CSR Guidelines & Activity Reports - 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.

Progress on the Fifth Medium-Term Environmental Plan Target

Area Toray Group fiscal 2020 target Fiscal 2018 results
Curb global warming Maintain greenhouse gas emissions at least 15% below the fiscal 1990 level (Toray Industries, Inc.) 23% reduction
15% or greater reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per unit of sales compared to fiscal 1990 (Toray Group in Japan) 30% reduction
Management of chemical substances Atmospheric emissions of PRTR Law-Specified substances: Maintain at least 70% below the fiscal 2000 level (Toray Group) 66% reduction
Atmospheric emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs): Maintain at least 70% below the fiscal 2000 level (Toray Group) 72% 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) 21.6%
Recycling rate: Maintain at 86% or more (Toray Group) 85.7%
Landfill waste rate: 1.3% or lower (Toray Group in Japan) 1.0%