Sustainability | EnvironmentA History of TDK's Environmental Activities

2022 Mar. Selected as an "Environmentally Sustainable Company" in the ESG Finance Awards Japan
Feb. Selected as the Leaderboard (Highest Rating) of the CDP Supplier Engagement Rating for the second consecutive year
2021 Dec. Named on CDP ‘A List’ for water security for the second consecutive year
Oct. Issued TDK's first Sustainability-Linked Bonds
Feb. Selected as the Leaderboard (Highest Rating) of the CDP Supplier Engagement Rating
2020 Dec. Named on CDP ‘A List’ for water security
Dec. Received rating of 'A- (A minus)' from CDP for climate change
Aug. Achieved local production for local consumption of renewable energy at the TDK Museum
Feb. Commendation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Reduction Efforts of Metal Waste (Lead and Copper)
Jan. TDK Asama Techno Factory received The Energy Conservation Center, Japan Chairman's Award in the Energy Conservation Best Practice Category of the FY2019
2019 May. Expressed support for the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)*1
2018 Clean energy purchasing promoted primarily at European sites of TDK Electronics AG
Revision of the TDK Environmental Charter (fifth edition)
2017 Received a special award in the DBJ Environmental Rating for the third consecutive year
Total abolition of high-concentration PCB equipment in Japan
2016 "Guidelines for Calculation of Product Contributions" published with the aim of enhancing the reliability of product contribution calculations
TDK Environment, Safety and Health Action 2025 formulated as fundamental environmental plan in accordance with the TDK Environmental Vision 2035 (started from April 2016)
2015 Achieved the fundamental environmental plan "TDK Environmental Action 2020" goal of a one million-ton environmental contributions
2012 Received a special award in the DBJ Environmental Rating for second time in a row
2011 Fundamental environmental plan, TDK Environment Action 2020, drafted (started from April 2011)
2010 Became the first electronic components manufacturer to receive a special award in the Environmental Rating from Development Bank of Japan (DBJ)
2009 TDK Biodiversity Action Agenda established
2007 Chinese headquarters obtained ISO14001 certification (first step toward integration of EMS in China into company-wide system)
Zero emissions achieved*2 for manufacturing facilities of all overseas subsidiaries
2006 EMS integration for all manufacturing facilities in Japan completed
2005 Fundamental environmental plan, TDK Environmental Action 2015, drafted (started from April 2006)
2003 Zero emissions achieved*2 at all TDK sites in Japan
2002 Fundamental environmental plan, TDK Environmental Activities 2010, drafted (starged from April 2003)
2000 ISO 14001 certification of all manufacturing and R&D facilities of TDK Group in Japan completed
1999 Regular release of Environmental Report begins
1993 TDK Environmental Voluntary Plan formulated
  1. The Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) was created in 2015 by the Financial Stability Board (FSB), an international body seeking to achieve the stabilization of the financial system.
  2. Zero emissions is defined at TDK as 100% final resource recovery without any disposal by landfilling or simple incineration of waste produced at business sites (excluding resources which cannot be recovered separately under the legal framework)

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