- Related ESG :
In line with the TOYOBO Group Fundamental Policy on the Global Environment, each of Toyobo group's production sites is implementing initiatives to reduce, reuse, and recycle waste. By reducing the amount of waste through measures such as recycling non-conforming products and offcuts, and by finding ways to effectively utilize, as far as possible, the waste that we do generate, we are striving to minimize the amount of waste sent to landfill.
Targets and results
We have set ourselves the goal of reducing waste by 15% (compared to fiscal 2016), and we will keep the final disposal (landfill disposal) rate down to less than 1% while proceeding with waste reduction.
|Waste volume (consolidated)
|15% reduction (compared to FY2016)
Consolidated: TOYOBO CO., LTD. and consolidated subsidiaries
In fiscal 2023, the amount of waste increased by 13% compared to fiscal 2016. This was due to a limited increase in waste generated when cleaning tanks for treating process wastewater. On the other hand, we achieved a consolidated final disposal rate of 0.5%, continuing to successfully meet our target in this regard.
Three years from fiscal 2021 to fiscal 2023, there were no regulatory violations related waste permits, standards and regulations.
To reduce the amount of waste, we are collecting offcuts produced during manufacturing processes and reusing them as material for producing either the same type of product or different products. We are also making effective use of items such as used plastic packaging materials by recycling them in the form of pallets. Furthermore, when outsourcing the disposal of industrial waste, we select outsourcing providers that are capable of implementing recycling.
With regard to polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) waste, we are proceeding with appropriate disposal in a systematic manner. We are proceeding with systematic renewal of electric facilities containing low-concentration PCBs that are currently still in use.
Achievement of Zero Landfill of Plastic Waste (Efforts of Mitsumoto Chemicals Co., Ltd.)
In response to the enforcement of the Plastic Resource Circulation Act in 2022, Mitsumoto Chemicals Co., Ltd. made efforts to improve the recycling rate of waste (mainly products mixed with plastics and different materials) and achieved zero landfill.
Specifically, the following measures were taken.
- Separating materials until they can be recycled
- Developing new recycling contractors
- Continuing waste separation by raising awareness of employee through in-house training
In the future, we will expand this initiative within the group to promote recycling.