Preserving the Water Environment

Efforts to reduce water consumption

The Kikkoman Group has been striving to reduce water consumption of the manufacturing divisions (factories and plants) by measuring the water consumption, managing the water consumption and water consumption per unit of production, reviewing the manufacturing process and introducing effective measures for such reduction.
The Group has set objectives on the reduction of water consumption for its Medium-term Environmental Preservation Goals FY 2016-18, and has been working to achieve that objective since FY 2016.

[Objectives of Medium-term Environmental Preservation Goals FY 2016-18]

1

To keep the water consumption per unit of production at the domestic and major overseas manufacturing divisions comparing with the level of the previous fiscal year or below.

In FY 2016, the Kikkoman Group earnestly worked on reviewing the manufacturing process and introducing effective measures, and thus achieved the following:

1

The water consumption per unit of production at the domestic and major overseas manufacturing divisions were 8.22㎥/t, 9.0% lower than the FY 2015 levels (9.03㎥/t), and the Group achieved the objective.

Transition of the water consumption (Domestic and major overseas manufacturing divisions)

Transition of the water consumption
(Domestic and major overseas manufacturing divisions)

Transition of the water consumption per unit of production (Domestic and major overseas manufacturing divisions)

Transition of the water consumption per unit of production
(Domestic and major overseas manufacturing divisions)

Individual activities for reducing water consumption are compiled in the Kikkoman Group Environmental Preservation Activities Case Book.

The Kikkoman Group will continuously work toward achieving higher objectives in order to further manage and reduce water consumption.

Efforts to preserve the water environment

Being strongly aware of the critical importance of preserving the water environment, the Kikkoman Group is keen on preserving the water environment around its manufacturing bases (factories and plants) by setting its own water quality standards (stricter than the legal ones) for the wastewater generated in manufacturing activities, including Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), reviewing the manufacturing process and machineries and implementing effective measures.

Individual activities for wastewater management are compiled in the Kikkoman Group Environmental Preservation Activities Case Book.

The Kikkoman Group will continuously work toward achieving higher objectives in order to thoroughly perform and improve wastewater management.

The Edo River running near the Noda Factory, Kikkoman Food Products Company
(The photo above shows a cleaning activity conducted along the river in cooperation with neighborhood residents in FY 2016)

Ozone wastewater treatment equipment (Noda Factory, Kikkoman Food Products Company)

Ozone wastewater treatment equipment
(Noda Factory, Kikkoman Food Products Company)

Lecture for the wastewater treatment facility managers (The photo above shows a lecture held in FY 2016)

Lecture for the wastewater treatment facility managers
(The photo above shows a lecture held in FY 2016)