Environmental Report 2018
Environmental Targets and Activity ResultsIn an effort to lower its environmental impact and promote the production of environmentally friendly products, the JAE Group works under ISO14001 multi-site certification. Respecting the autonomy of each site, it sets goals and objectives on an annual basis, and carries out activities as the JAE Group in Japan in accordance with medium-term plans. In fiscal 2017, its main activities were as shown in the table below.
Energy-conservation and material-conservation are achieved by improving both production efficiency and quality. Not only did we benefit from activities such as resource recycling, including the recycling of chemical substances and the recycling of waste material and conversion of it into a valuable resource; we also reduced costs and further promoted environment management.
We achieved our target of improving energy usage per unit, a measure intended to help with the fight against climate change, and raised energy usage efficiency relative to production. Going forward, we are prioritizing efforts at the JAE Akishima Plant to meet its obligations under the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s initiative for total volume reduction control, and it will take steps to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
|Activity||Activity goal||Target value||Result||Evaluation|
|Measures against climate change||Improvement on energy usage per unit||4.90% or more||33.11%||Achieved|
|Reduced energy use (crude oil conversion)||2,314 kL or more||3,988 kL||Achieved|
|Reduction of CO2 emissions caused by materials production by cutting materials usage||1,205 tons-CO2 or more||1,835 tons-CO2||Achieved|
|Promotion of Green Procurement||Checking of environmental quality at suppliers||294 companies or more||307 companies||Achieved|
|Eco-friendly products||Check adherence to Green Procurement Guidelines component selection||100% compliance||100% implemented
(Developed 23 products)
|Reduce use of chemical substances
|Reduction of the amount of metal used through improvements to the gold plating process (JAE)||10% or more reduction||15%||Achieved|
|Reduction of the amount of chemical substances used for surface treatment by improving the gold plating process (HAE)||120 kg or more||243 kg||Achieved|
|Rinsing process improvement leads to reduction in cleaning fluid purchases (YAE)||30 L or more reduction||40 L||Achieved|
|Reducing metal materials by reducing the allowance of cutting process (SAE)||CO2 equivalent 8 tons or more||CO2 equivalent 21 tons||Achieved|
|Zero Emissions||Improvement of molded waste value (HAE)||71% or more||73%||Achieved|
|Reduction of waste through reduction in defect rate (YAE)||1,930 kg or more reduction||2,570 kg||Achieved|
|Reduction of waste through reduction in defect rate (SAE)||12% or more reduction||26%||Achieved|
|Recycling of cleaning fluid and waste fluid (YAE)||26% recycled or more||28%||Achieved|
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