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ASAHI GLASS ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTResponsible CareURL http://www.agc.co.jp/ENVIRONMENT & SAFETYCORPORATE ENVIRONMENT & SAFETY DIRECTORATE1-12-1, Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, TOKYO100-8405, JAPANPhone : 03-3218-5639 Fax : 03-3218-7801This report was printed using an environment-friendly100% vegetable oil-based ink that is completely free of VOC.Printed on recycled paperPrinted in Japan2002,Oct.ASAHI GLASSENVIRONMENTAL REPORT

The Editor’s PostscriptContentsPreface/Company Profile 1Message from the President 2The Asahi Glass Group’s Conceptof the Environment 3Asahi Glass and Environmental LoadMass Balance 5Management ActivitiesPrefaceOrganizations for Environmental Management 7Environmental Management System 8Environmental Audits 9The Asahi Glass Group published its environmental report for the firstGreen Purchasing / LCA 10time in November 2000 with the aim of making its multifacetedEnvironmental Accounting 11environmental activity widely known to the general public. In editing theActivities to Reduce Environmental Impactcurrent environmental report, which is the third one, we made aSaving of Resources and Energy 13Measures Against Global Warming 14Reducing Emissions of Air and Water Pollutants 15Soil/Groundwater Examinationsand Decontamination Measures 16Measures to Reduce Industrial Waste 17Proper Management of Chemical Substances 19Environmental Education 22Information Disclosure 23Environmental Activities at IndividualEstablishments 24 KansaiFactory 25 Kitakyushu KeihinFactory 27 Takasago ChibaFactory 28Factory 29 Funabashi AichiFactory 26Factory 31 Sagamifuller in content and easier to understand.In addition, we, for the first time, asked the Environmental InformationScience Center---an environmental non-profit organization---of this report.This report also includes site reports of all the establishments (factoriesand a research center) of Asahi Glass to facilitate the people in theirneighborhood to understand the environmental activities of theseestablishments. The site reports contain data required by the PRTR(Pollutant Release and Transfer Register) Law, including the release andtransfer of chemical substances. The environmental activities of thecompanies that are consolidated with Asahi Glass are also described inthis report.Chife ReseacherCenter for EnvironmentalInformation ScienceOsamu MurakamiFactory 33Center 36Activities of Affiliated Companies 37 Asahi P.T.Precision Circuit Co., Ltd.Asahimas Chemical (Indonesia)Eco-Business 38Commendation & Assistance forEnvironmental Efforts 43On Publishing the Environmental Report 2002 45 Company Profile Scope of the ReportThis report describes the environmental preservationactivities that the Asahi Glass Group carried out to theend of July 2002. Unless otherwise noted, statisticalfigures shown in the report are those of Asahi GlassCo., Ltd., not the Asahi Glass Group, as of the end ofMarch 2002.The data shown for each year is taken from accounting figures closed in March annually. 1for all-outcooperation and involvement in the planning, editing, and proofreadingFactory 35 ResearchHajime Amemiyacomprehensive review of the previous reports to prepare a report which isFactory 32 KashimaSenior Executive Vice PresidentGeneral Manager of the CorporateEnvironment & Safety DirectorateIt has been my firm belief that the Asahi Glass Group should be contributing to thedevelopment of a sustainable society while regarding the environment as one of the valuesto be shared and cherished most by all the members of the Group. The Asahi Glass Grouphas carried out various environmental activities, such as the establishment of environmentalorganizations and the implementation of measures to prevent global warming and reduceemissions of industrial waste, as a group of business enterprises. It is my hope that theindividual employees of the Group will steadily carry on environmental activities in theirday-to-day operations and at their own levels within the global framework. Then, the AsahiGlass Group should eventually be evaluated by the society as a “group contributing toprotection of the environment in various aspects.”In this report, we tried to explain the Group’s environmental measures and activities, andtheir results, to the reader in an easy-to-understand manner. To that end, the currentenvironmental report was made fuller in content than the previous reports. In addition, withthe aim of securing adequate reliability of the contents of the current report and seekingopinions and advice of third parties, we asked Environmental Information Science Center—an environmental NPO—for involvement in the planning and editing of the report. Thecurrent report is issued with all-out cooperation of the Center.I will be very happy if the reader understands the Asahi Glass Group’s environmentalactivities through this report and gives us any opinions or comments about the Group’senvironmental activities in the future.NameHead Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.1-12-1, Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, JapanSeptember 8, 1907June 1, 1950Shinya Ishizu 90,472 million (1,175,242,497 outstanding shares)6,989 (48,362 for the consolidated companies)I consider that every environmental report has three roles: (1) to report environmentalactivities and their results by suitable indexes on a year-by-year basis, (2) to convey themeanings of the indexes in a way easily understandable to the reader, and (3) to clarify thepoints the publisher wants to communicate to the reader by the present report on the basis of(1) and (2). The guidelines for environmental reports published by the Ministry ofEnvironment and the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, respectively, set the baseline shown in (1). As a citizen who looks through environmental reports, I always wonder ifit is all right to prepare an environmental report which simply follows the guidelines.I hope that the environmental reports of Asahi Glass will play the roles (2) and (3) in thefuture. Apparently, the current environmental report has been edited primarily for the peopleliving in the neighborhood of the factories of Asahi Glass. So it may be said that the Grouphas just reached the doorstep of (2). As the next step, it is important for the Group to trulycommunicate with the local communities using this environmental report as a tool, listencarefully to their opinions and comments, and reflect them properly in the next andsubsequent environmental reports.After having involved myself in the editing work, I realized that it is difficult for differentdepartments even of the same company to reach a consensus. Unlike small environmentalNPOs, large corporations do not seem to have much flexibility. There are several plausiblereasons for that. “Our company has many different divisions, but there are few indexes thatare used in common by all the divisions,” “Because of the competition with rival companies,we tend to hesitate to disclose vitally important data,” and so on. Since the Asahi GlassGroup has positioned the environment as one of the most important pillars in itsmanagement vision and has taken a step ahead as to its environmental report, it is to bedesired that the Group should take time to form a consensus among its employees, and forman optimum environmental organization so that the Group can tackle various environmentalproblems more effectively and efficiently.When an outsider is involved in the preparation of an environmental report, he/she is generally supposed to play the role of ensuring the reliability of data disclosed in the report. Thistime, we simply advanced editorial hints—the way the environmental report should be edited to make it easier to read and draw attention of the local communities. Concerning suchpoints as the verification of data contained in the current report and the presence or absenceof information which might have negative effects on the company when disclosed, our NPOdid not have sufficient discussions with the people of Asahi Glass.46

