Corporate Social Responsibility

Ebara is committed to contributing to society through cutting-edge products and services and responsible corporate citizenship.

Targets & Data

FY 2020 Environmental Targets

EBARA Group’s FY 2020 Environmental Targets were set with the goal of creating harmony between business, the environment and society to contribute to the creation of a more sustainable world.

EBARA Group Environmental Vision (2020)

1 . The EBARA Group is striving to create a society in which nature and technology are in harmony.
2 . The EBARA Group endeavors to conserve the global environment through its technologies, products and services.

FY 2020 Environmental Targets and FY 2019 Results

EBARA Group environmental objectives (FY 2020) FY 2019 Results(EBARA Corporation)
1. Environmental Conservation Activities in Our Daily Business
① Keep voluntary standard values for environmental laws and regulations such as water pollution prevention, air pollution prevention and the like. Each office and business site worked on pollution prevention and achieved all standard values.
② Continuously reduce the amount of waste output produced from each office and business site.
 Maintain a waste material recycling rate of 95% or higher.
 Maintain a final waste landfill rate of less than 3%.
 Completely comply with the legal terms stipulated in the Construction Waste Disposal Consignment Contract.
  Utilize recognition system about reliable industrial waste disposers.
・Material recycling rate: 97.9% target achieved
・Landfill disposal rate: 1.6% target achieved
・Disposal outsourcing agreements with reliable waste disposers were rigorously adhered to, and use of the Excellent Contractor’s Certification system was encouraged.
③ Continuously reduce CO2 emissions Reduced emissions by 4.0% from FY 2018
※Emission factors were fixed in 2000 (0.357 kg/kWh were collected from April 2000 to March 2001.)
④ Reduce water usage by 30% from the FY 2000 level. ・Reduced usage by 21.9% from FY 2000
*Aggregate collection in FY 2000 includes from April 2000 to March 2001. FY 2019 was calculated from January 2019 to December 2019.
⑤ Continuously reduce emissions of PRTR Law controlled substances.
 Reduce VOC emissions by 30% from the FY 2000 level.
・Reduced PRTR substance emissions by 13.5% from FY 2018
・Reduced VOC emissions by 31.0% from FY 2000
*VOC emissions: Eight most used substances in the company are totaled.
*Aggregate collection in FY 2000 from April 2000 to March 2001, for FY 2018 and FY 2019 was calculated from January to December.
⑥ Identify and minimize environmental risk impact involved in R&D planning and in the planning, installation and operation of facilities at all offices and business sites.
・Each office and business site worked on minimizing of pollution risks through environmental reviews.
・No pollution with environmental impact outside the sites occurred.
2. Contribution to Environmental Conservation in Business Activities
⑦ Set and implement policies and goals for achieving the industry's leading environmental performance per each product.
・Environmental considerations (reducing energy usage, high efficiency, life extension, lightweight, etc.) were implemented with regard to many products and services in response to customer requests.
・We have identified eight material environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues and determined six policy actions for these issues. In addition, we have set specific approaches and key performance indicators (KPIs) to confirm the progress of these policies.
The activities and targets for 2019 are disclosed in Integrated Report 2019.
⑧ Build and run a framework for managing information about the chemical substances found in procured components and communicating information about the chemical substances found in finished products for customers.
・Precision Machinery Company provides application service for collecting and managing information on chemical substances in procured products.
・Precision Machinery Company completed phthalate-free support for 11 product categories (dry vacuum pumps, etc.) under the RoHS Directive.
・Fluid Machinery & Systems Company conducted a chemical substance content survey according to the manufacturing numbers.
・ Fluid Machinery & Systems Company has introduced improved products of the GS/D series for the European (EU) market in compliance with the new environmental regulation of the RoHS2 Directive.
⑨ Reduce the environmental load through a product's lifecycle by continuous reanalysis of technological standards of paints, ingredient materials, etc. from a LCA standpoint.
 Establish and implement standards for topics of environmental concern in the CSR procurement.
・The Green Procurement Guideline lists 11 prohibited substances according to the EU RoHS Directive II and is applied to procured products.
