NITTO DENKO GROUP CSR & Annual Report 2012

CSR & Annual Report 201228Environmental Performance Data– Working to prevent global warming –The Nitto Denko Group is taking steps to reduce CO2 emissions associated with our business activities in order to prevent global warming. As energy use is almost invariably accompanied by the generation of CO2, we actively strive to improve our energy efficiency and implement energy-saving activities.Total CO2 emissions in fiscal 2011 remained the same level as fiscal 2010. However, our unit CO2 emissions (CO2 emissions per 1 million yen of production output) decreased because of a loss of production output. Compared to fiscal 2005, total CO2 emissions declined by 11% (approximately 80,000 metric tons), but we will still have to implement further reduction activities. We are now tackling the development of products and processes which will be energy-efficient at the time of manufacturing. UV polymerization, employed efficiently with less energy using ultraviolet light and emulsion polymerization promising an improvement in drying efficiency, are such examples. We will implement further reductions of CO2 by means of introducing environmentally-conscious technologies.EnvironmentalConservation Activities050,000100,000150,000200,000250,000300,0000100200300400500600199081,032146,25811,41181,372126,40010,81345,163159,02210,83996,262144,75710,78978,529148,28811,38478,794146,85782,28210,482575398375325428347345201120052007200820092010(kℓ/year in crude oil equivalent)(ℓ/million yen)(FY)Nitto Denko CorporationDomestic group companiesOverseas group companiesUnit consumptionElectricityand fuel: 68%Incineration ofsolvent vapors:29%Incineration of industrial waste:3%CO2 Emissions in Fiscal 2011: 622,589 CO2-metric tons/year0200,000400,000600,000800,00005001,0001,5002,0001990231,095399,52626,443196,6201,6411,03720112005534,57426,578140,989437,19729,188240,180389,98526,632192,463403,94427,786198,108380,464194,58025,8111,4458641,0739039112007200820092010(CO2-metric tons/year)(CO2-kg/million yen)(FY)Nitto Denko CorporationDomestic group companiesOverseas group companiesUnit emissionsApproaches to Environmentally-friendly TransportationNitto Logi-com has been engaged in green logistics as a special distribution corporation of the Nitto Denko Group since fiscal 2007.Nitto Logi-com aims at a “reduction of more than 1% per year of CO2 emissions from transportation” by means of modal shifts and improving the load efficiency of its vehicles, and so on.Furthermore, in order to impart the company’s objectives to every employee, Nitto Logi-com decides on themes in each office every year. In fiscal 2011, they implemented in-house training on such issues as the legal system and introduced case examples.Example of application of “Cargo Deck” (The blue shelf is the “Cargo Deck”)[Case Examples]•Improving load efficiency by “Cargo Deck*” – reduction rate of 0.6% * Double-deck shelves for stacking freight which is unable to be stacked otherwise•Switching from air to land delivery – reduction rate of 2.7%Energy Purchased and Unit Energy Consumption (consolidated)Total and Unit CO2 Emissions (consolidated)CO2 Emissions by Source (consolidated)