In aiming to achieve a sounded material-cycle society, we are working to improve our resources usage efficiency, reduce the generation of waste, promote 3R (reduce, reuse, and recycle) initiatives, and achieve a final waste disposal volume of close to zero in an effort to realize zero emissions (our in-house definition of a recycling rate of at least 99%).
Initiatives aimed at zero emissions
The Otsuka group companies carry out material recycling*1 and thermal recycling*2 of generated waste as required.
In fiscal 2018 our 14 group companies in Japan achieved zero emissions with a recycling rate of 99.5%. They have also reduced their total waste volume by around 7,400 tons, a year-on-year reduction of 16%. The group will continue to work on bringing waste down to minimize disposal volume through activities that enhance the efficient use of resources across all our businesses.
*1 The processing and reuse of waste as raw materials
*2 The use of thermal energy generated from incineration of waste.
*3 14 major consolidated subsidiaries in Japan