Pollution Prevention


The Toyota Tsusho Group complies with the Air Pollution Control Act, Water Pollution Control Act, and other relevant laws and regulations, takes action to reduce the release of pollutants, and actively works to maintain and preserve natural environments.

Pollution Risk Countermeasures

Toyota Tsusho conducts pollution abatement that exceeds the requirements of laws and regulations.

At the Toyota Tsusho Group, we have established voluntary standards via which we aim to keep within 80 percent of the standards set out by environmental laws and regulations. We manage these voluntary standards on a daily basis, and check compliance through internal audits. In fiscal 2020, the Group has not been subjected to any fines or penalties and has not committed any violations or non-conformities with laws and regulations in relation to the environment, and consequently, no associated costs were incurred.

In addition, not only do we comply with laws and regulations, we take action with the aim of preventing pollution. For example, each year we work to achieve a target of zero oil leaks from commercial vehicles, and in fiscal 2020, there were no leaks. We obtain information on oil leaks from business partners and share that information globally on a monthly basis in an effort to educate the relevant parties.

Chemical management

Some of the substances used in industrial processes pose a pollution risk or can damage human health. The Toyota Tsusho Group uses and manages these substances in compliance with the various rules established by the European Union.
For example, our plastics processing plants and synthetic rubber processing plants manufacturing auto parts use plasticizers and flame retardants regulated by REACH.*1 As part of our substance management activities, we manage the amounts of each of the regulated substances and related compounds contained in products. Also, we confirm whether or not certain substances (SVHCs*2) are contained in molded items, and use and manage chemical substances in consideration of human health and the environment.

  1. *1Short for "registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemical substances" and an EU law on the use, handling and purposes of chemical substances
  2. *2Short for "substances of very high concern" of which there is substantial concern about serious negative impact on the environment or human health

Promoting Toyota Tsusho Group integrated disposal of equipment containing PCB

The Toyota Tsusho Group recognizes that equipment containing PCB (equipment in storage or in use) is a major environmental risk. For that reason, since 2015 we are promoting integrated waste disposal as a way to dispose of waste as early as possible and reduce environmental pollution risk. Currently, the disposal completion rate for equipment containing PCB is 98%.

Future processing expenses will be approximately 1.37 million yen.

Toyota Tsusho Group Progress in Integrated Disposal of Equipment Containing PCB

Performance Data

  • VOC emissions
  • Soot and dust emissions
  • Hydrogen chloride emissions
  • Nitrogen oxide emissions
  • Sulfuric oxide emissions
  • Waste Water Volume (quality and discharge destination)
  • Expenses for Issues Relating to Pollution, Waste, and Raw Materials
VOC emissions
VOC emissions
Tabulation scope: Toyota Chemical Engineering Co., Ltd.
Soot and dust emissions
Soot and dust emissions
Tabulation scope: Toyota Chemical Engineering Co., Ltd.
Hydrogen chloride emissions
Hydrogen chloride emissions
Tabulation scope: Toyota Chemical Engineering Co., Ltd.
Nitrogen oxide emissions
Nitrogen oxide emissions
Tabulation scope: Toyota Chemical Engineering Co., Ltd.
Sulfuric oxide emissions
Tabulation scope: Toyota Chemical Engineering Co., Ltd.
Waste Water Volume (quality and discharge destination)
2018 2019 2020
Discharges into rivers and the ocean 0 0 0
Surface water 975 1,009 612
Underground and wells 0.25 0.4 0.27
Off-site water treatment facilities 524 530 497
Total 1,500 1,539 1,109
Water quality
(unit: ton)
Total BOD 1.6 2.7 1.4
Total 1.6 2.7 1.4
Scope of calculation: Domestic affiliates, Toyota-tsusho
For water quality data, BOD is calculated only for waste water after proper treatment (discharges into rivers)
Expenses for processing equipment that contains PCB to be processed by March 2026 as future cost (shadow prices)
Approx. ¥1.37 million
Expenses for processing equipment that contains PCB to be processed by FY2022 as future cost (shadow prices) (Toyota Tsusho Group)