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Medium-term Plan
(Targets for a Quantitative Reduction in Environmental Impact)

In its RC Medium-term Plan, MGC has established targets for a quantitative reduction in environmental impact and is striving to achieve them.
Under the MGC Group Environment and Safety Council, MGC and other member companies are engaged in activities conforming to Responsible Care, establishing targets for a quantitative reduction in environmental impact and striving to achieve them.

Quantitative Environmental Conservation Targets through Fiscal 2020 (RC Medium-term Plan 2020: 2018–2020)

  • 1. Reduce the energy intensity to 89% or lower compared with fiscal 1990 level.
  • 2. Reduce GHG emissions intensity to 66% or lower compared with fiscal1990 level (90% or lower compared with fiscal 2016 level).
    Reduce GHG emissions volume by at least 320,000 tons (CO2 equivalent) compared to fiscal 1990 (reduce by at least 100,000 tons compared to fiscal 2016).
  • 3. Zero emissions of wastes: 0.3% or less final disposal of generated wastes, by weight).
  • 4. Reduce emissions of PRTR substances by 10% compared with fiscal 2017.

Interim Report on RC Medium-term Plan 2020 (2018–2020) for Environmental Conservation (Non-consolidated)

1.2. Targets through fiscal 2020 were achieved, with the energy intensity for fiscal 2019 in the plant manufacturing sector Plant Manufacturing Division at 85% compared with fiscal 1990 level, and GHG emissions intensity at 66% compared with fiscal 1990 level. Meanwhile, the decrease in GHG emissions compared to fiscal 1990 levels stalled at 180,000 tons (CO2 equivalent) and targets were not achieved, with an increase in manufacturing as the major factor.

3. The zero emissions rate of wastes for fiscal 2019 was 0.80%, and zero emissions have not been achieved since fiscal 2014. The increase in final disposal volumes since fiscal 2014 is due to ongoing temporary circumstances, such as waste and waste catalysts generated in conjunction with business reorganization, combined with landfilling of spent sludge which were transferred by valuables.

4. The emissions level of substances subject to notification under the PRTR Law was 247 tons in fiscal 2019, an increase of around 8% compared with fiscal 2017 levels. The increase in fiscal 2019 was due to issues at facilities for the treatment of exhaust gases.

Annual emissions performance for PRTR-targeted substances (Non-consolidated)
Annual trends of emissions (in detail)

Results for fiscal year 2017 2018 2019
Emissions/atmosphere (tons) 213.3 226.7 237.5
Emissions/waters (tons) 15.1 7.5 9.7
Emissions/soil (tons) 0 0 0
Emissions (tons) 228.4 234.2 247.2
Percentage change BM 103% 108%

Annual trends of emissions (total)

Annual trends of emissions (total)