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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.

Participation in Expos

International Industrial Fair 2014

International Industrial Fair

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

In fiscal 2014 we exhibited at the International Industrial Fair 2014, Messe Nagoya 2014, and the 11th International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Expo (FC EXPO 2015).

The International Industrial Fair 2014 was held at the Kobe International Exhibition Hall September 4-5, 2014. There we exhibited products such as steel reefs that utilize slag, KENIFINE high-performance anti-bacterial coating technology, automobile lightweighting technologies to improve fuel consumption and reduce CO2, environmentally friendly flared seawalls to prevent wave overtopping and equipment for hydrogen fueling stations.

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.

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 Kakogawa Works and Kobe Works regarding environmental conservation efforts, Kobe Steel held on-site information sessions, with a total of 118 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.