Environmental Activities

The Nisshinbo Group's Efforts on the SDGs

The objectives of the Nisshinbo Group are aligned with those of the SDGs. The Group aims to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs through its business activities.
The Group frames specific goals to which it can contribute, bearing all of the SDGs in mind. As our business activities are centered on manufacturing, we believe that the following four goals stand at the core of our business activities.

SDGs Goals deploy involved in Our Businesses

  • 6. Clean Water and Sanitation

    Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

  • 9. Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

    Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

  • 12. Responsible consumption, production

    Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

  • 13. Climate action

    Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

For details about the core SDGs goals and specific environmental activities of the Nisshinbo Group, please refer to "Core SDGs Goals and Targets and the Nisshinbo Group's Activities" in the sections on Energy Conservation, Climate-Change Countermeasures, Life Cycle Assessment, Resource Conservation, Water Resources, Chemical Substance Management, and Transport Volumes.

Environmental Disclosure

The Nisshinbo Group is revising the content it discloses in its integrated reports and on its website to meet the disclosure requirements listed in Environmental Reporting Guidelines 2018, published by the Ministry of the Environment on June 29, 2018.

Items to be reported according to Environmental Reporting Guidelines 2018

(1) Top management’s commitments
(2) Governance
(3) Stakeholder engagement
(4) Risk management
(5) Business model
(6) Value chain management
(7) Long-term vision
(8) Strategy
(9) Methodology fort identifying material environmental issues
(10) The entity’s material environmental issues
Management orientation Soundness of the organizational structure Environmental performance information

Initiatives for Medium-and Long-Term Environmental Targets

The Nisshinbo Group has established key performance indicators (KPIs) for medium-and long-term environmental targets, and the Group is working together as a team to achieve them. We are engaged in a variety of activities aimed at achieving medium-and long-term environmental targets in our business activities.

Long-Term Environmental Targets (for Fiscal 2025)

The Nisshinbo Group’s long-term environmental targets for fiscal 2025 are as follows.

  • Increase the ratio of products that contribute to a sustainable society to
    65%
    or more of total sales

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions per unit of sales by
    15%
    or more compared with fiscal 2014

  • Improve the recycling ratio to
    95%
    or more

Fourth Medium-Term Environmental Targets (FY2019-2021) and FY2019 Results

Key Action Items Fiscal 2021 Target Fiscal 2019 Results
Reinforcement of the maintenance of biodiversity Implement at more than 5 overseas sites Activities underway at 2 sites*1
Reduce water usage per unit of sales Reduce by 3% or more compared to fiscal 2017 Down by 16% compared to fiscal 2017
Promote Life Cycle Assessment*2 (LCA) 50% or more of total sales 33% of total sales
Improvement of the sales percentage by the products that contribute to the development of the sustainable society 55% or more of total sales 50% of total sales
Reduction of the energy consumption per unit of sales Reduce by 10% or more compared to fiscal 2014 Down by 5% compared to fiscal 2014
Reduction of greenhouse gas*3 emissions per unit of sales Reduce by 10% or more compared to fiscal 2014 Down by 7% compared to fiscal 2014
Reduction of the volume of PRTR*4 substance emissions per unit of sales Reduce by 10% or more compared to fiscal 2017 Down by 22% compared to fiscal 2017
Improvement of recycling rate*5 (Recycling rate is calculated as follows: "the amount of recycling" divided by "the amount of total waste generation including the amount of recycling") Increase the recycling rate to 90% or more Improved recycling rate to 82%

*1 Started activities at Shenzhen NJRC Technology Co., Ltd. (China) and PT. Nikawa Textile Industry (Indonesia).

*2 Life cycle assessment (LCA): Understanding of environmental load, through the life cycle of a product, from raw materials, to production, use, and finally to disposal.

*3 We use the CO2 greenhouse gas emission factor announced by the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

*4 PRTR substances: Substances subject to the Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) system pursuant to the “Act on the Confirmation, etc. of Release Amounts of Specific Chemical Substances in the Environment and Promotion of Improvements to the Management Thereof” and reports of their amounts of release and transfer must be filed.

*5 Excluding landfill waste at the now-closed Miai Plant.