Promotion of Environmental Risk Management
Nippon Steel is promoting management of environmental risk with the aim of continually enhancing preservation of the environment in various regions, with due consideration given to compliance with Japan’s Air Pollution Control Act Law and other regulations and to environmental risks, which differ at each steelworks and factory, in order to preserve the environment, prevent environmental pollution, and constrain and avoid environmental impact caused by production operations. We are also engaged in reducing environmental risk throughout the Group.
In order to reduce emissions of sulfur oxides (SOx) and nitrogen oxides (NOx), Nippon Steel is taking measures such as use of low-sulfur fuel, and installing Sox- and NOx-reducing equipment, low NOx-generating burners, and exhaust gas treatment units.
In keeping with the Pollutant Release and Transfer Register Act, the Chemical Substance Control Law, and other related laws and regulations, we make efforts to properly control production, handling, emission to the environment, and discharge of chemical substances, and make improvements when we can.