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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 FY2013, we made ongoing efforts that have enabled us to reach our goals in zero waste activities. About 87% 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 FY2013 came to 7 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 its water resources. The water resource usage volume for FY2013 was approximately 15,200,000 cubic meters, which was approximately 300,000 cubic meters more than for FY2012, mainly due to increased production. We effectively utilize about 29% of our water by recycling it through 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
(1,000m3/year)
FY 1999 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Industrial water 15,196 15,392 13,587 14,400 14,319 14,671
Ground water 533 441 472 475 402 380
Top water 174 177 153 158 156 149
Total 15,903 16,010 14,212 15,033 14,877 15,200
Intensity index*4 100 110 112 102 107 99
Usage of recovered water 4,380 3,638 3,790 3,806 4,377
Seawater (coolant) 60,731 54,353 54,438 63,355 55,405 62,772
*4 FY1999 set as 100: refer to "energy intensity index" for calculation method

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CSR Report 2013