Wastewater and Waste

In order to contribute to preserving the global environment and creating sustainable societies, the JCU Group complies with laws and regulations that govern the quality of water, air, and soil, and is committed to reduce emissions of environmentally hazardous substances from its sites.

Proper Treatment of Wastewater

The JCU Group pays special at tention to ensure that wastewater released from its development and manufacturing sites does not adversely affect the surrounding environment.

Portions of wastewater generated during research and manufacturing at the R&D Center and Niigata Plant are neutralized and precipitated in facilities at these sites. In addition, wastewater discharged from all business sites are managed using analytical instruments to ensure that it meets environmental standards.

Furthermore, all sites concentrate and reduce the volumes of effluent that they are unable to treat in their own facilities before they are properly disposed of as industrial waste.

Proper Management of Chemical Substances

The JCU Group properly manages environmental chemicals to reduce our impact on the environment.

At the R&D Center, we take measures to keep solution containers from tipping over, and also install embankments, pits, and gutters in our experimental facilities to prevent liquid leakage to the outside. At the Niigata Plant, we take measures to prevent leakage by installing oil embankments, pits and gutters for our outdoor tanks.

In addition, we always have response kits ready to use in the event of a leak, and we use these in our education and training programs to prepare for emergencies.

Leakage prevention kit

Waste Reduction

The JCU Group makes every effort to make effective use of resources to reduce waste.

Our one-ton containers for transporting specific products are reused as two-way containers; that is, they are used one their way to and from our customers and business partners.

Also, empty poly containers that are no longer needed at the Niigata Plant are collected and recycled as a resource. After they are cleaned, these poly containers are melted down and reused in a variety of plastic products. In addition, metals, glass, and other waste materials are recycled as resources by waste disposal contractors.

Purification of Atmospheric Emissions

At the JCU Group, we perform purification processes on gases that we discharge into the atmosphere from our business sites so that they do not affect the surrounding environment. We also make every effort to preserve the environment by conducting environmental measurements on a regular basis.

Our R&D Center and Niigata Plant are equipped with exhaust cleaning towers to prevent the release of hazardous substances contained in the discharged gas. We regularly commission specialized third-party agencies to analyze and verify that gas purification is being performed without any problems.

The Niigata Plant also regularly commissions specialized third-party agencies to analyze and examine the boilers and hot-and-chilled-water generators used at the site for particulate matter and nitrogen oxides to ensure that there are no problems.

Exhaust cleaning towers at the Niigata Plant