Environmental Burden

Environmental Burden

Environmental targets / Perspective Reduction of environmental burden Management of chemical substance & resource saving Perspective Reduction of environmental burden Management of chemical substance

Reduction of environmental burden

The Kurabo Group, in the view point of global environmental conservation, is proactively implementing environmental measures in various fields, including those regarding global warming, air, water, and wastes.

Prevention of Global Warming

In addition to promoting energy-saving activities, the Group works on reduction of global greenhouse gas (CO2) by utilizing natural energy and converting fuel (heavy oil to gas), etc.  Also, we are promoting greening activity in the plant premises.
Due to the moderate economic recovery in recent years, production volumes have been on an increasing trend, so the CO2 emissions of the entire group have been increasing little by little, but energy use efficiency has improved by continuous energy saving investments. In the mid-and- long term, we have reduced CO2 emissions steadily. The reduction rate is 0.9% on average for the last 5 years. Kurabo by itself has reduced emissions by 69.6% compared to FY1990.

Transition of CO2 Emission

(1,000t-CO2)

* As the CO2 emission factor of electric power, "0.555kg-CO2/kWh" is always used in calculation of CO2 emission.

Prevention of Air Pollution and Water Pollution

Reduction of environmental burden is actively promoted for preventing air pollution and water pollution.  About air pollution, sulfur oxide (SOx) emission has decreased by converting fuel from heavy oil to gas. The emission of water pollutants (COD) has remained stable.

Transition of air pollutants

(t)

Transition of COD Emission (dye processing plants)

(t)

* SOx, NOx: Collective terms for sulfur oxides and nitrogen oxides. Typical air pollutants generated by combustion of fossil fuel
COD: Chemical oxygen demand.  Amount of oxygen required to purify waste water.  Index of water contamination

Waste Reduction and Promotion of Zero Emission

Setting zero emission as an environmental target, we have been working on recycling of waste, thus contributing to create a resources recycling society. As a result of Group-wide promotion of zero emission, the recycling rate of the whole group became stable over 97%.

Establishments achieved Zero Emission

CompanyEstablishment
Kurabo Industries Ltd.

Marugame Mill, Anjo Mill, Tokushima Plant, Neyagawa Plant, Susono Plant, Gunma Plant, Kamogata Plant, Mie Plant, Head office, Tokyo branch and Kumamoto office

TAISHOBOSEKI Industries, Ltd.
Kurabo International Co.,Ltd. Murakami Plant and Takeda Plant
Kurashiki Textile Mfg. Co., Ltd. Kurashiki Plant, Hayashima Plant and Shizuoka Plant
Tomei Kasei Co., Ltd. Nisshin Plant, Gunma Plant, Mie Plant, Toyota Plant and Saitama Plant
Kurabo Kansaikasei Co.,Ltd.
Chugoku Kasei Kogyo Co., Ltd Kurose Plant and Kamogata Plant
Sheedom Co., Ltd Kamigori Plant
Japan Jiffy Foods, Inc. Uji Plant

* Zero Emission: Recycling rate is above 98%
27 establishments achieved (all 37 establishments)

Transition of Waste Amount

(t)

Recycling rate

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