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Management of Chemical Substances

Policy and Guidelines

Fujikura and its Japan Group companies disclose the release and transfer amount of chemicals above one ton used in materials and manufacturing to the government in accordance with the PRTR law* and based on the Fujikura Group Environmental Management Principles.

  • *PRTR LAW: A law concerning the reinforcement of improvements in handling and management of the emission rates of specified chemicals into the environment.

Targets and Results

Fujikura and its Japan group companies have set a goal to reduce the amount of PRTR substances handled in their environmental management activity guidelines. In FY 2022, we aim to "improve the emission and transfer amount per unit of sales (per sales) of major environmentally hazardous substances by at least 2% compared to fiscal 2020 (improvement of at least 1% per year)."

The mainly used substances of antimonous or lead compounds, bis phtalate, (2-ethylhexyl), etc. are used as additives for plastic and rubber materials, and xylene and toluene, etc. are used in such products as ink solvents and gasoline for transport vehicles. In an effort to reduce the release and transfer of these chemicals, we promote changing to lead-free, green materials, and changing to substitute materials for use in manufactured goods.

In FY 2022, the amount of Class 1 designated chemical substances handled by Fujikura and its Japan Group companies was 123 tons, an improvement of 7.6% compared to FY 2020.The amount of emissions and transfers was 15 tons, an 11% improvement compared to FY2020.The basic unit was 6.4t/100 million yen, an improvement of 19% compared to FY2020, achieving the target.

      *Total value of Fujikura and its Japan group companies