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OKI Group Medium-Term Environmental Plan 2022

OKI has formulated a Medium-Term Environmental Management Plan (Medium-Term Environmental Plan) with the aim of spreting in the organization a desire for and awareness of environmental management, with the aim of realizing the medium- to long-term environmental vision, "OKI Environmental Challenge 2030/2050".
The Medium-Term Environmental Plan includes five pillars based on our desire to promote environmental activities as we con-duct business-including SDGs and decarbonization-communicate information on the process and results of such activities to stakeholders, use the results to help achieve sustainable growth, and revitalize the environ-mental activities of individual employees, which provide the support necessary to make all this happen.

Overview of Medium-Term Environmental Plan 2022

The details of this medium-term plan-which have been formulated as the action plan up through fiscal year 2022.

OKI Group's Major Environmental Activity Plan Targets for Fiscal 2022 and Results for Fiscal 2021

The following table shows the major activities and achievements of the environmental activity plan, in fiscal 2021.

Environmental Theme Measures Classification Applicable Action Plan through FY 2022 Achievements in Fiscal 2021
Mitigation of Climate Change
  • Reduction of life cycle CO2
Risk Entire
  • Life cycle CO2 reduction rate of 21% or more (compared to FY 2013)
  • Purchase of emissions trading rights 1,350 t-CO2 or more
  • 63% reduction
  • Cumulative purchase of 1,050 tons of CO2
  • Reduction of CO2 emissions from business sites
Risk Base
  • 35% reduction in CO2 emissions from sites (compared to FY 2013)
  • 35% reduction
Adaptation to Climate Change
  • Measures against extreme weather:

Measures against wind and flood damage, high and low temperatures, etc.
Opportunity Merchandise
  • Developing solutions that contribute to climate change adaptation
  • Provision of disaster prevention information systems
Risk Entire
  • Strengthen BCP/BCM for sites and important procurement
  • Implemented in each division
Prevention of Contamination
  • Strengthen management of chemical substances contained in products
Risk Merchandise
  • Strengthen common operations throughout the Group
  • Strengthening operations through working groups across business divisions
  • Reduction of chemical substance emissions
Risk Base
  • Monitoring of emission rate (*1) 1 at least once a year
  • Conducted monitoring. (The emission rate in fiscal 2020 was 2.1%.)
Resource Recycling
  • Circular economy compatible
Opportunity Merchandise
  • Creation of 3 circular economy projects
  • Six existing projects are under consideration
  • Reduction of waste materials
Risk Base
  • Recycling rate (*2) Above the average (83%) for FY 22014 to FY 18
  • Recycling rate of 86%
  • Expansion of eco-solutions
Opportunity Merchandise
  • Sales of 72 billion yen (16% of total sales) or more
  • Sales 110.3 billion yen (31% of total sales)
  • *1 :

    Amount of chemical substances released into the air/water system ÷ Amount of chemical substances input

  • *2 :

    (Amount of value sold + Amount recycled by consignees) / (Amount of value sold + Amount of entrusted disposal)

Water consumption reduction targets and water shortage risk

The OKI Group's water consumption in fiscal 2021 was 1.72 million m3. Of this amount, 90% is used at production sites in Japan, and 5% is used at overseas production sites, accounting for 95% of the total. In FY 2021, water intake/consumption in water-stressed areas was 45,000 m3, or about 3% of the Group's total water consumption, and the risk of water shortage is considered to be low at present. (Water stress is defined as "high level" or higher in Base Line Water Stress of AQUEDUCT Water Risk Atlas and is evaluated periodically.)

Based on the belief that the impact of climate change will be felt in water in general, OKI has set an absolute reduction target of 0.2% or more from fiscal 21 for the Group's total water consumption in fiscal 22 in preparation for future water shortage risks. We plan to continue our efforts to reduce emissions based on the results of fiscal 22.

As an example of water use at production sites in Japan, water used in production processes is neutralized and detoxified using chemicals before being discharged.
In many cases, these sources of water are groundwater, which is abundant in Japan due to its geographical environment. In fiscal 22, we began setting group-wide targets for reducing water consumption, mainly at sites with large water withdrawals, with a view to future water shortage risks associated with climate change.

In Thailand, where the risk of water shortage is high, almost no water is used in the production process because the plant is an assembly plant. However, considering the scarcity of water resources in the region, we have set water reduction targets and will continue to do so.
In preparation for water shortages, one of our plants in Thailand has agreed to cooperate with an industrial park in dealing with water shortages. Groundwater is provided by the industrial park in the first stage of water shortage, and after a certain number of days, recycled water is provided in the second stage. In the second stage, the plant does not use water for production from the viewpoint of conductivity of water quality, but only for household water for employees, such as toilets and cafeterias, in consideration of production quality.

Water consumption by the OKI Group (FY 2020 results)

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