Basic Environmental Policy

Nippon Steel has set the Basic Environmental Policy based on its belief that the environmental management is an integral part of corporate mission. We are dedicated to managing the company so as to reduce and minimize impact on the environment at all stages, from technological development work to the purchase of raw materials and equipment, manufacturing processes, transportation of products, and onward to their use, recycling and disposal.

Basic Environmental Policy

Under the principle of “Environmental Management,” Nippon Steel is committed to contributing to the creation of a sustainable society through its operations. To this end, we will conduct our operations to actively contribute to creating sustainable communities through integrated solutions to the issues related to climate change measures, the creation of a circular economy, and the conservation of biodiversity, including maintaining and improving a favorable living environment.

1. Reducing environmental impacts at every stage of operations (eco process)

At every stage of business activities including production processes and transportation of products, Nippon Steel will, besides complying with environmental laws and regulations, promote activities to reduce environmental impacts primarily through voluntary efforts, in cooperation with customers and other industries, with the aim of further improving environmental preservation and the efficiency of resources and energy, and of promoting reduction and recycling of waste inside and outside the company.

2. Offering of environment-oriented products (eco products)

With the aim of reducing environmental impacts at every stage of the life cycle of our products offered to domestic and overseas markets, Nippon Steel will make efforts, making good use of its innovative technologies, to develop and offer products that contribute to environmental preservation, resource conservation and energy conservation.

3. Proposing environmental preservation solutions from a global perspective (eco solution)

Nippon Steel will further improve its long-accumulated technologies and environmental management system that are related to environmental preservation, resource conservation, and energy conservation technologies. We offer them in Japan and abroad to contribute to, in addition to the reduction of environmental impacts, the development of infrastructure for disaster prevention with due consideration given to nature and scenery as well as to solving environmental issues outside Japan through technology transfer.

4. Development of innovative technologies

We will address on a medium and long-term basis the development of innovative technologies focused on the future issues of resources and the environment with the aim of providing society with technologies and products that contribute to environmental preservation, resource conservation and energy conservation.

5. Development of a rich natural environment

As a member of each community where we operate in Japan, Nippon Steel will contribute to the conservation of biodiversity and nature positive by promoting greenery environment in land areas, environmental improvement in sea areas, and many other activities. In addition, when conducting business activities overseas, we will ensure the preservation of the natural environment of partner countries.

6. Promotion of environmental relations activities

To gain social trust consistently, Nippon Steel will proactively promote relationship-building activities that contribute to environmental management, including environmental education for our employees, disclosure of environmental information on an adequate and timely basis, and close exchange with stakeholders.

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