Overview of Environmental Initiatives and Environmental Impact
1. Our Environmental Initiative
JSR Group recognizes that it is our duty to contribute to the realization of a sustainable global environment and society as a company which handles chemical substances.
Therefore, we consider reducing the environmental impact arising from our business activities and appropriately managing chemical substances to be priority issues. Accordingly, we are striving to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from energy consumption and to appropriately manage waste. In particular, it is expected that climate change will have a big impact on our business due to the risks from an increase in natural disasters and environmental regulations. Therefore, we consider reducing greenhouse gas emissions to be a mid- to long-term management issue and are working on it over the whole of JSR Group.
(2) Promotion Structure
JSR Group formulates environmental targets under our basic policy of responsible care to promote environmental activities integrated with our management. The Environmental Supervisory Department drafts the environmental targets. The Environment, Safety and Quality Committee chaired by the Officer in charge of Safety and Environment Affairs and Quality Assurance then deliberates and approves those targets. After that, the committee reports the targets to the Sustainability Promotion Committee for their review.
(3) Various Initiatives
2. Overall Picture of our Environmental Impact: Input to Output
JSR Group strives to comprehensively and efficiently reduce its environmental impact by quantitively ascertaining and closely analyzing its consumption of energy and resources in its business activities (input) as well as its product production, emissions into the environment, waste production, and other data (output).
The chart provides an overview of JSR Group’s environmental impact (material balance) in FY2022. It presents totals for three items as input (raw materials consumption, energy consumption and water consumption) and five items as output (total product production, waste production, amount sent to final off-site landfills, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and wastewater production).