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For the Environment Environmental Management Systems and Environmental Efficiency Indices

Kaneka Group operates based on ISO 14001 and Eco-Action 21 standards.
We also use the Japan Environmental Policy Priorities Index (JEPIX) to assess the total environmental impact of our business, in the context of aiming for a sustainable society.


Environmental Management Systems

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Kaneka Group operates based on ISO 14001 and Eco-Action 21 environmental management systems, with the aim of reducing environmental impacts, preventing environmental problems, and responding quickly if any problems arise.

■ Parent and Group Company Certification under ISO 14001

Business Sites and Group CompaniesRegistration DateRegistration No.
Shiga PlantMarch 23, 1998JCQA-E-0015
Osaka PlantApril 5, 1999JCQA-E-0053
Kashima PlantApril 5, 1999JCQA-E-0054
Takasago PlantJanuary 11, 2000JCQA-E-0105
Tochigi Kaneka Co., Ltd.April 23, 2001JCQA-E-0256
Osaka Synthetic Chemical Laboratories, Inc.January 28, 2002JCQA-E-0343
Tatsuta Chemical Co., Ltd.April 19, 2004JCQA-E-0553
Showa Kaseikogyo Co., Ltd.January 10, 2008E0062
Vienex CorporationDecember 8, 2010JSA-E1511
Kaneka Solartech CorporationJune 24, 2011JQA-EM6704
Sanvic Inc.September 15, 2011JMAQA-E841
Kaneka Belgium N.V.September 15, 201597 EMS 002f
Kaneka (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.January 10, 2013ER0523
Kaneka Paste Polymers Sdn. Bhd.January 7, 2013ER0523
Kaneka Eperan Sdn. Bhd.January 10, 2013ER0523
Kaneka Innovative Fibers Sdn. Bhd.January 10, 2013ER0523
Kaneka Apical Malaysia Sdn.Bhd.January 30, 2015ER0916

■ Eco-Action 21 Certification

Group CompanyCertification and Registration DateCertification and Registration No.
Kyushu Kanelite Co., Ltd.June 15, 20070001637
Kaneka Hokkaido Styrol Co., Ltd.September 3, 20070001805
Kaneka Medix CorporationSeptember 28, 20070001893
Hokkaido Kanelite Co., Ltd.October 2, 20070001905
Kaneka Tohoku Styrol Co., Ltd.Aomori PlantFebruary 2, 20090003274
Nagashima Shokuhin Co., Ltd.November 18, 20080003093
Kaneka Foam Plastics Co., Ltd.Moka PlantJanuary 16, 20090003247
Kaneka Chubu Styrol Co., Ltd.February 9, 20110006600
Tokyo Kaneka Foods Manufacturing CorporationMarch 31, 20090003473
Taiyo Yushi CorporationMarch 31, 20090003575
Kaneka Foods Manufacturing CorporationApril 2, 20090003491
Kaneka Sun Spice CorporationApril 22, 20090003556
Kaneka Nishinippon Styrol Co., Ltd. Headquarters, Saga Plant, Kagoshima Plant, and Nagasaki PlantJuly 31, 20090003949
Kanto Styrene Co., Ltd.August 11, 20090004035
Kaneka Kanto Styrol Co., Ltd.October 15, 20090004259
OLED Aomori Co., Ltd.December 8, 20140010329
Kochi Styrol Co., Ltd.February 12, 20160011039

Environmental Compliance

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Kaneka Group continues working to reduce environmental risks through various means, including ISO 14001 internal audits and CSR safety and quality inspections, to check compliance with environmental regulations and legislation such as the Air Pollution Control Act and the Water Pollution Control Act, and with criteria in agreements with local governments.

Environmental Efficiency

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We assess the environmental impacts of our production activities using Environmental Impact Points (EIP), which are compiled using the JEPIX methodology (see note 1), and we use those points to assess our environmental efficiency (see note 2). Our total environmental impact in fiscal 2015 decreased 6.1% from the previous year, to 4.6 billion EIPs, while our environmental efficiency improved by 3.8%, as we reduced emissions of hazardous air pollutants and the impact on marine environment.


1. The Japan Environmental Policy Priorities Index (JEPIX) methodology involves the calculation of an "eco-factor" coefficient for each emitted substance that has an environmental impact, using a ratio of the annual target for emissions under national environmental policies versus actual annual emissions ("Distance to Target"). The eco-factors are then multiplied by a quantity for each environmental impact to produce a single integrated index known as Environmental Impact Points (EIP). Calculations of eco-factors are done by the JEPIX Project (www.jepix.org, in Japanese).

2. Environmental efficiency is a yardstick to measure efforts to maximize value while minimizing environmental impacts, with the aim of achieving sustainable growth. Kaneka calculates this by dividing net sales (yen) by the EIP.

■ Environmental Efficiency

■ Details of Total Environmental Impact

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The total environmental impact declined due to decreases in COD, nitrogen, and phosphorus discharge to coastal waters, as well as lower emissions of hazardous air pollutants. We will continue working to reduce total environmental impacts and improve environmental efficiency by upgrading our facilities.

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