⑩ Enhance the availability of products designed for use in the global warming prevention field.
 a Dry vacuum pumps for solar cell manufacturing
 b Desalination pumps and equipment
 c Nuclear power plant pumps
 d Energy-saving standard pumps driven by high-efficiency motors
 e High-efficiency chillers
 f Biomass utilization operations
・We expanded a high-efficiency product line of double-suction pumps and released the volute pumps Model CB, which meet an energy efficiency value η3 in Chinese GB standards (national standard), and reduced the pumps’ weight.
・We launched the GSO model pumps for industrial process pumps that satisfies ISO 2858 and ISO 5199 international standards for chemical pumps. The impeller with unique reverse-open shape can treat light slurry liquid is used to maintain high operational efficiency.
・Sales of inverter E-SPD for water supply unit, which realizes energy saving, noise reduction, and space saving, and its equipped pump have been started.
・We launched the solar-powered generation system deep well submersible pump unit in Brazil.
・We launched new exhaust gas treatment equipment, Model TND-Single, and Model TND-Single Plus in a semiconductor manufacturing process. It is equipped with a new type of burner that enables highly efficient incineration with reduced thermal energy loss and low NOx and CO emissions.
・High-efficiency centrifugal chillers Model RTBA using the eco-friendly 1224yd 2 refrigerant are on sale.
・A carbon-neutral biomass power generation project is continuously developed. The JRE Kamisu Biomass Power Plant was completed in FY 2019.
3. Efforts for Environmental Management
⑪ Run the environmental management system across the EBARA Group and continuously apply revisions to standardize the system rules in operation.
 Link environmental management systems to the other management systems such as systems of energy management, occupational safety and health, and quality management.
・The environmental management systems (EMS) had been established at each site and were integrated into the currently operating system of EBARA Corporation.
・In line with ISO standards, we have partially integrated our EMS into our quality management system.
⑫ Thoroughly manage environmental risk by continuous implementation of second-party audits throughout major business sites of the EBARA Group in Japan and overseas. ・ Corporate environmental audits were conducted on two domestic group companies *1.
・Field surveys were conducted on seven overseas group companies *2.
*1 ERS, EFT
*2 EPMK (Korea), EPMT (Taiwan), XEPM (China), SEPM (China), EPME (Germany), ETI (US), and EESP (Singapore)
⑬ Establish an enhanced sense of ecology among all employees in the EBARA Group through promoting education concerning biodiversity, and environmental contribution activities.
・“General Environmental Education” was conducted on all employees.
・As a Kanagawa Prefecture reforestation partner, EBARA supports the creation of water-source forests. We hosted a forestation event called “EBARA Corporation, the Forest of Water, Air, and Environment.”
・ Two overseas group companies participated in tree planting activities.
* EPPI (the Philippines), EEIL (India)
⑭ Continuously disclose environmental information associated with business activity by the CSR Report, especially the enhancement of environmental assessment information on products.
 Continuously increase sales of environmental label certified products.
・ Environmental information disclosure in Integrated Report 2019.
・ Compared with conventional products, the following four issues "the electric power consumption reduction; weight reduction; amount of power generated through waste incineration; and amount of biomass power generation" were considered as KPIs, and the process and results have been published.
・ Environmental evaluation information on products, such as environmental labels, will be a future issue considering the KPIs.
・ We published environmental evaluation information of products in EBARA Jiho and at academic conferences and exhibitions.
⑮ Make contributions to society, such as environmental technology seminars, by utilizing technical knowledge developed through the EBARA Group’s business activity and environmental activities.
・ With EBARA’s experience and technology, EBARA Hatakeyama Memorial Fund organized short-term technical courses at overseas universities.
* Litral Institute of Technology (Ecuador, Guayaquil), Columbia Institute of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering (Kali, Colombia), Antioch University (Medellin, Colombia), Asian Institute of Technology (Bangkok, Thailand), and Indonesia University (Jakarta, Indonesia)・ Donated water pump units and pump cut models to the University of Indonesia (Jakarta, Indonesia) as materials for research and education.
Only EBARA domestic group companies' data were used.
As of May 11, 2020

