Fiscal 2019 CSR Activity Report- Safety, Accident Prevention, and Environmental Preservation

Progress on the Fifth Medium-Term Environmental Plan

Environment

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.

In July 2018, Toray Group published its Sustainability Vision, which outlines the following goals in aiming to further reduce the Group’s environmental impact.

  • Toray Group: Achieve a 30% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions per unit of sales by fiscal 2030, compared with the fiscal 2013 level.
  • Toray Industries and plants in Japan: Achieve a 7% reduction in the absolute volume of greenhouse emissions by fiscal 2030, compared with the fiscal 2013 level.

Toray Group will continue working to reduce emissions in fiscal 2020 and beyond, in order to achieve the goals outlined in the Sustainability Vision.

Progress on the Fifth Medium-Term Environmental Plan Target

Area Toray Group fiscal 2020 target Fiscal 2019 results
Curb global warming Maintain greenhouse gas emissions at least 15% below the fiscal 1990 level (Toray Industries, Inc.) 27% reduction
15% or greater reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per unit of sales compared to fiscal 1990 (Toray Group in Japan) 32% reduction
Management of chemical substances Atmospheric emissions of PRTR Law-Specified substances: Maintain at least 70% below the fiscal 2000 level (Toray Group) 73% reduction
Atmospheric emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs): Maintain at least 70% below the fiscal 2000 level (Toray Group) 76% reduction
Waste reduction Zero emissions goal: Achieve at 45 or more Toray Group plants Achieved at 44 plants
Simply disposed waste rate: 22.5% or lower (Toray Group) 24.5%
Recycling rate: Maintain at 86% or more (Toray Group) 86.4%
Landfill waste rate: 1.3% or lower (Toray Group in Japan) 8.3%