Internal Environmental Audits
We carry out regular environmental audits on each of the group’s domestic manufacturing sites. In addition to examining the extent of compliance with laws and regulations, and examining the facilities, waste, and dangerous goods management, these audits also investigate actions toreduce environmental impact, provide guidance and support as necessary, and work to standardize and improve environmental conservation activities at all of our manufacturing sites.
|Fujikura Ltd.||Sakura, Suzuka, Numazu, and Ishioka Works|
|Group Companies||Nishi Nippon Electric Wire & Cable Co., Ltd., Yonezawa Electric Wire Co., Ltd., Fujikura Components Ltd.(Ishioka), Kyoei High Opt Co., Ltd.(Ishioka), Numazu Copper Refining and Rolling Co., Ltd., Fujikura Precision Ltd., Fujikura Solutions Ltd., Fujikura Dia Cable Ltd.(Kumagaya), Fujikura Dia Cable Ltd.(Fukui), Suzuki Giken Co., Ltd., Fujikura Logistics Co., Ltd., Aomori Fujikura Kanaya Ltd., Fuji Materials Ltd.(Fukagawa)|
Implementation and Expansion of Third-Party Inspections of Environmental Performance
Every year, the Fujikura group holds inspections of environmental performance data by independent third-parties to increase faith in the Integrated CSR reports. In June of 2017, we had the Sakura and Suzuka plants inspected for CO2 emissions of energy origins and water use in the course of work activities, and Scope3 volume of greenhouse gas emissions. The inspection confirmed in detail the data management system and management conditions, verifying that there were no problems. Also this year, in preparation for future inspections, Numazu Copper Refining and Rolling Ltd., a Fujikura group company, has had review inspections, etc. in a plan to implement and expand the contents of the verification.
The Fujikura Group discloses environmental accounting data in line with the Japanese Ministry of the Environment's Environmental Accounting Guidelines 2005. Environmental accounting serves as a tool to evaluate the effects of environmental protection activities in a quantitative manner. By using this tool, we can identify the costs and effects of environmental protection activities, evaluate improvements made through such activities, and make use of evaluation results.
Fujikura Ltd. and 20 other Group companies
|Fujikura Ltd.||Head Offie, Sakura Plant, Suzuka Plant, Numazu Works and Ishioka Works|
|Group Companies||Nishi Nippon Electric Wire & Cable Co., Ltd., Yonezawa Electric Wire Co., Ltd., Fujikura Automotive Asia Ltd., DDK Ltd., Tohoku Fujikura Ltd., Fujikura Components Ltd., Kyoei High Opt Co. Ltd., Numazu Copper Refining and Rolling Co., Ltd., Aomori Fujikura Kanaya Ltd., Shinshiro Cable, Ltd., Suzuki Giken Co. Ltd., Fujikura Precision Ltd., Fujikura Solutions Ltd., Fujikura Dia Cable Ltd., Fuji Materials Ltd., Musashi Wire Co., Ltd., Fujikura Shoji Co., Ltd., Fujikura Facilities Co, Ltd., Fujikura Engineering Ltd., Fujikura Logistics Co., Ltd.|
(Units: million yen)
|Business area costs
(Pollution prevention costs, global environmental protection costs, resource recycling costs)
|Exhaust gas cleaning equipment repairs and maintenance costs, Waste water treatment equipment repairs and maintenance costs, Light Emitting Diode&Dedicated high-frequency lighting tube costs, Freon gas recovery and destruction costs, Improvement of base metal manufacturing capacity, Thermal barrier painting costs, Wooden drum recycling costs, Factory chiller update||277.1||1446.6|
|Upstream/downstream costs||Material Information outgoing expenses, Removal cables separation costs, etc.||0.0||4.2|
|Cost of management activities||ISO 14001 management audit costs, Book budget, Exhibition participation fee, Greening costs, Environment measurement item costs, etc.||0.0||332.3|
|Research and development costs||R&D expenses||146.2||878.1|
|Social activity costs||"Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods" maintenance costs, Around the plant clean-up activities costs, Community organizations support costs||0.0||21.1|
|Cost of repairing environmental damage||Air pollution levy, Insurance, etc.||0.0||47.6|
(Units: million yen)
|Effects on pollution prevention and global environmental protection||34.7|
|Effects on resource recycling||168.4|
|Effects on management activities||0.3|
|Research and development||1.9|
|Effects on social activities||0.0|
Environmental Impacts of Business Activities
The following shows the major environmental impacts of business activities conducted by Fujikura Ltd. and other domestic Group companies in FY2016.
Compliance with Regulations
To comply with regulations, Fujikura sets even higher standards. With daily monitoring, regular measurements, and environmental inspections, Fujikura is reducing emissions of chemicals and other substances into the atmosphere and water sources. Also, by strengthening equipment maintenance, and implementing equipment measures in advance, we have thorough plans to prevent overages against our standards.
FY2016 Existence of Violations
There were no environmental violations in Fujikura plants or those of group companies.
Penalties and Sanctions
There were no penalties or sanctions from environmental violations in Fujikura plants or those of group companies.
Main Relevant Laws
|Pollution Prevention System Maintenance||Act on Improvement of Pollution Prevention Systems in Specific Factories|
|Land Use||Factory Location Act/City Planning Act|
|Air Pollution||Air Pollution Control Act, Act on the Protection of the Ozone Layer Through the Control of Specified Substances and Other Measures|
|Water Pollution||Water Pollution Prevention Act/Sewerage Act|
|Noise/Vibration/Odor||Noise Regulation Act, Vibration Regulation Act, Odor Prevention Act|
|Soil Pollution||Soil Contamination Countermeasures Act|
|Hazardous Materials||Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Act, Act on Confirmation, etc. of Release Amounts of Specific Chemical Substances in the Environment and Promotion of Improvements to the Management Thereof (PRTR law).|
|Employee Safety||Industrial Safety and Health Act (specialization rule, organic rule), Fire Service Act (dangerous substances), High Pressure Gas Safety Act|
|Global Warming Prevention||Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures, Act on Rationalizing Energy Use, Act on Rational Use and Proper Management of Fluorocarbons|
|Waste Materials||Act on Waste Management and Public Cleansing, Act on Special Measures concerning Promotion of Proper Treatment of PCB Wastes|