Sustainability | EnvironmentEffective Use of Resources
- Background of the Goals
- Fiscal 2019 Goals and Achievements / Evaluations and Future Activities
- Specific Progress Report for FY2019
- Concrete Activities
Background of the Goals
While we are required to effectively use limited resources and contribute to a recycling-oriented society, we achieved TDK’s zero emissions* by FY2006 and have been continuing the promotion of efforts to maintain that level. Also, from the viewpoint of the effective use of resources, we are promoting initiatives to control the generation of waste at TDK.
- At TDK, zero emission is defined as not processing any waste discharged from business sites by simple incineration treatments or placing it into landfills and eventually recycling 100% of resources (excluding items that cannot be recycled alone due to legal restrictions).
Fiscal 2019 Goals and Achievements / Evaluations and Future Activities
|Fiscal 2019 Goals||Achievements|
|To improve waste intensity by 1.5% from the previous year||Worsened by 19.8% from the previous year|
|To establish CO2 conversion method for input resources||Disclosed Scope 3 emission calculation results as environmental performance data|
Evaluations and Future Activities
In FY2019, the total waste increased by 18.2% from the previous year to 108,874 tons. Waste intensity worsened by 19.8% from the previous year, and we were unable to reach the goal.
In the future, we will continue to promote thorough process improvements and strive to control the generation of waste from the perspective of both input resource efficiency and yield improvement rate.
Specific Progress Report for FY2019
Commendation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Reduction Efforts of Metal Waste (Lead and Copper)
TDK-Lambda America was recognized for their achievement of waste reduction with the introduction of efficient production methods and received an award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA). They were praised for cutting down on the amount of metal waste produced by changing the metal sheet design used during the process and significantly reducing unnecessary parts that would not be used in final products.