Approaches to Resources Conservation and Recycling

To Achieve a Closed-loop Society

Resource Conservation Initiatives

JapanJapanOverseasOverseas Policy

To make efficient use of the planet’s limited resources, the Calsonic Kansei Group is seeking to achieve zero emissions at all of the Group’s locations and to reduce the amounts of materials used and waste generated (waste for disposal + valuable resources).

REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE
Waste Intensity
[Waste / Sales revenue]
Zero landfill
[Landfill volumes /
Waste volumes]
Water Use Intensity
[Usage volume /
Sales revenue]
Japan
-26.1%
Fiscal 2016 target:
18.1% reduction
[Compared to Fiscal 2005]
Japan
0%
Target continuously
achieved since Fiscal 2006
Japan
-19.7%
Fiscal 2016 target:
21.4% reduction
[Compared to Fiscal 2009]
Overseas
-18.8%
Fiscal 2016 target:
6.0% reduction
[Compared to Fiscal 2010]
Overseas
0%
Fiscal 2016 target:
Maintain zero landfill
Overseas
-2.6%
Fiscal 2016 target:
4.0% reduction
[Compared to Fiscal 2010]

Calsonic Kansei Group’s Waste Emissions Reduction Results

JapanJapanOverseasOverseas Activities

37,550 tonnes of waste were generated in FY2016. This represented an increase over the previous fiscal year due to an increase in production volumes.
In Japan, we worked on the horizontal roll-out of resource conservation best practice, and implemented other activities to reduce process defects by promoting the Monozukuri TdC Revolution (MTCR) program at each plant. As a result, waste generation intensity (total waste/sales revenue) was reduced by 26.1% compared to FY2005, achieving the mid-term target of 18.1% but falling short of the single-year target.
Overseas, efforts were made to improve reduction efficiencies through the horizontal roll-out of resource conservation best practice. As a result, waste generation intensity (total waste/sales revenue) was reduced by 18.8% compared to fiscal 2010, against the mid-term target of 6.0%, which met both the mid-term target and our single-year target.

Waste Generated by Calsonic Kansei Group

(t)
(Fiscal year)

Volume of Waste Generated and Recycled by Calsonic Kansei Group by Region (FY2016)

(t)
Total waste generated
Waste recycles

Overseas Group Companies’ Landfill Ratio (zero Landfill)

OverseasOverseas Activities

Starting in FY2012, a target of zero landfill for overseas by fiscal 2015 was set, and this target has been achieved. Activities continued in fiscal 2016 and zero landfill was maintained.

Reduction of Water Use

JapanJapanOverseasOverseas Policy

In response to environmental issues such as global water shortages, the Calsonic Kansei Group is working to reduce water use at all Group companies in Japan and overseas (production divisions only).

Results of Calsonic Kansei Group Water Use Reduction

JapanJapanOverseasOverseas Activities

Water usage in fiscal 2016 increased over the previous fiscal year to 1,303 km3, due to increases caused by water leakages.
In Japan, we conducted checks for water leaks, identified water use reduction areas, and took improvement actions. As a result, water use intensity (total water consumption/sales revenue) was reduced by 19.7% compared to fiscal 2009, falling short of the mid-term target of 21.4% due to increases in production volumes. However, the single-year target of 2.0% was achieved with a reduction of 13.6%. We will work on the strengthening our reduction activities, with a focus on locations with heavy water use.
Overseas, water use increased over the previous fiscal year to 688 km3, due to the impact of water leakages. As a result, water use intensity (total water consumption/sales revenue) was reduced by only 2.6% compared to fiscal 2014, falling short of the mid-term target of 4.0%.

Water Use in Japan

Water use (km3)
Water use intensity (m3 / million yen)
Mid-term target

Water Use Overseas

[km3]
[m3 / million yen]
Water use (left axis)
Water use intensity (right axis)
Water use intensity mid-term target (right axis)

Calsonic Kansei Group Water Use by Region (FY2016)

[km3]
Water supply
Industrial water
Groundwater

Approaches to Recycling

JapanJapanOverseasOverseas Policy

The Calsonic Kansei Group has been consistently carrying out integrated recycling activities as a voluntary initiative for environmental conservation. Going forward, we will continue to promote in-house recycling initiatives as well as outsourcing the recycling of waste to meet the needs of the circular economy.

Results of Calsonic Kansei Group Recycling

JapanJapan Activities

In the Calsonic Kansei Group, environmentally friendly dry separation equipment is used to efficiently separate and collect materials (wash coat) from recovered catalysts used for exhaust purifiers, which contain precious metals that are valuable resources.

Operations to Recycle Waste from Manufacturing Plants

JapanJapanOverseasOverseas Activities

To make efficient use of the planet’s limited resources, the Calsonic Kansei Group is seeking to achieve zero emissions at all the Group’s locations and to reduce the amounts of materials used and waste generated (waste for disposal + valuable resources).

Operations to Recycle Waste from Manufacturing Plants

Operations to Recycle Waste from Manufacturing Plants