Mitsubishi Chemical HoldingsTHE KAITEKI COMPANY

Resource Conservation Measures

Recognition of Issues and Basic Approach

The Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group seeks to help solve global resource depletion issues involving energy, metals and other resources. For this, the Group is implementing measures to reduce the use of raw materials needed at the product manufacturing stage, along with the usage of utilities such as power, steam and water, and other resources.

Main Activities

Activities to Reduce the Use of Raw Materials in Manufacturing and the Usage of Utilities

By enhancing manufacturing processes, equipment and other aspects of existing plants, the Group is promoting activities to reduce the use of raw materials at the manufacturing stage, along with the usage of utilities such as power, steam and water.

Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Renewable Raw Materials (Plant-Based and Other Natural Resources)

The Group has been promoting the shift from fossil fuels (oil, coal and natural gas, etc.) that are at risk of depletion in the near future to renewable raw materials that use plant-based and other natural resources.

Reducing Rare Metal Usage in Products

The Group is working to reduce the usage of highly rare metals through such means as switching to lithium-ion battery cathode materials that contain less cobalt (a highly rare metal), yet realize the same if not better performance.

Using Less Rare Metals in Manufacturing Processes

The Group is working to use less rare metals in catalysts and other materials while improving productivity.