Objectives and targets of environmental activities

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1. Promote measures to prevent global warming
Reduce energy consumption (expressed as carbon dioxide from power generation, gas, crude oil) on a production value unit base to the level of fiscal 1990 by 2010.

2. Improve the recycling rate
Improve the recycling rate of waste products to greater than 90% by 2010.

3. Reduce the volume of permanent disposal of waste
Reduce the volume of permanent disposal of waste products generated by the Company's facilities on a production value unit base to less than 60% of fiscal 1996 levels by 2010.

4. Design environmental conscious product
Implement an environmental design review.

5. Promote green procurement
(1) Give priority to environmental conscious products.
(2) Create a database of the environmental impact of machine parts by fiscal 2005.

6. Prevent air and water pollution
Comply with all laws and standards.

7. Reduce harmful substances
(1) Reduce the use of substances applicable to RoHS
Ensure levels of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, and PBB/PBDE in products applicable to RoHS to comply with RoHS by 2005.

(2) Implement thorough risk management of chemical substances
Manage chemical substances in accordance with laws and regulations.


* RoHS (Restriction of hazardou substances in electrical and electronic equipment) European regulations to prohibit the use of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, and two poorly combustible materials (PBB and PBDE) in electrical and electronic equipment after July 1, 2006.

*This information current as of March 31, 2005.


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