Integrated Report 2020

LINTEC Integrated Report 202045 Environmental ManagementWe have acquired global integrated certification under interna-tional standard ISO 14001, including the LINTEC head office and plants, Research Center, Group company TOKYO LINTEC KAKO, INC., and overseas Group companies. Due to the inspection for a change in registered matters accompanying the relocation of U.S. subsidiary MADICO, INC., LINTEC now has 22 certified, registered worksites in Japan and overseas. We will continue to promote the acquisition of global integrated certification by overseasGroup companies as we strengthen Companywide initiatives in environmental preservation. Climate Change InitiativesTo address climate change, the Group is working to reduce energy usage and CO2 emissions. The Group’s total energy usage in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, was down 1.3% year on year, and energy consumption intensity, which expresses energy efficiency, improved 0.7%. In addition, CO2 emissions were 163,100 tons, down from 179,200 tons in the previous fiscal year. Moving forward, the Group will continue aiming to further reduce energy usage and CO2 emissions, to that end we will take such steps as using co-generation systems and low carbon emission electricity.Co-generation SystemsIn co-generation systems, LNG and other fuels is used to generate and supply electricity that is utilized to operate various types of production facilities. At the same time, the heat that is generated during the production of the electricity is recovered in the form of hot water or steam and then used. In the manufacturing of the Company’s products, there are many processes that require drying, such as in papermaking and adhesive/release agent coating. However, through the introduction of co-generation systems, the drying process can utilize the heat energy that is generated at the same time as the electricity that powers the production facilities. This initia-tive is expected to result in substantial reductions in CO2 emissions. We are seeing significant results at the Kumagaya Plant and the Doi Plant (Ehime Prefecture), where these systems have already been introduced. Moving forward, we will advance and accelerate the aggressive introduction of co-generation systems at our plants.25020015050100163201620172018201920200Thousand tonsCO2 Emissions(Fiscal years ended March 31) Compliance with Environmental Laws, Directives, and RegulationsThe LINTEC Group seeks to be compliant with environmental laws, directives, and regulations in Japan and overseas and reduce chemical substances that are harmful to the environment. In addition to responding to restricted substances stipulated by Co-generation systemFinancial InformationStrategyOverviewFoundation

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