Summary of Business Activities in Fiscal 2019

CO2 FREE (Realization of a low-carbon society)

10th Environmental Management Activities Plan (FY2019–FY2021) Fiscal 2019 Results
Target Reduce fiscal 2021 CO2 emissions per unit of net sales by 20% from the fiscal 2013 level (non-consolidated) 228t-CO2/billion yen (down 21.6% from the fiscal 2013 level) On-pace to meet the fiscal 2021 target
Proactive use of onsite power generation facilities
Initiatives Consider energy supply and demand for each plant and draft concrete plans to adopt onsite power generation facilities. Consider both purchasing such facilities as internal capital expenditure and selling products for such facilities to energy supply companies and then using their power generation services. Began working group activities at the Gifu, Kobe, and Akashi plants, where onsite power generation are in use
Identified current problems and issues and considered ways to improve existing facilities in terms of system configuration, economic efficiency, and CO2 reduction
Utilize renewable energy
Initiatives Purchase electricity from solar power generation facilities on the roofs of our plants Established guidelines to promote the adoption of renewable energy (to enter effect from fiscal 2020)
Energy-saving activities
Initiatives Promote energy saving by utilizing energy visualization systems and replacing aging equipment Established guidelines to promote energy saving (to enter effect from fiscal 2020)
Expand the CO2-reducing effects of Kawasaki-brand Green Products and other products
Initiatives Help reduce CO2 emissions during product use by putting high-efficiency products out into society Emission reduction effect on CO2 from product use of 23,140 kt-CO2 (products sold in fiscal 2019)

Waste FREE (Realization of a recycling-oriented society)

10th Environmental Management Activities Plan (FY2019–FY2021) Fiscal 2019 Results
Target Maintain ratio of direct-to-landfill waste to total waste generation at less than 1% (non-consolidated) Landfill disposal rate of 0.2% (target achieved)
Further enforce waste sorting and recycling
Initiatives Improve Group-wide management Gathered, organized, and shared on-site confirmation information on legally designated waste processing contractors
Precisely understand water uses and usage volumes
Initiatives Confirm water resource risks Carried out detailed surveys of water uses and usage volumes (Company-wide average data availability: 15%)

Harm FREE (Realization of a society coexisting with nature)

10th Environmental Management Activities Plan (FY2019–FY2021) Fiscal 2019 Results
Target Reduce environmental risk while operating factories with respect for biodiversity No problems occurred
Properly manage harmful chemical substances and consider alternatives (Reduce Group-wide environmental risk)
Initiatives Maintain proper management of dichloromethane, hexavalent chromium, and major VOCs
Continue to consider alternatives that can help discontinue use
Maintained proper management of dichloromethane, hexavalent chromium, and major VOCs
Usage volumes were unchanged or almost unchanged year on year
So far no prospect of using alternatives to discontinue use
Identify the types of trees on factory grounds and, where appropriate, replace with native species while continuing Company-wide forest conservation activities
Initiatives Properly manage green spaces at plants
Use off-site Company-wide forest conversation activities to make up for shortcomings as measured against the Company’s voluntary indicator for green space land area*

* Calculated by directly applying the green space ratio specified in the Factory Location Act, not taking into account regulatory easing provisions, etc.

Continued proper management of green spaces at plants
Carried out forest conversation activities in Taka, Hyogo Prefecture, and Niyodogawa, Kochi Prefecture,* to make up for shortcomings as measured against the Company’s voluntary indicator for green space land area (did not reach the indicator)

* Not included in Company-wide activities

Notes: 1. Per unit of net sales figures are calculated based on non-consolidated net sales.

2. Major VOCs: For the Kawasaki Group, the major VOCs are toluene, xylene, and ethylbenzene. VOCs: Volatile Organic Compounds.


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