Message from the PresidentIn the world that surrounds us, the growing concern about global environmental problems hasinitiated various activities aimed at creating a sustainable society. Securing sound interactionbetween our social and economic systems and the environment has demanded us to reduce theimpact on the environment voluntarily and positively in all spheres of our society. We consider thata smooth shift to a sustainable society is indispensable in keeping the irreplaceable globalenvironment intact for the future generations.This report describes the contents and results of our environmental preservation activities so that itwill help you understand how the Asahi Glass Group is dealing with various global environmentalproblems.In April 2002, with the aim of reinforcing the centripetal force of the Asahi Glass Group topractice integrated management on a global basis in the true sense of the term, we formulated anew vision of the Group, “Look Beyond,” and clearly defined the Group’s missions, sense of value,and behavioral guidelines which the Group intends to keep cherishing in the future. With “Lookbeyond and create a brighter world” as the mission shared by all the member companies of theGroup, we continue making innovations to take us beyond our present conditions. The Group hasdeclared that, with the environment as the chief pillar of its sense of value, it will strive to maintaingood harmony with nature and, as a good global citizen, continue to fulfill the responsibility ofcontributing to the development of a sustainable society. As detailed in our new Group visionmentioned above, the environment is one of the top management priorities; indeed, we haveresolved to continue to tackle global environmental problems in a positive way.Concretely, the Group focuses on establishing organizations and systems for dealing withenvironmental problems effectively and disclosing relevant information positively, taking measuresto help curb global warming, reducing and recycling industrial waste, practicing propermanagement of chemical substances, and promoting the eco-business as the five main pillars. TheGroup is also positively tackling new tasks aimed at zero emissions of harmful substances, life cycleassessment (LCA), and environmental accounting.Since last year, the scope of environmental preservation activity of Asahi Glass has been expandedto cover all the member companies of the Asahi Glass Group, including its affiliated companies andsubsidiaries. As one of the leading companies in the basic materials industry, we are determined toimplement effective environmental measures which are always one step ahead of those of the othercompanies.Please feel free to bring to our attention any opinions or comments you may have about this report.President & CEO2

