March 31, 2016
NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
NGK INSULATORS, LTD. (President Taku Oshima; Headquarters: Nagoya, Japan) announced today that it has formulated a Fourth Five-Year Environmental Action Plan to set targets for the Group's environmental actions from fiscal 2016 to fiscal 2020.
The NGK Group aims to contribute to a low-carbon, recycling-oriented society that also exists in harmony with the natural environment, and to achieve sustainable growth through its business activities. Since initiating its five-year environmental action plans in fiscal 2001, the Group has steadily accumulated results through environmental actions that respond to the demands of society at the time. This Fourth Five-Year Environmental Action Plan has been formulated following the completion of the Third Five-Year Environmental Action Plan in March 2016.
The Fourth Five-Year Environmental Action Plan has a list of environmental actions that covers the issues global environmental management indicators and guidelines have called on corporations to resolve. The Company will take action in line with the following approaches.
The main targets under the Fourth Five-Year Environmental Action Plan are as follows.
|(1)||The Group aims to lower basic unit per net sales of CO2 emitted from manufacturing by 20% in fiscal 2020 compared to fiscal 2013, and by 15% from business as usual (BAU*) as a measure of emissions reduced by environmental actions.|
|(2)||The Group aims to lower basic unit per net sales of discarded materials emitted from manufacturing activities by 30% in fiscal 2020 compared to fiscal 2013, and by 15% from BAU as a measure of emissions reduced by environmental actions.|
|Category||Item||KPI||Fiscal 2020 Target|
|Environmental social contribution||Environmental social contribution through products||Develop and distribute products contributing to environmental protection||Sales growth (%)||More than 60% from fiscal 2013 (consolidated)|
|Promote green procurement||Plan progress (%)||Maintain in Japan, expand overseas|
|Promotion of environmental communication||Contribute to local communities||Plan progress (%)||Continually enhance actions partnering with communities|
|Raise environmental awareness||Continually enhance environmental training and information disclosure|
|Conservation of biodiversity||Promote actions based on biodiversity conservation guidelines||Plan progress (%)||Expand and enhance the content of Aichi Target actions|
|Environmental load reduction||Prevention of global warming||Reduce CO2 emitted from manufacturing||Basic unit per net sales||20% reduction from fiscal 2013 (consolidated)|
|Reduction from BAU (%)||15% from fiscal 2013 (consolidated)|
|Reduce CO2 emitted from supply chains||Basic unit per transport volume||Average 1% reduction per year, medium to long term (unconsolidated)|
|Effective use of resources||Reduce discarded materials emitted from manufacturing||Basic unit per net sales||30% reduction from fiscal 2013 (consolidated)|
|Reduction from BAU||20% from fiscal 2013 (consolidated)|
|Promote resource recycling||Recycling rate||Maintain at over 99% in Japan|
|Manage and respond to water resource risks||Plan progress (%)||Strengthen actions by production base for evaluating risks and streamlining water use|
Actions for environmental compliance (with laws and regulations) will be taken on a daily basis as items under NGK's environmental management system.