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Environmental Activities throughout Life-cycle Perspective

Group-Wide Activities from a Lifecycle Perspective

Within TDK Environmental Vision 2035, the declaration is made to reduce the environmental load from a lifecycle perspective. This represents an initiative not limited to measures at the manufacturing stage in factories and the use stage for customers, aspects outlined in the conventional TDK Environmental Action 2020 policy. To expand in this way, we deem it critical for all TDK Group employees to share the same vision and move forward with the same objectives in mind. The “revitalizing and protecting the global environment” expressed in this corporate vision refers to the skillful operation of our business hand in hand with the natural environment. Without that commitment, there will be no sustainable development on the horizon. The entire Group shares an Arubeki-Sugata (ideal process) and undertakes voluntary initiatives in pursuit of that vision.

Initiatives from a Lifecycle Perspective and the Concept of Environmental Load

TDK conducts business on a global scale, and as a result, in order to reduce environmental impact, initiatives are needed that not only reduce our own environmental load but cover the entire value chain, as well.
Presented here are the environmental considerations and main initiatives that TDK views from a lifecycle perspective and an overview of environmental load. Investigations regarding environmental load are being conducted to establish criteria for the TDK Environmental Vision 2035.

Initiatives from a Lifecycle Perspective and the Concept of Environmental Load

Procurement

Environmental considerations

TDK is promoting green procurement and eliminating the use of restricted substances, while also taking measures to reduce suppliers' environmental impact.

Environmental load

7,964,779 t-CO2※1

Main initiatives

Promoting environmental activities by suppliers

Since fiscal 2018, TDK has conducted surveys of suppliers with a focus on production materials to ascertain with specificity the status of environmental activities and responses to climate change. A survey of suppliers of production materials in Japan was conducted in fiscal 2018, and we plan to expand the survey to China in fiscal 2019.

Development and Manufacturing

Environmental considerations

TDK is promoting environmentally conscious design through product assessments and reducing environmental loads during manufacturing by cutting down on energy and resource use.

Environmental load

1,669,733 t-CO2※2

Main initiatives

Logistics

Environmental considerations

TDK is working with customers to reduce environmental load on top of enhancing in-house logistical efficiencies.

Environmental load

277,621 t-CO2※3

Main initiatives

Use

Environmental considerations

TDK is producing eco-friendly products to help customers reduce their environmental load, while promoting understanding of the value of doing so.

Environmental load

12,521,378 t-CO2※4

Main initiatives

Disposal

Environmental considerations

TDK is using recyclable materials and designing products for easy disassembly in consideration of the disposal of products at the end of their lifetime.

Environmental load

(TDK does not directly dispose of products, so this item does not apply)

Main initiatives

Breakdown of Environmental Load (CO2Emissions)

 
  • *1: Category 1 of Scope 3
  • *2: Scope 1, Scope 2
  • *3: Category 4 of Scope 3
  • *3: Category 11 of Scope 3

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