Environmental Objectives (Medium-Term Plan) and Results

Sumitomo Heavy Industries Group formulated the third mediumterm environmental plan, for which FY2013 is the final year, and is working to reduce environmental impact.

Overall view of the FY2012 environmental impact (Sumitomo Heavy Industries Group, domestic)

Sumitomo Heavy Industries Group INPUT OUTPUT

  • *1 PRTR: Pollutant Release and Transfer Register
  • *2 VOC: Volatile Organic Compounds

Environmental Accounting for FY2012

As a yardstick for measuring the investment, expenditure and effect of environmental protection, we have conducted environmental accounting in accordance with the Environmental Accounting Guidelines, 2005, issued by the Ministry of the Environment.

Unit: million yen

Costs for environment protection Effectiveness of environmental protection
Category Details of the main activities and the effects Investment amount Costs Economic effect Main content
2011 2012 2011 2012 2011 2012
(1) Costs within Business Areas (Sites) Maintenance and amortization of environmental impact reduction equipment and facilities 727 602 473 551 1,001 562  
Break
down
(1)-1
Costs for Preventing Pollution
Maintenance management of facilities for prevention of air pollution and water pollution and measurement of noise and vibration of facilities 178 48 209 174 39 73 Reducing cost of wastewater treatment
(1)-2
Costs for Global Environment Protection
Investment in energy-saving measures (electric power monitoring, energy-saving equipment, lighting upgrades, etc.) 406 447 102 35 438 216 Cost reduction with introduction of energy conservation, natural energy
(1)-3
Resource Recycling Costs
Investment in waste material reduction and recycling (recycling, reuse) 143 108 162 342 69 0 Reducing landfill by separating rubbish, cost reduction by cutting back on waste
455 273 Proceeds from sale of valuables, etc.
(2) Upstream and Downstream Costs Reduction of product packaging material, recycling of appliances, use of reverse side of paper 0 0 1.4 56.8      
(3) Management Activity Costs Administration and maintenance of ISO 14001 standards, expansion of green areas 49 45 180 146      
(4) Research and Development Costs Research and development to reduce the environmental impact of products, research and development of environmental equipment 580 1,384 735 1,316      
(5) Social Activity Costs Local environmental protection and greening activities 0 0 7 8      
(6) Cost of dealing with environmental damage Levies on air pollution loads; share of green belts and pollution compensation 0 0 0.01 0.06      
Total 1,355 2,032 1,396 2,078 1,001 562  

Activities in FY2012 - General Overview

We are promoting our third medium-term environmental plan (FY2011-2013) based on lessons learned with the second medium-term environmental plan.
The status of achievement of FY2012 activities is as follows.

Environmental Management

Evaluation: Achieved Achieved / Achieved by 70% or more Achieved by 70% or more / Achieved by less than 70% Achieved by less than 70%

Item Third Medium-Term Plan
(2011~2013)
Targets in FY2012 Achievements in FY2012 Evaluation
1. Zero environmental accidents (legal violations) Zero environmental accidents (legal violations) Continue zero environmental accidents (legal violations) Zero environmental accidents (legal violations) Achieved

Prevention of Global Warming

Evaluation: Achieved Achieved / Achieved by 70% or more Achieved by 70% or more / Achieved by less than 70% Achieved by less than 70%

Item Third Medium-Term Plan
(2011~2013)
Targets in FY2012 Achievements in FY2012 Evaluation
1. Reduction in CO2 emissions at works and offices Reduction by 19% from the FY2004 level by FY2013
(28% reduction over FY1990 levels)
Reduce CO2 emissions by 18% from FY2004 level
(27% reduction over FY1990 levels)
36% reduction compared to FY2004
(43% reduction compared to FY1990)
Achieved
2. Improved energy productivity Energy productivity
= Net sales/CO2 emissions (CO2 reduction due to productivity improvements at factories)
By FY2013, a 7% improvement in the energy productivity indicator compared to FY2008 Improvement by 6% compared to FY2008 Improvement by 18% compared to FY2008 Achieved
3. Raising scores for process improvement Achieve four points of a maximum fi ve-point score as in-house benchmark for process improvement activities across all departments Average score 3.4 points Average score 2.9 points Achieved by 70% or more
4. Reduction in paper usage Reduction by 45% from FY2005 level by FY2013 Reduction by 44% from the FY2005 level 54% reduction compared to FY2005 Achieved
5. Promotion of green logistics Reduction in CO2 emissions in transportation By FY2013, 14% reduction per basic unit of transportation against FY2006 benchmark 13% reduction per basic unit of transportation against FY2006 benchmark 4% reduction compared to FY2006 Achieved by 70% or more

