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%