This page provides an overall picture of the environmental impact of the Casio Group's business activities.
What is a material balance?
A material balance shows the amount of resources used and the amount of materials with environmental impact that are produced (outputs) in business activities from R&D to after-sales collection and recycling (inputs).
Fiscal 2012 performance
In FY2012, Casio Micronics was transferred out of the Casio Group, and Kofu Casio was closed down (now in the process of liquidation). As a result, both inputs and outputs for business activities at production sites in Japan were reduced. Furthermore, due to the loss of records at Casio Thailand during the major flooding there, data from this company could not be included. The inputs and outputs for production sites outside Japan decreased as a result.
In order to cope with the need for summertime power saving in Japan after the Great East Japan Earthquake that struck in March 2011, large Casio Group offices and production sites in Japan carried out measures such as reporting hourly power consumption data to employees on the company intranet. Casio will continue working to reduce its environmental impact by improving production equipment and business processes as well as making Casio products even more energy efficient and resource conserving.
Material balance in business activities (FY2012)
- *1 Ozone depleting substances have been fully phased out.
- *2 Parts and materials include consumables, such as toner cartridges.
- *3 Recycled waste includes thermally recycled material.
- *4 Product distribution is consigned to transportation companies.