Promoting Resource Circulation

The Nikon Group is striving to save resources through efforts such as reducing the size and weight of products and the volume and weight of packaging, while also focusing on reducing waste and realizing the efficient utilization of water resources, etc.

Relevant SDGs

6 Clean water and sanitation 12 Responsible consumption and production

Main initiatives and results in the year ended March 31, 2018

Waste Generated by the Nikon Group in Japan


As part of our efforts to help realize the resource-circulating society, we have been implementing measures to reduce the amount of waste generated. The amount of waste* generated by Nikon and Group companies in Japan was 3,187 tons, representing a decrease of 5.2% compared to the previous year. The target of reducing waste to below the amount generated in the previous year (3,363 tons) was achieved.

  • *Excluding valuable resources and special disposal.

Nikon Group's Water Use


The Nikon Group recognizes the vital importance of water resources, and appropriate water use management is being implemented at every Nikon business facility and Group manufacturing company. The total amount of water used by the Nikon Group was 3,936 thousand m3. Of this total, the amount of water used by Nikon and by Group companies in Japan was 2,958 thousand m3, and the amount of water used by Group manufacturing companies outside Japan was 978 thousand m3.

Nikon Sustainability Report

For more details, please see the Nikon Sustainability Report.

Relevant Policies