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. For example, at our Head Office and Yokohama Business Center, we recycle about 5,000 m3 of water annually by purifying gray water from kitchens and cafeterias as well as wastewater from toilets to recycle it. This helps reduce the amount of drinking water and industrial water that we use (see diagram below). In FY2021, we spent approximately 5.5 million yen of costs for the maintenance of septic tanks and other water-related expenses.
With regard to wastewater quality, the actual amount of 28 hazardous substances specified under the Water Pollution Prevention Act contained in our wastewater was 0.09 tons in FY2021, achieving the target to beat our FY2020 result of 0.13 tons. The water management plan is introduced by six business locations including the Head Office and Yokohama Business Center.