Recognition of Issues and Basic Approach
The Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group views preserving water resources as an important part of environmental preservation and advances initiatives accordingly. The Group makes efforts to reduce its business activities' impact on water resources and to contribute to resolving water supply-and-demand issues through its products that help preserve water resources.
Efforts to Reduce the Group's Impact on Water Resources
Efforts to reduce the Group's impact on water resources include lowering water intake by reusing cooling water rigorously, which results in preserving water sources, and managing discharged waterquality appropriately, which results in maintaining the water quality of seas and rivers.
Efforts to Contribute to Resolving Water Supply-and-Demand Issues through the Group's Products that Help Preserve Water Resources
Furthermore, to contribute to solving water supply-and-demand issues through our products, the Group develops and markets products with water purification capabilities. The Group's products enable water resources that were unusable previously to be usable industrially and water that used to be discharged as wastewater to be reusable within operating sites; as a result, the Group helps to preserve water resources.
Targets and Results
Water Usage (Domestic Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group)*
Examples of Activities
■ Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.: Expansion of the sales of hollow fiber membrane for wastewater treatment in South Korea
Since 2001, Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. has been expanding sales of hollow fiber membrane for wastewater treatment for local engineering companies in South Korea and has thus far delivered more than 100 systems. It has also participated in the first-stage construction of one of the largest sewage treatment facilities in South Korea (treatment volume of 91,500 cubic meters (m3) per day) that will begin operation at the end of 2014. After the planned second stage of construction, water treatment volume will total 122,000 m3 per day.