Building a Recycling Society

Approach

Social Background

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. Moreover, 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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Risks and Opportunities 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 of eco products could lead to the loss of support from and selection by customers. Waste produced in business activities could also cause environmental pollution due to landfill disposal and other issues.

In order to prepare for these risks, Casio will improve product design, including the selection of materials and development of new structures that are easy to recycle during product development. This is expected to translate into cost reductions by helping to create new technologies and increasing resource efficiency. Furthermore, Casio will aim to achieve zero landfill for the waste produced by its business activities.

Policy

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.

Management Approach

Environmental Action Plans and Performance

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

Medium and long-term targets

FY2018 Target

FY2018 Performance

Evaluation

FY2019 Targets and KPI

Increase Casio Green Star product sales ratio to 90% by fiscal 2026 Maintain the Casio Green Star product sales ratio at 60% or more Casio Green Star Product sales ratio: 69%

Maintain the Casio Green Star product sales ratio at 70% or more
Promote the development of new Casio Super Green Star Products No new certified models in FY2018 (35 certified models to date)

* Without performing target management, continue to promote the development of Casio Super Green Star products

Achieve 100% recycling rate for business site waste by fiscal 2031 Investigate actual status of recycling processing Investigate actual status at 5 sites in south China region
・Casio Computer (Hong Kong), Casio Electronics (Shenzhen), Casio Electronic Technology (Zhongshan), Casio Timepiece (Dongguan), Casio Electronics (Shaoguan)

Achieve a recycling rate for business site waste of at least 92%