Actions taken in FY 2019

Waste-related activities
・Overall outsourcing services are promoted to reduce risk in contracts related to outsourcing in local areas.
・To reduce contract process risks at domestic group companies, we will confirm the contracts in the environmental audit and inform the group committee of the responsibility for emissions.
・Packaging materials in production line are reused, and collection and recycling of sorted cardboard are promoted.
・Various systems were introduced were to promote paperless operations.
・ Secondary materials were reused.
Activities that aim to reduce carbon dioxide emissions
・Promoted low-carbon power (carbon dioxide emission factor 0.37 t-CO2/kWh or less) use by changing electricity supplier.
・Supported reviews of numerous productions and in-company infrastructure (air conditioning equipment, etc.) facilities
・ Encouraged the use of LED lighting indoor and outdoor
・ Improved work efficiency by reviewing the flow line in the factory
・Reduced the number of forklifts and electrification through small group activities
・ Reduced air leakages through conducting regular environmental patrols
・ Generated solar power at Fujisawa District and group companies
・ Improved distribution efficiency by introducing milk-run system that transcend organizational boundaries, such as business units
・ Improved work efficiency by introducing various IT systems and working style reform
・ Reduced lighting power consumption by promoting leaving work on time
Activities that aim to reduce water usage ・ Recycled clean room drainage system
・ Collaborated with external vendors to implement measures for reducing water leaks, such as leak inspections.
・ Periodically checked the amount of water used and responded to leakage continuously
Activities that aim to reduce PRTR and VOC emissions ・ Stopped painting motor parts of some pumps

Environmental Data

EBARA Group’s Business Activities and Environmental Impact

We determine the environmental impact deriving from our business activities, and work on reducing such impact in our offices and districts.

【EBARA】 Data of No.1 in the “List of ISO14001-registered organizations” http://www.ebara.co.jp/en/about/csr/environment/management/index.html
【Group consolidated companies】 Aggregated data of No. 2~6 companies in the “List of ISO14001-registered organizations” http://www.ebara.co.jp/en/about/csr/environment/management/index.html
combined with EBARA-BYRON JACKSON, LTD., Ebara Agency Co., Ltd. and EBARA Shonan Sports Center Inc.
【Overseas Group (Manufacturing Sites)】Cumulative data of 32 overseas companies with large environmental impact (i.e., manufacturing sites, etc.)
※The discharge factor is based on the annual value according to the Energy Conservation Law.
As of May 11, 2020

Environmental Performance & Data

Material recycling rate and landfill disposal rate

Recycling rate

We achieved our goals in FY 2019 with a material recycling rate of 97.9% and final landfill disposal rate of 1.6%. We will continue our efforts to separate and reduce waste, raise our material recycling rate and lower our final landfill disposal rate.
※EBARA changed its fiscal year-end from March 31 to December 31, accordingly, environmental data aggregation is calculated as follows:
Until FY 2016: April of the same year to March of the following year
FY 2017: April to December
Since FY 2018: January to December

Change in CO2 emissions (Electric power and fuel-derived)

CO2 Emision Data

In FY 2019, emissions have been reduced by 4% compared to FY 2018.
We will endeavor to reduce CO2 emissions continuously towards 2020 by taking various energy-saving measures such as applying insulating paint coatings, replacing old equipment and lighting with more efficient, energy-saving versions.

※EBARA changed its fiscal year-end from March 31 to December 31, effective from December 31, 2017. Accordingly, environmental data aggregation is calculated as follows:
Until FY 2016: April of the same year to March of the following year
Since FY 2017: January of the same year to December of the same year
Data from January 2017 to March 2017 is included in both FY 2016 and FY 2017 results.

Drinking water, industrial water and groundwater consumption data

Water consumption

EBARA Group’s goal is to reduce our total water usage by 30% compared to FY 2000. In FY 2019, we were able to reduce our water usage a total of 29.8% compared to FY 2000. We were able to achieve this through various activities including: the recycling of our pump test water, reducing or reusing water through on-site filtration systems, and the recycling of electric furnace cooling water, in addition to others.

EBARA changed its fiscal year-end from March 31 to December 31, effective from December 31, 2017. Accordingly, environmental data aggregation is calculated as follows:
Until FY 2016: April of the same year to March of the following year
Since FY 2017: January of the same year to December of the same year
Data from January 2017 to March 2017 is included in both FY 2016 and FY 2017 results.

Chemical Emissions Data

Controlled substances emissions
VOC emissions

In comparison with last year, in FY 2019 PRTR law substances have been reduced by 6%. And we have decreased our Volatile Organic Compound emission rate by 50% compared to FY 2000.
We will continue to take measures to decrease these emissions through the use of low-VOC paints, prevention of VOC discharge to the atmosphere, and improvement of painting means.

For annual figures comparation, environmental data aggregation is calculated as follows:
From FY 2000 to FY 2017: April of the same year to March of the following year
Since FY 2018: January to December

Major Japanese business facility data

We monitor and disclose a range of environmental data at the Futtsu District, Fujisawa District, Kumamoto District, Sodegaura District and Suzuka District.