Reduction of Wastewater and Waste

Waste Management Initiatives

The JVCKENWOOD Group is actively engaged in waste reduction, diligently disassembling and sorting waste generated in the production processes and reusing it within the company or turning it into valuables. As a result, the Group’s business in Japan has achieved a recycling rate of 99.7%, and the waste generation inside and outside Japan also declined. Going forward, we will continue to further reduce waste generation and promote recycling to achieve zero emissions not only in Japan but also around the world.

Mid- to long- term target

Reduce waste generation by 1% from FY2012 levels annually through FY2020

Total waste and recycling rates (FY2012-FY2018)

Coverage: All Group companies in Japan and certain overseas companies

*The data of four former Kenwood overseas business locations are not included in the figures for FY2012, which are instead based on the performances of the first full fiscal year (FY2012) after the company name change to JVCKENWOOD.


Total waste by business location (FY2015-FY2018) 

Unit: tons

Japan/overseas Company name and location 2015 2016 2017 2018
Fiscal year target 2,521 2,495 2,469 2,443
Japan Head Office & Yokohama Business Center 332 316 413 340
Hachioji Business Center 152 161 196 214
Hakusan Business Center 78 71 65 55
Kurihama Business Center 29 72 123 43
Yokosuka Business Center 121 56 26 25
JVCKENWOOD Yamagata 18 20 18 23
JVCKENWOOD Nagano 48 122 160 155
JVCKENWOOD Nagaoka 92 93 104 86
JVCKENWOOD Creative Media 402 326 305 283
JVCKENWOOD Victor Entertainment 44 45 52 53
JVCKENWOOD Video Tech 4 2 3 3
JVCKENWOOD Design 4 5 8 0
Other affiliate companies 71 59 62 -
Malaysia JVCKENWOOD Electronics Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.  110 87 87 86
Thailand JVCKENWOOD Electronics (Thailand) Co., Ltd.  39 43 10 9
JVCKENWOOD Optical Electronics (Thailand) Co., Ltd.  99 58 36 65
Indonesia PT. JVC Electronics Indonesia  154 190 178 176
People’s Republic of China Shanghai Kenwood Electronics Co., Ltd.  194 235 181 205
Singapore JVCKENWOOD Technologies Singapore Pte. Ltd.  233 50 95 100
Overall total 2,224 2,011 2,122 1,920

Coverage: All Group companies in Japan and certain overseas companies


Waste recycling (Hakusan Business Center)

The Hakusan Business Center works to reduce and recycle waste in accordance with instructions from the local government. All recyclable waste is recycled by an outsourced waste management provider. Solid waste generated from the business center is collected in recycling bins which are separated into 16 categories and then further sorted into 35 sub-categories in accordance with the waste sorting rules of the business center before it is delivered to the outsourced waste management provider. In FY2018, approximately 94% of the waste collected from the business center was recycled, and approximately 6% was used for thermal recycling.


Waste recycling bins (on each floor)

Waste recycling containers (for valuables, etc.)

Waste plastic compressor used to reduce the frequency of waste collection (JVCKENWOOD Creative Media Corporation)

JVCKENWOOD Creative Media Corporation uses a waste plastic compressor to reduce the volume of waste and the frequency of waste collection.

This has reduced not only exhaust gas emissions and fuel consumption of waste collection trucks but also waste management costs.


Plastic compressor

Initiatives Pertaining to Wastewater

To address the rising water risk in recent years and to use water resources in a sustainable manner, the JVCKENWOOD Group is endeavoring to ensure as far as possible that the water used and the wastewater generated in its business activities are reusable water resources. We intend to identify those regions and business locations with high wastewater volume and implement measures as necessary.