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 the earth's finite energy resources more effectively, including for 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.
FY2017 Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions
Breakedown of the GHG emission(pdf/42.7KB)PDF
Energy Saving and Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
In FY2018, Kyocera took various energy-saving measures, including introduction of high-efficiency freezers and inverter-controlled air compressors, to reduce the CO2 emission coefficient of electric power companies. Although sales increased, we successfully reduced greenhouse gas emission and greatly improved the emissions unit value per net sales.
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

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 Scopes 1, 2 and 3*.
* Scope 1: Direct emission associated with fuel consumption
  Scope 2: Indirect emission associated with consumption of power or heat purchased from outside
  Scope 3: Indirect emission other than Scope 1 or 2 (including procurement, transport, use, disposal, etc. of raw materials and commuting and business trip of employees)
image:Verification Opinion

Verification Opinion
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Efforts to Reduce CO2 Emissions Associated with Freight Transport
Our efforts continued in FY2018 to reduce CO2 emissions resulting from cargo transport by promoting modal shift. Although the total emissions increased from FY2017, the emissions unit value per net sales reduced because of revision of transport sites and other measures.
Image: CO<sub>2</sub> Emission Associated with Freight Transport


 Effective Use of Water Resources
Water is a precious natural resource. However, the importance of water resources, or water risk, is increasing in some parts of the world because of the ongoing impacts of climate change.

The Kyocera Group carefully manages the intake and release of water and conducts water risk assessments at our production sites using the Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas*. The water risk assessment found no sites with high risk, however, we set a emissons unit value per net sales target for water consumption for the entire Kyocera Group as part of our continued water resource protection measures.
* Water risk information released by WRI
Water Intake and Wastewater Volume, Amount of Recycled Water, and Water Recycling Ratio
Water intake and water discharge & Amount of recycled wastewater
Efforts for Water Consumption Reduction
In FY2018, absolute emissions increased because of an increase in production volume. However, due to emission reduction efforts, including waste water recycling and water use reduction, the emissions unit value per net sales ultimately improved compared to FY2017.
Image: Water Consumption

Environmentally Conscious Efforts at Plants and Offices

 Waste Reduction and Recycling Measures
In FY2018, absolute emissions increased because of an increase in production volume. However, due to emission reduction efforts, including internal treatment of liquid waste and recovery of valuable materials from liquid waste, the emissions unit value per net sales ultimately improved compared with FY2017.
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: PCB waste disposal (Kanagawa Kawasaki Office)

PCB waste disposal (Kanagawa Kawasaki Office)


 Environmental Load Data at Major Production Sites
Environmental Load Data at Major Production Sites (pdf/39.0 KB) PDF
Photo: KYOCERA SLC Technologies Corp. Kyoto Ayabe Plant
   
 
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