Environmental Response

FSC® Certification

Awa Paper Mfg Co.,Ltd. has acquired FSC Certification(Chain of Custody Certification) on 4th December 2014.

FSC Certification is the certification scheme set by global institution FSC(Forest Stewardship Council®),ensuring that the products are environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, economically viable, and made from properly controlled wood.

We, a large consumer of wood pulp for one of raw materials in paper manufacturing, will patronize proper forest management by acquisition of FSC Certification. We will maintain involvement in dedication to environmental protection.

Our acquisition of FSC Certification has enabled us to comply with the needs of our clients who are examining handling FSC Certified products.

[Certification Types] COC Certification
[Registered Number] SA-COC-004576

the mark of responsible forestry

People-friendly eco office

As part of the measures to address global warming and energy conservation, we worked on further energy conservation due to the optimum layout of lighting fixtures to realize an office with superior functionality in accordance with the move of the main building of our head office.

[Equipment overview]

  • We achieved 30% better energy conservation by changing all lighting fixtures to LED compared to conventional lights.
  • The lights at the entrance on the first floor and the aisles on each floor are turned on by motion sensors.
  • The solar power generation device (10 kWh) installed on the roof displays the power generation status on a liquid crystal panel and generates approximately 1,500 kW per month.
  • We have a garden on the roof as a rooftop green space.

The main building of our head office
The main building of our head office

Solar panel
Solar panel

Garden of the head office
Garden of the head office

Photovoltaic complex cogeneration equipment

We installed photovoltaic complex cogeneration equipment in our Tokushima plant to reduce CO2 emissions and to conserve energy as a global warming prevention measure. The electricity generated in-house is supplied to paper machines and the steam generated by utilizing the waste heat of generator engines is supplied to drying equipment.

[Equipment overview]
Generator 720 kW (max.) x 2
Photovoltaic power generator 3.2 kW (max.)
Exhaust heat recovery boiler 250 kg/h x 2

Cogeneration equipment
Cogeneration equipment

Reuse of the sludge generated from effluent treatment facilities

The wastewater containing waste textiles, resins and chemicals generated in the paper making process is delivered to effluent treatment facilities. In general, the sludge generated there used to be wound up in a landfill as industrial waste. Currently, it is reused as a raw material for cement and solid fuel through intermediate processors.

Approach to the development of environmentally-friendly products

In product development, we take environmental impacts into consideration from various aspects such as raw material selection, water discharge, product function and use application, etc.

Recently, we developed a heat radiation fin made of paper used in the radiator of LED lights, which is closely watched as an item realizing energy conservation.

LED outdoor light: using CARMIX
LED outdoor light: using CARMIX

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