Resource Recycling

Our Concepts

As resource depletion has a critical impact on corporate management, SII regards efforts for the responsible use of earth's finite resources as an extremely important form of corporate responsibility.
We are striving to effectively utilize the resources in our business activities toward creating a sustainable recycling-oriented society.

Waste Reduction FY 2018 Overview

The FY 2018 recycling rate at our sites in Japan was within the target of 90% or more, with the actual performance being 92%. Total waste generation was 1,966 tons,* which was 10% lower than the total for FY 2017. This was mainly because the amount did not include the semiconductor business that was spun off from the SII Group in January 2018.*
The recycling rate at our overseas sites was 71%, which was the same as FY 2017, but the total waste generation was 2,768 tons, which was 23% more than the amount for FY 2017. This was mainly due to a production increase. On the other hand, efforts are progressing in the upstream manufacturing processes, including raw material reduction.

* The amount includes the result of the first half of FY 2018 (from April to September).

Total Waste Generation at Japan Sites
Total Waste Generation at Japan Sites:
1,966 tons
218 tons decrease, or -10% from FY 2017

Total Waste Generation at Overseas Sites
Total Waste Generation at Overseas Sites:
2,768 tons
517 tons increase, or +23% from FY 2017

Note: The amount in FY 2013 does not include Seiko Instruments (Thailand) Ltd.

Water Use Reduction FY 2018 Overview

SII considers water to be a valuable natural resource and actively implements 3R activities to conserve and reduce water usage.
The amount of water used in FY 2018 at our sites in Japan was 503,000 m³, which was 25,000 m³ less than for FY 2017. This was mainly because the amount did not include the semiconductor business that was spun off from the SII Group in January 2018*.
Water usage at our sites outside Japan was 378,000 m³, which was 35,000 m³ more than for FY 2017. This was mainly due to a production increase.

* The amount includes the result of the first half of FY 2018 (from April to September).

Water Use Reduction
Japan sites: 503K m³ 66K m³ decrease, or -12% from FY 2017

Water Use Reduction os
Overseas Sites: 377K m³ 35K m³ increase, or +10% from FY 2016

Note: The amount in FY 2013 does not include Seiko Instruments (Thailand) Ltd.