Environmental Conservation

Environmental Conservation

DMC recognizes environmental issues as significant and promotes environmentally friendly approaches in its business activities.
The Group has obtained ISO 14001 certification for its Shirakawa Factory in Japan and its factory in Indonesia (ISO certification coverage of production sites: 100%), and is in the process of obtaining ISO 14001 certification for its Iwaki Factory, which began operations in October 2021. Our environmental management system was established to unify company management and environmental activities, implement environmental action plans into our business activities, and take a wide range of approaches in accordance with our Quality and Environmental Policies.
We strive to increase individual employee awareness of energy saving and contribute to the prevention of global warming throughout the company. We work together to reduce electricity consumption in offices, energy consumption in sales and production activities, and fuel consumption in employee commutes to decrease environmental load and increase environmental conservation.

Environmental Management System

DMC Group strongly believes that business activities and environmental conservation should be part of the same decision-making process. We implement our environmental management system into each business activity process to promote its environmental management.

Chaired by the President, the DMC Group ISO Promotion Committee was established as the highest organ of decision making for environmental management. The ISO Promotion Secretariat handles the management of factories, divisions, and business bases under the supervision of the ISO Promotion Committee. Each division establishes Quality and Environmental Plans and reports progress and results at monthly Quality and Environmental Conferences that the President attends to ensure the effective application of the PDCA cycle.

Internal Audit

The Group conducts annual audits by certified internal auditors to confirm conformance with ISO 14001 and the effective functioning of the environmental management system.

DMC holds meetings before and after audits to clarify priority items, confirm the content identified out by auditors with the related divisions and departments while the ISO Promotion Secretariat shares issues to promote improvement throughout the DMC Group, and handles progress management of the issues until the next meeting aiming to improve the quality of internal audits and environmental activities performed by the DMC Group.

In-house Education

DMC Group considers human resource development critical to the promotion of its environmental management activities. To this end we have established a curriculum to provide individual employee education based on specialization and level.

DMC specifies that all division managers provide opportunities for employees to recognize and learn quality and ISO policies in order to maximize business results through the linkage of division and individual targets. The above-mentioned content is described in specific formats, including the influence of unachieved goals on business, and all content is managed by the ISO Promotion Secretariat. The eligibility of fulltime employees for promotions and pay raises is evaluated on an annual basis by both the personnel affairs division and their respective division managers.


Material Balance

  • Electricity : 5,673 thousand kWh
  • Fuel,Petroleum : 0 thousand l
  • 水 : 34 thousand m³
Material Procurement
  • [ Major Materials ] Highly functional resin, plate glasses, etc.
  • CO₂ : 3,804 t-CO₂
  • Wastes : 188 t
  • Waste water : 33 thousand m³
  • Gasoline : 29 kl
  • CO₂ : 67 t-CO₂

Response to Climate Change

Basic Concept

In the face of climate change, DMC considers the reduction of CO₂ emissions that contribute to increasing temperatures as our corporate responsibility and works toward this in all phases of the production and delivery of touchscreens through the effective use of energy and other approaches.

Establishment of CO₂ Emission Reduction targets

The Group aims to reduce CO₂ emissions at our company, Indonesia Factory, Shirakawa Factory, and Iwaki Factory by 26.6% by FY2025 as an interim target toward achieving carbon neutrality in 2050 (with FY2018 as the base year). We will continue to strengthen energy conservation measures to promote CO₂ reductions.

SCOPE 3 Emissions

  • DMC Group calculated greenhouse gases emitted in all its business activities in accordance with SCOPE 3, the recognized standard for the calculation and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions throughout the supply chain. Clarifying emissions throughout our supply chain and identifying the potential for reducing emissions will lead to CO₂ reduction and contribute to the fight against global warming.

  • FY2021 CO₂ Emissions by Scope & Category (t-CO₂)
    Scope & Category Emissions
    SCOPE 1 67
    SCOPE 2 3,804
    SCOPE 3 15,384
    Category 1 Purchased Goods and Services 12,107
    Category 2 Capital Goods 458
    Category 3 Fuel- and Energy-related Activities (not included in scope 1 or 2) 403
    Category 4 Transportation and Delivery (Upstream) 1,365
    Category 5 Waste Generated in Operations 6
    Category 6 Business Travel 47
    Category 7 Employee Commuting 214
    Category 11 Use of Sold Products 784
    * Figures represent the total of Japan and Indonesia
Management System & Operation

General Administration Section takes charge of company-wide improvement activities. We conducted energy-saving campaigns, shifted to LED lighting, implemented highly efficient PC monitors and other devices, and shifted business vehicles to eco-friendly vehicles throughout the company. We are also continuously working to improve the efficiency of energy use in our production processes. At the Shirakawa Factory, we installed equipment that can adjust humidity and temperature by block in manufacturing areas and automatic turn-off lights using motion sensors in common areas, and continued with the Cool Biz campaign to limit the use of air conditioners. However, in FY2021, electricity consumption increased by approximately 17% due to longer production uptime than in the previous year as a result of a significant increase in demand with the supply shortage of materials.

We therefore put our air conditioning systems on a timer and stopped using mercury lamps at night from March 2022, which is expected to reduce monthly electricity consumption by more than 10%.

  • Power Usage
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  • CO₂ emissions (in production)
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Approaches to Waste Reduction

Basic Concept

DMC will make effective use of resources to create a sustainable, recycling-oriented society, and will set and work toward waste reduction and recycling targets.

Management System & Operation

  • DMC issues an industrial waste management manifest to monitor waste discharged from its factories and offices. We utilize an exclusive database to ensure uniform control over the management of disposal service providers and the industrial waste management manifest to continuously monitor the status of waste disposal. Because reducing the defect rate in production directly leads to waste reduction, efforts that DMC make for the improvement of production processes include the establishment of structures to maintain the best quality.

    We also striving to reduce the amount of waste by recovering and selling waste precious metals generated in the manufacturing process as valuable resources.

  • Volume of Waste Disposal
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Approaches to Paper Reduction at DMC

DMC Group digitalizes and shares documents, and manages decision-making processes, order sheets, and work hours by computer to reduce paper. We continue working on reducing paper while improving our business processes.


Water Resource Conservation

Basic Concept

Infrastructure improvement has been delayed due to an increase in population and demand for water resources that have accompanied economic growth. This has accelerated water shortages and pollution, which has had a significant impact on our lives and environment. DMC considers the effective use of water in manufacturing and the conservation of water resources.

Management System & Operation

  • DMC Group established an integrated management system for water and environmental quality to promote water resource conservation. We also apply the PDCA management cycle to improve environmental management. We select wastewater treatment plants and outsource the neutralization of wastewater discharged at our plants to reduce environmental load. The Indonesia Factory has introduced and is operating a recycling system for water-intensive processes in order to make effective use of precious water resources. The factory continues its efforts to reduce water consumption.

    Moreover, our factories in Japan and Indonesia treat wastewater appropriately in accordance with laws and regulations. Regular BOD tests are conducted, and the results are submitted to public institutions together with a certificate of inspection confirming there are no problems.

  • Volume of Waste Disposal
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Reducing the Discharge of Chemical Substances

Management System & Operation

DMC works to reduce the use of chemical substances that may directly influence the environment through its production processes. No discharge or transfer of PRTR substances were detected in the fiscal year.


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