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Environmental Risk Management

Environmental Risk Management

Preventing Soil and Groundwater Pollution

Furukawa Electric Group conducts regular inspections of facilities and equipment that handle specific toxic substances to prevent the pollution of soil and groundwater. We reduce the risk of pollution through measures to prevent leaks of specific toxic substances and underground seepage, as well as through ongoing efforts to switch to substitute substances.

PCB Management

Furukawa Electric Group identifies the volume of highconcentration PCB-containing equipment at Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.’s works and at the bases of our group companies, and carries out appropriate storage and management.

Currently, the processing is sequentially carried out according to the plan of Japan Environmental Storage & Safety Corporation, and the processing has been com pleted at some of our business sites. We are conducting the analysis and the surveys of the equipment that have the potential to contain a low concentration PCB, and those found to be the low concentration PCB contained equipment shall be properly kept, managed and disposed of while making consideration for storage-related risks. Furthermore, we will proceed the disposal at an early stage according to the equipment updating schedule.

Compliance with Environmental Laws and Other Regulations

Furukawa Elect r ic Group regula r ly conf i rms environmental laws and other regulations to determine items requiring compliance. We ensure compliance in a number of ways, such as by conducting on-site patrols to check the state of compliance. We follow official journals and other sources of information to stay updated on revisions to environmental legislation and ensure that our response is thorough.

We maintain voluntary control limits and manage operations appropriately to ensure compliance with the Air Pollution Control Law and the Water Pollution Control Law.

In fiscal 2019, in order to prevent the environmental accidents and irregularities, the hazard prediction activities was conducted. In addition, the out-of-service refrigeration facilities were checked about their handling status and the facilities and equipment that handle the hazardous chemical substances were inspected again. We will continue the appropriate handling of the hazardous chemical substances.

We also conduct annual checks for conceivable, clear environmental impact to prevent environmental accidents or prevent widespread impact in the event of an accident.

According to our survey on the status of our regulatory compliance, we were not in material violation of any regulations.

Please see below for our response to the asbestos problem.
Response to Asbestos Concerns
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