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Fujikura Group CSR Report 2013
[ISO 26000 Core Subject] The Environment

Management of VOCs

Reducing atmospheric emissions of VOCs

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are organic chemicals that gasify in the air, and are widely used in factories and usually contained in thinner and alcohols. VOCs also comprise suspended particulate matter that adversely impacts human health and are said to be one of the causes of photochemical oxidation. In fiscal 2012, the total atmospheric emissions of 10 major VOC substances widely used at Fujikura and other domestic Group companies came to 96 tons, down by 5% year on year. We are making further efforts to reduce our use and atmospheric emissions of VOCs by recovering isopropyl alcohol and replacing toluene and other VOC ink solvents with alternatives.