Our Approach to Preventing Pollution
The Subaru Group has “The earth, the sky and nature” are Subaru’s fields of business as its environmental policy and understands that the prevention of pollution of the soil, air, and the like is an important responsibility for the continuation of a sustainable society and our business. Accordingly, we established voluntary action standards above and beyond the legal standards and have dealt appropriately with soil, air, noise, etc.
Reducing Environmentally Hazardous Substances
PRTR Substances Handled and Emitted
PRTR Substances:Japan’s Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) Law.
NOx and SOx Emissions
The Amount of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) Subaru emitted from the automobile coating process in FYE March 2018 was 49.4g/m2, down 46.0% from the FYE March 2001 level.
We realized the reduction in VOC emission mainly by decreasing the use of cleaning thinners and increasing the recovery of used thinners.
Prevention of Soil and Underground Water Pollution
Subaru has voluntarily performed soil and groundwater tests at our facilities since 1998, and have implemented purification measures and groundwater monitoring as required. Since 2003 Soil Contamination Countermeasures Act came into effect, we have been filing reports and conducting tests in accordance with the law.
Status of Storage and Management of PCB Wastes
Subaru store PCB wastes appropriately according to the law, and plan to complete their disposal by a predetermined time.
Subaru promptly and appropriately responds in accordance with relevant laws and regulations in the event of significant spill accidents. The number of the accident was zero in FYE March 2018.
Transportation of Hazardous Waste
Subaru had no significant spills and transportation of hazardous wastes specified in the Basel Convention Annex I, II, III, and VIII.