We envision a world in which people, now and in the future, can fulfill their hopes and dreams while enjoying safe, secure, and prosperous lives. In realizing that vision, we assume the important responsibility of passing on to future generations a healthy global environment in which all forms of life can thrive. To this end, the KOBELCO Group is promoting environmental management based on the KOBELCO Group's Basic Environmental Management Policy, which consists of three visions, and has formulated the Six Initiatives for Environmental Management that align with the Six Pledges of KOBELCO.
The KOBELCO Group has been and will continue to provide solutions to the needs of society, including those related to global environmental issues by leveraging its diversity in its people and technologies with due consideration to the environment in all aspects.
The KOBELCO Group aims to increase its corporate value through environmental management.
Maintaining the highest sense of ethics and professionalism, the KOBELCO group envisions a world in which people, now and in the future, can fulfill their hopes and dreams while enjoying safe, secure, and prosperous lives, as stated in KOBELCO’s View of the Future. With that view in mind, we aims to practice environmental management in line with the Basic Environmental Management Policy based on three core approaches: pursuing environmentally friendly manufacturing; contributing to the environment through technologies, products and services; and coexisting and cooperating with society.
In recent years, movement for social reformation to realize carbon neutral is global trend. We also set targets for fiscal 2030 and challenge to realize carbon neutral by 2050.
On the other hand, taking the social reformation as a business opportunity, We aim to contribute CO2 reduction by utilizing our strength which enables to integrate variable menu and technology.
We also set targets of water recycling rate for water resource conservation, water pollution load and resource recycling. We are working actively to achieve and maintain their target. In fiscal 2020, we maintained a high water recycling rate at around 96%, and resource recycling rate at 98.7%. We intend to continue this high standard.
The major premise of these environmental management is environmental compliance. Day by day, the constitution of new laws and strengthening regulation are ongoing in domestic and foreign. We certainly respond to them and keep striving to grasp and reduce the risk through sharing information inside the KOBELCO group, internal environmental audit and so on.
Environmental medium-to-long-term targets and initiatives are below: