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S-TEC*1 Environmental Conservation Priority Project

We have formulated the S-TEC campaign that gives priority to conserving the environment by focusing on energy conservation, the reduction of chemical substance emissions, the reduction of the generation of waste, and the recycling of waste, and have been conducting it on a company-wide basis since FY2000.
?In "Global S-TEC Level1" (FY2015 - FY2018), We set global goals on some themes along with the progress of globalization. In addition, we introduced new theme for water resources protection.

*1 S-TEC: Sanyo Tactics for Eco Challenge

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Targets and 2016 Progress in Global S-TEC Level1 (FY2015 - FY2018)

ActivitiesSanyo Group Objectives by the End of FY2018FY2016 Results?Rating *2

Energy conservation

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Reduce energy consumption per unit of production in Japan by 5.9% from FY2014 level. (annualized reduction of 1.5%)

'1.1% reduction from FY2014
(+0.2% increase from FY2015)

C

Reduction of greenhouse gas emission

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Domestic?

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Overseas

(1) Total Group emissions in Japan is less than 190 thousand tons as CO2

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(2) Reduce CO2 emission per unit of production out of Japan by 7.2% from FY2014 level.

(1) 200 thausand tons
(1.8% increase from FY2015)?

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(2) 0.2% reduction from FY2014
(3.7% reduction from FY2015)

C

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B

Water resource protection Global Reduce the amount of water use per unit of production by 6.8% from FY2014 level.

0.2% reduction from FY2014
(1.9% reduction from FY2015)

B

Waste reduction

Global?

(1) The amount of waste generation to less than? 50? thousand tons

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(2) Landfill disposal volume to less than 10 tons

(1) 57 thousand tons
(15.4% increase from FY2015)?

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(2) 23 tons
(44.5% reduction from FY2015)

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Reduction of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) emissions

Domestic

Reduce the total amount of voc emissions in japan to 80 tons or less

99 tons
(61.4% reduction from FY2015)

A

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*2 Explanation AA: largely exceeded the objective; A: Objective achieved or conducted smoothly;
B: improved, but not achieve the objective; C: not achieved largely or activites are insufficient

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Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

In view of the targets set under the Kyoto Protocol, we determined our action programs and are striving to achieve product development that is conducive to the energy conservation and other precious resources, as well as the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions at both the manufacturing and distribution stages.
Our target of greenhouse gas emission in Japan is less than 190 thousands tons. In order to achieve this object, greenhouse gas working group took various mesurers, such as introducing cogeneration and changing fuels to city gas. Then the emission basic unit of greenhouse gas per unit of production is decreasing.
In order to make our contribution to CO2 reduction visible, we established and put into effect "the Product CO2 Reduction Contribution Measurement Standard" in FY2012. This standard numerically quantifies the avoided CO2 emissions at our product use and disposal stage compared with other widely used products on the market.
We estimate the contribution volume is about?323 thousand metric tons as CO2 in FY2016.
Begun in FY2009, the Sanyo Chemical Woodland Project manages woodland through funding and provision of volunteers. We are confirming every year that CO2 absorption is increased tens of tons per year through the project's forestry activities.

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GPS/JIPS ;Global Product Strategy

GPS (Global Product Strategy) is an international initiative concerning chemical substances management which is promoted by ICCA (International Council of Chemical Associations). JIPS(Japan Initiative of Product Stewardship*)is Japanese version of GPS led by Japan Chemical Industry Association. This is an activity in chemical industries for collecting safety data of chemical products, assessing its risk considering supply chain and publishing the results as a safety summary. We participate in JIPS, publishing safety summary about the following chemical substances.

*Product Stewardship; understanding, controlling a product's environmental impacts throughout its life cycle from production to final disposal or reuse

Substance

Poly(oxyethylene)nonylphenyl ether (CAS No.9016-45-9)
Numbers of moles of etylene oxide adducts: from 3 to 10 moles

Poly(oxyethylene)nonylphenyl ether (CAS No.9016-45-9)
Numbers of moles of etylene oxide adducts: from?11 to 15 moles

Poly(oxyethylene)nonylphenyl ether (CAS No.9016-45-9)
Numbers of moles of etylene oxide adducts: more than?16 moles

Poly(oxyethylene)alkylether(alkyl group:C12~C15) (CAS No.9002-92-0)
Numbers of moles of etylene oxide adducts: from?2 to?4 moles

Poly(oxyethylene)alkylether(alkyl group:C12~C15) (CAS No.9002-92-0)
Numbers of moles of etylene oxide adducts: from?5 to 10 moles

Poly(oxyethylene)alkylether(alkyl group:C12~C15) (CAS No.9002-92-0)
Numbers of moles of etylene oxide adducts: from?11 to 19 moles

Poly(oxyethylene)alkylether(alkyl group:C12~C15) (CAS No.9002-92-0)
Numbers of moles of etylene oxide adducts: more than?20 moles

2-(Dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate (CAS No.2867-47-2)


Business Continuity Plans(BCPs)

We developed our Business Continuity Plans (BCPs)? for an large-scale earthquake and a new strain of influenza by 2014 from 2007.
Now we are continuing conducting drills and modify the document as needed.

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Forest Activity; Sanyo Chemical Woodland Project

To mark our 60th anniversary of the foundation, and as a part of our corporate social responsibility activities, we have launched the Sanyo Chemical Woodland Project in Kyoto's Wazukacho through forest thinning, underbrush mowing and, forestal and environmental learning. In addition to providing funding for woodland management, we encourage employees and their family members and friends to engage in voluntary forest protection activities under the auspices of Kyoto Modelforest Association and other organizations.

Through the project's forestry activities, 5-10 hectares of forest thinning is carried out every year and the amount of CO2 effectively absorbed increase by dozens of tons.We have adopted this activity for training of new employees since FY2010. Volunteer activities were also continued through the voluntary support of employees who wish to get involved in building forests.

We have adopted this activity for training of new employees since FY2010. Volunteer activities were also continued through the voluntary support of employees who wish to get involved in building forests.











Social Activities

We are actively engaged in community support and contribution activities, so as to be trusted as a good corporate citizen, and to promote harmonious coexistence with society.

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Donation / Support Activities

Sanyo Chemical financially supports universities and research institutes, and donates to the victims of the disaster and the Japanese Committee on Nature Conservation.
Our China subsidiaries Sanyo Kasei (Nantong) Co., Ltd., San-Dia Polymers (Nantong) Co., Ltd. and Thai subsidiary Sanyo Kasei (Thailand) Co., Ltd. donate stationery and sports items to local elementary and junior high schools every year.




















Communication with the Local Community

Sanyo Chemical conducts factory tours and joint disaster-prevention drills with local administrations. Every year, our researchers visit nearby elementary schools to perform chemistry experiments with students and give lectures to help students understand the relationship between chemistry around us and the environment. We also organize hands-on study sessions at our premises that provide junior high school students with opportunities to experience how a company works.




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