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Promotion of Strategic Environmental Management

EnvironmentPromotion of Strategic Environmental Management

Policy

The Meiden Group promotes environmental management by ensuring that each employee contributes to the protection of the global environment and the creation of a prosperous society through their day-to-day work according to our Basic Environmental Philosophy.

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Basic Environmental Philosophy

Basic Environmental Philosophy

With our basic environmental philosophy: “Contribute to people, society and the global environment to make a world a better place to live,” Meiden Group aims to help build a sustainable society and to realize the growth of the Group and actively implement environmental management to tackle important issues: mitigating climate change, efficient use of resources (building a recycling society) and conserving biodiversity.

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Environmental Policies

Environmental Policies

1. We promote the development of new products and innovative technologies that contribute to the environment and strive to develop and design environmentally conscious products by conducting environmental impact evaluation for the product's lifecycle, from initial material procurement to final disposal.
2. We strive:
- To reduce the environmental impacts from our business activities at home and abroad
- To reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- To promote the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle)
- To reduce the releasing amount of hazardous substances that are harmful to humans and the environment
3. We strive to comply with the related environmental laws, regulations, rules and other required matters and establish our internal guidelines. We strive to prevent the pollutions from our operations at home and abroad and make efforts to protect the environment.
4. After establishing an environmental management system, we strive to maintain and improve it through the QC tool of the PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) Cycle and we aim to improve our environmental performance.
5. We strive to implement environmental education programs in order to increase all of our employees' understanding of environmental management and environmental protection and in so doing, we aim to activate our environmental programs.
6. We share the information on our environmental initiatives and the results through the broader communication with our stakeholders both inside and outside the Group, and make concerted efforts with them.

5th Edition, April 1, 2020
President of Meidensha Corporation

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Environmental Vision

The Meiden Group has established an “Environmental Vision” as a medium-long term vision for promoting environmental management in order to indicate an ideal situation and initiative direction. In addition to reducing the environmental impact of our business activities, we contribute to the creation of a sustainable society through our energy and water treatment businesses, products, technologies, and services that support the social infrastructure we have cultivated so far.
According to the Environmental Vision, the propositions imposed on companies living in the 21st century are defined as "Mitigation of Climate Change," "Realization of a recycling society," and "Conservation of biodiversity," and what the companies should do in their business activities and what the products should aim for are set as goals. We work on environmental management by establishing a "corporate culture that highly values the environment" that supports these goals.

Outline of the Environmental Vision

Outline of the Environmental Vision
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Targets that Express Our Environmental Vision

A. Mitigating Climate Change

Contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions through the sale of energy-related products and systems (i.e., products for renewable energy resources, etc.)
Promote environmentally conscious product design and reduce CO2 emissions in the product life cycle.
Reduce CO2 emissions in our production activities.

B. Realize a recycling society

Promote the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) of waste materials in the various stages of the product life cycle.
Promote zero emissions of waste products from our production activities.

C. Conserving Biodiversity

Contribute to securing water resources through our water treatment systems business.
Conduct risk management on chemical materials and promote the reduction of very risky hazardous chemical materials, as well as initiatives to find alternative materials on a basis to reduce or replace harmful chemicals.

D. Foster a Corporate Culture that Highly Values the Environment

❶ Promote environmental communication: Actively disclose our environmental activities and results and promote two-way communication with our stakeholders.
❷ Foster environmental awareness: For mitigating Climate Change, increase environmental literacy to promote environmentally conscious R&D and product development and cultivate the Group’s individuals who actively perform local community and social contribution programs by acting on their own initiative.
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Promotion of Ongoing Activities

We have developed an action plan as part of the Meiden Group Medium-term Management Plan 2020 (FY2018 to FY2020) with an eye to achieving our environmental vision. The targets listed in the environmental vision are “A. Mitigate Climate Change,” “B. Realize a recycling society,” “C. Conserve biodiversity,” and “D. Foster a corporate culture that highly values the environment.” We have come up with actions to achieve the five strategic targets under Medium-term Management Plan 2020 and incorporated them into an action plan for continuous improvement.
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Deployment of Action Plans

Deployment to Action Plans

Deployment of Action Plans
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Results Data
Fiscal 2019 Environmental Targets and Results

Fiscal 2019 targets and level of achievement are as follows. New measures are considered depending on the achievement status of the targets, which lead to future plans. Please refer to the corresponding page for details of each item.