The Asahi Glass Group’s Concept of the EnvironmentWith the environment positioned as one of the most important management concerns, we are positively working onvarious environmental aspects. The Asahi Glass Group’s basic concept of the environment is clearly described in the“Asahi Glass Group’s Basic Policy on Environmental Preservation” and the “Guidelines for Environmental Behavior”based thereon, as well as the new Group Vision,.The “Environment” That Underlies the Asahi Glass Group’sNew VisionIn order to meet the changes in global business environment and aggressively evolve to ensure our continuing roleas an enterprise that contributes to shaping the future, the Asahi Glass Group developed a new Group Vision. The Group Vision declares “Our Shared Values” that all the members of the Group must share asthe basis of every action we take. The “Environment” is one of the most important Shared Values that support AsahiGlass Group as a global enterprise.Innovation & Operational ExcellenceIntegrityDiversitySource of the AsahiGlass Group’scompetitiveadvantage}Pillars that supportthe Asahi GlassGroup as a globalenterprise}EnvironmentWe, as good global citizens, will shoulder the responsibility tocontribute to a sustainable society in harmony with nature.“Our principles” that are extended based on the “Environment” as one of Our Shared Values, are as follows;Our Principles To respect environmental conservation To contribute to the development of a sustainable society To be trusted as responsible global citizens by the world community To maintain and improve occupational health and safety andworking environments 3

The Asahi Glass Group’s Environmental PolicyThe principle upon which the Asahi Glass Group engages in environmental management activities is as follows: Activecontribution to environmental protection is a fundamental responsibility of enterprises towards the global society withinwhich they operate. This principle is implemented in the following environmental management activities.12We are committed to the preservation of the environment of Earth as a topmanagement priority in all our corporate activities.3We will comply with laws, ordinances, regulations, treaties and agreementsdesigned to preserve the environment. We will also set and work to achievevoluntary objectives to reduce environmental impacts.45We will work to develop and provide society with products,technologies and services that reduce environmental impacts.We will make every effort to establish the organizations and systemsrequired to preserve the environment and to work for continuousimprovements.We will publicize our overall environmental preservation activities to ensure thatthey are properly understood by society.Asahi Glass Environmental GuidelinesIn order to execute the basic policy mentioned above, we haveestablished guidelines for environmental behavior and five concretemeasures to tackle environmental problems effectively and efficiently.① Active Management and Information Disclosure② Measures Against Global Warming③ Waste Reduction and Recycling④ Responsible Management of Chemicals⑤ Environment-Related Business4

Asahi Glass and Environmental Load Mass BalanceThe diagram, below, schematically shows the business activities of Asahi Glass and their impacts onthe environment.Fuel oil404 millionLPG21,000 tonsCity gas67million mlAsahi Glass(Kansai factory3EnergyKitakyushu factoryElectricity2,013 million kWh665,000 tonsSteam13pCoke/anthraciteWaterService waterconsumption15pRawmaterials(industrial water, tap water,ground water, sea water)Keihin factoryTakasago factoryIN PUTChiba factory15,000 tonsFunabashi factory119 million m3Aichi factoryKashima factorySilica sand, soda ash,salt, fluorite, potassiumchloride, and otherindustrial materialsSagami factoryResearch Center15p17pAirCO2Industrial wasterecycled174,000 tons78%Total amount ofindustrial waste222,000 tons22%Final amount of disposal48,000tons 5NOXSOXSoot and dust2,360,000 tons5,761 tons874 tons203 tons

ProductsFlat Glass Companyreference page)[Products] Flat glass for housing and building Mirrors Construction materials for housing Glasswares for storedecoration25pAutomotive Glass Company26p[Products] Fabricated glass for motor vehicle Fabricated glass for industrial use27pDisplay CompanyOUTPUTOUT28p[Products] CRT glass bulbs Glass substrate for liquidcrystal display Glass substrate for plasma display, etc.PUT29pChemicals Company[Products] Inorganic chemicals Organic chemicals Ion exchange membranes Fluoride products Urethane products, etc.31p32pElectronic Materials and Products General Div.33p[Products] Glass frits and paste IC/circuit boards,synthetic quartz, high-purity SiC Optoelectronicparts, etc.Building Materials Div.35p[Product] Outer wall materials for building Siding boards for housing, etc.36p15p SalesWaterCODWastewater1,283 tons109 milion m3Ceramics and Others882(6.6%)Change in sales (in billions 11,263.2Asahi ss and s & Display3,149(23.7%)1997199819992000200120026

