Environmentally Conscious Efforts at Plants and Offices

Japan
| Energy Conservation and Prevention of Climate Change | Effective Use of Water Resources
| Waste Reduction and Recycling Measure |

 Energy Conservation and Prevention of Climate Change
Installation of Solar Power Generating Systems
The Kyocera Group has introduced solar power generating systems at facilities at home and abroad, such as the Kyocera Head Office Building and Kyocera International Inc. in North America.

Additional solar power generating systems were installed at five sites: Mie Ise Plant, Shiga Gamo Plant, Shiga Yohkaichi Plant, Shiga Yasu Plant, and Kyoto Ayabe Plant in FY2016. The total power generation capacity exceeds 10MW in and out of Japan. We will continue to actively introduce solar power generating systems at more Group sites to expedite reductions in CO2 emission in business activities.

In Japan

Photo: Hokkaido Kitami Plant (115kW) Photo: Fukushima Tanagura Plant (230kW) Photo: Koriyama Plant (1,500kW)
Hokkaido Kitami Plant (115kW) (introduced in FY2011) Fukushima Tanagura Plant (230kW) (introduced in FY2011 and expanded in FY2012) Fukushima Koriyama Plant (1,500kW) (installed in FY2014)
Photo: Chiba Sakura Plant (493kW) Photo: Nagano Okaya Plant (173kW) Photo: Mie Ise Plant (366kW)
Chiba Sakura Plant (493kW) (introduced in FY1985 and expanded in FY2014) Nagano Okaya Plant (173 kW) (introduced in FY2011 and expanded in FY2014) Mie Ise Plant (366kW) (introduced in FY2005 and expanded in FY2016)
Photo: Shiga Gamo Plant (571kW) Photo: Shiga Yohkaichi Plant (1,549kW) Photo: Shiga Yasu Plant (890kW)
Shiga Gamo Plant (571kW) (introduced in FY2011 and expanded in FY2014, FY2016) Shiga Yohkaichi Plant (1,549kW) (introduced in FY2006, expanded in FY2011-FY2014, FY2016) Shiga Yasu Plant (890kW) (introduced in FY2011 and expanded in FY2014, FY2016)
Photo: Kyoto Ayabe Plant (500kW) Photo: Kagoshima Sendai Plant (649kW) Photo: Kyoto Ayabe Plant (1,500kW)
Kyoto Ayabe Plant (1,500kW)(introduced in FY2014 and expanded in FY2016) Kagoshima Sendai Plant (649kW) (introduced in FY2011 and expanded in FY2014) Kagoshima Kokubu Plant (1,100kW) (introduced in FY2006 and expanded in FY2014)
Photo: Kagoshima Hayato Plant (40kW) Photo: Head Office (214kW) Photo: Yokohama Office (58kW)
Kagoshima Hayato Plant (40kW) (introduced in FY2006) Headquarters (214kW)
(introduced in FY1999)
Yokohama Office (58kW)
(introduced in FY2012)
Photo: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. Head Office (12kW) Photo: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.'s Tamaki Plant (50kW) Photo: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.'s Hirakata Plant (60kW)
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. Headquarters (12kW) (introduced in FY2008) Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. Tamaki Plant (50kW) (introduced in FY2011) Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. Hirakata Plant (60kW) (introduced in FY2006)
Photo: Kyocera Connector Products Corp. Head Office (130kW) Photo: Kyocera Crystal Device Corporation (688kW)  
Kyocera Connector Products Corp. Headquarters (130kW) (introduced in FY2012) Kyocera Crystal Device Corporation (688kW) (introduced in FY2015)  

Overseas

Photo: KYOCERA International, Inc. (U.S.A.) (279kW) Photo: KYOCERA Mexicana, S.A. de C.V. (Mexico) (100kW) Photo: KYOCERA Document Solutions Espana S.A. (Spain) (36kW)
KYOCERA International, Inc. (U.S.A.) (279kW) (introduced in FY2006) KYOCERA Mexicana, S.A. de C.V. (Mexico) (100kW) (introduced in FY2011) KYOCERA Document Solutions Espana S.A. (Spain) (36kW) (introduced in FY2008)
Photo: KYOCERA Document Solutions Belgium N.V. (Belgium) (9kW) Photo: KYOCERA Document Solutions Deutschland GmbH (Germany) (15.6kW) Photo: KYOCERA (Tianjin) Solar Energy Co., Ltd. (China) (93kW)
KYOCERA Document Solutions Belgium N.V. (Belgium) (9kW) (introduced in FY2010) KYOCERA Document Solutions Deutschland GmbH (Germany) (15.6kW) (introduced in FY2008) KYOCERA (Tianjin) Solar Energy Co., Ltd. (China) (93kW) (introduced in FY2011)
Photo: Shanghai KYOCERA Electronics Co., Ltd. (China) (155kW)    
Shanghai KYOCERA Electronics Co., Ltd. (China) (155kW) (introduced in FY2010 and expanded in FY2013)    


Reduction of CO2 Emissions by Introduction of LED Lighting

The Kyocera Group promotes introduction of LED lighting that features low power consumption. A total number of 56,000 fluorescent lamps have been replaced by LED lights by FY2016.



[Annual CO2 emission reduction]
4,300 ton-CO2
Photo: LED lights installed at Kagoshima Kokubu Plant

LED lights installed at Kagoshima Kokubu Plant


Reduction in CO2 Emissions by Use of Waste Heat from Production Equipment

At the Shiga Yasu Plant, a new heat exchanger was installed to use waste heat from the production process as part of the effort to further reduce energy consumption.



[Annual CO2 emission reduction]
264ton-CO2

Waste heat recovery flow
Waste heat recovery flow

Energy Reduction by Introducing High-efficiency Equipment

The Shiga Gamo Plant used air-conditioning systems using city gas as a fuel. Now they introduced a new high-efficiency heat pump chiller. The Plant also reduced energy consumption by replacing the conventional steam humidifier, used for humidification of clean rooms, with the spray type humidifier.


[Annual CO2 emission reduction]
785ton-CO2
Photo: High-efficiency heat pump chiller
High-efficiency heat pump chiller

 Effective Use of Water Resources
Reduction of Water Consumption by Improving the Production Process and Introducing Effluent Recycling Equipment
The Shiga Gamo Plant reduced water consumption by taking various measures. To be specific, shower washing was adopted at part of the processes following the installation of a new plating line to reduce water supply. Used washing water is also recycled with the newly installed recycling equipment.

[Annual water consumption reduction]
50,000m3
Photo: Wastewater recycling equipment
Wastewater recycling equipment

 Waste Reduction and Recycling Measures
Reduction of Production Wastes by Internal Treatment of Resin-containing Waste Fluid
Kagoshima Sendai Plant formerly treated resin-containing waste fluid from the development process of substrates but partly remodeled the wastewater treatment facility to newly treat the waste fluid in the plant, thereby reducing emission of industrial wastes.

[Annual waste emission reduction]
1,050ton
Photo: Effluent treatment plant
Effluent treatment plant


   
 
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