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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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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 2021/2022

Fiscal Years

Typ

Unit

2021

2022

Energy consumption

MWh/a

1,170,152

1,218,891

Water consumption

m3/a

5,492,750

4,328,165

Waste

t/a

16,927

18,640

   of which recycled

t/a

14,192

15,358

   of which disposed

t/a

2,735

3,282

CO2 equivalents (Scope 1&2, GHG protocol)

t/a

158,750

110,097

Chemicals

t/a

35,649

32,700

Metals (Products)

t/a

31,312

35,399

Plastics / synthetics (in products)

t/a

6,617

8,334

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

10,910

1,018

8,415

20,343

Chemicals

t/a

24,029

892

7,779

32,700

Metals (in products)

t/a

22,614

1,578

11,207

35,399

Plastics / synthetics (in products)

t/a

2,618

1,002

4,714

8,334

Input energy

Input energy

Regions

Type

Unit

Europe

Americas

Asia

TDK Electronics total

Electrical energy 

MWh / a

766,789

48,689

250,122

1,065,600

   thereof self-generated electricity from renewable sources

MWh / a

486

0

11,761

12,247

Natural gas

MWh / a

129,240

1,883

10,252

141,375

Oil

MWh / a

7,670

1,240

3,005

11,915

Total

MWh / a

903,699

51,812

263,380

1,218,891

CO₂ equivalents

CO2 equivalents 

Regions

resulting from

Unit

Europe

Americas

Asia

TDK Electronics total

Electrical energy 

t CO2 / a

3,360

0

59,430

62,790

Natural gas

t CO2 / a

35,799

523

2,850

39,172

Oil

t CO2 / a

2,154

197

551

2,902

others (from production activities)

t CO2 / a

1,874

1,919

1,440

5,233

Total

t CO2 / a

43,187

2,639

64,271

110,097



Environmental management at the TDK Corporation