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Reducing Waste

Reducing Waste

The SCREEN Group has long endeavored to reduce “Total volume of waste emissions*,” which includes valuable resources that are sold. During the year ended March 2018, the Group generated 2,696 metric tons of waste emissions including valuable resources. The volume of waste disposed was 1,624 metric tons, we achieved the annual target (SCREEN Group in Japan) of reducing the volume of waste disposed of per unit weight of product shipment by 6% compared with the fiscal year ended March 2014.

* Total volume of waste emissions = Waste (recycled waste + combusted waste + buried waste) + valuable resources

 We changed our target from Total volume of waste emissions to Waste from the fiscal year ended March 2018.

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. We completed packaging and registration of 179 fluorescent light ballasts and currently awaiting disposal. 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 2.06 million metric tons of water during the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, up approximately 1.4% 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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