Assessment of Water-related Risks
The Oji Group assesses the water-related risks of its projects, new businesses, and existing businesses. We use WRI Aqueduct to identify the risks.
In our existing businesses, we assess the water-related risks and identify the relationship between the water stress levels and the water resource inputs at all the manufacturing sites of our consolidated subsidiaries. As the table below shows, the number of our manufacturing sites in regions with a high water stress level has been decreasing, and water resource input in regions with an extremely high water stress level has also been decreasing. We will continue to build production systems for our existing businesses that incorporate countermeasures against the risks of drought and water disasters.
Total sales and total assets of companies with manufacturing sites rated as highly water- stressed (40%-100%)
Reduction of Water Consumption and Effective Utilization of Water
The Oji Group takes initiatives to save drinking water at each business establishment. We also take measures to make effective use of water and reduce water consumption at our manufacturing sites.
- Installation of water-saving faucets at headquarters departments
- Morishigyo in Niigata
Reduction of water consumption through grassroots activities such as the frequent inspection and repair of boiler pipes
- Water conservation at CENIBRA (Brazil)
Recovery and effective utilization of cooling water
- Water recycling
Oji Group companies engaged in the pulp and paper business use a large amount of water. They reduce water consumption by recycling water that has been taken in and reusing it in the manufacturing process. The recycling rate is above 90%.
Water Consumption Results
In FY2017, our water consumption was 745 million m3. We improved the water consumption intensity per sales by 2.9% from the FY2016 level, thereby achieving our target and there was no violation of the water resource input permit value. The cost of reducing water risk in fiscal 2017 was 6,618 million yen, and R&D investments were 407 million yen.
For details, go to ESG Data.