Management System GHG and Energy Industrial Waste

Management System

Policy and Basic Approach

The Mitsui Chemicals group's business activities may affect the global environment, such as GHG emissions from the consumption of energy, including electricity and heat; water resource consumption in product heating, cooling, and cleaning processes; and emissions of chemical substances to the atmosphere, water, and soil etc. Aiming to minimize the negative impact on the global environment throughout the lifecycles of the products we act to protect the environment in two ways: by reducing the environmental impact of our business activities and by appropriately managing chemical substances. We also publish environmental accounting figures and run eco-efficiency assessments in relation to our environmental impact and economic activities, in an effort to ascertain the impact of our activities and pave the way for sustainable development.

Our Responsible Care Policy states that the Group makes efforts to assess the risks of our products throughout their lifecycles in order to ensure the health and safety of all persons and to protect the environment by reducing their environmental impact.  We are promoting environmental protection in line with internal regulations for the management of the environment and safety that establish our basic environment protection policy.

*Please refer here for details of Climate Change Policy.

*Please refer here for details of Reduce Environmental Load through Products and Services.

*Please refer here for details of Product Stewardship.

System and Responsible Officers

The director in charge of the Production & Technology Center is the person directly responsible for our environmental protection system. The Production & Technology Center Planning & Coordination Division and the Safety & Environment Technology Division formulates, disseminates and promotes the environmental protection strategy. In addition, they also collaborate with business divisions , production sites and affiliated companies to promote environmental protection.

The Planning & Coordination Division in the Production & Technology Center and the Safety & Environmental Technology Division regularly check to confirm progress in meeting priority goals for environmental protection at domestic sites. Data related to the protection of the environment, including for GHG emissions, are collected once a year, with the results of analysis shared throughout the Group.
We also conduct environmental impact audits on an annual basis at the manufacturing facilities of companies eligible for Responsible Care support and the parent company itself.

Goals and Results

GHG / Energy

KPI Scope FY2018 FY2019 Medium to
Long-term
Goals Results Level
Achieved
Goals Goals
GHG emissions*1 reduction rate (Compared with FY2005) Japan 27.2% 25.4% or more (FY2030)
Reduction of GHG emissions*1 (Compared with the previous fiscal year) Japan 150 thousand tons or more 183 thousand tons 30,000 ton or more
Five-year annual energy intensity reduction rate Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. 1% or more -0.3% 1% or more*2 1% or more (FY2025)
Energy intensity index (FY2009=100) Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. 91.4 or less 94.6 Average annual reduction of 1%*2 or more

*1Emission and reduction volume at full capacity, which is different than what is shown in the graph on the “GHG and Energy” page.

*2Goal is to achieve either target

Substances Subject to the PRTR Act

KPI Scope FY2018 FY2019 Medium to
Long-term
Goals Results Level
Achieved
Goals Goals
Emission of substances subject to the PRTR Act Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. 700 ton or less 816 ton Formulate initiatives toward 450 ton/year Measures aimed at achieving 450 ton or less in FY2020

Industrial Waste

KPI Scope FY2018 FY2019 Medium to
Long-term
Goals Results Level
Achieved
Goals Goals
Landfill rate for industrial waste Japan 1% or less 0.3% 1% or less 1% or less
Overseas 1% or less 0.4% 1% or less 1% or less

Air

KPI Scope FY2018 FY2019 Medium to
Long-term
Goals Results Level
Achieved
Goals Goals
Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. 3,000 ton or less 1,621 ton 3,000 ton or less Make plans for further reductions

General measures to preserve the environment notwithstanding the above

KPI Scope FY2018 FY2019 Medium to
Long-term
Goals Results Level
Achieved
Goals Goals
Number of environment-related accidents Mitsui Chemicals Group 0 0 0 0
Number of violations to environmental laws and regulations Mitsui Chemicals Group 0 0 0 0

Review and Challenges

We are showing steady progress in the achievement of our annual goals, including for environment-related accidents, violations to environmental laws and regulations, VOC emissions, and industrial waste. However, we could not reach the goals for emission reductions of PRTR substances in fiscal 2018. We will continue to seek ways to reduce these substances in line with our medium- and long-term goals.

Our 2025 Long-term Business Plan environmental and social targets focus on “maximize products and services to achieve a low carbon, recycling-oriented, and cohesive society in harmony with the environment” with the GHG emissions reduction rate and five-year annual energy intensity reduction rate as key performance indicators (KPIs). Our goal for the Group as a whole is to make more effective use of resources in order to reduce the emission of GHG and environmentally hazardous materials.

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