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TDK begins operation with 100% renewable energy at four plants in Japan

  • Achieving both a sustainable society and corporate growth
  • Total of five plants operate with 100% electricity derived from renewable energy in Japan

March 18, 2022

TDK Corporation (TSE: 6762) announces that the company will commence operation with 100% green power provided by renewable energy at four electronic components plants in Japan, starting from April 2022, by subscribing to Yorisou renewable energy supplied by Tohoku Electric Power Co., Ltd.. Targets are Inakura Factory (Nikaho City, Akita Prefecture) and Iwaki Factory (Yurihonjo City, Akita Prefecture) of TDK Akita Corporation, and Sakata Factory (Sakata City, Yamagata Prefecture) and Tsuruoka East Factory (Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture) of TDK Shonai Corporation.
Adding these four plants to TDK-Lambda Corporation's Nagaoka Technical Center (Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture), which is a manufacturing base for power sources for industrial machinery that has been using renewable energy since July 2021, approximately 9% of total electricity consumption is expected to come from renewable energy.

In TDK Environmental Vision 2035, the Company has stated its aims of achieving social value (enhancing the social value of the company) and realizing a sustainable and prosperous society for all people by operating with an environmental load that does not disturb the natural cycle. The Company is taking action with a goal of achieving at least 50% renewable energy of total electricity consumption by fiscal 2025. As part of this initiative, TDK Corporation's four plants will convert the electricity used into renewable energy and reduce its CO2 emissions to zero. The company will continue pursuing initiatives to expand the introduction of renewable energy at its domestic and overseas manufacturing facilities.

The TDK Group will continue its activities aimed at minimizing its global environmental footprint, such as reducing CO2 emissions, water consumption and wastewater quantities associated with production activities, in all its business activities with a view towards sustainable development. Through these activities, the company will work diligently to realize the TDK Group's sustainability vision, "Technology for the well-being of all."

(Supplement) Four plants to introduce renewable energy

Factory Location Major products
Inakura Factory, TDK Akita Corporation Nikaho City, Akita Prefecture Ferrite cores
Iwaki Factory, TDK Akita Corporation Yurihonjo City, Akita Prefecture Plating of electronic components, etc.
Sakata Factory, TDK Shonai Corporation Sakata City, Yamagata Prefecture Inductors
Tsuruoka East Factory, TDK Shonai Corporation Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture Thin film power inductors

About TDK Corporation

TDK Corporation is a world leader in electronic solutions for the smart society based in Tokyo, Japan. Built on a foundation of material sciences mastery, TDK welcomes societal transformation by resolutely remaining at the forefront of technological evolution and deliberately “Attracting Tomorrow.” It was established in 1935 to commercialize ferrite, a key material in electronic and magnetic products. TDK's comprehensive, innovation-driven portfolio features passive components such as ceramic, aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors, as well as magnetics, high-frequency, and piezo and protection devices. The product spectrum also includes sensors and sensor systems such as temperature and pressure, magnetic, and MEMS sensors. In addition, TDK provides power supplies and energy devices, magnetic heads and more. These products are marketed under the product brands TDK, EPCOS, InvenSense, Micronas, Tronics and TDK-Lambda. TDK focuses on demanding markets in automotive, industrial and consumer electronics, and information and communication technology. The company has a network of design and manufacturing locations and sales offices in Asia, Europe, and in North and South America. In fiscal 2021, TDK posted total sales of USD 13.3 billion and employed about 129,000 people worldwide.

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Mr. Yoichi OSUGA TDK Corporation
Tokyo, Japan
+81 3 6778-1055 pr@jp.tdk.com

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