Corporate Social Responsibility

Ebara is committed to contributing to society through cutting-edge products and services and responsible corporate citizenship.

Targets & Data

FY2020 Environmental Targets

Ebara Group’s FY2020 Environmental Targets were set with the goal of creating harmony between business, the environment and society to contribute to the creation of a more sustainable world.

Ebara Group Environmental Vision (2020)

1 . The Ebara Group is striving to create a society in which nature and technology are in harmony.
2 . The Ebara Group endeavors to conserve the global environment through its technologies, products and services.

FY2020 Environmental Targets & FY2017 Results

EBARA Group environmental objectives (FY2020) FY 2017 Results(Ebara Corporation)
1. Environmental Conservation Activities in Our Daily Business
① Keep voluntary standard values for environmental laws and regulations such as water pollution prevention, air pollution prevention and the like. Each office and business site worked on pollution prevention and achieved all environmental regulatory and voluntary control standard values.
② Continuously reduce the amount of waste output produced from each office and business site.
 Maintain a waste material recycling rate of 95% or higher.
 Maintain a final waste landfill rate of less than 3%.
 Completely comply with the legal terms stipulated in the Construction Waste Disposal Consignment Contract.
  Utilize recognition system about reliable industrial waste disposers.
・Material recycling rate of 98.1% achieved.
・Landfill disposal rate was 1.7%: target achieved.
・Disposal outsourcing agreements with reliable waste disposers were rigorously adhered to and use of the “Excellent Contractor's Certification” system was encouraged.
* Aggregate collected from April to December 2017.
③ Continuously reduce CO2 emissions Increased emissions by 7.5% from FY 2016.
・Aggregate collected from January to December of 2016 and 2017.
※Emission factors were fixed in 2000 (0.357kg/kWh, aggregate collected from April 2000 to March 2001).

The average unit energy consumption change at Ebara Corporation in the last five years is 94.2%, and we have successfully decoupled our business activities from our CO2 emissions. (As reported to the administration periodically in compliance with the Energy Conservation Law.)
④ Reduce water usage by 30% from the FY2000 level. ・Reduced usage by 1.9% from FY 2016.
・Reduced usage by 10.5% from FY 2000.
*Aggregate collected in FY 2000 from April 2000 to March 2001, FY 2016 and FY 2017 were calculated from January to December of 2016 and 2017.
⑤ Continuously reduce emissions of PRTR Law controlled substances.
 Reduce VOC emissions by 30% from the FY2000 level.
・Reduced PRTR substance emissions by 10% from FY 2016.
・Reduced VOC emissions by 46% from FY 2000.
Calculated based on aggregates or estimates collected in fiscal 2000 (from April 2000 to March 2001), fiscal 2016 (from April 2016 to March 2017), and annual estimates of fiscal 2017 (based on the data of April to December 2017).
⑥ Identify and minimize environmental risk impact involved in R&D planning and in the planning, installation and operation of facilities at all offices and business sites. ・Each office and business site worked on minimizing the risk of pollution through environmental reviews.
・No pollution with environmental impact outside the sites occurred.
2. Contribution to Environmental Conservation in Business Activities
⑦ Set and implement policies and goals for achieving the industry's leading environmental performance per each product. ・Environmental considerations (reducing energy usage, miniaturization, reducing noise) were implemented with regard to many products and services in response to customer requests.
・EBARA Corporation determined issues important to environmental product performance and set KPI and target indicators designed to move towards their resolution.
⑧ Build and run a framework for managing information about the chemical substances found in procured components and communicating information about the chemical substances found in finished products for customers. ・An application service for collecting and managing information on chemical substances in procured products is currently in operation by the Precision Machinery Company.
・Measures are being considered in response to the revision of the EU RoHS Directive (which added phthalate as a restricted substance).
⑨ Reduce the environmental load through a product's lifecycle by continuous reanalysis of technological standards of paints, ingredient materials, etc. from a LCA standpoint.
 Establish and implement standards for topics of environmental concern in the CSR procurement.
The Green Procurement Guideline, which lists 11 prohibited substances according to the EU RoHS Directive II, is applied to procured products.
⑩ Enhance the availability of products designed for use in the global warming prevention field.
 a Dry vacuum pumps for solar cell manufacturing
 b Desalination pumps and equipment
 c Nuclear power plant pumps
 d Energy-saving standard pumps driven by high-efficiency motors
 e High-efficiency chillers
 f Biomass utilization operations
・A high-efficiency standard pump (CB type) using a high-efficiency hydro custom pump was developed, and we have begun selling them in China.
・We released the GSS large model which are world-class, highly efficient pumps that tailor to international standards.
・An EV-L type dry vacuum pump which simultaneously achieves process durability and higher energy efficiency performance against medium-to-heavy load processes was developed.
・Improvement of combustion stability of non-shredding type fluidized-bed incineration facility (with low CO, low NOx) and high-efficiency power generation are being promoted by the basic equipment improvement work (life extension work).
・Continuous efforts are underway to develop a carbon-neutral biomass power generation project.
3. Efforts for Environmental Management
⑪ Run the environmental management system across the EBARA Group and continuously apply revisions to standardize the system rules in operation.
 Link environmental management systems to the other management systems such as systems of energy management, occupational safety and health, and quality management.
・The environmental management systems, which had been established at each site, were integrated into one system of Ebara Corporation and updated to the 2015 version of ISO14001.
・In line with the standardization of the ISO standard, we have begun to examine and have partially begun integration with the quality management system.
⑫ Thoroughly manage environmental risk by continuous implementation of second-party audits throughout major business sites of the EBARA Group in Japan and overseas. ・Field survey on environmental and safety management situation was conducted for EESP (Singapore).
・The status of environmental management in domestic group companies was confirmed with ISO14001 review reports.
⑬ Establish an enhanced sense of ecology among all employees in the EBARA Group through promoting education concerning biodiversity, and environmental contribution activities. ・Environmental education and contribution activities were carried out for all employees.
・As a Kanagawa Prefecture reforestation partner, EBARA is supporting the creation of water-source forests, in addition to a forestation activity, "Ebara Corporation, the Forest of Water, Air and Environment" was held.
⑭ Continuously disclose environmental information associated with business activity by the CSR Report, especially the enhancement of environmental assessment information on products.
 Continuously increase sales of environmental label certified products.
・Issued the EBARA Group CSR Report 2017.
・The CSR Committee determined issues important to EBARA’s environmental evaluation of products, in addition to KPI and target indicators.
・Other measures under consideration.
⑮ Make contributions to society, such as environmental technology seminars, by utilizing technical knowledge developed through the EBARA Group’s business activity and environmental activities. The EBARA Hatakeyama Memorial Fund conducted technology seminars in Southeast Asia.
(※ Thailand / Asian Institute of Technology, Thammasat University, Vietnam / College of Urban Works Construction)

