The Group strives to protect the Earth's finite natural resources by reducing waste and using resources efficiently. We also enforce appropriate management for chemical substances and strive to minimize environmental impact by reducing chemical waste.
We promote zero emissions initiatives based on a reduce, reuse, and recycle (3Rs) approach.
We strive to reduce chemical emissions. Measures include equipment to absorb vaporized chemicals, switching to safer substances, and improved manufacturing methods that reduce or eliminate chemical substances.
We report chemical emissions and transfers in accordance with Japan's Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) Act. Reporting is carried out at nine plants for Meiji Co., Ltd., and three plants and two research centers for Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd.
At Meiji Seika Pharma, each pharmaceuticals plant and research center has a chemicals management committee that sets standards for handling chemical substances. The company manages procurement and inventory volumes, checks emission and transfer volumes, and strives to reduce emissions.
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Each of our operating bases engages in appropriate management of transformers and capacitors containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
We have changed from chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) to natural refrigerants, such as ammonia, to prevent ozone layer damage and combat global warming.