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Policies on Energy Use

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Seeking to create a virtuous cycle between the environment and economy with energy conservation and a shift to nonfossil energy (renewable and waste-derived fuels) as core measures.

Generally, the paper and pulp industry is regarded as one of the energy-intensive industries as it uses heat (steam) in its pulping process, in which pulp is made from woodchips, and also in the process of making pulp dispersed in water into sheets and drying them, in addition to electricity for operating production facilities and machines.

Energy Conservation

The Oji Group has positioned energy conservation measures as a crucial topic and takes continuous measures to address it. Conserving energy is important not only because it reduces energy costs, but also as a part of fulfilling our corporate social responsibility to undertake environmental measures.
The Group conducts energy conservation patrols at Mills to identify steam leaks and facilities that can be shut down, to check equipment, and take other measures. Additionally, the Group is steadily conserving energy by switching to energy efficient equipment.


An energy conservation control at the Oji Paper Kasugai Mill
The patrol confirms that there is no waste caused by air leaks

Use of Non-Fossil Fuels

As the problem of climate change grows more serious, reducing GHG emissions is an urgent task, and the Group needs to reduce consumption of fossil energy such as petroleum and coal. The Oji Group has successfully reduced GHG emission intensity by using renewable fuels(※1)such as black liquor(※2),waste fuels such as wood residue, bark, and RPF(※3).
The Group will continue to pursue a virtuous cycle between the environment and the economy, recognizing that it is our mission to use energy in a way that provides both economic and environmental effects.


(※1)Renewable fuels
Organic energy and resources derived from renewable biological sources (such as wood) other than fossil resources.

(※2)Black liquor (black vegetative waste fluid)
Black liquor refers to the black vegetative waste fluid that remains after removing wood fibers in woodchips in the process of making pulp from woodchips (kraft pulping process). Its components include lignin and hemicellulose.

(※3)RPF(Refuse Paper & Plastic Fuel)
RPF is a type of waste-derived fuel (WDF). It is a solid fuel made from refuse paper and plastics. It attracts attention as a method of thermal recycling of wastes including plastics and paper that is difficult to recycle.