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Disclosure of Environmental Information

In order to provide accurate information to all stakeholders on activities related to environmental management, the Kobe Steel Group is proactive in its disclosure. Individual business locations also work to establish environmental communication through regular dialogue with local persons.

Publication of Sustainability Reports

Publication of Sustainability Reports

Since the first issue in 1999, Kobe Steel has been publishing environmental sustainability reports each year to introduce various environmental initiatives. In 2006, a social component was added to reporting, and the environmental sustainability report was replaced with a sustainability report. In the future we will continue to strive to ensure that the results of Kobe Steel Group's environmental management activities are conveyed to as wide an audience as possible. More detailed environmental data, examples of initiatives and previous years' reports can be found on the KOBELCO website.

Participation in Expos

FC Expo 2014

FC EXPO 2014

The Kobe Steel Group exhibits products, technologies and services that contribute to the environment at a variety of expos.

In fiscal 2013 we exhibited at the International Industrial Fair 2013, Messe Nagoya 2013, and the 10th International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Expo (FC EXPO 2014).

The 10th International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Expo (FC EXPO 2014), held February 26-28, 2014 at Tokyo Big Sight, is the world's largest expo of its kind in the industry. As a supplier of hydrogen production and refining equipment, we exhibited a wide range of Kobe Steel Group initiatives for a hydrogen-based society, including high-pressure hydrogen compressors, heat exchangers, hydrogen station engineering, and even test equipment.

Disclosing Environmental Information via Public Monitors

Soot and smoke emissions and other environmental information for Kakogawa Works and Kobe Works is disclosed in real-time via monitors installed at various locations.

Other awards

Locations of public monitors displaying environmental information for Kakogawa Works: Kakogawa City Hall, Harima Town Hall, and local community centers in Befu and Onoe
Locations of public monitors displaying environmental information for Kobe Works: Nadahama Science Square
Nadahama Garden Baden

Communicating with Local Communities

In order to earn the understanding of local residents in the area of the Kakogawa Works and Kobe Works regarding environmental conservation efforts, Kobe Steel held on-site information sessions, with a total of 126 persons attending.

Toll-free (within Japan) call centers have also been set up at the two works to answer questions related to the environment. We value the opinions of our local communities, and will carry out operations accordingly.