NHK Spring fiscal 2017 targets and performance
We approach energy saving, reducing CO2 emissions, recycling wastes and reducing pollutants in production in a planned way, setting specific targets to be achieved.
NHK Spring has long recognized the need for global environmental conservation and has striven to engage in energy-saving activities. We have been engaged in ongoing debate since the 1990s at the Energy Saving Subcommittee set up under the Global Environmental Measures Committee at that time, and today, we continually promote energy-saving activities by actively exchanging ideas at the CO2 Reduction Committee. Our unit energy consumption in fiscal 2017 decreased by 1.2% compared to the previous fiscal year.
Reduction in CO2 emissions
We established the CO2 Reduction Committee in 2008 to engage in CO2 reduction activities in cooperation with affiliate companies in Japan. We have laid out specific reduction targets for CO2 emissions for the entire Group and have been working to prevent global warming. We reduced the unit amount of CO2 emissions 1.9% in fiscal 2017 compared to the previous year and achieved our fiscal target.
Recycling of waste
NHK Spring also worked to reduce the amount of landfilling disposal of waste with the goal of achieving zero emissions and successfully reached this target at the Yokohama Office at the end of fiscal 2002. This became a company-side initiative in fiscal 2003 and was expanded and furthered by Group companies in Japan in fiscal 2005. Since fiscal 2010, we have maintained a 100% recycling rate. In addition, the amount of waste increased compared to the previous fiscal year due to sludge, chemical treatment, and the transition of some valuables to waste, but waste reduction will improve by enhancing production activities and reforming waste processing in the future.