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).
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Calsonic Kansei Group’s Waste Emissions Reduction ResultsJapanOverseas 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
Volume of Waste Generated and Recycled by Calsonic Kansei Group by Region (FY2016)
Overseas Group Companies’ Landfill Ratio (zero Landfill)Overseas 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.
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 ReductionJapanOverseas 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 Overseas
Calsonic Kansei Group Water Use by Region (FY2016)
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 RecyclingJapan 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 PlantsJapanOverseas 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).