Waste Management

Basic ideas and policies

The Resonac Group is striving to minimize the discharge of waste on a continual basis. We are also making more effective use of waste plastic and other types of waste to contribute to the creation of a sustainable society.

For zero emissions

The Resonac Group defines “zero emissions” as follows: the proportion of waste sent to landfill is 0.5% or less of total waste generated. Toward this target, we are reducing the generation of waste and fostering the effective use and recycling of materials. We also inspect our contractors for intermediate treatment and final disposal of waste to confirm that they treat and dispose of our waste properly. To more robustly combat the improper disposal of waste, the use of electronic manifests was made mandatory as of 2020 for companies that generate 50 tons or more of specially controlled industrial waste per year, and our relevant operation sites are in complete compliance.

Proportion of industrial waste sent to landfill

Targets and results of KPIs on material issues

KPIs on material issues 2025 targets Results in 2022
Reduction of industrial waste sent to landfills 0.5% or less of waste generated (consolidated in Japan) 0.2% of waste generated (consolidated in Japan)

Effective use of plastic waste

In order to contribute to the solution of the issue of ocean plastic waste, which is emerging as a new global issue, and to the creation of a low-carbon society, we will make more effective use of waste plastic (other than simple incineration and landfill) by promoting the sorting of the waste and fostering its material/chemical/thermal recycling.

Proportion of waste plastic that was effectively used

Management and appropriate disposal of hazardous waste (polychlorinated biphenyls [PCB])

We are storing PCB waste appropriately, with storage conditions being regularly inspected based on our PCB management checklist, and we are outsourcing treatment in line with a plan to complete treatment of low-concentration PCBs by March 2027. We are also updating electrical facilities that contain PCBs in use.