Pollution and resource

Initiatives

Activities to reduce environmental burden

To reduce our environmental burden at Tokai Carbon, we not only take measures required by various laws, but also strive to reduce environmental pollutants based on our voluntary standards that are stricter than current laws.
As for low-density PCB waste, we have set a goal of disposing all low-density PCB waste by the end of March 2025, two years ahead of the legally specified deadline.
As for industrial waste, we will focus on further reducing contracted disposal volume and cutting down final disposal volume by thoroughly separating waste according to type and recycling waste materials.

Efficient use of resources

At Tokai Carbon, we produce various types of carbon products from raw materials such as petroleum pitch, feedstock, natural gas, and so on. To use resources more efficiently, we are making ongoing improvements to our production methods enabling us to produce more products with fewer raw materials.

Performance

Environmental data

Industrial waste generation and treatment(non-consolidated)(t)

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Action 2016 2017 2018 2019
Waste Generation 5,117 6,391 7,067 7,589
Recycling Rate 84% 73% 68% 84%
Waste Consigned for Processing 2,388 2,665 3,228 3,026
Final disposal rate 32% 28% 43% 24%
  • *Period of calculation: January to December each year

Main materials used (amounts purchased)(t)

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  2016 2017 2018 2019
Carbon black feedstock 502,223 629,847 1,272,844 1,125,918
Calcined coke 54,478 104,663 113,569 99,376
  • *Carbon black feedstock coverage: Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd., Thai Tokai Carbon Product Co., Ltd., Tokai Carbon (Tianjin) Co., Ltd., Tokai Carbon CB Ltd.
  • *Calcined coke coverage: Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd., Tokai Erftcarbon GmbH, Tokai Carbon GE LLC

Volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions (t)

2016 2017 2018 2019
0.9 1.1 0.8 0.6
  • *Period of calculation: April to March each year

Hazardous waste emissions (t)

2016 2017 2018 2019
0 1 58 49
  • *Period of calculation: January to December each year
  • *Specially controlled industrial waste (PCB) emissions
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