At JRC we have been conducting our business in an environmental conscious manner in accordance with the basic philosophy of our environmental policy, which is to recognize that conserving the global environment is one of the most important issues facing humanity, and take conservation of the environment into account in every stage of our operations.
We position challenging environmental issue as one of important themes reflecting the societal responsibility of enterprises. Under these circumstances, concrete actions such as the development of resource conservation technologies have become necessary as environmental challenges to realize a resource-recycling (sustainable) society. Regulations to conserve energy, reduce industrial waste and intensified control of volatile organic compounds (VOC) at manufacturing plants (sites) must be strengthened, while RoHS Directives are enforced on products in Europe and China. It is anticipated that a variety of forms of product regulations will be enforced and/or implemented.
We base our challenges for the environment on ISO14001 and are putting it into practice to increase environmentally conscious design products and to engage in environmentally conscious production as the president policy of this fiscal year. In concrete terms, we have established the 6 objectives in the environmental plan of this fiscal year such as "expansion of environmentally conscious design products", "promotion of green procurement" and "taking further global warming countermeasures ". We are going to achieve the challenges one by one by working on the increase of RoHS compatible products and such products compatible with the self-declaration (Type II Environment Label) in the area of technological development, reduction of industrial waste emissions in the area of production and reduction of energy consumption over the company.
Now, in the actual performance of fiscal 2007, the reduction target of energy consumption for the year was achieved in the environmental conservation activity of the manufacturing plants. In terms of activities intended to reduce the environmental impact of products, some products had become compatible with the Type II Environment Label and also some already-designed products had become compatible with RoHS.
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Finally, to continue our environmental conservation activities, we need your opinions in addition to our information disclosure. We would be delighted to hear your comments or opinions about our environmental activities.