Chemical Substances Control

The SII Group believes that safe and appropriate chemical substance handling is important for risk management. We also strive to voluntarily achieve total elimination or reduction of hazardous substances in manufacturing processes and our products.

FY2008 Overview

● The volume of the PRTR-related hazardous chemical substances handled by SII was 83.6 tons decreasing by 2.2 tons from FY2007.

● The total emission amount of hazardous chemical substances was 45.1 tons, failing to achieve the target amount of 24.9 tons.

*1 PRTR (Pollutant Release and Transfer Register): This system is designed to assess, gather and disclose data on the volume of chemical materials handled, amount released into the environment, and volumes transferred in waste materials to points outside of plant locations. Companies collect data on the relevant substances and report them to the appropriate government agency once a year.

*2 The PRTR substances, SII voluntarily specified 22 substances and 100 VOC (volatile organic compounds) substances

PRTR Chemical Substance Emission and Transfer

 

Our Concept and Current Status

The SII Group believed that safe and appropriate chemical substance handling is important for risk management. To reduce the environmental impact of chemical substances used in our manufacturing processes, we continuously control the use and emission of PRTR substances, SII voluntarily specified 22 substances, and 100 VOC (volatile organic compounds) substances.

At overseas sites, we also promote complete elimination of chlorinated solvents. In FY2008, methylene chloride is eliminated at all SII overseas sites.

As well as Green Purchasing, we proactively address the reduction and total elimination of specified chemical substances contained in our products. By adding chemical substance standards used in our products and their production processes as SII Green Products criteria, elimination and reduction of specified chemical substances are designed to be systematically promoted in the creation of SII Green Products.

 

PRTR Results

 

*PRTR (Pollutant Release and Transfer Register): This system is designed to assess, gather and disclose data on the volume of chemical materials handled, amounts released into the environment, and volumes transferred in waste materials to points outside of plant locations. Companies collect data on the relevant substances and report them to the appropriate government agency once a year.

 

SII Sites Case Study

  • In FY2008, Instruments Technology (Johor) Sdn. Bhd (INTECH) achieved total elimination of trichloroethylene used in the cleaning process. For total elimination, INTECH introduced a new hydrocarbon cleaning system and have repeated product adaptability test of alternative hydrocarbon solvents. In addition to this equipment, an optimally designed cleaning room was newly established.
  • Guangzhou SII Watch Co., Ltd. (GSW) strives to eliminate the specified hazardous chemical substances included in products in cooperation with SII business units in southern China and the suppliers. GSW insures non-inclusion of hazardous chemical substances using fluorescent analyzers.