Management ActivitiesOrganizations for Environmental ManagementFor the purpose of environmental management, the Asahi Glass Group has set up organizations specializing in environmentalpreservation activities at different levels—“corporate” exercising general control over the entire Group, “companies”(divisions), such as Flat Glass and Automotive Glass, and “establishments” each, research center,. Corporate OrganizationAt the Asahi Glass Group, the Corporate Environment &Safety Directorate headed by an executive vice presidentexercises general control over the Group’s environmentalactivities, including global environmental problems.The major roles of the Directorate are as follows. Grasping the present conditions and trends of theenvironment and safety inside and outside the Group Establishing a basic stance on the environment and safety Determining specific activities relating to the environmentand safety Formulating and promoting plans to carry out those activitiesSpecific environmental activities mentioned above arediscussed in detail by the expert committees under theDirectorate.The Corporate Environment & Safety Directorate has Environment & Safety Department—a special organization that servesas secretariat to the Directorate Company (General Division) OrganizationEach of the companies has an organization that specializes inthe environment (& safety) and promotes environmental activities of the company (includes the factory under the controlof the company). Each company prepares and executes aconcrete action plan according to an environmental activitypolicy set by the Directorate.There are cases in which two or more companies which areclosely related to one another form a study team to tackle aspecific task. For example, the Flat Glass Company and theAutomotive Glass Company have jointly organized a “Teamfor Studying Ways to Recycle Used Automotive Glass.” Each Factory/Research Center OrganizationEach of the factories and the Research Center have anEnvironment & Safety Department which is under the directcontrol of the general superintendent (director).Each of the general superintendents manages the factoryenvironment and safety according to an environmentalactivity plan decided by the president and taking intoconsideration the specific conditions of the factory.*1Thetwo committees are planned to be reorganized and integrated intoan “Environmental Committee” in October 2002. 7

Environmental Management SystemIn order to implement an environmental management system, we are active in introducing environmental audit, obtaining ISO14001 certification, introducing environmental accounting, and promoting green purchasing.Establishments having obtained ISO 14001certification Obtaining ISO 14001 CertificationConcerning ISO 14001* which is an international standard ofenvironmental management systems, the company decided inFebruary 1997, soon after the standard was put into effect,that all its establishments should obtain ISO 14001certification. Today all the establishments have been certified.Among them, the Keihin, Sagami, and Takasago factoriesattracted public attention as they were the first factories inJapan that obtained ISO 14001 certification in the flat glassindustry, automotive glass industry, and CRT glass industry,respectively.EstablishmentTime certifiedKeihin factoryFeb. 1998Sagami factoryAug. 1998Takasago factoryMay. 1999Kashima factoryOct. 1999Aichi factoryMar. 2000Funabashi factoryMay. 2000Research CenterJul. 2000Kansai factoryDec. 2000Chiba factoryFeb. 2002Kitakyushu factoryApr. 2002Accreditation bodyJapanese StandardsAssociationJapanese StandardsAssociationJapanese StandardsAssociationJapan Chemical QualityAssurance Ltd.Japan Quality AssuranceOrganizationJapanese StandardsAssociationJIC Quality AssuranceLtd.Japan Quality AssuranceOrganizationJapan Chemical QualityAssurance Ltd.Japanese StandardsAssociationMore and more of our affiliated companies at homeand abroad are obtaining ISO 14001 certificationAffiliated companies having obtained ISO 14001 certification Japan:・Asahi Glass Urethane Co., Ltd.・Optrex Corporation (Amagasaki Factory)・SP Pacific Ltd.・Asahi Glass Fine Techno Co., Ltd.・Kashima chiorine and Alkali Co., Ltd.・Asahi Glass Matex Co., Ltd.・Asahi Fiber Glass Co., Ltd. (Glass Wool Div.)Oct. 1999Feb. 2000Mar. 2000Mar. 2000Mar. 2001Nov. 2001Jan. 2002 Overseas:・Shanghai Asahi Electronic Glass Co., Ltd. (China) Jan. 1999・AFG Industries, Inc. (U.S.A.)AP Technoglass Ohio PlantSep. 1999AP Technoglass Kentucky PlantDec. 1999・Zibo Asahi Glass Fused Materials Co., Ltd. (China) Sep. 2000・P.T. Asahimas Chemical (Indonesia)Jun. 2001・Engro Asahi Polymer & Chemicals Ltd. (Pakistan) Aug. 2001・Siam Asahi Technoglass Co., Ltd.Nov. 2001FOOT NOTESISO 14001: Environmental standard approved and managed by the International Organization for Standardization(ISO). This standard is intended to help enterprises establishenvironmental policies and set environmental objectives within their establishments: it does not give any quantitative criteria.8

