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FY 2007 Results

All fiscal 2007 targets for Measures to Prevent Global Warming were achieved.

  FY 2007 Targets FY 2007 Results
Measures to Prevent Global Warming Reduce CO2 emissions throughout the product lifecycle to 705,000 tons Reduced to 582,000 tons
Reduce CO2 emissions at all production and R&D sites in Japan to 320,000 tons Reduced to 264,000 tons
Reduce CO2 emissions at production sites in the US, Europe and Asia (excluding Japan) to 95,000 tons Reduced to 81,000 tons
Reduce CO2 emissions during distribution to 40,000 tons Reduced to 31,000 tons
To reduce CO2 emissions during product use to 250,000 tons Reduced to 205,000 tons
Initiatives to Help Establish Recycling-based Society Reduce waste at all production sites worldwide to 20,500 tons × 23,900 tons
Achieve Level 2* zero waste at all group production sites in Japan Achieved Level 2* zero waste at all production sites in Japan
Draft a plan for achieving zero emissions at production sites in the US, Europe, and Asia (excluding Japan) Completed plan and achieved Level 1* zero waste at one site
Minimize Chemical Risks Reduce total atmospheric VOC emissions by 90% (calculated based on risk conversion as compared to FY 2000) × Reduced by 89% compared to FY 2000
Achieve complete elimination of specific heavy metals (lead, hexavalent chromium, cadmium, and mercury) from all products × Remaining in some products with outdated parts
Complete preparations for preliminary registration under the REACH regulations for chemical products to be sold in Europe Completed preparations for preliminary registration
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Level 1 zero waste criteria
Recycling rate must be 90% or higher.
Final disposal rate should be 5% or lower (including secondary residue).
Cost reduction is achieved when the cost saving effects are at least 90% of the total recycling cost paid to outside parties (compared to the benchmark fiscal year), or when the sales of recycled materials and benefits from zero waste activities are greater than the total recycling cost paid to outside parties.
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Level 2 zero waste criteria
Achievement of Level 1 zero waste.
Volume of waste discharged externally per unit of sales must be reduced by 30% (compared to FY 2001).

Measures to Prevent Global Warming: Reduced CO2 emissions to 582,000 tons

In the Measures to Prevent Global Warming, we succeeded in reducing CO2 emissions throughout the product life cycle by 21.7% (FY 2000 basis) to 582,000 tons in fiscal 2007, surpassing the target of a 20% reduction (FY 2000 basis) by fiscal 2010. Moreover, the itemized CO2 reduction targets for fiscal 2007 were also all achieved, namely, the reduction targets for sites in Japan, sites in the US, Europe, and Asia (excluding Japan), during distribution, and during product usage.

Initiatives to Help Establish Recycling-based Society: Waste reduced by 23,900 tons

As part of Initiatives to Help Establish Recycling-based Society, we succeeded in reducing total waste from all production sites worldwide by 23% (FY 2000 basis) to 23,900 tons, surpassing the target of 20% reduction (FY 2000 basis). However, we failed to meet the target of 20,500 tons for fiscal 2007. In the US and Asia (excluding Japan), production was higher than expected, leading to larger volumes of waste, and we did not meet the target. However, waste reduction activities proceeded on schedule, and Konica Minolta succeeded in reducing waste output by 5.3% compared to the previous year, despite the increased production. Measures to meet the itemized targets of our zero waste activities were carried out according to plan. Level 2 zero waste was achieved for all production sites in Japan, and Level 1 was achieved for an additional site in the US, Europe and Asia (excluding Japan), bringing the total to three sites outside Japan.

Minimize Chemical Risks: Atmospheric VOC emissions cut by 89%

In the area of Minimize Chemical Risks, we succeeded in reducing total atmospheric volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions (calculated based on risk conversion, as compared to FY 2000) for all production sites worldwide by 89%. However, we failed to achieve the target of 90% reduction (FY 2000 basis) for fiscal 2007. This was due to the higher than expected production levels.

Konica Minolta promoted efforts for the complete elimination of specific heavy metals from all products. However, there were still some parts with outdated specifications, for which replacements were hard to find, and the target was not achieved due to models that require these parts. These products will be steadily replaced with compliant models in the future.

FY 2008 Targets

Measures to Prevent Global Warming Reduce CO2 emissions throughout the product lifecycle to 707,000 tons
Reduce CO2 emissions at all production and R&D sites in Japan to 314,000 tons
Reduce CO2 emissions at production sites in the US, Europe and Asia (excluding Japan) to 96,000 tons
Reduce CO2 emissions during distribution to 34,000 tons
Reduce CO2 emissions during product use to 263,000 tons
Initiatives to Help Establish Recycling-based Society Reduce waste at all production sites worldwide to 25,900 tons
Maintain Level 2* zero waste at all group production sites in Japan
Achieve Level 1* zero waste at all production sites in the US, Europe, and Asia (excluding Japan)
Minimize Chemical Risks Reduce total atmospheric VOC emissions (calculated based on risk conversion as compared to FY 2000) by 90%
Complete preliminary registration under the REACH regulations for chemical products to be sold in Europe
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Level 1 zero waste criteria
Recycling rate must be 90% or higher.
Final disposal rate should be 5% or lower (including secondary residue).
Cost reduction is achieved when the cost saving effects are at least 90% of the total recycling cost paid to outside parties (compared to the benchmark fiscal year), or when the sales of recycled materials and benefits from zero waste activities are greater than the total recycling cost paid to outside parties.
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Level 2 zero waste criteria:
Achievement of Level 1 zero waste.
Volume of waste discharged externally per unit of sales must be reduced by 30% (compared to FY 2001).

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