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Water Usage

Goal

Reduce water consumption at all global production sites by 6% vs. FY2015 result*1 as of FY2020.

  • *1 OMRON changed the previous goal into the total-amount goal.

Our Stance

As usage of water increases worldwide due to economic development and population increase, there are growing global concerns regarding water risk. OMRON is committed to reducing its water intake in order to effectively use limited water resources.

FY2016 Overview

Since fiscal 2014, OMRON has kept track of water resource data based on CDP’s water program.

In fiscal 2016, efforts to reduce water consumption were promoted at each production site, resulting in a 4% reduction in water intake compared to the previous fiscal year at all production sites worldwide.

In fiscal 2017, OMRON has set out to address below environment-related social issues, in accordance with our identified sustainability issues and long-term goals. Accordingly, efforts will be advanced at all production sites worldwide to make more effective use of water resources.

Amounts of Water Taken In and Wastewater Discharged (Japan and Overseas)

Unit: 1,000m3
    FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016
Japan Amount used
793
836
779
728
721
Amount discharged
764
780
722
615
598
Overseas Amount used
846
1,145
1,343
1,024
962
Amount discharged
829
1,008
1,178
857
827
Total Amount used
1,639
1,982
2,122
1,752
1,683
Amount discharged
1,593
1,788
1,899
1,472
1,425
Per unit of sales (1,000m3/one million yen)
0.0024
0.0023
0.0022
0.0018
0.0018

Reduction of Water Usage in Malaysia

OMRON MALAYSIA SDN. BHD. is an OMRON Group production site in Malaysia. In the Selangor State where this factory is located, the amount of water each person uses in a day has increased to 250 liters in fiscal 2014 from 200 liters. On the other hand, shortage of rainfall and expanded consumption of water have lowered the water levels in catchments. This leads to a projected occurrence of water shortage and rise in water bills in near future.

To address these problems, OMRON MALAYSIA SDN. BHD. promoted to save rainwater from 2012 and inflect in sprinkling and the cooling tower to the plant and reuse in the factory.
In fiscal 2016, OMRON MALAYSIA SDN. BHD. innovated a heat exchange system with outside air circulation that recycles groundwater and reduction of water.
In order to do that, OMRON MALAYSIA SDN. BHD reduced 25% water intake and the reduction of displacement 15% by the ratio in 2015.

Addressing water-related risks

To address water-related risks, which have attracted growing attention as of late, OMRON assessed water risks and identified high-risk sites, based on WRI's Aqueduct, which is a CDP Water Program's evaluation tool, together with a water risk analysis service provided by a risk management consulting company.

High-risk sites are situated in Dalian, China and Bekasi, Indonesia, and the amount used in fiscal 2016 was 158,000m3. These sites have not yet received instructions from administrative authorities to reduce the amount of water taken in or to improve quality of wastewater. However, OMRON Group sites in these areas are implementing voluntary measures to preserve water resources.

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