In order to contribute to preserving the global environment and creating sustainable societies, the JCU Group makes every effort to reduce its use of water resources.
Understanding Water Usage
Because JCU uses large amounts of water resources for R&D and at our production sites, we make every effort to understand and reduce water consumption at all of our domestic sites. The resolution of water resource-related issues has also been set forth as one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and we will continue to take actions to improve our operations going forward.
Water is one of the most important raw materials we use for manufacturing our products, so we track the amounts of water we use and wastewater we discharge.
Domestic sites took in a total of 12,198 m3 of water in FY2022, which was roughly down 10% from the previous fiscal year. We believe this can be attributed mainly to the drop in production volume at the Niigata Plant compared to the previous fiscal year. Per-unit water consumption per production volume at the Niigata Plant remained largely unchanged from the previous fiscal year at 1.58 m3/t.
The Niigata Plant and R&D Center are working to establish reduction-awareness, including by regularly calling for water conservation.