The Tamaki Plant is actively engaged in environmental preservation activities including efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and effective use of resources in order to realize the philosophy of Living Together, specifically "Coexisting with Our Community, Coexisting with Global Society and Coexisting with Nature."
In FY2017, following on from the previous year, a central air-conditioning system installed in 1986 was replaced with a state-of-the-art individual air-conditioning system of improved efficiency, with the aim of achieving an annual energy saving of 56,000 kWh.
With the expansion of the production volume of the plant, the amount of industrial waste emissions tends to increase year by year. However, we set an annual reduction target and every year we have been reducing the amount of industrial waste produced. With regard to the recycling of waste toners (toners that were unfit for market release at the time of production) that has been taking place since 2012, the plant is able to improve the recycling into valuable materials ratio to over 70%. Moreover, by strict sorting of waste plastics, we can convert over 70% of such waste into plastic raw materials (valuable materials).