Resource Conservation

Volume of Waste Generated

The volume of waste generated by the Nisshinbo Group was 67.6 thousand tons, down 9% year on year due to the transfer of the Group’s papers business. The volume of waste generated per unit of sales also dropped 6% to 0.132 tons per million yen.

Excluding the papers business, the volume of waste generated rose 4% year on year along with a slight rise in volume of waste per unit of sales. The Group’s recycling rate was 83.5%, up 0.6% year on year.

Trends in the Volume of Waste Generated and Volume of Waste Generated per Unit of Sales

Trends in the Volume of Waste Generated and Volume of Waste Generated per Unit of Sales

Trends in the Recycling Volume and Recycling Rates

Trends in the Recycling Volume and Recycling Rates

Zero Emissions

Throughout the Group, we are working toward zero emissions (a recycling ratio of 99% or more). Out of our locations that generated 10 or more tons of waste in fiscal 2017, 20 locations achieved zero emissions, up from 18 in fiscal 2016.

Sites that have Achieved Zero Emissions

Nisshinbo Holdings Inc. R&D Center
Nisshinbo Holdings Inc. Tokushima Plant
Nisshinbo Holdings Inc. Fujieda Plant
Nagano Japan Radio Co., Ltd. Head Office & Factory
Ueda Japan Radio Co., Ltd. Head Office / Factory
JRC Tokki Co., Ltd.
Japan Radio Glass Co., Ltd.
Alphatron Marine Beheer B.V.
New Japan Radio Co., Ltd. Kawagoe Works
SAGA ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
NJR FUKUOKA CO., LTD.
Nisshinbo Brake Inc. Tatebayashi Plant
Nisshinbo Brake Inc. Toyota Plant
Nanbu Plastics Co., Ltd. Head Office and Techno Center
Nisshinbo Chemical Inc. Chiba Plant
Nisshinbo Chemical Inc. Tokushima Plant
Nisshinbo Chemical Inc. Toke Development Center
Nisshinbo Textile Inc. Tokushima Plant
Nisshinbo Do Brasil Industria Textil LTDA.
PT. Naigai Shirts Indonesia

Trends in Volume of Waste Generated by Business and Recycling Rate by Business

The Nisshinbo Group has set the target of achieving a 95% recycling rate by fiscal 2025. To this end, we are engaging in initiatives to reduce the amount of waste generated by each business.

Trends in Volume of Waste Generated by Business and Recycling Rate by Business

Trends in Volume of Waste Generated by Business and Recycling Rate by Business

* This drop in recycling rate for the chemicals business is due to routine repairs at the Company’s recycling and disposal contractor.