Material Issues for Environmental Performance

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Building a Recycling Society

Social Issue

Rapid economic growth brings with it problems such as the depletion of natural resources, the destruction of nature due to extraction of resources, and pressure on landfill sites for waste and pollution around them, accompanying the increase in resources consumed. In this situation, the 3Rs (Reduce and Reuse waste and Recycle resources) have become increasing important in order to utilize the world’s finite resources effectively. In recent years, moreover, the low effective utilization rate for waste plastic and environmental pollution caused by ocean plastic waste have become issues of global concern. To address these issues, efforts from a life-cycle perspective must go beyond the range of a single company’s business activities to include suppliers and users.

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Importance for the Casio Group

When the depletion of resources becomes more serious, the cost of raw materials increases, and there are concerns that this will have a major impact on production. Moreover, as a manufacturer, it is essential to develop eco products that help to build a sustainable world, and the expectations and demands of customers are also increasing. In this situation, delays in the development could lead to the loss of support from and selection by customers. Since Casio products often contain some plastic, Casio recognizes that the use of this resource is one of the major impacts that it has on the environment. To address this impact, Casio has been working to further improve its product design by selecting materials that are easy to recycle and developing smarter product configurations. By creating new technologies and improving resource efficiency, Casio will continue to reduce its environmental impact and costs.
Waste produced in business activities could also cause environmental pollution due to landfill disposal and other issues. To address this challenge, Casio strives to achieve zero landfill for the waste produced by its business activities.

Targets and Action Plan

Casio aims to help build a recycling-oriented society and is pursuing conservation of resources and resource recycling throughout the entire value chain.
In product initiatives, the company creates eco products by focusing on environmental performance from the development and design stage through recycling after use. These eco products are compact, lightweight, have a long life, and feature a recyclable design. Products that meet Casio’s own standards are certified as Casio Green Star Products and Casio Super Green Star Products.
Casio strives to reduce waste and improve the recycling rate at each business site, aiming for zero landfill disposal.

Medium and long-term targets and Performance

Evaluation ◎: All targets met, ○ : Most targets met, △ : Remaining issues outweigh results, × : No progress made

Medium and long-term targets FY2020 Targets FY2020 Performance Evaluation FY2021 Targets
Increase Casio Green Star product sales ratio to 90% by fiscal 2026 Maintain the Casio Green Star product sales ratio at 74% or more Casio Green Star Product sales ratio: 74% Raise the Casio Green Star product sales ratio at 76% or more
Achieve 100% recycling rate for business site waste by fiscal 2031 Achieve a recycling rate for business site waste of at least 90% Achieved a recycling rate of 94.0% Achieve a recycling rate for Casio Group site waste of at least 95% Reduce the amount of waste generated by entire Casio Group by at least 1% compared to the previous fiscal year

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Reduce water usage by 1% compared to FY2019 Reduced water usage by 9% Reduce water usage for Casio Group by at least 1% compared to the previous fiscal year