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Environmental Sustainability Report 2005

Environmental Sustainability Report 2005

Table of Contents
Aiming at a Company Highly Esteemed by People around the World

Introducing Group Products and Technologies

Basic Policy for the Environment and Actions to be Taken

Environmental Management

Environment-friendly Production (1)

Environment-friendly Production (2)

Environment-friendly Production (3)

Environment-friendly Production (4)

Environment-friendly Production (5)

Contribution to Environmental Protection through Products, Technologies and Services (1)

Contribution to Environmental Protection through Products, Technologies and Services (2)

Contribution to Environmental Protection through Products, Technologies and Services (3)

Contribution to Environmental Protection through Products, Technologies and Services (4)

Contribution to Environmental Protection through Products, Technologies and Services (5)

Contribution to Environmental Protection through Products, Technologies and Services (6)

Disclosure of Environment-related Information

Harmonious Co-existence with the Society

Promotion of Employee Initiatives

Thorough Risk Management

Environmental Chronology

Emission Data of Production Facilities

Corporate Profile

Introducing Group Companies


Evolving into an Environmentally Advanced Corporate Group



Yasuo Inubushi
Yasuo Inubushi
President and CEO

I am very happy to present our Environmental Sustainability Report 2005.

The Kobe Steel Group sets forth a vision of contributing to society through its material business (steel, welding, aluminum, and copper); the wholesale electricity supply business (IPP); the machinery business (industrial machinery, construction machinery, environmental solutions, and plant engineering); and other businesses. Through our businesses, we are striving to supply products, services, and technology that win the approval of people around the world.

To achieve this ambitious goal requires not just to provide better products and services, but also to comply fully with environmental laws, and to carry out “environmental management,” in which evaluation from the viewpoint of the environment is included in all corporate activities. To this end, I constantly make decisions from the standpoint of consideration for the environment.
This report broadly covers our group-wide environmental efforts. Your candid comments on this report would be very much appreciated.

I look forward to your continued understanding and support of the environmental activities of the Kobe Steel Group.


Ecoway
The Kobe Steel Group has established a symbol mark with the aim to cultivate an “environmental mind" among its employees and to enable an environment image to take root.
The fresh green leaf drawn freehand expresses a natural and gentle image. By combining an arrow mark with the word ECO WAY, the mark expresses the Kobe Steel Group’s corporate stance to progress, step by step, on a path to become an environmentally advanced company.

Editorial Policy
This report was created referring to the "Environmental Reporting Guidelines (Fiscal Year 2003 Version)" published by the Ministry of the Environment in March 2004. Technical terms are explained for easy understanding and the sources of related information are included so that readers can obtain more detailed information.

Applicable Period / Applicable Organizations
The Environmental Sustainability Report 2005 presents the Kobe Steel Group's activities and achievements in environmental protection and creation in fiscal 2004 (April 1, 2004 to March 31, 2005). Some data from previous years are also included. The report also sets forth the company's basic policy on environmental protection as well as its future activities.