return significant benefits. (See results over page) We intend to progress beyond these early accomplishments by setting even higher targets for future reductions.
3 The procedure for evaluating new products during development stages is now being upgraded so that further reductions can be made to the power consumption levels of our products.
 
Target (for the period October 1994 to March 2001) Result (March 2001) Evaluation*
To reduce the volume of styrene foam packaging per unit of sales in 2000 by 20% (compared with usage in 1991)
A reduction of 99% achieved, well beyond target
To reduce the power consumption of our products per unit of sales in 2000 by 10% (compared with figure for 1991)
A reduction of 8.8 % achieved, stopping short of target
To reduce total energy usage per unit of sales in 2000 by 15% (compared with usage in 1991)
A reduction of 31% achieved (Note: target reductions not achieved in 1998 and 1999)
To reduce production wastes** (including general waste products) per unit of sales in 2000 by 15% compared with figure for 1991)
A reduction of 78% achieved, well beyond target
* :Target achieved for most years during period
:Target achieved in final year but not in previous year
:More than 70% of target achieved
:Less than 70% of target achieved
** Volumes of nonrecyclables and other wastes are evaluated as part of our environmental management system.
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