Environmental ActivitiesInitiatives in Environmental Improvement Activities Overseas

The Kurita Group also promoted environmental improvement activities at overseas Group companies, aiming to expand environmental benefits for customers and reduce its own environmental impact.

This report introduces examples of activities for environmental benefits for customers, improvement of own environmental impact, and communication respectively.

Environmental benefits for customers

Environmental benefits for customers at overseas Group companies Estimates for fiscal year ended March 2016*

Annual electric power consumption reduced by 4,507 MWh
Annual water consumption reduced by 760,740 m3
Annual waste reduction 1,582 tons
  • *For orders received in the one-year period from January to December 2015, environmental benefits for customers for FY2016 are quantified by estimating the environmental reductions before and after the introduction of the improvement presented in the written specifications and proposals to customers at the time of receiving orders.

Activities to improve own environmental impact

Internal newsletter

Case : China/Kurita Water Industries (Dalian) Co., Ltd.

The company promoted understanding of environmental improvement activities among employees by reporting data such as electric power consumption and water consumption for each site and communicating issues related to environmental improvement activities in the internal bulletin issued four times a year.

Communication

Case : South Korea/Hansu Technical Service Ltd.

The Kurita Group holds an event called the Kurita Environment Month to foster awareness about the environment among all Group employees, focusing on August each year. Hansu Technical Service Ltd., which sells and maintains water treatment facilities in South Korea, submitted the most responses of any overseas Group company, indicating the strong environmental awareness of its employees.

Hansu Technical Service was also the first overseas Group company to hold a "Meeting for Reflection on Environmental Improvement Activities," to ensure that employees understand the connection between their own duties and environmental improvement activities and commit themselves to environmental improvement activities more independently.
They exchanged opinions vigorously and openly at the meeting.

President of Hansu Technical Service (left) being presented with letter of thanks for Kurita Environment Month from Secretary (right)

President of Hansu Technical Service (left)
being presented with letter of thanks for Kurita Environment Month from Secretary (right)

Hansu Technical Service employees holding their participation certificates

Hansu Technical Service employees holding their participation certificates

Meeting for Discussion on Environmental Improvement Activities

Meeting for Discussion on Environmental Improvement Activities