Sustainability | EnvironmentWater Resources Activities

Background of Goals

Usable water resources on the planet are limited. In view of the expected future rise in water use due to economic growth and population increases in developing countries, the availability of water has been cited as a global risk. In response to this trend, TDK set a target for reducing the volume of water used in production activities and is striving to gauge the water risk

Fiscal 2019 Goals and Achievements / Evaluations and Future Activities

Fiscal 2019 Goal Achievement
Improve water usage basic-unit by 1.5% of the previous FY Improved by 0.8% compared with the previous FY

Evaluations and Future Activities

The total amount of water usage in fiscal 2019 declined by 2.2% compared to the previous fiscal year to 16,338,000 m3. In addition, though water usage basic-unit improved by 0.8% compared to the previous fiscal year, our target was not achieved here.
From now on, TDK will conduct water-risk surveys in each country and region, consider the establishment of water-risk indicators in site catchment areas, and in particular endeavor to promote the reduction of water use in water-shortage regions.

Fiscal 2019 Concrete Progress Report

Trend of amount water usage (global)
 

Concrete Activities

TDK is promoting the effective utilization of water resources through the following activities:

  • Cyclic usage of cooling water
  • Reuse of pure water from used vacuum pumps in cooling towers
  • Use of rainwater as toilet cleansing water, etc
  • Use of recycled water in production processes
  • Reuse of water through the introduction of sand filters

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