Progress on the Fifth Medium-Term Environmental Plan
The Toray Group is now implementing its Fifth Medium-Term Environmental Plan, which runs from fiscal 2016 to fiscal 2020. The plan aims to further reduce the Group's environmental impact.
Amid further projected increases in production volumes for high-performance films and carbon fiber, the Group will continue to pursue environmental initiatives in order to achieve the challenging targets of the new plan.
Progress on the Fifth Medium-Term Environmental Plan Targets
|Area||Toray Group fiscal 2020 target||Fiscal 2016 results|
|Curb global warming||Maintain greenhouse gas emissions at least 15% below the fiscal 1990 level (Toray)||21% reduction|
|15% or greater reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per unit of sales compared to fiscal 1990 (Toray Group in Japan)||20% reduction|
|Management of chemical substances||Atmospheric emissions of PRTR Law-specified substances: 70% reduction compared to fiscal 2000 (Toray Group)||71% reduction|
|Atmospheric emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs): 70% reduction compared to fiscal 2000 (Toray Group)||75% reduction|
|Waste reduction||Zero emissions goal: Achieve at 45 or more Toray Group plants||Achieved at 42 plants|
|Simply disposed waste rate: 22.5% or lower (Toray Group)||25.6%|
|Recycling rate: Maintain at 86% or more (Toray Group)||84.0%|
|Landfill waste rate: 1.3% or lower (Toray Group in Japan)||0.6%|