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Action on Environmental Protection

Donation of carbon offset credits to “Zero Carbon Saitama”
Sakado Factory Rebuilding Project
Business Operations
Risk & Management

Donation of carbon offset credits to “Zero Carbon Saitama”

Aiming to cooperate with “Zero Carbon Saitama”, a carbon offsetting effort initiated by Saitama Prefecture, we donated to the Prefecture 3,582 tons of credits based on the goal-setting type of emission trading scheme of Saitama Prefecture on November 22, 2019. The Tamura Group will continue to address social issues identified in the SDGs and contribute to the realization of a carbon-free society.



Sakado Factory Rebuilding Project

As part of efforts to restructure business related to electronic components, the Sakado Factory (located in Saitama Prefecture) as the core base was rebuilt and operation was started in September 2018. This is a highly sustainable office building that aims to reduce environmental load by realizing substantial energy saving, and to establish a comfortable and pleasant work environment based on the concept of “environmental and human friendliness.” Equipped with high earthquake resistance and the capability of ontinuing business operations with less energy in the event of a disaster, the building also contributes to the BCP (Business Continuity Plan).




◆Environmentally-friendly Building Certified as Nearly ZEB;
In the FY2017 Net Zero Energy Building (ZEB) Verification Project, the building received Nearly ZEB certification for achieving over 75% energy saving through both reduction of building energy consumption and energy supply by energy generation.
The energy-saving rate through energy creation by means of solar power generation reached 101% in FY2019, and "Nearly ZEB" (net energy-saving rate of 75% or higher) was achieved.

Details of efforts to attain ZEB
・ Use of high-performance heat-insulating material and sashe
・ Introduction of high-efficiency, business-use, and multi-type air-conditioners,
  total heat exchangers, and auto-dimming LEDs
・ Energy generation with solar panels, whose operation adopts BEMS for energy saving


◆Designated as “Sainokuni Factory” by Saitama Prefecture
Thanks to our acquisition of the Nearly ZEB certification for the new building, the implementation of plant tours, and the Monozukuri School, our social contribution activities to the local community were highly regarded and the Sakado Factory was recognized as a technologically and environmentally excellent factory and designated as FY2018 “Sainokuni Factory” by Saitama Prefecture.






Business Operations
The Tamura Group is involved in activities to reduce CO2 emissions and conserve energy across its business operations, in order to help reduce global warming. At the same time, the Group is pushing forward its drive to reduce substances with environmental impact to minimize their effects on the environment.


Reduction of power consumption (Reduction of CO2 Emissions)
Since FY2013, we have set a goal to reduce total CO2 emissions by focusing on power consumption, which accounts for about 98% of total CO2 emissions, and have taken various measures to achieve that goal.
In FY2019, as a result of the shift to energy-saving facilities and the implementation of energy-saving measures for operations improvement, etc., we were able to reduce electric power consumption by 16%, exceeding the target of 14% reduction relative to the FY2005 level. We will continue to promote our energy-saving measures.


■Power Consumption


■CO2 emissions



■Breakdown of CO2 emissions in FY2019



Installation of solar power generation facility
[Sakado Factory]

Solar power generation monitor
[Sakado Factory]



Installation of solar power generation facility
[Aizu Tamura Corporation]

Installation of storage battery
[Aizu Tamura Corporation] 



Solar LED-type outdoor lights
[Tamura Kaken (Donguan) Ltd.]



LED Lighting
[Op-Seed Co., (BD) Ltd.] 


Reduction of substances of concern
In FY2019, using the substances of concern per unit sales as the indicator, we made efforts to reduce the use of such substances by setting a target of a 60% reduction compared with the amount used in FY2005. For FY2019, the result was slightly below the target value. The currently ongoing efforts related to appropriate management, process improvement, and review of works with regard to substances of concern will be further promoted.


■Results of reduction of substances of concern



 
Exhaust gas treatment device
[Wakayanagi Tamura Corporation]

VOC exhaust emission control device
[Shanghai Xiangle Tamura Electro Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.]

VOC exhaust emission control device
[Tamura Kaken (Dongguan) Ltd.]



Risk & Management

The Tamura Group thoroughly complies with environmental regulations. In addition, we are working on prevention of accidents and risk minimization through education and drills by assuming accidents and emergency situations.


Management of Chemical Substances in Products
The Tamura Group formulated the “Tamura Group Guideline for Management of Chemical Substances in Products” in November 2009 to enable management of chemical substances in products. Following the integration of domestic subsidiaries into the Group in April 2010, the Guideline was reviewed to establish a management system that covers all business sites of the Tamura Group. The “Flowchart for the Management of Chemical Substances in Products” and the “Rules for Management of Chemical Substances in Products” were drawn up in November 2011 and in February 2012, respectively, for management promotion under a new system.
Thanks to this shift, a series of operations, including the review of the Green Procurement Standards based on information, such as laws and regulations for chemical substances in products; promotion of green procurement; and offering of information and data related to chemical substances in products to customers; will be conducted quicker and more accurate. 


Compliance with Environmental Laws and Regulations
We recognize that the essence of our business activities lies in following environmental policies and strictly complying with environmental laws and regulations. In FY2019, although we did not encounter any accidents or emergency situations that would have a serious impact on the environment.


Environmental Education
We believe that it is important for each employee to carry out his/her job with a deep understanding and a strong sense of awareness of having to continuously improve the environmental load. In this regard, we offer a variety of environmental education programs for the promotion of accurate understanding and practice.

   
Education for internal auditors

Emergency Drills
At business sites, including overseas locations, we simulate various emergency situations and accidents that could affect the environment and work through a risk management system built around two pillars: preventative measures, such as daily inspections and facility maintenance; and emergency measures in the event of an accident.
Furthermore, we have formulated basic and detailed procedures for initial response in the event of an emergency or accident, and have been conducting drills annually as a way of confirming and reviewing the effectiveness of these procedures.
    

Emergency drill at drainage facilities
[Sakado Factory]


Emergency drill for chemical leakage
[Iruma Factory]

Emergency drill for chemical leakage
[Sayama Factory]

Fire drill
[Wakayanagi Tamura Corporation]


Emergency drill for chemical leakage
[Tamura Electronics (S.Z.) Co., Ltd.]

Emergency drill for chemical leakage
[Tamura Electronics (Hui Zhou) Co., Ltd.]

Emergency drill for chemical leakage
[Shanghai Xiangle Tamura Electro-Chemical Industry Co.,Ltd]


Emergency drill for chemical leakage
[Tamura Electronic Material (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.]

Fire drill
[Tamura Chemical Korea Co., Ltd.]

Emergency drill for chemical leakage
[Tamura Electronics (M) Sdn. Bhd.]


Fire drill
[Tamura Power Technologies de Mexico, S.A. de C.V.]

Emergency drill for chemical leakage
[Op-Seed Co., (BD) Ltd.]

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