Environmental Management Programs

Environmental Management Programs (Abstract of major goals of environmental technical committee sections)

Self-assessment rating: Excellent: Goals achieved with excellent results, Good: Goals achieved with good results, Fair: Goals not achieved

FY 2019 Results Self-
FY 2020 Targets
  • By implementing measures to reduce energy consumption, and start using renewable energies, and so on, Shimadzu Group reduced CO2 emissions from energy usage to 45,755 tons, versus a target of 47,181 tons.
  • The CO2 emission intensity was 11.9 tons per 100 million yen in sales, which is a decrease of approximately 3% from the previous year.
    (Shimadzu’s internal electric power-to-CO2 conversion factor was applied for both values.)
  • In order to achieve a 30% reduction in FY2030 compared to FY2017, Shimadzu Group's energy-induced CO2 emissions will be kept below 46,358 tons.
    (In-house value is used for power conversion coefficient)
  • With a 99.67 % recycling rate of waste output achieved by prioritizing selling or otherwise reusing waste as valuable resources, we maintained a recycling rate that was above the zero emissions level (above 99 %).
  • Maintain the zero emissions level
Hazardous Chemical Substances
  • The risks from hazardous chemical substances were reduced by implementing workshops to share internal and external information such as revised laws/regulations and case studies within Shimadzu.
  • Measures to reduce the quantity of hazardous chemical substances used and stored, and measures to consider, try and action of alternatives were implemented.
  • Implement workshops for chemical substances management
  • Proper management and disposal of certain fluorocarbon-containing equipment
  • We were able to achieve the goal of the final year of the med-term management plan that the amount of CO2 reduced by contributing products exceeded the one  Shimadzu Group emitted from its business activities.
  • In order to further promote environmental contribution of products, it was decided to obligate to calculate CO2 emissions throughout the life cycle of all new products.
  • Promote achievement of eco-friendly standards for all new products to be developed and sharing of information for that purpose
  • Continue to promote registration of the eco-friendly certified products as ”Eco-Products Plus”

Compliance with Environmental Laws and Regulations, Responding to Complaints, etc.

There were no serious violations of environmental laws, regulations or rules during FY 2019. There were no payments of environmental fines or additional charges, either.
On the other hand, there were two complaints about site boundaries and planting from neighboring residents at the two offices, but we set up briefing sessions and cleaned up and responded appropriately.

Environmental Education