Resource Circulation

For manufacturers who use resources to provide products and services, resource recycling is an important management issue, and the responsibility to form a “recycling-oriented society” is becoming more and more important.
SII uses many resources such as mineral resources, plastics, and biological resources like wood and paper as materials for products, and chemical substances and water resources in the production process. We strive to make effective use of resources and reduce waste not only in manufacturing and sales, but also throughout the entire life cycle of our products, from raw material extraction to disposal and recycling.
We strive to thoroughly implement waste reduction by extending the service life of products and making them smaller and lighter, and recycling by using recycled materials and recycling resources.

Waste

FY 2020 Overview and Future Initiatives

As a result of the major business restructuring within the Seiko Holdings Group in April 2020, SII’s watch business was transferred to Seiko Watch Corporation, and its R&D and production technology development functions were transferred to Seiko Holdings Corporation. In addition to these factors, SII’s environmental impact, including waste emissions, has also decreased significantly due to the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the future, we will redefine our medium- to long-term vision and targets, and accelerate our efforts toward a recycling-oriented society.

Total Waste Generation at Japan Sites
Total amount of waste generated at sites in Japan:
1,021 tons
353 tons decrease, or -26% from FY 2019

Emissions include valuable resources.


Total amount of waste generated at sites outside Japan
Total amount of waste generated at sites outside Japan:
2,377 tons
360 tons decrease, or -13% from FY 2019

Emissions include valuable resources.

Water Use

FY 2020 Overview and Future Initiatives

Recognizing that water is a precious natural capital, SII is working on the 3Rs of water resources. In addition to reducing water consumption itself, we are also working to recycle water used in the manufacturing process.

As a result of the major business restructuring within the Seiko Holdings Group in April 2020, the amount of water use has also decreased.

Water Use Reduction
Japan sites: 322K m³ 58K m³ decrease, or -15% from FY 2019

Water Use Reduction os
Overseas Sites: 182K m³ 172K m³ decrease, or -49% from FY 2019