Hitachi Construction Machinery

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Engagement with the PRTR Act

We are aware of the hazardous waste from chemical substances emitted into the environment that are controlled under the PRTR Act, and we continue to make progress in management and reduction.
For the control of chemical substances, we use the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) of the purchased product as a basis for keeping track of the purchase volume and emission levels in our chemical substances management system. In terms of reduction, we drive initiatives such as green procurement and switching to alternative materials. We are also active in self-regulation based on the Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR’s: Japanese law), and we manage, monitor and report the emission*1 and transfer*2 of chemical substances.

Bradken has been included in the results since FY 2018.
In FY2018, production further increased and handled volume increased, but due to material replacement, the continued shift to the expanded application of high solid paint, and the promotion of coating efficiency improvements, the ratio of atmospheric emissions was 50%, 10% lower on the previous fiscal year. The volume of substances subject to the PRTR Law (hazardous waste) was 964 tons.

*1 Substances emitted: total amount of substances released into the air, into the public water supply, and into the soil at or buried on the premises.
*2 Substances transferred: total amount of substances released into the sewerage system and moved off the premises

Trends in Volumes of Substances that are Subject to the PRTR Act

Total Scope: All domestic production bases subject to the PRTR Act and subject to consolidation

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