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Priority Issue 2 For the Sake of 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 2014

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

Targets in FY 2015

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 2014

  • 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 2015

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 2014

The FY2014 result was 201 kg/12,000, a slight increase from the 2014 target of 199 kg/12,000.
The recycling rate was favorable at over 99.5%. In the next and following years, continuous efforts will be made to maintain this figure and further reduce waste generation and promote recycling.

Targets in FY 2013 to 2015

A 98.5% reduction, compared to the FY2012 level (242.2 kg/12,000), will be achieved by FY 2015 (a reduction target of 0.5% per year). More efforts will be made to promote, maintain and manage recycling operations*.

  • Target in FY 2013: 199.9 kg/12,000
  • Target in FY 2014: 198.9 kg/12,000
  • Target in FY 2015: 197.9 kg/12,000

Recycling rate of ≥ 99.5%

4. Energy saving

Environmental Indicators

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

Results in FY 2014

In FY 2014, total CO2 emissions were 4,804 t-CO2 and we failed to achieve the target of 4,766 t-CO2. This increase in CO2 emissions was attributed to a significant increase in production volume.

Targets in FY 2015

Targets in FY 2015: 4,625 t-CO2 (total emissions)
Promote use of energy with less environmental impact.

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 2014

The FY2014 result was 7.87 m3/the number of lots, which was lower than the 2014 target of 8.23 m3/the number of lots. This favorable result was achieved through the repair and improvement of water supply facilities and water-saving efforts.
We will continue our efforts to maintain and manage wastewater treatment facilities and reduce the volume of wastewater.

Targets in FY 2013 to 2015

A 98.5% reduction, compared to the FY2012 level (8.3 m3/the number of lots), will be achieved by FY 2015 (a reduction target of 0.5% per year).

  • Target in FY 2013: 8.27m3/the number of lots
  • Target in FY 2014: 8.23m3/the number of lots
  • Target in FY 2015: 8.18m3/the number of lots

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 2014

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 2014

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 2014

Awareness raising on environmental issues through the SAVE the BLUE Project

Targets in FY 2015

Activities to raise awareness about environmental conservation will be continued.

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