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Chemical Substance Management

Chemical Substance Management

Green Activities

Response to Customer Requests

Furukawa Electric Group has participated in JAMP(note 1) since 2009, and is implementing simul taneous environmental examinations based on the latest information from the JAMP management target substance list related to management of chemical substances contained in products. We also monitor trends in laws and regulations covering the chemical substances contained in products and compile and update data as it becomes available, allowing us to respond promptly to customer requests.

Response to Overseas Regulations and Management of Chemical Substances Contained in Products

Furukawa Electric Group establishes a management system for chemical substances contained in products for major operational bases and affiliated companies, strengthens the environmental product regulations and grasps the environmental risk that should be lowered, and implements measures depending on their importance.

In response to the EU’s REACH regulation on environmental products, in fiscal 2019, environmental inspections were carried out regarding 205 substances, including the 22 Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). In order to respond to the customer's request, we will proceed to shift to the Chemical information SHaring and Exchange under Reporting Partnership in supply chain (chemSHERPA) which is the information transmission scheme of chemical substances contained in products.

Green Procurement Activities

Items that will be used in our products are purchased adequately based on the Green Procurement Guidelines of our operational division, by evaluating the suppliers’ system on the management of chemical substances contained in products and its management status as well as by confirming the data of chemical substances contained in products.

Chemical Substance Management Activities

Furukawa Electric Group undertakes voluntary initiatives to reduce emissions of harmful chemical substances. In particular, we make every effort to actively reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC), one cause of photochemical smog.

Emissions from the domestic group in fiscal 2019 increased by 12% of the previous fiscal year due to a review of the calculation method. We will continue our efforts to reduce the usage amount of the targeted substances along with the suppression of the emissions from the production processes and others.

Appropriate Management of Chemical Substances

At Furukawa Electric Group, we confirm the properties and applicable laws and regulations regarding all chemical substances we use during the manufacturing process on their Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) and administrate them. And in accordance with the PRTR Act(note2) we continue to strive to keep records of the amount handled, transported and discharged of the relevant substances.

(note 1) JAMP: Joint Article Management Promotion-consortium

(note 2) Act on Confirmation, etc. of Release Amounts of Specific Chemical Substances in the Environment and Promotion of Improvements to the Management Thereof

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