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Environmental Report 2018

Environmental Targets and Activity Results

In 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
raw materials
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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