Promotion of Resource Conservation and Recycling

Evaluation: Achieved Achieved / Achieved by 70% or more Achieved by 70% or more / Achieved by less than 70% Achieved by less than 70%

Item Third Medium-Term Plan
(2011~2013)
Targets in FY2012 Achievements in FY2012 Evaluation
1. Reduction in volume of waste generated and disposed of # 13% reduction in amount generated compared to FY2007
# Amount disposed of is less than 0.05% of amount generated
# 12% reduction in amount generated compared to FY2007
# Amount disposed of is less than 0.5% of amount generated
# 17% reduction compared to FY2007
# Amount disposed of is 0.01% of amount generated
Achieved



Achieved
2. Achievement of zero emissions Achieve zero emissions factories Continue achieving zero emissions factories Achieved by all divisions Achieved
3. Reduction in water usage Reduction by 25% or more from the FY2005 level # 24% or greater reduction compared to FY2005
# Reduce non-attaining divisions to zero
# 40% reduction compared to FY2005
# Achieved by all divisions
Achieved

Promotion of Prevention of Environmental Pollution

Evaluation: Achieved Achieved / Achieved by 70% or more Achieved by 70% or more / Achieved by less than 70% Achieved by less than 70%

Item Third Medium-Term Plan
(2011~2013)
Targets in FY2012 Achievements in FY2012 Evaluation
1. Emission control of organochlorine chemicals (Soil Contamination Countermeasures Law, Montreal Protocol) Use completely abolished # Continue complete abolition of dichloromethane, trichloroethylene and tetrachloroethylene
# Continue complete abolition of ozonedepleting substances HCFC-141b, HCFC-225
# Continuing complete abolition of dichloromethane
# Continuing complete abolition of trichloroethylene
# Continuing complete abolition of tetrachloroethylene
# Continuing complete abolition of HCFC-141b and HCFC-225
Achieved
2. Emission control of substances designated as VOC (Air Pollution Control Law) Reduced by 33% from the FY2006 level Reduced by 32% from the FY2006 level 45% reduction compared to FY2006 Achieved
3. Total abolition of equipment that uses PCB (Law Concerning Special Measures Against PCB Waste) Total prohibition of use # Complete early registration with the Japan Environmental Safety Corporation of equipment with high concentration of PCB. Dispose of appropriately after receipt of disposal notice
# For low concentrations, replace and store in accordance with plans
# Early registration of equipment with high concentrations of PCB completed
# Survey of low concentration is complete (survey of welding machines, etc. still remains)
Achieved

Expansion of Line-up of Environmentally Friendly Products

Evaluation: Achieved Achieved / Achieved by 70% or more Achieved by 70% or more / Achieved by less than 70% Achieved by less than 70%

Item Third Medium-Term Plan
(2011~2013)
Targets in FY2012 Achievements in FY2012 Evaluation
Promotion of measures for green procurement (purchase of raw materials and components) # Review Green Procurement Guidelines, eliminate prohibited substances
# Expansion in environmentally friendly products
# Review Green Procurement Guidelines; Develop regulations for prohibited substances
# Expansion in environmentally friendly products: 15 or more certified products (products considerate of environment by energy saving, lighter weight, low noise, chemical substances, etc.)
# Continue in accordance with Green Procurement Guidelines
# Number of certified environmentally friendly products: 15 products (actual)
Achieved

Environmental Management

Evaluation: Achieved Achieved / Achieved by 70% or more Achieved by 70% or more / Achieved by less than 70% Achieved by less than 70%

Item Third Medium-Term Plan
(2011~2013)
Targets in FY2012 Achievements in FY2012 Evaluation
1. Increase in the number of ISO14001 certifications Planning and implementing certification acquisition in Group companies including overseas companies Three overseas Group companies acquire certification for total of 12 companies certified Three overseas companies acquire certification
Total 13 companies acquire certification
Achieved
2. Expansion of the scope of the Consolidated Environmental Management Expand to principal overseas manufacturing bases # Local guidance by head office, periodic environmental audits
# Post full-time staff to Shanghai, create a network
# Raise the level of education for environmental managers at Chinese factories
# Implementing environmental surveys at principal overseas manufacturing bases and environmental audits at overseas factories (China, Southeast Asia, EU)
# An environmental management officer was assigned to Shanghai, a head office-Shanghai-China factory network was created, and conducted training to raise the level of environmental managers
Achieved
3. Contribute to biodiversity Expand tree-planting and growing programs at factory premises Expand tree-planting and growing programs at factory premises Systematic tree-planting and growing programs in all areas Achieved by 70% or more

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