CORPORATE VALUE INITIATIVESProductionFiscal Year 2017 Emission and Transfer of TolueneLINTEC plantsToluene handled: 7,730 tonsExhaust processing equipmentQuantity transferred (Treated as waste): 467 tonsEmission into the air: 471 tonsQuantity eliminated: 6,792 tons(Elimination rate: 93.5%)Manufacturing processes for release papers and adhesive productsToluene owNote: Elimination rate = eliminated amount / (handled amount – transferred amount) ×100Label material using recycled PET derived from used PET bottlesWindow lm that cuts thermal energy from sunlightHigh-adhesion removable-type label material that gives consideration to reuse and recyclingReduction of Environmental ImpactThe LINTEC Group is working toward the realization of a sus-tainable society with manufacturing that has low environmental impact. CO2 emissions were reduced to 195,000 tons in the scal year ended March 31, 2017, from 200,000 tons in the previous year. Although the amount of waste generated in pro-duction increased, the nal landll ratio was approximately 0.03% and we have achieved zero emissions with rates below 1.0% for 10 years. In papermaking, the amount of water used per unit of production improved by 6.8% over the previous year. We are also constantly seeking to reduce the amount of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) including organic solvents that are released into the atmosphere.Compliance with Environmental Laws, Directives, and RegulationsThe LINTEC Group seeks to be compliant with environmental laws, directives, and regulations in Japan and overseas and reduce chemical substances that are harmful to the environ-ment. In addition to responding to restricted substances stipu-lated by REACH1 and RoHS,2 we conduct environmental impact examinations of raw materials that we purchase and disclose necessary information to our customers.In the scal year ended March 31, 2017, we reported nine substances under the PRTR system.3 The total volume was 7,826 tons, of which 7,730 were toluene. Toluene emitted into the air amounted to 471 tons, an increase of 30 tons over the previous year, while the quantity transferred (treated as waste) was 27 tons less than in the previous year, at 467 tons.Environmentally Friendly ProductsThe LINTEC Group has embraced the rise in environmental awareness of recent years, and continues to develop products to meet a wide range of environmental needs. Our environmen-tally friendly product lineup pays heed to reuse, recycling, and energy saving.1 REACH: EU regulation for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals2 RoHS: EU directive on the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances3 PRTR system: The Pollutant Release and Transfer Register system that requires companies to estimate the volume of chemical substances they have released and transferred in waste and report the data to the government36LINTEC ANNUAL REPORT 2017

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