Further Information on the PRTR System magnifying_glass_s.png

Japan's PRTR Act designates substances harmful to human beings and recognized to widely exist in the environment. The main aim of the act is to confirm the nature of the emissions and transfers of a company and link the results to independent assessments and improvement of voluntary chemical substance management. The table below shows the release and transfer of PRTR-designated substances that we identified and reported on in fiscal 2017. Our total amount of designated chemical substances released into the environment in fiscal 2017 was 7 tons, representing a continuing decrease.

PRTR : Refers to chemical substances designated under Japan's Act on Confirmation, etc. of Release Amounts of Specific Chemical Substances in the Environment and Promotion of Improvements to the Management Thereof (Pollutant Release and Transfer Register Law)

Releases and transfers of PRTR chemical substances in fiscal 2017
(Target: Plants and research facilities in Japan)

(Unit: tons)
Substance name Volume handled Volume Released Volume transferred
Air Water Soil Waste Sewerage
Acetonitrile 22.764 0.541 0.000 0.000 4.232 0.000
Chloroform 15.633 2.814 0.000 0.000 12.819 0.000
Dichloromethane
(also known as methylene chloride)
39.239 2.768 0.000 0.000 0.072 0.000
N, N-dimethylformamide 8.902 0.000 0.001 0.000 1.484 0.000
Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate 6.606 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Toluene 1.386 0.000 0.000 0.000 1.386 0.000
n-Hexane 5.347 0.962 0.000 0.000 4.384 0.000