Basic Environmental Policy

Basic Environmental Policy (Established in October 2012)

Under the principle of “Ecological Management,” NSSMC is committed to contributing to the creation of an environmental-preservation oriented society with lower environmental impact. For this purpose, the company will conduct business activities based on the viewpoint of environmental preservation in local communities, which includes the maintenance and improvement of good living environments and the promotion of reduction and recycling of waste. The company will also address challenges on a global scale including response to issues of global warming as well as the maintenance and improvement of biological diversity.

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

At every stage of business activities including production processes and transportation of products, NSSMC 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, NSSMC 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)

NSSMC 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 environment

As a member of local communities where NSSMC is located, we will contribute to the conservation of the natural environment by supporting hometown forest creation through the promotion and maintenance of tree planting as well as the creation of marine forests through the restoration of seaweed beds.

6. Promotion of environmental relations activities

The company will make efforts to improve and enhance environmental education for employees, disclose environmental information on an adequate and timely basis to remain always trusted and highly appreciated by society, and to actively promote relation activities contributing to environmental management through close exchange with stakeholders.

Medium-Term Environmental Management Plan for FY2014

1.Enhancement and promotion of environmental management

Ensure execution of the plan-do-check-act (PDCA) cycle on the issues related to global warming countermeasures, environmental regulations, and environmental relations.

2.Promotion of countermeasures to global warming

Execute the company’s plan for a low-carbon society plan by promoting three “ecos”
(1)Eco process: Aim at improving efficiency in using materials and energy
(2)Eco products®: Develop products that contribute to savings in resources and energy
(3)Eco solution: Make a global contribution by transferring CO2 reduction technology overseas
(4)Continue promotion of innovative technological development for long-term CO2 reduction

3.Contribution to create a recycling-oriented society

・Promotion of zero emissions within the workplace
・Recycling by-products generated by society or other industries
・More effective utilization of resources in light of deregulation, and other system improvements

4.Strive for consistent, adequate actions to prevent environmental accidents

・Comply with laws and regulations governing business activities
・Contribute to environmental preservation in local communities by enhanced environmental load
reduction measures
・Promote environmental risk management in Group companies and overseas operations
・Respond appropriately to new environmental regulations

5.Development of environment and energy solution businesses

・Apply total capacity of the Group to environmental preservation and savings of resources
and energy
・Contribute to improve national land and establish social capital that is friendly to the
natural environment and landscape
・Use the Group’s advanced technology to contribute overseas to environmental and energy saving
・Contribute to material recycling by effectively utilizing slag and other steel by-products

6.Promotion of environmental relations activities

・Maintain the trust of society by disclosing appropriate and timely environmental information,
and be forthcoming with information
・Steadily promote environment-related activities through exchanges and dialogues with
・Contribute to local communities by creation of “homeland forests” by tree planting and creation
of “ocean forests” by revitalizing seaweed beds
・Strengthen environmental staff training and ensure all persons from those at steel works to their
managers adhere thoroughly to environmental compliance guidelines

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