The Group has so far been engaged in "environmental activities with full employee participation" based on ISO14001 (Environmental Management Systems). To realize a sustainable environment and society in the future, we have incorporated the philosophy and direction of the SDGs into our management strategy from FY2021, while also continuing with ISO14001 activities. We intend to continue to contribute to the sustainable development of society and the global environment through our services and products.
The Group is committed to contributing, through its corporate activities, to the global agenda and the ideal world as defined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to the realization of a sustainable society as a means of addressing climate change with our management goal of reducing net Group-wide CO2 emissions by 30% by 2030 (compared to 2018).
In August 2021, we concluded Hokuriku Electric Power Company's green special contract (Aqua Green) for electricity used at our locations in Fukui Prefecture (head office and Sabae Factory), as our companies in Japan have the highest level of CO2 emissions derived from electric power in the Group. Switching to 100% hydroelectric power enabled us to achieve zero CO2 emissions derived from electric power at our location in Fukui Prefecture.
By establishing an environmental policy and engaging in environmental activities based on ISO14001 (Environmental Management Systems or EMS), we also aim to care for our environment with the participation of everyone, as stipulated in our "Chemical Green Concept". We will continue to promote environmental activities well into the future to fulfill our social responsibility as a chemical manufacturer handling various chemical substances.
As a chemical manufacturer, we consume resources, produce products, and, during this process, create unwanted materials that are discharged and transferred using appropriate environmental treatments. Our environmental management organization monitors the flow of environmental substances throughout these business activities, and we work diligently to reduce our environmental impact.
We also consider the ISO management system to be an effective tool for improvement and have introduced it at each of our Group companies, starting with our main factories.
The Group has always regarded addressing environmental issues as the responsibility of a chemical manufacturer. We have been developing environment friendly new products for more than 30 years using voluntary environmental standards aimed at saving resources along with other measures. We are currently promoting product development based on development concepts that include solving social issues and contributing to our EHD domains (Environment, Health, Digital (advanced materials)). We are taking on this challenge of solving social issues to realize a sustainable society.
Through ISO14001 certification and membership in international environmental certification organizations, the Group aims to address these environmental issues not only as a single company, but in alignment with the industry as a whole and with society.
We will continue to take on the challenge of solving social issues to realize a sustainable society.
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