Environmental Management

In recent years, commitment to the prevention of global warming has become one of our most important collective challenges. We endeavor to fulfill our corporate social responsibility for the environment by prioritizing the environment in all business areas and by contributing to the realization of a sustainable global environment. We have formulated a voluntary environmental action plan in accordance with our Environmental Guidelines and specified the activities and numerical targets to be achieved under the plan as mentioned below. We work to achieve them and review the results (or progress) of the work toward the targets every year.

Item Target Activities in FY2016
Commitment to a low-carbon society Reduce CO2 emissions by 23% from the FY2005 level in FY2020.
Note: CO2 emissions from energy sources at production and research sites
CO2 emissions in FY2017 were 24.0 thousand tons, a decrease of 10.1% from FY2005’s 26.7 thousand tons.
Chemical substances Reduce the amount of PRTR Class I designated chemical substances released into the environment. The release and transfer volume of the registered chemical substances was 11.95 tons, which we have kept at an extremely low volume.
Waste reduction Reduce the amount of waste landfilled in FY2020 to a level below the amount landfilled in FY2015. The amount of waste landfilled in FY2017 was 18.04 tons, increasing by 44.4% from the 12.49 tons landfilled in FY2015.
Measures to control air and water pollution Thoroughly comply with emission standards, and continue to make efforts to prevent any environmental accidents or complaints from local communities. All analyses of air and water pollution revealed that we complied with emission standards. Also, there were no environmentally related complaints from local communities.
Environmental efficiency Comply with guidelines issued by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan. ・Disclosed data on environmental cost, capital investment, economic effect, and environmental conservation effect.
・Evaluated environmental efficiency.
・Environmental efficiency was up by 45.0 points over FY2005.
Engagement with local communities and employees ・Actively support local communities through cleanup activities.
・Help employees maintain good mental health.
・Prevent any workplace accidents involving employee injury.
・Participated in community cleanups and firefighting activities.
・Took part in a local government project to prevent workplace accidents causing injury.
・Conducted awareness and education activities on safety and health.

● Overall Picture of Environmental Impact (ONO's Involvement in Environmental Protection)

Annual inputs and outputs are grasped on a regular basis to use as reference data for our efforts to reduce environmental impact. (Scope: production and research sites, FY2017)

● Promotion of Environmental Management

Our environmental management promotion structure consists of the Executive Director of the Corporate Management Division, the CSR Promotion Section, and the Environmental Management Committee. The Senior Executive Officer supervises company-wide environmental management, and the CSR Promotion Section manages the Committee. Members of the Committee are chosen from relevant departments and are responsible for specific on-site monitoring and promoting environmental management. Each production and research sites with a major environmental impact has a subcommittee to work on environmental issues. Each production site makes continuous efforts to reduce environmental impact under an ISO 14001-compliant environmental management system. We have acquired ISO 14001 certification for all production sites.
To reduce environmental risks, employees involved in operations that could have an impact on the environment receive necessary training on environmental management. We also have a structure to minimize environmental impact arising from emergencies by providing training and on-site education and formulating emergency-preparedness manuals.

Promotion of Environmental Management

Status of acquisition of ISO 14001 certification

Production site name First acquired in
Fujiyama Plant November 2002
Joto Plant February 2004
ISO 14001 acquisition percentage for production sites 100%