Management ActivitiesEnvironmental AuditsAsahi Glass introduced environmental auditsin 1994 in order to accurately grasp theactual conditions of environmental activitiescarried out at the individual factories andthe Research Center and to make necessaryimprovements from the corporate-wideviewpoint. Concretely, all factories and theResearch Center are subject to an annualenvironmental audit based on writtenrecords of their environmental activities.Depending on results of auditing, the headof the Corporate Environment & SafetyDirectorate visits the problematic factoryfor on-site environmental audit. The resultsof environmental auditing are alwaysreported to the president by the head of theDirectorate.Environmental auditing implemented in the past six yearsYearOn-site auditAudit based on record1996Sagami plant, Aichi factory, Kansai factory,Research CenterAll the factories in Japan, including theones shown at left, and the Research Center1997Kitakyushu factory, Takasago factory,Chiba factory, Kashima factoryAs aboveAs above1999Keihin factory, Funabashi factory,Aichi factory, Sagami plantKitakyushu factory, Chiba factory,Kashima factory2000Keihin factory, Funabashi factoryAs above2001Chiba factory, Kansai factory, Takasago factoryAs above1998As aboveAsahi Glass’ environmental activities now involveall its affiliated companiesAsahi Glass has long been attaching importance toenvironmental activities of its affiliated companies at home andabroad. Since 1995, the company has carried on environmentalaudit of its affiliated companies, mainly in the field ofchemicals, in order to grasp the actual conditions of theirenvironmental preservation activities and make improvementsas required. In addition, Asahi Glass decided to expand itsenvironmental activities to cover all the member companies ofthe Asahi Glass Group in 2001. Now, therefore, Asahi Glassand all its affiliated companies at home and abroad arepromoting environmental preservation activities together.Environmental audit at Asahi Techno GlassEnvironmental audit at Asahi Glass Fluoropolymers U.K. Ltd. 9

Green PurchasingWhen we purchase a product or service, we believe it isnecessary not only to consider need, quality and price, but alsoto pay attention to its impact on the environment. Namely, ifother things are equal, we believe we should buy a product orservice that has less impact on the environment.The Asahi Glass Group started in 2002 green purchasing ofoffice equipment, stationeries, and other general goods.Automotive Glass Company, together with the Materials &Distribution Center, prepared “Guidelines for GreenPurchasing at Asahi Glass” for the procurement of rawmaterials and parts, and held a meeting for presentation of theguidelines to its suppliers and contractors to ask for theirunderstanding and cooperation in the implementation of ライン2002年 ン2002年 ター自動車ガラスカンパニー ー 日本・アジア本部Meeting for presentation ofguidelines for greenpurchasingExample of study on automotive glassLife Cycle Assessment (LCA)Life cycle flow chartThe Asahi Glass Group has installed a voluntary study meetingwithin each of the member companies to introduce LCA*.Automotive Glass Company, Chemicals Company, etc. havebegun evaluating their representative products by LCA. Theyhave already supplied life cycle inventory (LCI*) data aboutcertain products in response to customer requests and startedjoint studies with the customers for application of LCA.CollectingresourcesTransportingresourcesLCA atAsahi GlassManufacturingflat glassFabricatingflat glassTransportingparts and componentsAssemblingcar The environmental NPO’s comment onenvironmental managementThe environmental management system is the basis on which thecompany preserves the environment voluntarily and positively.However, the structure of environmental contents of management,such as the establishment of company organizations/systems andthe implementation of auditing, can hardly be seen from outside thecompany and are difficult to understand, especially for the localcommunities general public.In the future, Asahi Glass will find it necessary not only to wouldnot only further sophisticate its environmental management systembut also to let the community people know the status andfunctioning of Asahi Glass environmental management system.“what systems Asahi Glass has for environmental preservation andhow the company is tackling the issue” and “what results thecompany has produced” and to ask for their opinions about thecompany's environmental activities. It will become important for thecompany to recommend that Asahi Glass assimilate moreconstructive opinions and ideas of local communities and verify itsenvironmental management system in the future. and third parties.Using carScrapping carExample of evaluation by LCACO2Conventional glassRecycling flowPressshredder100Newly-developed glassLand FillDepletionof resourcesSOXNOX0Substances havingimpact on environmentRecyclingFOOT NOTESLCA (Life Cycle Assessment): A technique to quantitatively analyze and assess the resources and energy consumption in and the environmental impact in the process of the “rawmaterials—product—use—scrapping”. It is a tool for supporting decision making in product purchasing, selection, etc.LCI (Life Cycle Inventory): The act of quantitatively grasping the environmental impact for a particular product, service in LCA.10

