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Management of Substances That Impact the Atmosphere and Hydrosphere

Toshiba Group is working to grasp the extent of emissions of sulfur oxides (SOx) and nitrogen oxides (NOx), both of which are major causes of air pollution, as well as the level of chemical oxygen demand (COD), an indicator of water pollutants, and emissions of total nitrogen and suspended matter to ensure appropriate management of such emissions. In addition, each business and production site voluntarily sets the maximum permissible levels of concentrations for these substances and complies with these prescribed standards.

In FY2015, we reduced the total amount of sulfur oxides (SOx), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and dust and soot discharged into the atmosphere by approximately 13% compared to the FY2014 level. We reduced the total amount of suspended matter, total nitrogen, chemical oxygen-demanding (COD) substances, and other materials by 1% compared to the FY2014 level.

Impacts on the atmosphere
Amount of impact = Concentration of each substance × Amount of substance emitted (based on the Air Pollution Control Act)
[Image] Impacts on the atmosphere

Impacts on the hydrosphere
Amount of impact = Concentration of each substance × Amount of substance discharged (based on the Water Pollution Control Act)
[Image] Impacts on the hydrosphere

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N-hexane extracts, phenols, copper, zinc, soluble iron, soluble manganese, total chromium, total sulfur, and nickel

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