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Green Products

Contributing to Customers’ Environmental Preservation Efforts

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.

*1 Guide for conservation of energy, utilities and materials used by semiconductor manufacturing equipment. The basic procedure is to convert the electricity, ultrapure water, exhaust and other utility use into the energy equivalent (kWh) to enable the calculation of the total energy use. Each utility is assigned a priority in the effort to reduce total energy use. 

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

 

 

Green Product Certification Standards
  • Requirements

    Evaluate on a scale of 1 to 5 the six aspects of (i) energy saving, (ii) resource conservation, (iii) ease of disassembly, (iv) reuse of resources, (v) environmental protection and safety, and (vi) information availability.

  • Certification standards

    Must score 2 (on par with a baseline product) or higher for all aspects, and satisfy at least one of the following criteria:

    1. Average score 3 or higher for all six aspects

    2. Score 4 or higher for at least one of the following: “energy saving,” “resource conservation” or “environmental protection and safety”

    3. Achieve one of the following:

    - Energy use reduced 25% or more

    - Material input cut 25% or more

    - 100% green procurement rate

  

 

Green Product Evaluation

We evaluate the environmental performance of products against benchmark products.*2

The new standards is applied to products certified in or after January 2011.

 

Graph: Green Product Evaluation

*2 Conventional products used as standards for environmental assessments


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