Five-Year Environmental Action Plan
The new Five-Year Environmental Action Plan has been designed to correspond with the business initiative of New/Reformed Manufacturing Structures. Accordingly, the base year and target year of the Plan have been set to coincide with the initiative. In principle, activities will be managed on a consolidated basis, embracing those based in and outside of Japan, in place of the previous method of managing domestic and overseas activities separately.
The Fourth Five-Year Environmental Action Plan has been formulated to select two key issues each for two groups of themes,namely,priority themes and focus themes. The two priority themes are reducing both CO2 emissions and discarded materials, an issue for which the Group has been taking measures in recent years; and promotion of products contributing to environmental protection, a new area of focus. For focus themes, we have picked water resources-related risk management and biodiversity conservation. For the fiscal 2016 initiatives, almost all yearly numerical targets have been achieved, and for non-numerical targets steady progress was made as initially planned, indicating that we have made a successful start to the Five-Year Plan.
1. Self-evaluation standards for achievement level: ○: Target achieved ×: Target not achieved
2. Reduction rate against BAU (business as usual) indicates the percentage rate of emissions reduction resulting from implemented actions against a computed value for the hypothetical absence of the actions. By not incorporating the influence of foreign exchange movements and other factors, this indicator allows a direct grasp of the efforts by each site.
3. NGK basic unit per transport volume expresses in metric ton-kilometers the amount of crude oil equivalent fuel used.
4. Based on the computation criteria stipulated in the Act on the Rational Use of Energy