Action taken in FY 2017

Activities to reduce CO2 emissions · Supported reviews and replacement of a number of production and in-company infrastructure facilities.
· Encouraged the placement of LED lighting.
· Reduced air leakages through conducting regular environmental patrols.
· Changed electricity supplier (Promoting the use of renewable energy).
· Continued generating solar power
Activities to reduce water usage · Periodically checked the amount of water used and responded to leakage continuously throughout the entire company.
· Continued recycling of clean room drainage (40% water-use reduction compared to start of operation (FY 2014)).
· Continued recycling of electric furnace cooling water (Reduced cooling water consumption by 50% (Compared to FY 2016))
Activities to reduce PRTR and VOC emissions · Improved chemical substance management method
· Changed chemical substances based on environmental laws and risk assessment

Environmental Data

Ebara Group’s Business Activities and Environmental Impact

We determine the environmental impact deriving from our business activities, and work on reducing such impact in our offices and districts.

As of April 13, 2018

Environmental Performance & Data

Material recycling rate and landfill disposal rate

The Ebara Group (principal Japanese Group Companies) has a target recycling rate of 95.0% or higher and a target final landfill disposal rate of less than 3.0% every year. We achieved our goals in FY2016 with a material recycling rate of 98.8% and final landfill disposal rate of 0.9%. We will continue our efforts to separate and reduce waste, raise our material recycling rate and lower our final landfill disposal rate.

Recycling rate

(The data of 2017 will be updated on April 30, 2018.)

Change in CO2 emissions (Electric power and fuel-derived)

The Ebara Group actively engages in efforts to continuously reduce our CO2 emissions. In FY 2017, emissions increased by 7.8% compared to FY2016. This was due to a new building starting operation at the Kumamoto District.

CO2 Emision Data

We will endeavor to reduce CO2 emissions continuously towards 2020 by taking various energy-saving measures such as applying insulating paint coatings, replacing old equipment and lighting with more efficient, energy-saving versions.

※Ebara changed its fiscal year-end from March 31 to December 31, effective from December 31, 2017. Accordingly, environmental data aggregation is calculated as follows:
Until FY 2016: April of the same year to March of the following year
After FY 2017: January of the same year to December of the same year
Data from January 2017 to March 2017 is included in both FY 2016 and FY 2017 results.

Drinking water, industrial water and groundwater consumption data

Water consumption

Ebara Group’s goal is to reduce our total water usage by 30% compared to FY 2000. In FY 2017, we were able to reduce our water usage a total of 10.5% compared to FY2000. We were able to achieve this through various activities including: the recycling of our pump test water, reducing or reusing water through on-site filtration systems, and the recycling of electric furnace cooling water, in addition to others.

※Ebara changed its fiscal year-end from March 31 to December 31, effective from December 31, 2017. Accordingly, environmental data aggregation is calculated as follows:
Until FY 2016: April of the same year to March of the following year
After FY 2017: January of the same year to December of the same year
Data from January 2017 to March 2017 is included in both FY 2016 and FY 2017 results.

Chemical Emissions Data

Ebara Group’s goal looking forward to FY2020 is to continuously reduce PRTR and VOC emissions and achieve a 30% reduction compared to FY2000 rates by 2020.

Controlled substances emissions
VOC emissions

In comparison with last year, in FY2016 PRTR law substances increased 5%(due to an increase in the number of Group company sites) . We have decreased our Volatile Organic Compound emission rate by 40.8% compared to FY2000.
We will continue to take measures to decrease these emissions through the use of low-VOC paints, prevention of VOC discharge to the atmosphere, and improvement of painting means.
(The data of 2017 will be updated on April 30, 2018.)

Major Japanese business facility data

We monitor and disclose a range of environmental data at the Futtsu District, Fujisawa District, Kumamoto District, Sodegaura District, Suzuka District and Tochigi District. (Japanese Only)