Environmental Report 2013
Compliance with Environmental RegulationsEnvironmental issues are advancing on a global scale, and regulations concerning the environment are expanding each year, both in Japan and overseas.
Society is viewing regulatory violations increasingly harshly year by year, and there is a strong demand for companies to conduct their business in good faith. In short it must be fair, ethical, and in compliance with the law.
Regulatory compliance has long been a top priority for the JAE Group. It continually monitors environmental regulations and the trends therein, as well as implements risk prevention initiatives to avoid exceeding regulatory values and keep from failing to meet regulatory obligations. It also conducts drills to prepare employees to minimize environmental damage in the event of an accident.
●Compliance with Environmental Regulations
The JAE Group has some 50 environmentally related regulations on record for which compliance status must be constantly ascertained.
The Group periodically checks public bulletins from local and national government for revisions to the regulations it has on record. And at least once a year, it conducts a study on the compliance status for mandatory notifications and reports.
●Complying with Stricter Voluntary Standards for Air and Water Quality
Air Pollution Control
|The JAE Group has set its own voluntary standards for air and water quality. Its target values are about 20% below the maximum values allowed by the Japanese laws and regulations listed above.|
●Response to amendment of the Water Quality Pollution Control Act (prevention of ground water contamination)
Responses are complete for newly added measures of the Water Quality Pollution Control Act, which was amended in June 2011.
|Notification of designated facilities for the storage of harmful substances||Completed notification for two facilities at JAE and two facilities at HAE (June 2012)|
|Confirmed compliance with the structural standards||Confirmed that there were no structural facilities that required renovation|
|Implementation of periodic inspection and record keeping||Already being implemented. Adjusted the content in accordance with legal standards|
●Compliance Record for FY 2012
In FY 2012, the JAE Group received no compliance-related notices or orders from government authorities for exceeding regulatory values in areas such as gas emissions, water discharge, noise and vibration. However, measurements conducted by the company at the Akishima Plant detected excessive BOD values (standard value of less than 300 mg/L) and pH values (standard minimum value of 5.7; maximum value of less than 8.7). The cause was human sewage within the plant The Akishima Plant has informed Akishima-shi, the local wastewater authority, of the situation, and is now pursuing corrective measures.
Symbol of Group's Environmental Policies
Significance of the Environmental Report