The Nisshinbo Group’s Promotion of Environmental Management

The Nisshinbo Group is aiming to increase corporate value as a more united corporate group by realizing its Corporate Philosophy — “Change and Challenge! For the creation of the future of Earth and People.” As anEnvironment and Energy Company group, we will continue to offer new products and systems that help protect the environment, save energy and create alternative sources of energy, while also providing solutions that address some of the greatest issues faced by humanity today, such as environmental destruction and natural disasters caused by climate change, to make life safer and more secure for people everywhere.

Medium-term Environmental Targets: Key Themes and Results

Step up activities to maintain biodiversity

Targets for the fiscal year ended December 2018 Deploy model businesses that put priority on conserving
the ecosystem
Fiscal period ended December 2018 (adjusted*) Currently being implemented at nine business sites
Performance

Number of business sites decreased by one due to the sale of
the Toyota plant of Nisshinbo Brake Inc.

Targets for the fiscal year ending December 2021 More than five business sites overseas

Water usage per unit of sales (new category)

Targets for the fiscal year ended December 2018
Fiscal period ended December 2018 (adjusted*)
Performance
Targets for the fiscal year ending December 2021 Reduction of 3% or more compared with fiscal year ended March 2018

Promote Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs)

Targets for the fiscal year ended December 2018 Ratio of total sales: 40% or more
Fiscal period ended December 2018 (adjusted*) Ratio of total sales: 26%
Performance

Target not achieved as the papers business was trending ahead of its targets, but the business was sold.

Targets for the fiscal year ending December 2021 Ratio of total sales: 50% or more

Increase the sales ratio for products that contribute to a sustainable society

Targets for the fiscal year ended December 2018 Ratio of total sales: 40% or more
Fiscal period ended December 2018 (adjusted*) Ratio of total sales: 48%
Performance
Targets for the fiscal year ending December 2021 Ratio of total sales: 55% or more

Reduce energy consumption per unit of sales

Targets for the fiscal year ended December 2018 Reduction of 5% or more compared with fiscal year ended March 2015
Fiscal period ended December 2018 (adjusted*) Energy usage reduced by 5% compared with fiscal year ended March 2015
Performance
Targets for the fiscal year ending December 2021 Reduction of 10% or more compared with fiscal year ended March 2015

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions per unit of sales

Targets for the fiscal year ended December 2018 Reduction of 5% or more compared with fiscal year ended March 2015
Fiscal period ended December 2018 (adjusted*) Emissions of greenhouse gases reduced by 4% compared with fiscal year ended March 2015
Performance

Target not achieved due to overseas expansion in the precision instruments business and large orders for insulation materials for LNG carriers in the chemicals business.

Targets for the fiscal year ending December 2021 Reduction of 10% or more compared with fiscal year ended March 2015

Reduce the volume of PRTR substance emissions per unit of sales

Targets for the fiscal year ended December 2018 Reduction of 10% or more compared with fiscal year ended March 2015
Fiscal period ended December 2018 (adjusted*) Emissions of PRTR substances reduced by 36% compared with fiscal year ended March 2015
Performance
Targets for the fiscal year ending December 2021 Reduction of 10% or more compared with fiscal year ended March 2018

Improve the recycling rate

Targets for the fiscal year ended December 2018 90% or more
Fiscal period ended December 2018 (adjusted*) 77%
Performance
Target not achieved as the Company was unable to identify highly reliable recycling contractors overseas. 
Targets for the fiscal year ending December 2021 Recycling rate 90% or more

* For reference purposes, performance versus benchmarks has been adjusted to reflect a 12-month fiscal period.

Long-term Environmental Targets
(fiscal year ending December 2025)

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 year ended March 2015

Improve the recycling

ratio to 95% or more

Sustainability

Solar power generation in the Nisshinbo Group

We are actively installing solar power generation systems at business sites that require large amounts of energy, such as facilities that use thermal processing.
In the fiscal period ended December 2018, installation work was mainly carried out at domestic sites, resulting in total solar power generation of 3.8GWh.