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Environmental Report 2011

Compliance with Environmental Regulations

Environmental 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, which has established a management structure tasked with overseeing corporate ethics and providing internal education and training on the importance of total compliance.
The JAE Group continually monitors changing trends in environmental regulations and implements risk prevention initiatives to avoid exceeding regulatory values and prevent failures 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 updates its regulation register as necessary. 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
Water Pollution
Sewerage Law
Municipal ordinances
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.

The JAE Group employs an automatic continuous measurement system to monitor wastewater for the highly toxic chemicals cyanide and hexavalent chromium. (JAE Akishima Plant)

Monitoring unit for  cyanide concentration
Measurement unit for  hexavalent chromium
 
●Compliance Record for FY 2010
In FY 2010, 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 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) far exceeding regulatory standards a number of times. The cause was human sewage within the plant, and the company is now trying to rectify the situation by putting countermeasures in place. 

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