1. TDK Environmental Vision 2035
The TDK Group achieved its carbon neutral target, originally outlined in our third basic environmental action plan TDK Environmental Action 2020, far ahead of schedule in fiscal 2014. Announced in 2015, prior to the formulation of our next regular environmental vision was Vision 2035, a corporate commitment keyed to the Company’s centennial year still two decades away. In Vision 2035, TDK pledge to strive to achieve further innovation and create value for customers through the delivery of outstanding quality products and services, by utilizing the diverse global resources. Based on this corporate motto, TDK will continue to “contribute to culture and industry through creativity”, by revitalizing and protecting the global environment and creating a pleasant and safe society. Our Environmental Vision comprises one phase of Vision 2035, we envision business operations under the environmental load within natural circulation. According to this idea, the goal of “to halve the CO2 emission basic-unit in a life-cycle perspective by 2035” has been formulated as “TDK Environmental Vision 2035.” This stance stems from the belief that minimizing the environmental load in business activities, and revitalizing the natural environment, is the duty of companies that supply products designed to contribute to its customers and the society. Moreover, modeled on the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) Paris Agreement, which seeks to curb global warming by achieving a balance between greenhouse gas emissions and absorption sources, this is also considered the ideal corporate posture for all TDK activities.
2. Energy Saving Result
Carbon reduction of year 2015：5000T
Carbon reduction of year 2016：7000T
Exceed the "12th Five-Year" energy saving target.
3. Energy Saving Projects
1) Heat insulation protection of high temperature equipment
The surface temperature of high temperature heating equipments are high, and a lot of radiation heat is emitted, which makes the ambient temperature increase. This not only aggravates the labor intensity of employees, but also increases the consumption of electricity, LNG and cooling air. After spraying the surface of the equipment with new heat insulation material, the surface temperature of the equipment can be reduced by 20~40 C, which not only improves the working environment, but also reduces the energy consumption.
2) Waste heat recovery of air compressor
The heat produced by air compressor during operation is about 25-30% of the input power, which temperature is usually at 80 ℃ (winter) - 100 ℃ (Summer & Autumn). Due to the requirements of the operating temperature of the machine, the heat is released into the air through the heat dissipation system. Using the principle of thermal energy conversion, the heat is recovered and converted into water. The water is heated and sent to the staff dormitory for bathing. At the same time, the operating temperature of the air compressor is lower than the original, which also improves the operating efficiency of the machine, prolongs the service life, and realizes 900 tons of carbon reduction per year.