TOKYO, May 25, 2015 - (JCN Newswire) - Showa Denko (SDK) (TOKYO:4004) and its Group companies continued to perform their aluminum can recycling activity in fiscal 2014 (April 2014 - March 2015), collecting approximately 5.24 million cans: equivalent to around 85 tons of aluminum when converted at the rate of 16.2 grams of aluminum per can.
Showa Aluminum Can Corporation, a consolidated subsidiary of SDK, started its aluminum can recycling activity in 1972. The activity spread across the Showa Denko Group in 2001, continuing until today. In fiscal 2014, a total of 8,158 employees, or 98.0% of all Group employees in Japan, participated in the activity. The participation rate was the highest on record.
The collected aluminum cans are purchased by the Group, and used mainly by Showa Aluminum Can Corporation to produce aluminum beverage cans. The Group donates the money resulting from the recycling activity to regional councils of social welfare, welfare facilities, and volunteer groups that aid people with special needs. Thus, this activity has become firmly established as a social action of the Showa Denko Group.
The Showa Denko Group always manages its operations based on the principles of corporate social responsibility, aiming to contribute to the creation of society where affluence and sustainability are harmonized. In addition to the aluminum can recycling, the Group promotes business activities that contribute to lowering the burden on the global environment, including recycling of used plastics as raw materials to produce ammonia, and the development of SiC epitaxial wafers for power devices that enhance energy efficiency. The Showa Denko Group will continue contributing to the creation of recycling oriented society through supply of products and services.
About Showa Denko K.K.
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE:4004, ADR:SHWDY), a major manufacturer of chemical products, serves a wide range of fields from heavy industry to electronics and computer industries. The Petrochemicals Sector provides cracker products such as ethylene and propylene, the Chemicals Sector provides industrial, high-performance and high-purity gases and chemicals for semicon and other industries, and the Inorganics Sector provides ceramic products, such as alumina, abrasives, refractory and graphite electrodes and fine carbon products. The Aluminum Sector provides aluminum materials and high-value-added fabricated aluminum, the Electronics Sector provides HD media, compound semiconductors such as ultra high-bright LEDs and rare earth magnetic alloys, and the Advanced Battery Materials Department (ABM) provides lithium-ion battery components. For more information, please visit www.sdk.co.jp/english/.
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May 25, 2015 11:20 HKT/SGT
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