Material Issue 2:Co-exist in Harmony with the Environment through Innovative Technologies

Basic Approach and Policy

We believe that we need to engage in initiatives from a long-term perspective to achieve sustainable growth. Based on this belief, we have formulated the TSV2050/2030 Sustainability Vision, which is the core component of the Group’s sustainability strategies, and have shared within the Group the directions of initiatives to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, which was declared in the SIC-II medium-term management plan. While working to solve the climate change issue, a global social issue, we will strive to develop and expand the number of environmentally friendly products (Sustainability-Enhancing Products) that will reduce environmental impact.

Figure: Promoting Coexistence with Nature and Community / Reducing the Environmental Impact of Manufacturing / Providing Products and Services that Realize a Sustainable Society

Objectives and Targets of SDGs that are Relevant to the Actions on the Material Issue

Actions Toyo Ink Group's initiatives on targets of relevant SDGs
Development and dissemination of innovative technologies, products, and services that reduce environmental impact

3.9 We will manage harmful chemical substances and take action against soil and groundwater pollution to reduce the negative impact on consumers' health.

6.3 We will contribute to improving water quality by reducing chemical emissions, recycling water, and ensuring appropriate water treatment.

6.4 We will advance efficient use of water by reducing water consumption and improving the efficiency of water use.

6.6 We will reduce the environmental impact of wastewater to protect water-related ecosystems.

7.2 We will increase the ratio of renewable energy to all the energy we use by introducing facilities such as solar power generation facilities.

7.3 We will strive to improve the energy efficiency of production by replacing equipment with energy-efficient versions, introducing cogeneration systems, and taking other measures.

12.2 We will focus on the development of products made from biomass materials in our efforts to make efficient use of natural resources.

12.4 We will quantify and reduce the environmental impact of our products in their life cycle by using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).

12.5 We will reduce waste emissions by promoting the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, and recycle).

13.1 We will strive to mitigate climate change by reducing CO2 emissions with initiatives including the continuation of energy conservation activities, energy conservation investments, and production innovation.

15.1 We will continue to undertake ecosystem surveys of company-owned forests and rivers to check the impact of our business activities on the terrestrial ecosystem and the inland freshwater ecosystem and focus on activities for preserving them.

15.2 We will encourage sustainable forest management using FSC-certified paper, forest absorption credits in carbon-offsetting, and other measures.

Efforts to solve and respond to the problem of climate change
Appropriate management of chemical substances
Steady promotion of environmental management

Promotion System

We have renamed and reorganized the CSR Generalization Committee into the Sustainability Committee. The ESG Promotion Committee established under the Sustainability Committee addresses climate change issues and discloses information based on the TCFD recommendations.
In addition, the Production-Logistics Division of Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd. oversees the safety, environment, quality assurance, supply chain management, chemical management, and trade management of the overall Group as the dedicated organization, and core operating companies play the leading role in promoting environmental management of Group companies in Japan and overseas.

Organizations and system related to environmental management (FY2022)
Figure: Board of Directors / Supervision / Reporting and proposals / President and Representative Director, Group CEO / Group Management Committee / Supervision / Reporting / Sustainability Committee / Formulating plans, promoting, evaluating and following up the Group-wide sustainability actions (reporting them to management) / Holding Sustainability Conference (Group-wide meeting) and sharing policies and reports on sustainability activities / ESG Promotion Committee / Advancing Group-wide sustainability activities based on TSV2050/2030 / Practical tasks and promotional activities related to climate change / Providing information both internally and externally, including information disclosure based on the TCFD recommendations / Cooperation / Risk Management Committee / Advancing risk management for the entire Group / Preventing occurrence of risks and promoting measures for alleviating damages from risks / Production-Logistics Division / Planning Department / Evaluation and management of environmental investments / Formulation of strategies related to quality assurance, environmental safety and security, cooperation and implementation with related departments and the evaluation of achievements / Environment & SCM Promotion Department / Formulation of environment- and SCM-related strategies, cooperation and implementation with related departments, and evaluation of achievements / Chemical Management Department / Provision of information and management support for ensuring that group companies comply with chemicals control legislation in different countries as well as make appropriate use of economic partnership agreements regarding trade and observe security export control / Control and management / Group Companies in Japan and Overseas
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