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, and we have since annually checked the amounts of the applicable controlled chemicals used in our ink.
*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
We promoted our recycling efforts by making sure that all waste is disassembled and sorted.
Promotion of Energy-Generating and Energy-Saving Activities
As for the energy conservation efforts, we have implemented such power conservation measures as adjusting the A/C temperature setting and encouraging workers to spend fewer hours at work.
Also we have implemented replacing some lights with LEDs, in fiscal 2019 we launched a new three-year replacing lights plan and began to replace some lights with LEDs in our Miyakoda Plant.
Our energy production programs are aimed at creating clean energy through the use of a solar power system and a wind generator system.
Energy production through solar power generation
We installed the solar panels (50 kWh) on the rooftop of our Miyakoda Plant from fiscal 2008 to fiscal 2011.
Power Generation through a Small Hybrid Generator (Miyakoda Plant)
The Miyakoda Plant 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.