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Environmental Management of the KYOCERA Document Solutions Group

Under the corporate motto "Respect the Divine and Love People," the Kyocera Group has focused all corporate activities on three pillars of coexistence (Living Together): Coexisting with Our Community, Coexisting with Global Society, and Coexisting with Nature. The entire Kyocera Group is committed to environmental management and aims for sustainable corporate development while striving to combine the goals of ecology and economy. The Kyocera Group has placed the concept of "Living Together with our society, our global community and nature" (Living Together), at the core of all our business activities, and worked on environmental management that aims for sustainable development as a whole group while pursuing both ecology and economy harmony.

Policy in Environmental Activities

  1. 1Compliance with legal and other matters
  • We will comply with all laws and regulations, matters which we have agreed to, and our own standards concerning the environment.
  1. 2Provision of the products which contribute to the global environment
  • We will research, develop and expand the products which contribute to the improvement of the global environment and reduce the environmental loads throughout their life cycle.
  1. 3Contribution to a sustainable society
  • We will reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout the entire value chain and contribute to the realization of decarbonized society.
  • We will procure the environmentally-friendly resources, minimize the volume of the input of new resources and waste emissions and make use of sustainable resources.
  • We will strive to prevent environmental pollution by the appropriate management of chemical substances in all processes.
  • We will promote biodiversity conservation by minimizing the negative impacts on the environment and by protecting and nurturing natural ecosystems.
  1. 4Implementation of communication with stakeholders
  • We will promote communication with several stakeholders and participate in, and support, social contribution activities.
  1. 5Operation of the environmental management system
  • In conducting business activities, through operation of the management system, we will promote efforts regarding environment, based on management rationale, and continuously improve environment performance.

Environmental Prevention Activities in FY2020

Most of our business sites including plants all around the world, have acquired ISO14001 certification. We continually conduct environmental preservation activities, including energy conservation activities, in order to prevent global warming and resource conservation activities. We globally comply with the laws and regulations regarding the environment, including air and water.

1. CO2 Emissions in Various Locations (FY2020)*1

******CO2 emissions derived from electricity usage

*1CO2 emissions derived from electricity usage

• Total CO2 Emissions by Fiscal Year of Each Location

Total CO2 Emissions by Fiscal Year for Each Location

2. Electricity Usage and Industrial Waste Emissions in the Plants and Each Group (FY2020)

3. Environmental Prevention Activities of Globally Unified EMS*2 (FY2020)

*2EMS stands for Environmental Management System which covers Hirakata plant, Tamaki plant, Osaka Head Quarters of Kyocera Document Solutions Japan, China Plant and Vietnam Plant.

Environmental
Goals
Target in FY2020 Result in FY2020
Contribution
to low-carbon
society
Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions basic unit [kg-CO2/t]
Target: 2.0% Reduction (compared to FY2019)
Basic unit: Toner production volume
8.7%
Reduction
Reduction in electricity usage by updating to the highly efficient equipment
Reduction in energy usage (crude oil equivalent) basic unit [kL/t]
Target: 2.0% reduction (compared to FY2019)
Basic unit: Toner production volume
11.4%
Reduction
Reduction in electricity usage by updating to highly efficient equipment
Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions [t-CO2]
Target: Reducing 570 [t-CO2] of CO2
366[t-CO2] Reduction Introduction of LED lightings, improvement of power factor at substations, etc.
Contribution
to recycling
society
Reduction in industrial waste emissions basic unit [kg/t]
Target: 1.0% reduction (compared to FY2019)
Basic unit: Toner production volume
0.1%
Increase
Increase in waste emissions from manufacturing process in accordance with an increased production
Reduction in water usage basic unit [m³/t]
Target: 1.0% reduction (compared to FY2019)
Basic unit: Toner production volume
12.8%
Reduction
Reduction in water used in manufacturing process resulting in the improvement of production efficiency of new toner
Implementation of activities leading biodiversity conservation 9 done activities Removal of Non-native species in Lake Biwa, Adopt a River program along Hotani River in Hirakata City, etc.

Environmental Targets of Globally Unified EMS in FY2021

We are working on environmental management by setting environmental goals every year.

Environmental Goals Targets in FY2021
Contribution to low-carbon society Reduction in energy usage (crude oil equivalent) basic unit [kL/t]
Target: 2.0% reduction (compared to FY2020)
Basic unit: Toner production volume
Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions [t-CO2]
Target: Implementation of measures to reduce 671 [t-CO2] of CO2
Contribution to recycling society Implementation of measures to reduce industrial waste emissions
Target: Implementation of measures to reduce the basic unit of industrial waste emissions by an equivalent of 1% compared to the previous FY
Basic unit: Toner production volume
Implementation of measures to reduce water usage
Target: Implementation of measures to reduce basic unit of water usage by an equivalent of 1% compared to the previous FY
Basic unit: Toner production volume
Development and implementation of action plans concerning biodiversity
Development and implementation of action plans concerning measures to reduce plastics

In addition, we have started promoting to update the energy-saving equipment and utilize renewable energy for achieving the targets according to the Paris Agreement which define the international framework for countermeasures against global warming and we have set the long-term target to achieve 30% reduction of CO2 emissions by FY2031 compared to FY2021.

• Long-term Targets in Reducing CO2 Emissions

Long-term Targets of Reducing CO2 Emissions
*The scope who share the target are all the office of Kyocera Document Solutions group in Japan except sales and service related site. This target includes greenhouse gas emissions with gas consumptions as well as the ones as well as electricity consumptions.

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