Management ActivitiesEnvironmental AccountingWe believe that accurately grasping the managementresources spent in a specific environmental preservationactivity and the results of that activity is indispensable topromote effective environmental preservation activities.Referring to the “Environmental Accounting Guidebook”published by the Environment Agency in March 2000, AsahiGlass designated in 2000 several model establishments forintroduction of environmental accounting and begananalyzing environmental accounting data collected fromthose model establishments. The company disclosedenvironmental accounting data of the Kashima factory, oneof the company’s major facilities, for the first time in AsahiGlass Environmental Report 2001.In the present report, the results of analyses of 2001environmental accounting data collected from the entirecompany are disclosed.[Notes]Scope of data collected: All the data collected are for Asahi Glass. (Nodata were collected from any affiliated companies.)Period of environmental accounting: April 1, 2001 to March 31, 2002Cost of environmental preservationUnit: Millions of yenEnvironmental preservation costClassificationInvestment ExpenseTotalCost incurred within business area5,9236,163 12,086Pollution control cost3,4364,008Contents of main activities〈Investment〉Measures to control air pollution, water pollution,7,444soil contamination, etc.〈Expense〉 Operation, maintenance, and administrationexpenses, depreciations, etc. (air, water, etc.)〈Investment〉Measures to save energy, reduce emissionsCost of globalBreakdown environmentpreservation1,999Cost of recyclingresources4895312,530expenditures on treatment of greenhouse gases, etc.〈Investment〉Measures to reduce industrial waste,1,6252,114recycle resources, etc.〈Expense〉 Expenditures on reduction of industrial waste, recycling,treatment, and disposal of waste, efficient use of resources, etc.Cost incurred by upstreamand downstream processes0566566Cost of management activities56166219662,9993,965R&D costof greenhouse gases, etc.〈Expense〉 Operation, maintenance, and administration expenses,Expenditures on recycling of pallets, packing〈Expense〉 materials, etc. and recovery of glass cullet〈Investment〉Purchase of measuring instruments〈Expense〉 Personnel expenses for environmental managementactivities, expenditure on maintenance of ISO 14001certification, expenditure on environmental measurement〈Investment〉Development of technologies for saving energy,curbing global warming, etc.〈Expense〉 Development of recycling technology, energysaving technology, halon destruction testing, etc.Cost of social activities0132132〈Expense〉 Development and maintenance of green spaceCost of repair ofdisrupted environment0915915〈Expense〉 Levies on air pollution*, etc.Total 116,89411,391 18,285FOOT NOTESLevies on air pollution : Levies based on the Law Concerning Compensation, etc. for Pollution-Related Health Damage. Any company having installed equipment emits dust is required bythe Law to pay a certain amount of money per unit volume of emission.NOx : Nitrogen oxides, including nitrogen monoxide (NO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and nitrous oxide (N2O). Emitted mainly from combustion processes and motor vehicles, NOx

Incorporated June 1, 1950 . new vision of the Group, “Look Beyond,” and clearly defined the Group’s missions, sense of value, . Group is also positively tackling new tasks aimed at zero emissions of harmful substances, life cycle assessment