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 efficient use of water resources, etc.

Relevant SDGs

6 Clean water and sanitation 12 Responsible consumption and production

Main initiatives and results in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020

Waste Generated by Nikon Group in Japan


As part of our efforts to help realize the resource-circulating society, the Nikon Group has been implementing measures to reduce the amount of waste. The amount of waste* generated by Nikon and the Group companies in Japan in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020 was 3,756 tons, representing a decrease of 6.7% compared to the previous year. The target of reducing waste to below the amount generated in the previous year (4,024 tons) was achieved.

  • *Excluding valuable resources and special disposal.

Nikon Group’s Water Withdrawal


The Nikon Group recognizes the vital importance of water resources, and appropriate water use management is being implemented at every Nikon business facility and the Group manufacturing company. The Nikon Group's water withdrawal in the year ended March 31, 2020 was 3,985 thousand m3, which was reduced by 5.6% compared to the year ended March 31, 2019.

Nikon Sustainability Report

For more details, please see the Nikon Sustainability Report.