Chemical Substance Management

Amount of PRTR-Regulated Substances Released and Transferred (SUMCO Group [Japan])

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  • *The figure for each year shows the amount of released or transferred substances during the preceding year from April through March.

The Act on Confirmation, etc. of Release Amounts of Specific Chemical Substances in the Environment and Promotion of Improvements to the Management Thereof (Law concerning Pollutant Release and Transfer Register / PRTR Law) requires businesses to report the amounts of any designated chemical substances released into the environment or transferred.
There are 12 substances subject to reporting under the PRTR Law. The majority of these are substances contained in cleaning agents and fuels.

With regard to the substances subject to reporting under the PRTR Law, the SUMCO Group measures the amounts of such substances transferred or released into the environment based on a stringent management system and issues reports without omission.

List of Substances Subject to PRTR Reporting (Class 1 Designated Chemical Substances: 1 ton or more per year; Specific Class 1 Designated Chemical Substances: 0.5 tons or more per year)
Period covered: April 2020 to March 2021

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(t per year)
Ordi-
nance No.
Name of Class 1 Designated Chemical Substance Amount handled Amount released Amount transferred
Atmos-
phere
Public waters Soil Landfill Sewerage Waste
20 2-aminoethanol 15.5 - 0.0 - - - 0.0
30 Linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS) 1.3 - 0.0 - - - -
71 Ferric chloride 6.2 - - - - - -
80 Xylene 81.0 1.0 - - - - 0.5
88 Hexavalent chromium compound 0.7 - - - - - 0.7
296 1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene 87.3 0.1 - - - - -
300 Toluene 7.6 7.4 - - - - 0.2
332 Arsenic and its inorganic compound 1.3 - - - - - -
374 Hydrogen fluoride and its water-soluble salts 630.9 0.2 0.0 - - - 248.2
405 Boron compound 2.1 - 0.0 - - - -
407 Poly (oxyethylene) alkyl ether 22.5 - 0.0 - - - 2.9
410 Poly (oxyethylene) nonylphenyl ether 40.0 - - - - - 40.0
438 Methylnaphthalene 8.0 0.0 - - - - -
Total 904.3 8.7 0.1 - - - 292.5
  • *The amount handled is not equal to the total amount released and transferred because some substances were released after decomposition and detoxification.