In the Oji Group, we use a large amount of water for the pulp and paper business. Accordingly, the amount of wastewater from the business is also large. Pollutants in wastewater have a significant impact on the environment, so we reduce them through physical and chemical treatments. In addition, to comply with the regulatory values, we control the emissions based on our own standard values, which are stricter than the regulatory values. Where the standard values are exceeded, we take measures for preventing pollution, such as the suspension of operation.
We have set improvements of emission intensities of environmental pollutants in wastewater from the FY2016 levels as our targets for FY2017. We achieved the targets by improving the emission intensities of BOD by 9%, COD by 1.7%, and SS by 1.1%. In FY2018, we aim to improve the rate of reduction of each pollutant by at least 1.0% from the previous year.
Statistics targets: All consolidated subsidiaries on which Oji Group’s wastewater-related regulations have been imposed
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