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〔The Environment〕For the Global EnvironmentEnvironmental Indicators

In promoting environmental conservation activities, KOSÉ’s Global Environment Committee has set seven targets for the company’s environmental indicators, which are reviewed every year in reference to the results of the previous fiscal year and changing social needs.

1. Management and voluntary reduction of environmental pollutants

Environmental Indicators

We not only comply with laws and regulations but also manage and voluntarily publicize our compliance efforts.

Results in FY 2016

We not only complied with laws and regulations but also managed and voluntarily publicized our compliance efforts.

Targets in FY 2017

We will continue our efforts to ensure the control of substances with the potential to contaminate the environment and to voluntarily reduce them.

2. Promotion of the development of environmentally friendly products

Environmental Indicators

We develop new products in line with the Eco-friendly Standards for Containers and Packaging defined in 1998’s “ECO BOOK: Product Planning and Designing.”

Results in FY 2016

  • Increase in eco-friendly procurement of product materials
  • Increase in the use of recycled raw materials, such as recycled resin
  • Increase in the use of eco-friendly containers, such as refillable containers

Targets in FY 2017

More efforts will be dedicated to developing environmentally friendly products.

3. Reduction of industrial waste

Environmental Indicators

The volume of waste will be further reduced by recycling as much as possible as opposed to simply disposing of waste.

Results in FY 2016

We have exceeded our 2016 target of 145.6kg/1000 DOZ, achieving a significant reduction of waste as small as 138.4kg/1000 DOZ.
Our recycling rate also exceeded the set target of 99.5%, achieving a remarkable 100% recycling rate. We will build on this achievement to accelerate our commitment on reducing wastes as well as promote the recycling efforts for FY 2016 and beyond.

Targets in FY 2017 to 2018

Based on the FY 2015 achievement (146.4kg/1000 DOZ) we have set a target of total 98.5% reduction by FY 2018 (0.5% reduction for each FY). We sill also accelerate and maintain the recycling rate.

  • Target for FY 2017: 144.9kg/1000DOZ
  • Target for FY 2018: 144.2kg/1000DOZ

Recycling rate of ≥ 99.5%

For KOSÉ Manufacturing Department only.

4. Energy saving

Environmental Indicators

Company-wide efforts will be made to cut excessive energy consumption to counter global warming.

Results in FY 2016

For FY 2016, we achieved 469kg/1000DOZ CO2 emission, The actual figure was 519kg/1000DOZ due to an increase in energy consumption with newly implemented production facility.

Targets in FY 2017

Promoting the Use of Low Environmental Load Energy

For KOSÉ Manufacturing Department only.

5. Water resources

Environmental Indicators

  • By implementing appropriate wastewater treatment in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements, we prevent soil and air pollution.
  • We use water resources in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements in order to ensure sustainable use of water into the future.

Results in FY 2016

We have achieved the reduction of wastewater amount to 6.82m3/Lot Number against the pre-set target of 7.72m3/Lot Number for FY 2016 by revamping the water supply facility as well as continuous water-saving activities.
We will further improve the effective maintenance of our effluent treatment facility and decrease the wastewater amount.

Targets in FY 2017 to 2018

Based on the FY 2015 achievement (6.89m3/Lot Number) we have set a target of total 98.5% reduction by FY 2018 (0.5% reduction for each FY).

  • Target for FY 2016: 6.86m3/Lot Number
  • Target for FY 2017: 6.82m3/Lot Number
  • Target for FY 2018: 6.79m3/Lot Number

For KOSÉ Manufacturing Department only.

Calculation method has been changed to include the new production facility at Gunma Factory in 2015.

6. Promotion of the environmental management system

Environmental Indicators

An environmental management system that complies with the ISO 14001 international standard is implemented and enhanced, mainly at manufacturing and SCM sites.

Results in FY 2016

Maintenance of ISO 14001 was strengthened in cooperation with manufacturing and SCM sites and partner companies. We started to include environmental impacts of partner companies in our environmental impact calculations.

Targets in FY 2017

The environmental management system will be further promoted and its maintenance strengthened, mainly at manufacturing sites.

7. Promotion of awareness-raising activities for environmental conservation

Environmental Indicators

Activities to raise environmental awareness are promoted to widely encourage the involvement of internal and external stakeholders.

Results in FY 2016

  • Awareness raising on environmental issues through the SAVE the BLUE Project
  • In-house programs to raise awareness about microplastic beads

Targets in FY 2017

Activities to raise awareness about environmental conservation will be continued.

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