Sustainability Initiatives

Our manufacturing plants are located in Shibukawa City in Gunma Prefecture and Kurashiki City in Okayama Prefecture, and we are working to reduce water intake by promoting the use of recycled cooling water.

Shibukawa Plant

With the exception of a few byproducts, the products manufactured at the Shibukawa Plant do not contain any water, and the water withdrawn is mainly used for cooling and heating the manufacturing process, and almost all of it is discharged under strict water quality control by reducing the amount of water withdrawn through recycling.

[Water intake]

(Unit: 1,000 m3)
FY
2018
FY
2019
FY
2020
Water intake Service water 254 270 300
Industrial water 11,594 11,500 11,384
Ground water 1,274 1,277 1,279
Total 13,122 13,047 12,963

Mizushima Plant

The Mizushima Plant, like the Shibukawa Plant, uses most of its industrial water for cooling its facilities.

Cooling water is circulated using cooling towers to reduce the amount of water taken.

[Water intake and discharge]

(Unit: 1,000 m3) *Water consumption volume = water intake - water discharge
FY
2018
FY
2019
FY
2020
Water intake Service water 44 45 41
Industrial water 786 783 842
Total 830 828 883
Water discharge 747 752 829
Water consumption volume* 83 76 54