Preventing Air Pollution
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OMRON has set forth in-house voluntary guidelines for controlling concentrations of NOx (nitrogen oxides) and SOx (sulfur oxides) emissions. The controls are even stricter than the standards stipulated by the Air Pollution Control Law. Based on these guidelines, OMRON implements various measures to reduce emissions of these air-polluting substances, aiming to protect the environment and avoid health risks.
In Japan, efforts were focused on maintaining NOx and SOx emissions per unit of production at fiscal 2005 levels or less through exacting control of their concentrations based on its voluntary standards. Consequently, in fiscal 2010, NOx and SOx emissions per unit of production were 90% and 91% below FY2005 levels, respectively. The main factors that caused these significant improvements were reduced time spent for equipment maintenance and decreased boiler operating time.
Efforts to Prevent Air Pollution
To restrict concentrations of air pollutant emissions (NOx, SOx and soot), OMRON has been implementing regular monitoring and measurement of emissions and periodic inspections of boilers and other equipment. OMRON is also working to discontinue use of boilers and cut the number of generators in operation and their operating time.