Basic Approach to Prevention of Pollution and Resource Circulation

Prevention of Pollution

The NAGASE Group has established voluntary control values that are stricter than the standards set by the Air Pollution Control Act, Water Pollution Prevention Act, local ordinances and agreements, and is striving to adhere to them. We will work actively to reduce the release of pollutants and maintain and conserve the natural environment.

Resource Circulation

The NAGASE Group's environmental policy is to conserve resources, including energy and water, and to reduce and recycle waste. We will work toward a circular economy that aims to achieve both economic growth and a reduction in the environmental impact by reducing the amount of resources and energy input and the amount of waste generated and creating added value through recycling.

Targets and progress

Targets and results for raw material consumption and waste reduction

Disclosure item Target item Boundary Targets for FY2020 Results for FY2020
Raw materials Amount of paper used Non-consolidated (Tokyo Head Office) Qualitative:
In accordance with the NAGASE Group Environmental Policy (2. Promoting Environmentally Conscious Businesses), we will work to reduce paper consumption at offices.
Qualitative:
Achievement

Quantitative:
Achievement
65% reduction
(Year-on-year change)
Waste General office waste
Recycling rate
Non-consolidated (Tokyo Head Office) Qualitative :
In accordance with the NAGASE Group Environmental Policy (2. Promoting Environmentally Conscious Businesses), we will work to improve the recycling rate at offices.

Quantitative :
Recycling rate of 80% or more
Quantitative:
Achievement
82.4%
Amount of general office waste Non-consolidated (Tokyo Head Office) Qualitative: In accordance with the NAGASE Group Environmental Policy (2. Promoting Environmentally Conscious Businesses), we will work to reduce the amount of waste generated at offices. -

For data on the amount of paper used, recycling rates, and amount of general office waste, please click here.

Support for the United Nations Food Systems Summit (FSS)

Hayashibara Co., Ltd.

Hayashibara Co., Ltd. has expressed its support for the United Nations Food Systems Summit (FSS), which is held to promote the transformation of the food system into a sustainable one and concrete actions toward the achievement of all sustainable development goals. Hayashibara will contribute to the realization of a sustainable food system, especially food security covering both quality (nutrition) and quantity (supply), in order to enrich the health of all life and future food. Hayashibara will promote the development of nutritious food products by utilizing the company's long-cultivated strengths in enzyme utilization technology and ingredients naturally derived from biotechnology. Hayashibara will also work to secure stable food supplies by reducing food loss and improving the productivity of agricultural and livestock products.

Efforts for Recycling of Industrial Waste by Hayashibara Co., Ltd.

Hayashibara is actively involved in recycling the waste generated at each of its production sites. For example, metal waste from manufacturing equipment is provided to metal recycling companies, and wastewater sludge from wastewater purification facilities is provided as raw materials to companies that manufacture fertilizers and manure. As a result, the recycling rate of industrial waste at Hayashibara Corporation has been approximately 98% at each production site.

Targets and results for pollution

Disclosure item Target item Boundary Targets for FY2020 Results for FY2020
Contamination New investment Non-consolidated Qualitative:
In accordance with the NAGASE Group Environmental Policy (1. Compliance with environmental laws and regulations), we will strive to prevent pollution by controlling the emission of pollutants, and comply with environment-related laws, ordinances, and other laws and regulations in the promotion of our business activities.
Achievement
Production Group Qualitative:
In accordance with the NAGASE Group Environmental Policy (2. Promoting Environmentally Conscious Businesses), we will strive to prevent pollution by controlling emissions of pollutants at production sites, and conduct production activities.
Achievement

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Examples of initiatives

Prevention of air pollution and offensive odors by Aience Inc’s Deoriser

The NAGASE Group recognizes that providing solutions to prevent air pollution and offensive odors at production sites as an important issue. Deoriser, a scrubber (a device to prevent air pollution and bad odor) developed by Aience Inc, an affiliate company of NAGASE Group, uses a cartridge-type screen that enables 100% gas-liquid contact with a water film. This is a high-performance scrubber that is friendly to the global environment. It shuts out exhaust gas with a water film of around 40mm, and is equipped with Aquablaster, which has an established reputation in wastewater treatment, to prevent water decomposition and enable long-term use of recycling water. It has been adopted by many factories and can be used for a wide range of odorous substances. We will continue to contribute to pollution prevention by popularizing and promoting Deoriser.

Received the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency Director General Award, the 47th Excellent Environmental Equipment Award

Aience Inc's Deoriser received the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency Director General Award, the 47th Excellent Environmental Equipment Award. For more information, please click here.

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Building a sustainable food system through the use of TREHA®

The NAGASE Group considers the establishment of a sustainable food system as an important issue. TREHA® provided by Hayashibara, a Group company, is making a significant contribution to improving food production volume and reducing food waste in the food production, processing, distribution, and consumption processes of the food system. The functions of TREHA® are as follows: in food production, as feed for livestock and fertilizer for crops, TREHA® contributes to the growth of agricultural products; in distribution, it contributes to the stabilization of the organization of vegetables and fruits, and maintains moisture and freshness for a longer time. We will continue to contribute to resource recycling by building a sustainable food system utilizing TREHA®.

TREHA

Data on prevention of pollution and resource circulation