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Reducing the Enviromnetal Impacts of Products

 

Environmental Conservation

The SCREEN Group is committed to reducing the life cycle CO2 emissions of its products (emissions due to resource procurement, equipment manufacturing, equipment transport, and use by customers) as well as its own energy and resource use.

 

 

 

Contributing to Customers’ Environmental Preservation Efforts

The SCREEN Group strives to develop technologies and products that help reduce environmental impact and thus to actively contribute to its customers’ environmental preservation efforts.

The PlateRite 4600Z thermal plate recorder released in March 2016 uses 40% less electricity than previous models

 

Reducing CO2 Emissions from the Use of Our Products

 The SCREEN Group works to reduce the energy, water, and chemical solutions needed during the use of its products. In this way, we seek to meet increasing societal demand to reduce CO2 emissions and resource use throughout the supply chain.
For example, 95% of our wafer cleaning equipment’s life cycle CO2 emissions occur during customer use, so we are promoting the development of equipment that uses less water and cuts processing time in order to reduce the total CO2 emissions of our products.

 

The SCREEN Group's CO2 Emissions by Product Life Cycle Stage

 

 

 

Green Printing Certification

In our graphic arts equipment business, we are working to reduce environmental impact and promote recycling in the three areas of materials procurement, production, and use. As of March 31, 2016, 11 of our products in this business have received the maximum three-star green printing certification.*

* Green printing certification: A certification system based on a set of voluntary printing industry environmental standards run by the Japan Federation of Printing Industries.

 

 

 

Promoting Green Products

The SCREEN Group designates products that meet its own criteria as “Green Products,” and promotes their adoption. To meet growing demand from customers for energy saving at their factories, in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011, we revised the environmental performance criteria of our products. We also added to our evaluation criteria the power consumption equivalent of exhaust, as well as ultrapure water, nitrogen and other utilities, reflecting the SEMI S23*1 definition of “equivalent energy.” Furthermore, assessing the environmental performance of products enabled us to generate eco-profiles (based on in-house standards).
 In the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, Green Products comprised 92% of the Group’s total net sales. As for items certified as Green Products in the three years since April 2011, a total of 419 units were sold in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, representing an annual reduction in CO2 emissions of 45,000 metric tons.

 

Green Products as Percentage of Sales and the Number of Designated Products

 


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