Management of Chemical Substances and Air Pollutants

We are working to improve our management level by accurately grasping the production, import and emission volumes of chemical substances and ensuring that all our employees handling such chemical substances have a proper understanding of the risks.

Amounts of Chemical Substances Manufactured/Imported

The Air Water Group properly monitors the quantities of chemical substances manufactured and imported to control chemical risk, and reports the quantities manufactured and imported to the national government in accordance with the Chemical Substances Control Act. The amount of chemical substances manufactured increased in fiscal 2015 because new Group companies related to chemical business were added to the scope of calculation.

Amounts of Chemical Substances Manufactured and Imported

Amounts of Chemical Substances Released/Transferred

The Air Water Group properly monitors the quantities of chemical substances released and transferred, and its businesses handling one ton or more of Class 1 designated chemical substances report the quantities released and transferred to the national government in accordance with the PRTR Act.
The amounts of chemical substances released/transferred increased in fiscal 2015 because new Group companies related to chemical business were added to the scope of calculation.
In fiscal 2018, the amount of industrial waste transferred increased due to the increased number of production items from which PRTR substances are generated as industrial waste.
Out of the total amount of industrial waste discharged/transferred, 92.9% was transferred outside our premises, which was outsourced to an industrial waste disposal company. In addition, the amount discharged to the atmosphere was 6.9% and the amount discharged to waters was 0.2%

Amounts of Class 1 Designated Chemical Substances (PRTR substances) Released/Transferred (t)

Ratio of PRTR substances Released and Transferred