Murata’s waste management processes are based on "Compliance," "Control of the production of waste," and "Zero emissions" as fundamental principles. The domestic Murata Group achieved its goal of zero emissions nationwide in fiscal 2003, and has maintained that status.
Based on our 6th Environmental Action Plan, which started in fiscal 2016, we are presently working to reduce our volume of waste products.
※Fiscal 2016 target: 1% reduction against average volume of waste per unit of production for the period of the 5th Environmental Action Plan (fiscal 2011-2015)
We proceeded with measures including the use of waste as a resource, but despite this we missed our target by 6.4%.
The cause of this was a rapid increase in our volume of production of components generating a high level of waste per unit of production, as a result of the expansion of our business. We are proceeding toward rectification of this situation, and are currently planning measures to reduce this waste through capital investment.
Photo (from left) Izumo Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Administration Dept., Environment Sec.Susumu Itohara, Tomohiro Hirano
Okayama Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Administration Dept., Environment Sec.Takayuki Kubo
To avoid this potential situation, Murata is securing other additional processing routes at all of its factories so that production activities will not be affected in an emergency. Waste processing not only takes care of unusable resources, but it plays an important role in supporting manufacturing. We are working with waste disposal firms to make sure that function is provided.
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