Promotion of Environmental Risk Management
Nippon Steel is promoting management of environmental risk with the aim of continually enhancing preservation of the environment in various regions, with due consideration of environmental risks, which differ by each steelworks and factory, and with due consideration to compliance with Japan’s Air Pollution Control Act and other regulations.
Water risk management
Approximately 90% of freshwater which we use is derived from recycled or reused water to reduce wastewater discharge.
Atmospheric risk management
In order to reduce emissions of sulfur oxides (SOx) and nitrogen oxides (NOx), Nippon Steel is taking measures such as use of low-sulfur fuel, and installing Sox- and NOx-reducing equipment, low NOx-generating burners, and exhaust gas treatment units.
Soil and other risk management
We are taking appropriate measures in compliance with the Soil Contamination Countermeasures Act, guidelines issued by the Ministry of the Environment, local government ordinances, and so on.
Management of discharged chemical substances
We thoroughly carry out (1) management by sorting industrial waste depending on the status of its occurrence, (2) appropriate selection and continuous management of collectors, transporters, and disposal contractors, and (3) appropriate management of Manifests (industrial waste management documentation).