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Environmental protection

In everything it does, TDK Electronics is fully aware of its responsibility toward future generations. Going beyond mere compliance with and the implementation of all relevant requirements, our goal is to constantly improve the company’s energy efficiency and continually reduce our consumption of resources. In 1998, we introduced an ISO 14001-compliant environmental management system across all our facilities worldwide. External institutions monitor our strict compliance with all relevant requirements. The energy management systems at our European facilities are also accredited in accordance with ISO 50001.

Worldwide, we already generate more than two thirds of the energy we use from renewable sources. We avoid hazardous substances and reduce waste to a minimum. TDK Electronics also places strong emphasis on the environmentally compatible disposal of wastewater.

Environmental, Energy and Occupational Health and Safety Policy

The Environmental, Energy and Occupational Health and Safety policy of TDK Electronics contributes to protect and grow a safe and environmentally responsible business in a way that helps earn the respect of society.

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Ecological sustainability in our products

Alongside benefits to the customer, quality and cost-effectiveness, environmental protection is another key criterion in our evaluation of products. Our components and solutions help to save energy in all kinds of applications, reduce emission and consumption levels in combustion engines, and make electric vehicles more efficient. We supply key components for photovoltaic installations, wind turbines and low-loss high-voltage DC transmission systems. Wherever possible, we use environmentally friendly materials and reduce weights and volumes to minimize the consumption of resources.


Banned and declarable substances

Global legislation like REACH and RoHS obliges manufacturers and suppliers to pass on information about restricted substances in their products, and even outright prohibits many substances. Adherence by our suppliers to the requirements set forth in the following TDK Electronics Banned and Declarable Substances List is a fundamental part of ensuring our compliance.


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Fact sheet: Input/output analysis

Comparison 2020/2021

Fiscal Years

Typ

Unit

2020

2021

Energy consumption

MWh/a

1,074,337

1,170,152

Water consumption

m3/a

4,850,434

5,492,750

Waste

t/a

18,743

16,927

   of which recycled

t/a

15,506

14,192

   of which disposed

t/a

3,236

2,735

Chemicals

t/a

36,386

35,649

Metalls (Products)

t/a

32,576

31,312

Kunststoffe (in Produkten)

t/a

7,247

6,617

The TDK Electronics fiscal year goes from April 1 until March 31 of the following year.

Input raw materials and supplies

Input raw materials and supplies

Regions

Type

Unit

Europe

Americas

Asia

TDK Electronics total

Gases

t/a

9,4379537,10917,499

Chemicals

t/a

27,8997826,96835,649

Metals (in products)

t/a

20,35785510,10031,312

Plastics / synthetics (in products)

t/a

1,6687124,2366,617

Input energy

Input energy

Regions

Type

Unit

Europe

Americas

Asia

TDK Electronics total

Electrical energy 

MWh / a711,13841,222225,998978,358

Natural gas

MWh / a170,7011,8248,572181,097

Oil

MWh / a4,2999672,7077,972

Self-generated energy from renewable sources

MWh / a1,03701,6882,725

Total

MWh / a887,17544,012238,9641,170,152

CO2 equivalents

CO2 equivalents 

Regions

resulting from

Unit

Europe

Americas

Asia

TDK Electronics total

Electrical energy 

t CO2 / a

4,131

253

96,020

100,404

Natural gas

t CO2 / a

47,218

507

2,383

50,105

Oil

t CO2 / a

1,167

152

566

1,886

others (from production activities)

t CO2 / a

2,090

2,120

2,145

6,355

Total

t CO2 / a

54,590

3,032

101,115

158,750



Environmental management at the TDK Corporation