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.
Energy Saving and Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Our greenhouse gas emission reduced in FY2017 compared with FY2016 due to various efforts such as energy-saving measures including introduction of waste heat boilers, optimal operation of air-conditioners, and integration of production equipment (sintering furnaces) as well as reduction in CO2 emission coefficients of power companies. However, the effect contents by these efforts failed to reach the sales reduction, which caused an increase per net sales.
Image: Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The emissions after FY2014 were changed because of revision by third party verification.
 
We made various efforts in FY2017 such as energy-saving measures including introduction of waste heat boilers, optimal operation of air-conditioners, and integration of production equipment (sintering furnaces) to reduce the total energy consumption. However, the effect contents because of those efforts failed to reach the sales reduction, and Nihon Inter Electronics Corporation joined the Kyocera Group, which ultimately caused an increase in consumption and per net sales compared with FY2016.
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).
· The total amount of energy after FY2014 was changed because of revision by third party verification.
Environmentally Conscious Efforts at Plants and Offices

Third Party Verification of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions were verified by a third party contractor, SGS Japan Inc., to improve data reliability. Their verification confirmed that Kyocera correctly totaled, calculated and disclosed data on Scope 1 (direct emission associated with fuel consumption) and Scope 2 (indirect emission associated with consumption of power or heat purchased from outside).


Verification Opinion

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Efforts to Reduce CO2 Emissions Associated with Freight Transport
We are committed to reducing CO2 emissions associated with cargo transport used by modal shift promotion. In FY2017, transport distance increased because of reorganization of sites in the communication equipment business, which resulted in an increase in emissions and per net sales compared with FY2016.
Image: CO<sub>2</sub> Emission Associated with Freight Transport



 Effective Use of Water Resources
In FY2017, we conducted various measures for water consumption reduction including recycling of process wastewater or cooling water and optimization of scrubber water supply. However, the effect contents by these measures failed to reach the sales reduction equivalent. This resulted in an increase in consumption and per net sales compared with FY2016.
Image: Water Consumption
Environmentally Conscious Efforts at Plants and Offices

 Waste Reduction and Recycling Measures
In FY2017, we conducted various measures to reduce industrial waste including internal treatment of effluent and conversion into valuables. However, the effect contents by these measures failed to reach the sales reduction equivalent, which resulted in an increase per net sales compared with FY2016.
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.
Plan for Management and Disposal of PCB Waste
The Kyocera Group (Japan) prepares a management ledger for PCB (polychlorinated biphenyl) waste and strictly manages it in accordance with the relevant laws. We dispose of this waste sequentially. Photo: Transporting operations for outsourced disposal (Kagoshima Sendai Plant)

PCB waste load-out work
(Tochigi Moka Office)


 Environmental Load Data at Major Production Sites
Environmental load data at major production sites (pdf/1,219 KB) PDF
Photo: KYOCERA SLC Technologies Corp. Kyoto Ayabe Plant
   
 
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