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Reducing Waste

Reducing Waste Disposed of Outside the Company

We include both disposable waste and recyclable waste in our calculation of waste disposed of outside the Company in Japan, and have been working to reduce such waste.

Stance on Reducing Emissions

Destinations of Material Input
Breakdown of Waste Disposed of Outside the Company
Breakdown of Packaging Materials Used During Shipping

Notes:
Data: Year ended March 31, 2016
Scope: Applies to domestic sites and Group companies with certified environmental management systems

Reducing Waste

During the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, the Group generated waste amounting to 1,848 metric tons, down 9% year on year. Disposal of equipment in the Semiconductor Solutions segment decreased.
During the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, the domestic Group met its annual target of reducing the volume of waste disposed of per unit weight of product shipment to at least 2% below the baseline.


Compliance with Chemical Substance Legislation

In accordance with Japan’s PRTR Law, the SCREEN Group reports on the volumes of chemical substances it handles and emits, including hydrogen fluoride and ferric chloride. Regarding the disposal of waste containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), such as high-pressure transformers and condensers, as of March 31, 2015, the Group has safely disposed of 234 condensers containing high concentrations of PCBs and 15 other pieces of equipment containing low concentrations of PCBs. Furthermore, the Group will dispose of 179 stabilizers containing high concentrations of PCBs in the year ending March 31, 2017, as disposal facilities become available. The Group thus carefully stores and reports on the storage status of PCBs in accordance with the Law on Special Measures concerning Promotion of Proper Treatment of PCB Waste and the Waste Disposal and Public Cleaning Law.

Water Used

The Company used 2.02 million metric tons of water during the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, up approximately 10% from the previous fiscal year. Three of our manufacturing sites are located in Shiga Prefecture, home to Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan. We recognize the conservation of the Lake Biwa ecosystem as one of our social responsibilities and comply with the prefecture’s stringent water treatment requirements.


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