Business Activities and Environmental Impact

We strive to reduce environmental impact over the entire life cycle of products, including all processes from material procurement through to production, use, and disposal.

Teijin Group Environmental Input / Output in FY2019

We believe that environmental management refers to the management for reducing the biodiversity and environmental impact over the entire life cycle of products, including all processes from material procurement through to production, use, and disposal.
Not only do we adhere to laws and regulations and agreements with local governments, we also focus on ascertaining the biodiversity and environmental impact over the entire product life cycle, reducing CO2 emissions, minimizing emissions of chemical substances, and managing and reducing waste materials.

  • *Energy is calculated according to the calorific values per unit as specified in the Act on the Rational Use of Energy. We deduct the amount of energy sold to other companies and the corresponding CO2 emissions.
  • *Scope 1 emissions of FY2019 were 683 thousand tons of CO2, and Scope 2 emissions were 747 thousand tons of CO2です。
  • *The boundary of data aggregation from FY2018 on includes CSP (Continental Structural Plastics).

Teijin Group environmental input / output (trends in the past five years)


  FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
Energy (GJ) 28.3×106 23.9×106 23.2×106 25.3×106 24.9×106
Chemical substances handled (thousand tons) 654 435 477 475 488
Freshwater intake (million tons) 83.5 76.9 73.4 69.4 69.9


  FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
CO2保証対象指標 (million tons-CO2) 1.80 1.52 1.41 1.48 1.43
Hazardous chemical substances (thousand tons) 1051 590 736 903 803

Landfill waste

(thousand tons)       17.4 16.3
Water discharged (thousand tons) 111 90 68 66 62

Status of acquisition of environmental management system certifications

As a mechanism to minimize its impact on the environment, the Teijin Group encourages its business sites and plants to obtain the ISO 14001 certification, an international standard related to environmental management, as well as the Eco Action 21 recommended by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment.

Status of ISO 14001 certification
Japan (16 companies, 27 factories)

Teijin (Iwakuni, Matsuyama, Chiba, Teijin Composites Innovation Center, Mishima, Ibigawa)
Hiroshima Plastic
Toho Chemical Engineering & Construction (Mishima, Tokushima)
Toho Machinery
Teijin Frontier (Head office, Ibigawa factory)
Teijin Modern Yarn (Komatsu, Kaga)
Frontier Tex
Teijin Tedy
Teijin Cordley (Shimane)
Teijin Pharma (Tokyo Research Center, Iwakuni)
Infocom (head office, Kansai, Yokohama)
Infocom West Japan (Matsuyama)
Teijin Eco-Science (Matsuyama)
Teijin Kosan (Ehime)

Overseas (17 companies, 29 factories)
  • The Netherlands: Teijin Aramid (Delfzijl, Arnhem, Emmen)
    China: Nantong Teijin, Nantong Teijin Automotive Fabrics Finishing, Teijin Chemicals Plastic Compounds Shanghai, Teijin Polycarbonate China
    Thailand: Teijin Polyester (Thailand), Teijin (Thailand), Thai Namsiri Intertex (Weaving, Dyeing), Teijin Cord (Thailand), Teijin Corporation (Thailand)
    Germany: Teijin Carbon Europe, Ziegler
    USA: Teijin Carbon America, Continental Structural Plastics (Conneaut, Serepta, North Baltimore, Van Wert, Carey, Grabill, Huntington, Lenoir, Salisbury)
    Mexico: Continental Structural Plastics (Saltillo, Tijuana)
    Portugal: Inapal (Leça do Balio, Palmela)
    Czech Republic: Benet (Čejetice, Čejetičky, Milovice)
Status of Eco-Action 21 certification
Japan (1 company, 1 factory) Teisan Pharmaceuticals