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 & FY2015 Results

EBARA Group environmental objectives (FY2020) FY 2016 Results
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 quantitative standards.
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 98.8% achieved.

Landfill disposal rate was 0.9%: target achieved.

Disposal outsourcing agreements with reliable waste disposers were rigorously adhered to and use of the “Excellent Contractors Certification” system was encouraged.
③ Continuously reduce CO2 emissions Increased emissions by 2.8% from FY 2015.
④ Reduce water usage by 30% from the FY2000 level. Reduced usage by 1.2% from FY 2015. Reduced usage by 15.7% from FY 2000.
⑤ Continuously reduce emissions of PRTR Law controlled substances.
 Reduce VOC emissions by 30% from the FY2000 level.
Increased PRTR substance emissions by 5% from FY 2015.

Reduced VOC emissions by 40.8% from FY 2000.
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 pollution prevention through environmental audits. No environmental pollution accidents caused by construction.
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.
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.
⑨ Reduce the environmental load through a products 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 Basic Guidelines on Safety and Environmental Design are in place to reduce the environmental impact of products. Use of asbestos in procured products, use of more than 4% lead in copper alloys, and use of hexavalent chromium and lead in paint are prohibited.
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
The lineup of products that use the IE3 and IE4 premium motors was expanded.
The lineup of products that achieve higher efficiency through rotation speed control was also expanded.
The lineup of products with enhanced service ability that allow for parts to be replaced through the inspection window without the need for complete disassembly of the pump was expanded.
The resistance against corrosion caused by reaction byproducts and energy-saving performance of dry vacuum pumps for high-volume exhaust were improved.
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.
All EBARA offices and business sites maintained individual ISO 14001 certification.
Work has begun to shift to the 2015 standards of ISO 14001 and to unify the certifications of each individual site. The shift to the 2015 standards and unification of certifications are planned for FY 2017.
⑫ Thoroughly manage environmental risk by continuous implementation of second-party audits throughout major business sites of the EBARA Group in Japan and overseas. Corporate environmental audits for 10 organizations in Japan were conducted and necessary improvements were completed.
The environmental risks of each organization were assessed, and the results were made use of in environmental management.
⑬ Establish an enhanced sense of ecology among all employees in the EBARA Group through promoting education concerning biodiversity, and environmental contribution activities. An enhanced sense of ecology was established among employees by conducting environmental contribution activities that take biodiversity into consideration.
As a Kanagawa Prefecture reforestation partner, EBARA is supporting the creation of water-source forests.
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 2016.
Other measures are in the preparatory stage.
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 (Vietnam, Thailand, and Cambodia).

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.

Mar 31,2017

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 FY2015 with a material recycling rate of 97.2% and final landfill disposal rate of 2.3%. We will continue our efforts to separate and reduce waste, raise our material recycling rate and lower our final landfill disposal rate.

Recycling rate

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

The Ebara Group actively engages in efforts to continuously reduce our CO2 omissions. In FY 2015 there was a reduction of 1.9% compared to the previous FY.

CO2 Emmision 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.

Drinking water, industrial water and groundwater consumption data

Water consumption

Ebara’s goal is to reduce our total water usage by 30% compared to FY 2000. In 2015, we were able to reduce our usage a total of14.6%. 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.

Chemical Emissions Data

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

Controlled substances emmissions
VOC emmissions

In comparison with last year, in FY2015 PRTR law substances reduced by 7%, and volatile organic compounds (VOC) reduced by 12%.
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.

Major Japanese business facility data

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