Corporate Social Responsibility

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

Targets & Data

FY2020 Environmental Targets

EBARA Group’s FY2020 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.

FY2020 Environmental Targets & FY2018 Results

EBARA Group environmental objectives (FY2020) FY 2018 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: 96.3% target achieved.
・Landfill disposal rate : 2.8% 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 2017.
・Aggregate collected from January to December of 2017 and 2018.
※Emission factors were fixed in 2000 (0.357kg/kWh, aggregate collected from April 2000 to March 2001).
④ Reduce water usage by 30% from the FY2000 level. ・Reduced usage by 24.9% from FY 2000.
*Aggregate collected in FY 2000 from April 2000 to March 2001, FY 2018 was calculated from January to December of 2018.
⑤ Continuously reduce emissions of PRTR Law controlled substances.
 Reduce VOC emissions by 30% from the FY2000 level.
・Reduced PRTR substance emissions by 9.1% from FY 2017.
・Reduced VOC emissions by 29.9% from FY 2000.
*Aggregate collected in FY 2000 from April 2000 to March 2001, FY 2018 was calculated from January to December of 2018.
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 the risk of pollution 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, life extension, compactness) were implemented with regard to many products and services in response to customer requests.
・We have identified eight environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues material to our business activities and determined six action policies for initiatives pertaining to 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 2018".
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. ・An application service for collecting and managing information on chemical substances in procured products is currently in operation by the Precision Machinery Company.
・Measures in response to the revision of the EU RoHS Directive in July 2019 (which added phthalate as a restricted substance) have been conducted:
Fluid Machinery and Systems Company confirmed the content of the product at parts level.
Also, Precision Machinery Company is in the process of making products that fall under the 11 categories phthalate-free.
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.
・We have an in-house technical rule ("Basic Guidelines on Design for Safety and Environment") regarding product design in order to reduce environmental impact throughout the product life-cycle.
・The Green Procurement Guideline, which lists 11 prohibited substances according to the EU RoHS Directive II, is applied to procured products.
・ The EBARA Group CSR Procurement Questionnaire (concerning suppliers’ compliance with the law, actions towards pollution prevention, confirmation items regarding chemical substances and waste management, etc.) is underway
• The Precision Machinery Company conducts on-site audits of suppliers regarding environmental safety, and supports them to reduce environmental impact. The audit targets were selected based on the transaction amount and preliminary survey results, and audits were conducted on all audit targets by 2018. As a specific improvement example, the improvement for the lack of compliance with the Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Act was requested, and the state after improvement was confirmed by reports and after audits.
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 launched the end-top-type pump Model FSD4, which aims to improve pump efficiency and enhance safety. Compared with the conventional shaft direct connection type pumps, it is compact and saves space.
・ The dual suction centrifugal pump, Model CB, was released as a core product for the global market. It has achieved the energy saving evaluation value η3 of China national standard and realized weight reduction.
・EBARA has developed and released a new centrifugal chiller, Model RTXF, featuring lower energy consumption, a compact size, and a shorter delivery period.
・ We developed and released a new absorption chiller-heater unit(Model RHD). This chiller-heater achieves COPc 1.37 (energy saving rate 40%), and can contribute to the energy saving of the entire heat source system. In addition to the standard model, we also developed a power-saving model with a 70% cooling water flow rate compared to the standard model, achieving a significant reduction in the energy use of the cooling water pump, and a Genelink model that reduces fuel consumption by utilizing waste heat through an engine that facilitates cogeneration.
・In the waste disposal business, we are promoting energy saving measures by optimizing equipment in existing facilities and inverters use in devices.
・Continuous efforts are underway to develop a carbon-neutral biomass power generation project.
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), which had been established at each site, were integrated into one system of EBARA Corporation and is currently in operation.
・In line with the common structures of ISO standards, we have completed partial integration of our EMS with 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 five domestic group companies * 1.
・Field surveys were conducted on six overseas group companies*2.
(EETC is included in EBR's environmental management system)
* 2 EPME (Germany), EPMK (Korea), EPMT (Taiwan), SEPM (China), ETI (US), XEPM (China)
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 carried out for 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".
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.
・ Disclosed environmental information in Integrated Report 2018.
• Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for each business segment such as, amount of power consumption reduction achieved during product use, greenhouse gas emission reduction, amount of power generated through waste incineration and biomass related facilities, and their targets for 2019 were set and disclosed.
・ We published environmental evaluation information of products in the 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 the advantage of EBARA's experience and technology, EBARA Hatakeyama Memorial Fund organized short-term technical courses* at overseas universities etc.
(※ Thailand / Asian Institute of Technology, Vietnam / Thai Nguyen University of Technology, Myanmar / Yangon University of Technology
・A water supply pump unit and pump cut model were donated as researching & teaching materials to Myanmar /Yangon University of Technology.
Only EBARA CORPORATION data were used.
As of April 24, 2019

Action taken in FY 2018

Waste related activities ·Reuse of packaging materials in production line, promotion of collection and recycling of sorted cardboard
·Introduction of various systems to promote paperless operations
· Reuse of secondary materials
Activities to reduce CO2 emissions · Supported reviews and replacement of a number of production and in-company infrastructure facilities.
·Promotion of renewable energy use by changing electricity supplier.
· Encouraged the placement of LED lighting.
· Reduced air leakages through conducting regular environmental patrols.
· Continued generating solar power(Since 2014)
·Work efficiency improvement and promotion of leaving work on time by various systems introduction and working style reform
Activities to reduce water usage · Investigation on water leakage, necessary ground laying work and repair work (approximately 85% reduction of water leakage)
· Periodically checked the amount of water used and responded to leakage continuously throughout the entire company.
· Continued recycling of clean room drainage (Since 2014).
Activities to reduce PRTR and VOC emissions · Establishment of test methods and evaluation criteria for replacing solvent-based paints with water-soluble paints
· Improved chemical substance management method
· Changed chemical substances based on environmental laws and risk assessment
·Stop 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.

As of April 24, 2019 / Revised on June 5, 2019

Environmental Performance & Data

Material recycling rate and landfill disposal rate

We achieved our goals in FY2018 with a material recycling rate of 96.3% and final landfill disposal rate of 2.8%. 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
FY 2018: January to December

Recycling rate

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

In FY 2018, emissions have been reduced by 5.9% compared to FY2017.

CO2 Emision Data

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
After 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 2018, we were able to reduce our water usage a total of 29.1% compared to FY2000. 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
After 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 FY2018 PRTR law substances have been reduced by 1%. And we have decreased our Volatile Organic Compound emission rate by 46% compared to FY2000.
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
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.