Seiko Instruments Inc.

Social and Environmental Activities

Environmental Report

Environmental Performance

Business Activities and Environmental Impact

The SII Group believes that understanding environmental impact throughout the product life cycle is necessary to properly conduct environmental activities. The overview of FY2012 environmental impact is explained in the table below.


■ Resources

Materials: 1,218 tons
Packaging: 434 tons
Office Paper: 44 tons

■ Chemicals

233 tons

■ Energy

1,456,395GJ (Japan)

Electricity: 134 million kWh

City Gas: 1,134,000 m3
LP Gas: 272,000 m3

Kerosene: 1,322 kl
Heavy Oil: 479 kl

Electricity: 57million kWh
Gas: 63,000 m3
Fuel: 142 kl

■ Water

643,000 m3

357,000 m3

■ Energy for Internal Transport*1

Gasoline: 38 kl
Light Oil: 60 kl

■ Energy Consumed by Green Products*2

Electricity: 199.81 million kWh

Plan & Design
Purchase of Materials and

Usage by Customers
(Products and Consumables)
Collection & Recycle


■ Into the Atmosphere

CO2: 60,063 tons-CO2
NOx: 4.5 tons
SOx: 1.8 tons
Chemicals: 29 tons

CO2: 22,269 tons-CO2

■ Into Water

Waste Water: 424,000 m3
Chemicals: 0.3 tons
COD: 1.2 tons
BOD: 2.1 tons

■ Waste

General Waste
Amount generated: 387 tons
Recycling rate: 83 %
Amount recycled: 321 tons

Industrial Waste
Amount generated: 2,004 tons
Recycling rate: 96 %
Amount recycled: 1,916 tons

Landfill rate
0.3 % 8 tons

Amount generated: 947 tons
(Resalable wastes included: 352 tons)

■ Transport-based Discharge into the Atmosphere*1

CO2: 249 tons-CO2

■ Usage-based Discharge into the Atmosphere*2

CO2: 75,529 tons-CO2

*1: Transportation among the SII Group companies in Japan
*2: Estimated annual energy use of FY2012 SII Green Products
*3: The collection of environmental data at Seiko Instruments (Thailand) Ltd. has been suspended temporarily due to the aftermath of the flooding.

Materials : Metals, plastics, glass and other materials used inproduction
Packaging : Plastics and paper to be recycled according to the Law for Promotion of Sorted Collection and Recycling of Containers and Packaging
Office Paper : Paper for printers and copiers
Chemicals : PRTR hazardous chemical substances, HFCs, PFCs,
SF6 and VOC
Electricity : Power purchased from electric companies
Gas : City gas and LP gas
Fuel : Kerosene and heavy oil
Water : Tap water, industrial water and groundwater
CO2 : From use of electricity, gas, oil, and, cooling and heating water
NOx : From use of gas and oil
SOx : From use of oil
*NOX and SoX figures represent business units installing soot and
smoke emitting facilities which are regulated by the Air Pollution
Control Law.
Chemicals : PRTR hazardous chemical substances, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, and VOC discharged into the atmosphere and water
Waste Water : Released into rivers and sewer systems
(Chemical Oxygen Demand)
: Pollution load
*Limited to the business units subject to the regulations in the Water Pollution Control Law covering the total pollution amount
(Biochemical Oxygen Demand)
: Pollution load
*Limited to the business units installing specified facilities as prescribed by the Water Pollution Control Law
General Waste : Paper waste and household-type waste generated by or as a result of industrial operations
Industrial Waste : Waste oil, acid, alkali, plastics, ash, sludge, and other materials generated by industrial operations
Final Landfill Rate : The ratio of the landfill amount to the total waste generation amount