Energy saving starts from closer things. Putting out lights of vacant places and in lunch time, withdrawing unnecessary lighting, conducting thorough management for temperature of air conditioners (26 degrees in summer and 20 degrees in winter), we are striving for reduction of the used amount of electricity.
In addition, as to vehicles, we are advancing introduction of mileage-efficient gas-guzzling car and hybrid car. Moreover, the used amount of paper (documents) is greatly reduced by promotion of practical use of IT and the double-sided copy.
Waste reduction is the field which we focus on. Especially, we increase recycling amount general waste from business activities by subdivision of separation. As a result, at the Komaki plant, the recycling rate of combustible waste and incombustible waste raised considerably from 32.1% in 2003 to 79.6% in 2004.
To comply with the PRTR law enforced in April 2001, we grasp the handling amount and the discharge amount to environment of chemical substance in detail. For the future, we make efforts for rationalization of management and reduction of the discharge amount to environment.
*In 2021, any chemical substance was less than the handling amount which requires notification.
|Main Chemical Substances Subject to the PRTR Law in 2021 (unit: ton)|
|Substance name||Handling amount||Discharge amount to environment||Discharge amount of waste||Adhesion amount of product|
|Manganese and its compound||0.002||0.002|
As to pollution (atmosphere, water quality, noise, vibration, a bad smell, etc.), we observe pollution-related law and regulation exactly and strive for further pollution prevention.
|Measurement Result in 2021 (the inside of parenthesis is a unit)|
|Object of regulation||Komaki plant|
|Air pollution(Boiler)||Nitrogen oxide||37/180(PPM)|
|Oscillation||Air compressors||34/70(db) ... Day time|
|Noise||Air compressors||63/70(db) ... Day time|
|Water pollution||Septic tank PH||7.9/5.8-8.6|
|Coliform bacteria count||Less than 30 / 3000(piece/cm3)|
* Numerical value is (measured value / regulation value).
* There was no complaint from neighborhood.
Product assessment means evaluating the influence which a product has on global environment in trial design phase and mass-production design phase.
We advance to develop products with less loads by evaluating an environmental influence for each of the following items:
Model: PT-104, PT-200&PT-300&PT-400 Series, and Pumping Trap
This is a mechanical pump to use steam pressure or air pressure as driving source and to transmit condensate with pressurized air. There is no need for electrical equipment and no possibility of cavitation by suction, like motor pump.
Keeping present productive efficiency, these trap can recover condensate prevent condensate retention without water hammer.
Effect of energy saving and CO2 reduction can be evaluated prior to installment.
- To prevent energy loss by heat release! Contribution to energy saving!
- To prevent accident of burn injury! Contribution to safety!
- To reduce CO2!
Following the announcement of the green procurement guideline by the Ministry of the Environment, Yoshitake advance green procurement along with the policy.
Actual achievement of green procurement
While there are many environmental laws and regulations including pollution control laws, Yoshitake investigated environmental laws and regulations, and ordinances relating to the environment of related local governments, and have grasped the contents of the environmental laws and regulations applied to our company in detail.
- Environmental Laws
|Air Pollution Control Act||Noise Regulation Act||Vibration Regulation Act|
|Offensive Odor Control Act||Water Quality Pollution Control Act||Sewerage Service Act|
|Private Sewerage System Act||Wastes Disposal and Public Cleansing Act||Revised Act for Promotion of Use of Recycled Resources|
|Containers/Packaging Recycling Act||PRTR Law||Factory Location Act|
|Home Appliance Recycling Act||Industrial Safety and Health Act||High Pressure Gas Safety Act|
|Fire Service Act||Automobile NOx PM Control law||Others|
- Detailed Observance
As to measurement items designated by laws, such as air pollution, noise, vibration, and water quality, we conduct surveillance measurement periodically and confirm that all measurement results comply with the regulation values (see "Pollution Prevention" for details).