Measures on Substances of Concern
Chemical substances are indispensable to our daily lives, but it is also true that these substances have been causing problems such as the destruction of ecosystems and harmful impacts on people. Toward the goal set at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) held in 2002, which is “to achieve, by 2020, that chemicals are used and produced in ways that lead to the minimization of significant adverse effects on human health and the environment,” each country has been progressively enhancing regulations on substances of concern. In order to protect the Earth’s ecosystems and protect people from the adverse effects of these substances, companies are required to comply with the regulations and manage and reduce their use of chemical substances in consideration of the entire life cycles of their products.
We regard it as one of our corporate social responsibilities to comply with the regulations on chemical substances, which are becoming stricter year by year, as well as with criteria set independently by our customers. To fulfill this responsibility, the NOK Group will work to reduce the use and release of substances of concern in its manufacturing processes, and identify and manage the chemical substances throughout the life cycles of its products, thereby contributing to the reduction of environmental impacts across the supply chain.
3-Year Targets (FY2020 to FY2022)
At a global level:
Reduce VOC emissions to the 2010 level.