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Environmental Management of the KYOCERA Document Solutions Group

In 1991, the Kyocera Group established the "Kyocera Environmental Charter," which shows its basic stance for addressing environmental problems, based on the philosophy of "Living Together," and we started environmental activities on a group-wide basis. As a member of the Kyocera Group, the Kyocera Document Solutions Group has established an "Environmental Vision", which is a more detailed version of this charter, and is engaged in environmental management that aims to achieve sustainable growth, while striking a balance between ecology and economy, based on the "Kyocera Document Solutions Group Environment Safety Policy".

Policy about Environmental Activities

In conducting business activities, through operation of the management system, Kyocera Document Solutions Group will promote efforts more actively regarding environmental issues, based on management rationale, and continuously improve environment and safety performance:

  • We will comply with all laws and regulations, matters which we have agreed to, and our own standards concerning the 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.
  • We will reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout the entire value chain and contribute to the prevention of global warming.
  • We will procure the environmentally-friendly materials, minimize the volume of the input of new resources and waste emissions and make use of sustainable resources.
  • We will promote biodiversity conservation by minimizing the negative impacts on the environment and by protecting and nurturing natural ecosystems.
  • We will promote communication with several stakeholders and participate in, and support, social contribution activities.

• Conceptual Diagram of Basic Philosophy

Conceptual Diagram of Basic Philosophy

Environmental Protection Activities in FY2018

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

1. CO2 Emissions at Various Locations (FY2018) *1

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

*1CO2 emissions derived from electricity usage

• Total CO2 Emissions by Fiscal Year for Each Location*2

Total CO2 Emissions by Fiscal Year for Each Location

*2Data since FY2015 apply to the Vietnam Plant. The data for the US and European
regions until FY2015 apply to headquarters only.

2. Electricity Usage and Industrial Waste Emissions at our Plants and Each Group (FY2018)

3. Environmental Protection Activities in Japan (FY2018)

Environmental
Goals
FY2018 Targets FY2018 Results
Contribute
to a
low-carbon
society
Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions basic unit [kg-CO2/t]
Target:1.0% reduction
(versus FY2017)
Basic unit: Toner production volume
18.6%
decrease
Reduction of electricity usage by such as introducing LED lighting and reviewing control value for equipment
Reduction in energy usage (crude oil equivalent) basic unit [kL/t]
Target: 1.0% reduction
(versus FY2017)
Basic unit: Toner production volume
20.1%
decrease
Reduction of electricity usage by such as introducing LED lighting and reviewing control value for equipment
Contribute
to a
recycling-based
society
Reduction in industrial waste emissions basic unit [kg/t]
Target: 1.0% reduction
(versus FY2017)
Basic unit: Toner production volume
44.1%
decrease
Substantial reduction of the amount of wastewater from the toner production process by improving drainage facilities
Reduction in water usage basic unit [m³/t]
Target: 1.0% reduction
(versus FY2017)
Basic unit: Toner production volume
23.3%
decrease
Reduction of the amount of water used for equipment cooling by efficiently operating production equipment according to increased production of toner

FY2019 Targets

In our group, we are working towards environmental management by setting environmental goals every year based on our environmental goals.

Environmental Goals FY2019 Targets
Contribute to a low-carbon society Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions basic unit [kg-CO2/t]
Target:1.0% reduction (versus FY2018)
Basic unit: Toner production volume
Reduction in energy usage (crude oil equivalent) basic unit [kL/t]
Target: 1.0% reduction (versus FY2018)
Basic unit: Toner production volume
Contribute to a recycling-based society Reduction in industrial waste emissions basic unit [kg/t]
Target:1.0% reduction (versus FY2018)
Basic unit: Toner production volume
Reduction in water usage basic unit [m³/t]
Target: 1.0% reduction (versus FY2018)
Basic unit: Toner production volume

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