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Effective Use of Resources

Industrial Waste Initiatives

Since FY2001 (April 1, 2000 to March 31, 2001), JSR has been implementing its goal of "zero waste"*1 through activities that include prevention of waste materials, sorting of waste, and searches for recycling locations at all plants. In the period from FY2004 to FY2012, we made ongoing efforts that have enabled us to reach our goals in zero waste activities. About 89% of the total volume of generated waste materials is taken up by surplus sludge resulting from activated sludge treatment of wastewater and by coal ash generated in the coal boilers used for on-site power generation. Surplus sludge is recycled together with coal ash for use as cement materials. We are also promoting the recycling of bottles, cans, drums, paper, fluorescent lamps, dry cell batteries and organic waste, in addition to using waste oils and other materials as fuels. The final landfill volume in FY2012 came to 4 tons/year. In the future, we will strive to implement ongoing zero waste operations by further continuing our search for recycling locations and our other efforts.
*1 The goal is to reduce the volume of final off-site waste buried at third-party landfills to less than 0.1% of the volume of waste generated

Industrial Waste Processing Flowchart Breakdown of Industrial Waste Generated, Breakdown of Outsourced Recycling
*2 25% of sludge accounted for as solid waste Final Off-site Landfill Amount, Recycled Amount

Promoting 3R to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Packaging Materials

JSR has always been serious about environmental measures in the distribution and logistics workflow. Therefore, we promote 3R, (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) to effectively utilize waste-free packaging materials and packaging containers.
JSR will actively engage in the following 3R activities for packing materials to promote recycling and effective use of resources.
Reduce: Reducing the weight of steel box pallets used as packing containers for synthetic rubber, eliminating the use of external cardboard boxes due to changes in packing container specifications, and increasing the foaming ratio of polystyrene foam to reduce packaging materials.
Reuse: Preventing the breakage of packaging materials that can be used repeatedly.
Recycle: Promoting a shift from paper bags to polyethylene bags.

Water Consumption

Water Consumption Volume

JSR uses industrial water, groundwater*3, tap water and seawater (cooling water) as water resources.
The water resource usage volume for FY2012 was approximately 14,900,000 cubic meters, which was approximately 160,000 cubic meters less than FY2011, mainly due to decreased production.
We effectively utilize about 26% of our water by recycling it through the various work processes at each plant.
*3 Groundwater is not used at the Yokkaichi Plant and Chiba Plant

Water Consumption (breakdown) and Intensity index*4
FY 1999 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Industrial water 15,196 15,817 15,392 13,587 14,400 14,319
Ground water 533 412 441 472 475 402
Top water 174 189 177 153 158 156
Total 15,903 16,418 16,010 14,212 15,033 14,877
Intensity index*4 100 105 110 112 102 107
Usage of recovered water 4,380 3,456 3,638 3,790 3,806
Seawater (coolant) 60,731 61,896 54,353 54,438 63,355 55,405
*4 FY1999 set as 100: refer to "energy intensity index" for calculation method


CSR Report 2012