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CSR Integrated Report

Fujikura Group CSR Integrated Report 2014
[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 2013, the total atmospheric emissions of the main VOC substances widely used at Fujikura and other domestic Group companies came to 94 tons, down by 7% 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.