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Environment

Zeon Corporation only
(“0.0” indicates less than 0.05)
  FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016
Toxic substances Butadiene consumption (tons) 334,270 337,787 334,962 355,326 298,397
Butadiene emissions (tons) 3.9 3.3 3.7 2.7 3.6
Acrylonitrile consumption (tons) 24,472 27,118 25,784 27,729 24,483
Acrylonitrile emissions (tons) 13.6 11.7 11.9 5.5 4.1
Substances subject to the PRTR Act Consumption (tons) 868,407 887,078 921,688 942,613 800,074
Emissions (tons) 37.8 33.5 36.7 30.1 27.4
Industrial waste Amount generated before compacting (tons) 129,156 139,141 156,502 145,482 135,996
Amount generated after compacting (tons) 14,001 14,535 16,530 14,020 15,074
Amount sent to landfills (tons) 10.9 1.3 6.5 3.5 1.7
Atmospheric emissions CO2 emissions (tons) 498,451 517,803 506,348 552,940 480,631
CO2 emissions compared to FY 1990 baseline 78% 81% 79% 87% 75%
SOx emissions (tons) 334 476 509 624 605
NOx emissions (tons) 336 272 240 253 274
Soot emissions (tons) 6 4 3 11 5
Fluorocarbon leaks (tons of CO2 52 298
Water resources Total water resource consumption (1,000 m3) 18,591 18,508 18,703 18,454 18,593
Waterworks water consumption (1,000 m3) 265 245 273 260 256
Groundwater consumption (1,000 m3) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Industrial water consumption (1,000 m3) 18,326 18,264 18,431 18,195 18,338
Wastewater Total wastewater discharge (1,000 m3) 17,029 17,761 15,894 15,940 15,919
COD emissions (tons) 127 129 119 119 119
Total phosphorus discharge (tons) 2 2 2 2 2
Total nitrogen discharge (tons) 176 158 167 142 124
Energy Total consumption (crude oil equivalent, kL) 189,216 194,242 192,930 214,921 193,757
Per-unit energy consumption (kL/t-PDR) 0.1418 0.1363 0.1317 0.1424 0.1295
Energy efficiency indicator (FY 1990=100) 68% 65% 63% 68% 62%
Production equivalent (tons) 1,334,471 1,425,480 1,464,936 1,509,679 1,495,840
Per-unit CO2 emissions indicator (FY 1990=100) 70% 68% 65% 68% 60%

Zeon Group companies in Japan
(“0” indicates less than 0.5, and “0.0” indicates less than 0.05)
  FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016
Substances subject to the PRTR Act No. of substances (total) 62 65 62 59 61
Consumption (tons) 1,961 1,801 1,924 1,710 1,712
Emissions (tons) 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.4 2.4
Industrial waste Amount generated before compacting (tons) 1,996 2,608 6,235 2,358 3,237
Amount sent to landfills (tons) 26.7 11.2 10.6 5.9 2.9
CO2 emissions (tons) 19,382 37,937 44,552 48,474 46,195
Energy consumption (crude oil equivalent, kL) 15,630 17,926 18,454 19,696 19,345
Electricity consumption (1,000 kWh) 63,773 67,294 72,785 71,557
Water resources (1,000 m3) 143 143 163 163 284

Zeon Group companies outside Japan
(“0” indicates less than 0.5, and “0.0” indicates less than 0.05)
  FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016
Substances subject to the PRTR Act No. of substances (total) 13 13 15 10 10
Consumption (tons) 30,380 29,080 51,496 19,674 18,123
Emissions (tons) 79.4 73.6 90.6 82.0 66.7
Industrial waste Amount generated before compacting (tons) 3,190 3,770 4,601 3,705 3,617
Amount sent to landfills (tons) 2,580.2 2,807.3 2,916.0 2,429.0 2,364.7
CO2 emissions (tons) 82,834 85,718 125,438 121,819 128,317
Energy consumption (crude oil equivalent, kL) 31,745 32,401 50,388 47,310 50,374
Water resources (1,000 m3) 1,791 1,877 2,380 1,780 1,811

Status of Certifications for International Environmental Standards
Site ISO14001
Takaoka Plant
Kawasaki Plant
Tokuyama Plant
Mizushima Plant
Tohpe Corporation Head Office/Ibaraki Office
Tohpe Corporation Mie office
Zeon Kasei Co., Ltd. (Head Office divisions including research laboratories)
Zeon Polymix Inc.
RIMTEC Corporation
Optes Inc. Hokuriku Plant
Optes Inc. Sano Plant
Tokyo Zairyo Co., Ltd.
Zeon Chemicals Yonezawa Co., Ltd.
Zeon North Co., Ltd.

Social

Status of Certifications for International Quality Standards
Site ISO9001 ISO13485
Japan
Zeon Kasei Co., Ltd.
Zeon Polymix Inc.
Zeon Medical Inc.
Zeon North Co., Ltd.
Tokyo Zairyo Co., Ltd.
Zeon Chemicals Yonezawa Co., Ltd.
Optes Inc.
Tohpe Corporation
Outside Japan
Zeon Chemicals L.P. (ZCLP)
Zeon Chemicals (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (ZCT)
Zeon Advanced Polymix Co., Ltd. (ZAP)
Zeon Chemicals Singapore Pte. Ltd. (ZCS)

Safety
Rate of conducting plant safety evaluations (%) 100
No. of RC audits conducted (times/year) 1 or more at each plant
No. of safety incidents 2
No. of lost worktime accidents 2
No. of serious accidents without lost work time 0
Lost work time accident rate 0.47
No. of accidents in logistics 0

Basic Information on Zeon Corporation Employees (non-consolidated; does not include non-permanent employees)
  Men Women Total
No. of employees 1,407 183 1,590
No. of new hires New graduates*1 28 11 39
Mid-year*2 2 3 5
Average years of employment (yrs.) 15.47 12.89 15.3
No. of non-Japanese employees 6 6 12
As of March 31, 2017 (excluding those who resigned as of the end of March)
*1. Employees that joined the company in April 2017
*2. Employees that joined the company between April 2016 and March 2017

Results of Initiatives
Percentage of employees taking childcare leave (%) 100
Percentage of employees with disabilities (%)
(legal requirement of 2.0% employment)
2.2
No. of employees rehired after reaching the age of mandatory retirement 67
Percentage of employees rehired after reaching the age of mandatory retirement (%) 82.7

Basic Information on Zeon Corporation Employees
No. of employees 3,090
No. of new graduate hires 80
As of March 31, 2017 (excluding those who resigned as of the end of March)

Social Contributions
No. of employees who participated in volunteer tours to reconstruct areas affected by the destructive earthquake 68
No. of employees who participated in tree-planting tours 15
Recipients of the Furukawa Scholarship (number, cumulative) 3,067

Governance

Management Organization
No. of members of the Board of Directors 12
Of which, are outside directors 3
Of which, are women directors 0
No. of members of the Board of Corporate Auditors 5
Of which, are outside auditors 3
Risk Management
No. of reports received via the Internal Reporting System 8

*Cumulative total of FY 2009–FY 2016

Internal Audits
No. of departments/companies audited 34

* Zeon Corporation: 15 departments, 10 Zeon Group companies in Japan, 9 Zeon Group companies outside Japan

For more detailed information, see the Corporate Governance Report

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