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Water Resource Conservation

MGC recognizes that water, a blessing of nature, is essential for business activities, and that it is important to enable sustainable use of water without compromising on water quality, and is working on a variety of relevant initiatives.

Water Resource Risk Management

MGC uses large quantities of water, both as a raw material for manufacturing chemical products and for various other purposes, including steam-heating and cooling in chemical manufacturing processes, and as water for product refining and for cleaning product containers. In this way, MGC recognizes that it is essential to provide sufficiently high-quality water in continuing its business.

To sustainably use water resources essential to manufacturing chemicals, MGC manages a variety of risks. Specifically, MGC monitors its actual water consumption and uses water efficiently by measuring water withdrawal, water discharge, water usage and water recycling. In drawing from water sources, MGC restricts its intake to permitted quantities in accord with applicable laws or agreements with municipalities. Additionally, MGC discharges wastewater into rivers, the sea or other public water bodies in compliance with required effluent standards after treating it to filter out identified pollutants. Data on these water-related environmental impacts are published in "Pollution Prevention" page and "Sustainability Data Book".

Additionally, MGC maintains a sanitary water-use environment at all its sites to provide MGC employees and the employees of our partners with access to properly functioning, safely managed sanitary facilities (wash service).

From a business continuity standpoint, production downtime due to drought or flooding of production facilities have been identified as a water-related risk at each production site. Each production site has formulated the business continuity plan (BCP) that addresses this risk and implemented measures to mitigate it. None of the river-basins in the areas in which MGC's plants are located has experienced either adverse impacts on production activities due to water stress or conflicts with stakeholders regarding use of water resources.

As for water-related opportunities, businesses developed by MGC and its Group companies include businesses that provide solutions for issues surrounding the coolant water of air conditioning equipment and cooling systems. We provide solutions to water issues, such as water treatment agents that have the effect of sterilizing disease-causing legionella bacteria and that maintain healthy coolant water quality, and a comprehensive water treatment system service offered through affiliate Dia Aqua Solutions Co., Inc.

Going forward, MGC aims to achieve qualitative and quantitative targets for efficient water usage established in the RC Medium-term Plan 2023 (2021–2023), to more effectively preserve water resources.

Water Intake / Wastewater Volume (MGC Group)

Water intake/Intensity of estimated amount of added value

Water intake

Wastewater volume/Intensity of estimated amount of added value

Wastewater
  • *For the data for the overseas MGC Group, the total value for the calendar year is added as is in the fiscal year value.
  • *The data for the overseas MGC Group comprised 13 companies at 15 locations in 2016, and 14 companies at 16 locations in other years.