Green Factories

Japan
| Energy Conservation and Prevention of Climate Change | Effective Use of Water Resources |
Waste Reduction and Recycling Measures | Chemical Substances Management | Environmental Load Data at Major Production Sites |

 Energy Conservation and Prevention of Climate Change
Increased energy consumption has an impact on the environment, including negative effects such as climate change. We share the task of using limited energy resources more effectively, including energy use in industrial activities.

The Kyocera Group works on measures for the prevention of climate change in various ways, including the setting of targets for greenhouse gases and energy reduction, and the implementation of energy-saving measures in business activities.
Environment Vision 2020
Energy Saving and Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Image: Greenhouse Gas Emissions
 
Image: Total Amount of Energy
· Emission coefficients are calculated based on the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures.
· Greenhouse gas means CO2, CH4, N2O, PFC, HFC, and SF6.
· Figures for overseas facilities are calculated using the emission coefficients of electricity for each country in IEA CO2 EMISSIONS FROM FUEL COMBUSTION Highlights (2015 Edition).
Environmentally Conscious Efforts at Plants and Offices

Efforts to Reduce CO2 Emissions Associated with Freight Transport
Image: CO<sub>2</sub> Emission Associated with Freight Transport

Growing “Green Curtains”
Photo: Green Curtain of goya

Green Curtain of goya
The Kyocera Group covers windows with plants, such as goya (bitter gourd), hechima (sponge cucumber), and morning glory to screen off strong sunlight as part of “Green Curtains” that effectively control increase of indoor temperatures. In FY2016, the Green Curtains at 30 factories and offices in Japan, and 2 sites in foreign countries, covered a total length of 891.4m and a total area of 3,535.3m2 (approximately 13 tennis courts). An annual CO2 reduction of approximately 12,000kg was achieved. In FY2017, we plan to create Green Curtains at 27 sites.

Kyocera Group Green Curtain Activities
Kyocera Group Green Curtain Activities


 Effective Use of Water Resources
Image: Water Consumption
Environmentally Conscious Efforts at Plants and Offices

 Waste Reduction and Recycling Measures
Image: Industrial Waste Discharge
Environmentally Conscious Efforts at Plants and Offices

 Chemical Substances Management
Some chemical substances cause environmental pollution and can affect human health and the ecosystem as a result of long-term accumulation. The Kyocera Group sets a voluntary control standard and takes initiative in carrying out environmental load reduction activities. In addition, the Kyocera Group (Japan) carries out thorough control of emissions and the transferred amount of Class I Designated Chemical Substances as prescribed by PRTR Law.
Management and Disposal of PCB Waste
The Kyocera Group (Japan) strictly controls and manages PCB (polychlorinated biphenyl) waste at specified locations with control sheets prepared in accordance with relevant laws. Kyocera has already become an early registrant for disposal of these wastes with the Japan Environmental Safety Corporation and will dispose of them accordingly. Photo: Transporting operations for outsourced disposal (Kagoshima Sendai Plant)

Transporting operations for outsourced disposal (Kagoshima Sendai Plant)


 Environmental Load Data at Major Production Sites
Environmental Load Data at Major Production Sites (pdf/111 KB) PDF
Photo: KYOCERA SLC Technologies Corp. Kyoto Ayabe Plant
   
 
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