1. Promotion of Forest Recycling
We will promote green procurement of resources grown in sustainably managed forests. We will use the results of the broad research activities of our forest research, and achievements made to date in the silviculture and management of our company-owned forests in Japan, for the planned development of overseas Tree Plantation Projects. We will work to secure wood raw materials, which will result in global environmental conservation.
2. Promotion of Paper Recycling
We will seek to advance the utilization of recovered paper, making the most of the benefits of our comprehensive manufacturing of paper and paperboard. We will blend recovered paper in ratios that are economical and suitable for intended uses, giving due consideration to the environment. In particular, as well as working on increasing the recovered paper usage in the paper area, we will work on the development of technologies for recycling types of used paper that are hard to recycle.
3. Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures
In the area of global warming countermeasures, we will strive to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. As high-priority issues toward that end, we will promote energy conservation and conversion to non-fossil fuels. We will also contribute to the sequestration of carbon dioxide by proactively pursuing the development and maintenance of forests.
4. Reinforcement of Environmental Improvement Measures and Environmental Management Systems
We will comply with environmental laws and regulations in our business activities and work to further reduce the environmental impact of our businesses. We will also continue to improve the quality of our group-wide environmental management system.
5. Development of Production Technologies and Products that Minimize Environmental Impact
By using the accumulated results of the paper-related basic research area, we are working on the research and development of environment-friendly production technologies and new products with the aim of helping to create a recycling-oriented society.
Also, we work to use environment-friendly materials, as well as ensure production safety based on our company’s “Product Safety Charter” when we purchase materials.
6. Reduction and Effective Utilization of Waste
We will reduce the amount of waste for final disposal by enhancing measures such as the reduction of waste generation from the production process and effective utilization of waste.
7. Transfer of Environmental Protection Technology to Other Countries
In our international operations we are actively promoting international transfers of environmental technology, as well as observing environmental standard of the relevant countries.
8. Building Relationships of Trust with Stakeholders
We will carry out active PR and educational activities inside and outside the company and engage in dialogue with stakeholders concerning our environmental management initiatives. All of our offices, both in and outside Japan, will work to protect the environment of local communities and contribute to their development.