In fiscal 2021, Casio took initiatives to reduce waste and increase the recycling rate as well as improve the way waste is measured. In addition, with the increase in telecommuting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the amount of generation of waste, etc., by plants and offices decreased. The effect resulted in a 13.7% reduction compared to fiscal 2020 (equivalent to 3,239.6 tons). As for the recycling rate, Casio achieved 87.1%, attributable to the fact that waste that could not be recycled was temporarily generated in the process of business site integration for the purpose of improving business efficiency.
For fiscal 2022, in view of the possibility, as of April 2021, that the COVID-19 pandemic will affect performance results, Casio set a target of reducing the amount of generation of waste, etc., by 2% compared to fiscal 2020 (equivalent to 3,679 tons) and the target of a waste recycling rate of at least 95%, based on the medium- and long-term targets. Efforts are being made to achieve these targets.