Using Clean Energy
OSAKA SODA Group has established a cost reduction & environmental burden reduction project team, and is aggressively introducing alternative energy systems to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
The hydrogen released in the electrolysis of soda is clean energy that does not create carbon dioxide, and as an alternative energy source we have installed a hydrogen boiler and is making efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
We are making efforts to reclaim energy, for example by burning the waste oil generated in the production of organic products, and reclaiming thermal energy generated by the production process.
Water Contamination Prevention
The four main factories of OSAKA SODA Group are situated on the Seto Inland Sea and nearby areas. Management of waste exhaust is addressed as topic important to conserving the beautiful environment of the Seto Inland Sea, and in addition to fulfilling the requirements of environmental law, we also have signed agreements with the region concerning environmental protection and pollution prevention, and actively works to prevent water contamination.
At Matsuyama Plant, valuable resources are reclaimed from the thermal breakdown of waste water, so that materials recycling are performed at the same time that water contamination is being prevented.
Security and Safety
As part of OSAKA SODA Group's security and safety activities, plant facilities, hazardous substances, high pressure gasses, poisons, etc. are thoroughly managed. Operations adhere to a hazards management system necessary to preventing accidents and disasters, and workers are given various kinds of training to deal with any disaster.
The Mizushima or Matsuyama Plants apply the joint disaster prevention organization specified by the petroleum complex and disaster prevention laws, and are able to immediately and appropriately handle fire extinguishing activities as well.
Contributing to a Sustainable Society through the Resource Recycling Business
OSAKA SODA Group sells materials recycling systems that make use of its independently developed mercury removal and reclamation technology, and promotes projects to achieve zero emissions.
In 2001 JMR CO., LTD. was established to develop a materials recycling business, and JMR operates in close contact with local entities.
We will continue to contribute to conservation of the global environment into the future, using our chemical technologies.
The chemical industry has adopted the goal of achieving an average energy consumption rate of 80% compared to the fiscal 1990 level for the period from fiscal 2008 to 2012; moreover, it has also voluntarily adopted environmental preservation activities on a global scale.
OSAKA SODA is taking steps to reduce its environmental impacts through initiatives to conserve energy, reduce wastes, and prevent global warming while strictly complying with legal and other requirements; moreover, we respond to emergencies in our business operations as one of our RC activities. Our three mainline plants have acquired certification of registration with ISO 14001, the international standard for environmental management systems, and are continuously adopting improvements.