Kyocera Group Environmental Basic Philosophy and Policy

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Since foundation of the company, based on the corporate motto "Respect the Divine and Love People," the Kyocera Group has focused all corporate activities on three pillars of coexistence (Living Together): Coexisting with Our Community, Coexisting with Global Society, and Coexisting with Nature. The entire Kyocera Group is committed to environmental management and aims for sustainable corporate development while striving to combine the goals of ecology and economy. The Kyocera Group handles many chemical substances during production processes, such as raw materials and chemical agents for fine ceramics. Regarding treatment of waste water from factories, our policy is to purify discharged water to a state cleaner than the water system into which it is to be released.
It is Kyocera Group policy to render any industrial waste as harmless as possible by using the latest technology.Based on this philosophy, The Kyocera Group established its "Kyocera Environmental Charter" in 1991. In 2015, following the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on climate change mitigation, we formulated the "Kyocera Group Environmental Safety Policy" aiming to further reduce environmental impact and contribute to the realization of a sustainable society. We have also established the "Kyocera Group Long-term Environmental Targets" and the "Kyocera Group Environmental Safety Targets" to promote more active and continuous environmental protection activities.

 Kyocera Group Environmental Safety Policy
The Kyocera Group has put in place the Kyocera Group Environmental Safety Policy, which combines policies on the environment and safety and sanitation, including Provide products that contribute to the global environment or Contribution to a sustainable society, to promote comprehensive measures for environmental safety based on its management rationale in conducting business activities.

1.Compliance with laws and other regulations
· Kyocera will comply with laws, agreements, and internal standards regarding the environment and work safety.
2.Provide products that contribute to the global environment
· Kyocera will increase research and development of products that make a positive contribution to the enhancement of the global environment and minimize environmental impact at all stages of the product life cycle; and the Company will strive to spread the use of such products.
3.Contribution to a sustainable society
· Kyocera will promote greenhouse gas emission control in the entire value chain to contribute to the realization of a carbon-free society.
· Kyocera will contribute to the realization of a society with sustainable recycling of resources by purchasing resources with low environmental impact, reducing the volume of new resource consumption, and minimizing waste.
· Kyocera will strive to prevent environmental pollution by properly managing chemical substances in all processes.
· Kyocera will advance conservation of biodiversity by minimizing negative impacts on the natural environment, as well as by protecting and nurturing the natural environment.
4.Ensure employee health and safety and prevent accidents and disasters
· Kyocera aims to build a corporate culture that creates an accident-free and disaster-free workplace environment where everyone can work safely and with peace of mind.
· Kyocera will conduct risk assessments and reduce occupational health and safety risks by eliminating sources of danger in order to prevent workplace accidents and disasters.
· Kyocera strives to build a work environment where employees feel healthy, enjoy job satisfaction and can reach their maximum potential by promoting mental and physical health.
5.Conduct stakeholder communication
· Kyocera will support Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities and communicate with various stakeholders.
6.Operation of environmental and safety management system
· In the course of business activities, through operation of the management system, the Kyocera Group will proactively promote comprehensive measures for environmental protection and work safety, based on the management rationale, and continuously improve environmental and safety performance.
April 1, 2020
Kyocera Corporation
Hideo Tanimoto, President


  Kyocera Group Long-term Environmental Targets
Since the Paris Agreement took effect in 2016, governments and businesses have been advancing toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Kyocera Group positions response to climate change as a priority task and set its long-term environmental targets in 2018. These targets have been certified as SBT (Science-Based Targets) by the SBT Initiative, an international environmental organization.

Kyocera Group Long-term Environmental Targets
· Scope* 1, 2 GHG emissions: Reduce 30% by 2030 compared to 2013 levels (SBT certified)
· Scope 1, 2, 3 GHG emissions: Reduce 30% by 2030 compared to 2013 levels (SBT certified)
· Renewable energy adoption: Increase 10x by 2030 from 2013 levels

*  Scope 1: Direct emission associated with fuel consumption and production processes
*  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 of raw materials, transport, use and disposal of products, as well as employee commuting and business trips)

Scope1,2 and Scope1,2,3 targets have been certified as SBT (Science-Based Targets) by the SBT Initiative, an international environmental organization. SBT(Science Based Targets)

In parallel to this goal, Kyocera is also targeting a 10x increase in renewable energy adoption by 2030 compared to 2013 levels. By setting this target, Kyocera will continue to work toward the achievement of a sustainable, low-carbon society through implementation of new environmental and renewable energy approaches including the installation of off-site renewable energy generating systems which are capable of supplying power for production.
Greenhouse gas emission(Scope1,2)
Greenhouse gas emission(Scope1,2,3)


 Kyocera Group Environmental Safety Targets
The Kyocera Group has established "Kyocera Group Environmental Safety Targets", which outlines targets for energy, CO2, water, industrial waste, conservation of biodiversity, plastic reduction, decrease industrial and fire accidents.

Kyocera Group Environmental Safety Targets
(1)Energy consumption(*1) unit improvement rate will be improved by 2% or more from the previous year.
(2)CO2 reduction measures(*2) of 13,000 t-CO2 will be implemented.
(3)Water consumption reduction measures(*3) will be implemented.
(4)Industrial waste discharge reduction measures(*4) will be implemented.
(5)Activities Related to the Conservation of Biodiversity will be implemented.
(6)Plastic reduction measures will be implemented.
(7)Reduce the number of work-related accidents by 30% or more from the previous year.
(8)Regarding work-related accidents, reduce the number of accidents in which workers have less than one year of work experience. Additionally, reduce by 50% or more from the previous fiscal year, the number of accidents resulting from being caught in, cut, scraped, or hit by a vehicle.
(9)Fire accidents target is zero.
*1  Energy consumption: all sites in Japan including manufacturing sites and non-manufacturing sites
  *2  CO2 reduction measures: all sites in Japan manufacturing sites and non-manufacturing sites
  *3  Water consumption: sites which consume water in the production line the manufacturing sites that have high risk of water consumption have to set the target
  *4  Industrial waste discharge: the manufacturing sites that have high risk of industrial waste discharge have to set the target

*Latest Update: April 1, 2020

   
 
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