Use of Chemicals
Roland DG uses ink to inspect large inkjet printers during its in-house manufacturing process. This ink contains controlled chemicals as designated in the Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) Law, although in small amounts. The PRTR Law took effect in Japan in April 2000, and we have since annually checked the amounts of the applicable controlled chemicals used in our ink.
Moreover, in the development of ink we are making a conscious effort to cut down on the use of chemicals that must be controlled as required by the PRTR Law or other law/regulation.
*PRTRs (Pollutant Release and Transfer Register): A program for surveying the extent that chemical substances threatening human health or pollution of the environment are being released into the air, water, or soil, or how much of it is being transported outside of the work facility as waste, and then reporting the results to the government.
Promotion of Recycling via Separation, Disassembly and Sorting
With the objective of achieving a waste recycling rate of at least 99.0% (excluding cafeteria food waste and human waste), we promoted our recycling efforts since fiscal 2005 by setting the "zero waste*" goal and making sure that all waste is separated, disassembled and sorted.
- *Zero waste: A concept aimed at creating a resource recycling society by building a system of cooperation among different industries to allow the waste produced by a given industry to be used by another industry as raw materials, thereby producing zero waste.
Promotion of Energy-Generating and Energy-Saving Activities
Given our objective of realizing a sustainable society, Roland DG is implementing a variety of energy production and conservation efforts from the standpoint of reducing the environmental burden caused by our business activities.
Our energy production programs are aimed at creating clean energy through the use of a solar power system. As part of our five-year energy production plan we completed the installation of total 360 solar panels (54 kWh) on the rooftop of our headquarters' building over a five-year period ending in fiscal 2007. In fiscal 2008 we launched a new five-year energy production plan and began to install solar panels (50 kWh) on the rooftop of our Miyakoda factory.
Power Generation through a Small Hybrid Generator (Miyakoda Factory)
The Miyakoda factory has one LED light powered by a small hybrid (solar + wind) generator, and five LED lights powered by solar panels.
The lights are fitted with energy-saving, high-intensity LEDs. The power generated is used for night lighting.
As for the energy conservation efforts, we have implemented such power conservation measures as promoting the Cool Biz campaign (an initiative launched by the Japanese government to encourage companies to relax their dress codes during the summer months and turn down their air conditioners for reduced energy consumption), adjusting the A/C temperature setting, switching on fewer lights, replacing some lights with LEDs and encouraging workers to spend fewer hours at work.