Environmental Risk Management

At the Shindengen, we have been conducting field surveys of soil and groundwater contamination since FY1997, focusing on the sites of Group companies that previously employed trichloroethylene in the cleaning process of semiconductor manufacturing.
In February 2012, the remediation of one site’s soil was completed. Environmental risks from soil pollution are continuously and appropriately managed at five more sites, including Shindengen Hanno Factory. Management status is regularly reported to the
relevant administrative authorities.
PCB wastes owned by the Shindengen Group as well as wastes containing trace amounts of PCBs are stored according to the “Special Measures Law on Proper Disposal of PCB Waste.” In FY2017, the processing and disposal of high-concentration PCB waste stored in Akita Shindengen was safely completed. Moreover, Shindengen Hanno Factory completed the disposal of large condensers with high concentrations of PCB in 2018. Currently, PCB-containing waste that must be disposed of by the factory consists only of smallsize equipment containing PCBs and waste with only trace amounts of PCBs.
Going forward, local and national government waste disposal facilities will be utilized.
In FY 2019, the Shindengen Group received no administrative orders associated with the violation of laws, regulations or ordinances.

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