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Environment

Prevention of Pollution and Effective Utilization of Resources

Prevention of Pollution and Effective Utilization of Resources

EnvironmentPrevention of Pollution and Effective Utilization of Resources

Policy
Commitment to Waste and Pollution Prevention 

The Meiden Group is working to reduce the environmental impact of all domestic and overseas business activities, as well as achieve energy efficiency, promote the 3Rs in relation to waste, and reduce emissions of hazardous chemicals as stipulated in our Guidelines for Environmental Action. Furthermore, we will establish our own internal standards and work towards preventing environmental contamination while complying with all environmental laws, regulations, and other requirements.

Guidelines for Environmental Action

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Tightening Management of Chemical Substances

Initiatives and Results Data
Tightening Management of Chemical Substances

We conduct risk assessment of chemical substances used at production sites, etc., and we are improving the workplace environment.
In order to prevent workplace accidents, health impairment, and fire or environmental pollution due to leakage or discharge of chemical substances, we ensure workers remain aware by conducting daily monitoring of sites where chemical substances are used, and implement corrective measures where management of chemical substances is found to be lacking.

Tightening management of chemical substances

Tightening management of chemical substances
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Reduction of Volume of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Released

Reduction of Volume of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Released

In fiscal 2018, we released 96 tons of VOC. Going forward, we will promote improvement of varnish impregnation processes, collection of organic solvents, and reduction of VOCs released.

Volume of VOCs Released and Reduction Rate (Japan)

Volume of VOCs Released and Reduction Rate (Japan)
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Promotion of Disposal and Processing of Devices that Include PCBs

Promotion of Disposal and Processing of Devices that Include PCBs

As directed by the Act Concerning Special Measures for Promotion of Proper Treatment of PCB Wastes (PCB Special Measures Act) we are gradually conducting disposal and processing of devices that include PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) such as transformers and condensers that we previously manufactured and stored for close to 40 years.
In fiscal 2018, we disposed of 13.6 tons of waste containing high concentrations of PCBs and treated 50.6 tons of waste containing low concentrations of PCBs.
Meidensha has been promoting disposal of PCB waste since 2007, and by fiscal 2018, we had disposed of approximately 102 tons of waste containing high concentrations of PCBs and treated 268 tons of waste containing low concentration of PCBs.

Volume Treated of Harmful Waste (Waste Containing PCBs)

Volume Treated of Harmful Waste (Waste Containing PCBs)
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Promoting reduction of waste discharge by the 3Rs (Reduce, reuse, and Recycle)

Promoting reduction of waste discharge by the 3Rs (Reduce, reuse, and Recycle)

Meidensha is working to recycle waste generated at production sites and work sites.
The recycling rate of waste for the entire domestic group was 99.3% in fiscal 2018 and we achieved zero emissions at 9 domestic production sites, Engineering Service Business Units, and Construction Service Business Units.

Trends in Generation of Waste, etc., and Recycling Rate (Japan)

Trends in Generation of Waste, etc., and Recycling Rate (Japan)

*Construction sludge, etc., is excluded from the amount of waste, etc., generated.

Breakdown of waste generated in FY2018 (Japan)

Breakdown of waste generated in FY2018 (Japan)
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