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Resource Recycling

Resource Recycling

Basic Concept

Working towards the creation of a recycling-oriented society, ESPEC is carrying out programs related to waste and product 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) in our business activities.
We also recognize that conservation of water resources is a critical global issue, and are engaged in a number of programs to reduce the amount of water we use and our wastewater is subjected to voluntary standards that are stricter than the law requires.

Efforts to achieve zero emissions

The 8th Mid-Term Plan on the Environment sets the goal of achieving a recycling rate of 99.5% or higher for emissions from our offices in FY 2025 and promotes relevant efforts.

Product Recycling Service

We are operating a product recycling service based on our certification under the Ministry of the Environment wide-area certification system. We have been approved for the wide-area certification system by the Minister of the Environment and are operating a product recycling service. After entering into an Industrial Waste Entrustment Agreement with the customer, we collect environmental test chambers made by us but no longer used by the customer for a fee, and recycle it. We thus reduce the burden of the disposal procedure on the customer, and properly recycle the waste. In FY 2022, we collected 473 products no longer used.

Conservation of Water Resources

In order to conserve water resources, we are carrying out water risk assessments, and actively working in our regular business activities to reduce the amounts of water used, recycle water, treat wastewater, and correctly manage wastewater quality. For wastewater, we have set voluntary standards that are stricter than the wastewater standards mandated by laws and ordinances, and have enacted complete management at each business site.

■Amounts of Water Used (Consolidated)

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(FY) 2019 2020 2021 2022
Water usage Japan 75,000m3 53,000m3 51,000m3 64,000m3
Overseas 28,000m3 28,000m3 27,000m3 26,000m3
Total 103,000m3 81,000m3 78,000m3 90,000m3
Amount per unit of sales 2.42 m3/
million yen
2.09 m3/
million yen
1.85 m3/
million yen
1.70 m3/
million yen