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Reducing Waste

Reducing Waste

The SCREEN Group has long endeavored to reduce “external emissions*1,” which includes valuable resources that are sold. During the year ended March 2017, the domestic Group generated waste amounting to 1,964 metric tons, representing an increase of 12% year-on-year. However, compared with the baseline, there was an 18% decline, easily meeting the GV21 Phase III annual target of reducing the volume of waste disposed of per unit weight of product shipment to at least 3% below the baseline*2.
*1 External emissions = Waste (recycled waste + combusted waste + buried waste) + valuable resources
*2 Average for fiscal 2012-2014
   Trends in waste volume and water usage as well as GV21 Phase III results can be viewed on our website.

Volume of Waste and Waste per Unit Weight of Product Shipment

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 after 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.

Reducing Water Used

The Company used 2.03 million metric tons of water during the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, up approximately 1% 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

Water Used

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