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 people.
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 the Kobe Steel Group's environmental management activities are conveyed to as wide an audience as possible.
13th International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Expo
The Kobe Steel Group exhibits technologies, products and services that contribute to the environment at a variety of expos.
In fiscal 2016 we exhibited at the International Industrial Fair 2016, Messe Nagoya 2016, and the 13th International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Expo (FC EXPO 2017).
FC EXPO 2017 was held at Tokyo Big Sight on March 1-3, 2017. We exhibited the diversity of the Kobe Steel Group's hydrogen-related equipment, including the all-in-one, compact HyAC mini package, HHOG (water electrolysis High-purity Hydrogen Oxygen Generator), and DCHE (Diffusion-bonded Compact Heat Exchanger).
Soot and smoke emissions and other related information for Kakogawa Works, Kobe Works and the Kobe Power Plant are 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, both in Kakogawa|
|Locations of public monitors displaying environmental information for Kobe Works and Kobe Power Plant:||Nadahama Science Square, Nadahama Garden Baden|
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 local 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.
Highest Environmental Rating Received from Development Bank of Japan
Kobe Steel was awarded the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ)'s highest environmental rating in 2017, as a "company with excellent advanced environmental initiatives." The rating was in recognition of our environmental initiatives and contributions to society.
Ratings are assigned when utilizing the DBJ Environmentally Rated Loan Program. Ratings reflect evaluation of a company's environmental management and can qualify companies for favorable interest rates.