SUSTAINABILITY
Environmental Conservation
ENVIRONMENT

Environmental
Conservation

DMC recognizes environmental issues as significant and promotes environmentally friendly approaches in its business activities.

DMC Group has acquired ISO14001 certification for its domestic factories and its Indonesia Factory (acquisition rate at DMC production sites: 100%), and the company conducts environmental activities with the participation of all employees. Our environmental management system was established to unify company management and environmental activities, implement environmental action plans into our business activities, and take a wide range of approaches in accordance with our Quality and Environmental Policies. We strive to increase individual employee awareness of energy saving and contribute to the prevention of global warming throughout the company. We work together to reduce the use of electricity in offices, energy in sales and production activities, and fuel in employee commutes to decrease our environmental load and increase environmental conservation.

MANAGEMENT

Environmental
Management System

DMC Group strongly believes that business activities and environmental conservation should be part of the same decision-making process. We implement our environmental management system into each business activity process to promote environmental management.

Chaired by the President, the DMC Group ISO Promotion Committee was established as the highest organ of decision making for environmental management. The ISO Promotion Secretariat handles the management of factories, divisions, and business bases under the supervision of the ISO Promotion Committee. Each division establishes Quality and Environmental Plans and reports progress and results at monthly Quality and Environmental Conferences that the

Internal Audit

DMC carries out annual internal audits for the environment, through which skillful internal auditors confirm conformance to ISO14001 standards and the effective implementation of its environmental management system.

DMC holds meetings before and after audits to clarify priority items, confirm the content identified out by auditors with the related divisions and departments while the ISO Promotion Secretariat shares issues to promote improvement throughout the DMC Group, and handles progress management of the issues until the next meeting aiming to improve the quality of internal audits and environmental activities performed by the DMC Group.

In-house Education

DMC Group considers human resource development critical to the promotion of its environmental management activities. To this end we have established a curriculum to provide individual employee education based on specialization and level.

DMC specifies that all division managers provide opportunities for employees to recognize and learn quality and ISO policies in order to maximize business results through the linkage of division and individual targets. The above-mentioned content is described in specific formats, including the influence of unachieved goals on business, and all content is managed by the ISO Promotion Secretariat. The eligibility of fulltime employees for promotions and pay raises is evaluated on an annual basis by both the personnel affairs division and their respective division managers.

Through QC test preparation, basic theory and practice regarding materials and construction methods, and other themes in each division (2 of 2 participants passed the test in FY2019), DMC promotes the acquisition of specialized knowledge on the environment and global response capabilities.

BALANCE

Material Balance

INPUT
OUTPUT
Resources

Electricity: 4825 thousand kWh
Fuel Petroleum: 22 thousand l
Water: 36 thousand m³

Material Procurement

[ Major Materials ]
Highly functional resin, plate glasses, etc.

CO₂: 3896 t-CO₂
Wastes: 172 t
Waste water: 34 thousand m³

Logistics

Gasoline: 43 kl

CO₂: 99 t-CO₂

* Figures represent the total of Japan and Indonesia

CLIMATE CHANGE

Response to
Climate Change

Basic Concept

In the face of climate change, DMC considers the reduction of CO2 emissions that contribute to increasing temperatures as our corporate responsibility and works toward this in all phases of the production and delivery of touchscreens through the effective use of energy and other approaches.

Management System & Operation

General Administration Section takes charge of company-wide improvement activities. Even after shifting to LED lighting and eco-friendly vehicles, and implementing highly-efficient PC monitors and other devices throughout the company, DMC continues to promote energy-saving and improved energy efficiency in all phases of the manufacturing process. The New Shriakawa Factory completed in 2019 has implemented equipment that allows block specific humidity and temperature control in its manufacturing zone to optimize the work environment and energy consumption. As a result, DMC successfully reduced domestic CO2 emissions by 9% compared with the previous year to 668t-CO2.

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SCOPE 3 Calculation Starts

DMC Group calculated greenhouse gases emitted in all its business activities in accordance with SCOPE 3, the recognized standard for the calculation and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions throughout the supply chain. Clarifying emissions throughout our supply chain and identifying the potential for reducing emissions will lead to CO2 reduction and contribute to the fight against global warming.

FY2019 CO2 Emissions by Scope & Category (t-CO2))
Scope & Category Emissions
SCOPE 1 155
SCOPE 2 3,841
SCOPE 3 13,895
Category 1 Purchased Goods and Services 8,899
Category 2 Capital Goods 2,615
Category 3 Fuel- and Energy-related Activities (not included in scope 1 or 2) 329
Category 4 Transportation and Delivery (Upstream) 788
Category 5 Waste Generated in Operations 6
Category 6 Business Travel 400
Category 7 Employee Commuting (Only in Japan) 116
Category 11 Use of Sold Products 747
* Figures represent the total of Japan and Indonesia
WASTE REDUCTION

Approaches to
Waste Reduction

Basic Concept

DMC strives to realize a sustainable recycling-oriented society through the effective utilization of resources, and the reduction and recycling of waste following predetermined targets.

Management System & Operation

  • DMC issues an industrial waste management manifest to monitor waste discharged from its factories and offices. We utilize an exclusive database to ensure uniform control over the management of disposal service providers and the industrial waste management manifest to continuously monitor the status of waste disposal.

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Approaches to Paper Reduction at DMC

DMC Group digitalizes and shares documents, and manages decision-making processes, order sheets, and work hours by computer to reduce paper use.

We also thoroughly reduce copy paper waste. We continue working on reducing paper while improving our business processes.

WATER CONSERVATION

Water Resource
Conservation

Basic Concept

Infrastructure improvement has been delayed due to an increase in population and demand for water resources that have accompanied economic growth. This has accelerated water shortages and pollution, which has had a significant impact on our lives and environment. DMC considers the effective use of water in manufacturing and the conservation of water resources.

Management System & Operation

  • DMC Group established an integrated management system for water and environmental quality to promote water resource conservation. We also apply the PDCA management cycle to improve environmental management. We select wastewater treatment plants and outsource the neutralization of wastewater discharged at our plants to reduce environmental load. To ensure the effective use of valuable water resources, we have been using a recycling system at the Indonesia Factory requiring large amounts of water since FY2017, which has continued to result in a greater than 30% reduction in water usage.

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CHEMICAL EMISSIONS

Reducing the Discharge of Chemical Substances

Management System & Operation

DMC works to reduce the use of chemical substances that may directly influence the environment through its production processes. No discharge or transfer of PRTR substances were detected in the fiscal year.

GUARANTEES

Third-Party Assurance