Waste Management

Waste and Recycling Measures

Waste generated from each site is separated by type and then properly treated in accordance with applicable regulations. Due to increasing production volume and the effect of redevelopment work inside the property, the amount of waste has been on the rise for the past three years.
On the other hand, we place a priority on the recycling of discharged resources as valuables wherever possible, maintaining a recycling rate of 99 percent or more.
In addition, waste disposal service providers we use are periodically inspected according to the company regulations, and the expiration dates of permits are centrally managed throughout the company to ensure legal compliance.

Changes in waste discharge in domestic production bases,
research institutions and major affiliated production companies

Creating Eco-Goods

Utilizing charcoal in an olive orchard

Utilizing charcoal in an olive orchard

One environmental activity that everyone can participate in is the sorting of paper waste from offices and plants. Sorted and recovered paper is recycled into notebooks, and is
then cycled back for use by employees. Having employees experience the benefits of environmental activities in such a tangible way helps employees become more conscious of environmental activities.
In addition, in 2011 and 2016, the olive orchard operated by the Setouchi Olive Foundation in Kagawa prefecture used charcoal generated from Shimadzu wood waste to amend their soil.
Currently, it is being used to cultivate about 1,000 olive trees.

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