Fiscal 2019 Environmental Target Achievement Status (Japan)
Strategic Targets Actions Fiscal 2019 Targets (Japan) Fiscal 2019 Results Achievement
Contribute to environment through products and services Promote environmentally conscious design Contribute a 800,000 t/year reduction in CO2 emissions by Environment-Contributing Businesses 848,000 t/year
Reduction in emissions over the lifecycle of new products (specific areas) 25 Green Products (own standards)
Reduce the environmental impact of business operations Reduce greenhouse gas emissions Total emissions (Scope 1+2): –2% (compared to FY2017) –22% (compared to FY2017)
Manage chemicals properly VOC emissions: 80 tons or less 83.3 tons
Promote the 3Rs Total wastes: –1% (compared to FY2017) *3 ' –6% (compared to FY2017)
Zero emissions*1 at 9 sites*2 Achieved at all 9 sites
Conserve water resources Measurement and analysis of water data and evaluate risks: 4 main manufacturing sites*3 Analysis of water data and investigation of leaks, etc.
Conserve biodiversity Conservation of ecosystems: 4 main manufacturing sites*3 Education, tree planting activities, conservation activities of native species, etc.
Promote environmental management Strengthen value chain management Green procurement rate (own standards): 85% or greater 87%

*1 Meiden Group definition of zero emissions: To achieve a non-recycling rate of less than 1.0% of the total volume of waste (including industrial waste, general waste, and saleable waste, but excluding construction sludge, etc.).

*2 Scope of zero emissions initiatives: manufacturing sites in Japan (Numazu Works, Ota Works, Nagoya Works, KOFU MEIDENSHA ELECTRIC MFG. CO., LTD., MEIDEN CHEMICAL CO., LTD. (Sagami Works), HOKUTO DENKO CORPORATION (Atsugi Works)), Engineering Service Business Units and two Construction Service Business Units

*3 Main four manufacturing sites: Numazu Works, Ota Works, Nagoya Works, and KOFU MEIDENSHA ELECTRIC MFG. CO., LTD.

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Medium-term Management Plan 2020 - Fiscal 2020 Environmental Targets

Targets

At the Meiden Group, we formulated Medium-term Management Plan 2020 to cover the three years from fiscal 2018, we developed an action plan to achieve our targets under the medium-term management plan, and we are working to implement environmental management.

Medium-term Management Plan 2020 - Fiscal 2020 Environmental Targets

Fiscal 2020 environmental targets are as follows.

Fiscal 2020 Environmental Targets (Japan)
Strategic Targets Actions Fiscal 2020 Environmental Targets (Japan)
Contribute to environment through products and services Promote environmentally conscious design Contribute an 900,000 t/year reduction in CO2 emissions by Environment-Contributing Businesses
Reduction in emissions over the life cycle of new products
Reduce the environmental impact of business operations Reduce greenhouse gas emissions Total emissions (Scope 1+2): –4% (compared to FY2017)
Manage chemicals properly VOC emissions: 80 tons or less
Promote the 3Rs Total wastes: –3% (compared to FY2017) *3
Zero emissions*1 at 9 sites *2
Conserve water resources Implementation of water conservation activities and risk countermeasures : 4 main manufacturing sites *3
Conserve biodiversity Conservation of ecosystems: 4 main manufacturing sites *3
Promote environmental management Strengthen value chain management Green procurement rate (own standards): 90% or greater

*1 Meiden Group definition of zero emissions: To achieve a non-recycling rate of less than 1.0% of the total volume of waste (including industrial waste, general waste, and saleable waste, but excluding construction sludge, etc.).

*2 Scope of zero emissions initiatives: manufacturing sites in Japan (Numazu Works, Ota Works, Nagoya Works, KOFU MEIDENSHA ELECTRIC MFG. CO., LTD., MEIDEN CHEMICAL CO., LTD. (Sagami Works), HOKUTO DENKO CORPORATION (Atsugi Works)), Engineering Service Business Units and two Construction Service Business Units

*3 Main four manufacturing sites: Numazu Works, Ota Works, Nagoya Works, and KOFU MEIDENSHA ELECTRIC MFG. CO., LTD.

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