Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Nagaokakyo-city, Kyoto Prefecture; Chairman of the Board and President: Tsuneo Murata, hereafter: “Murata”) has been listed as an A- company in the CDP Water Security 2019 survey, which evaluates conservation efforts such as attempts to reduce the amount of water used at factories. The A- ranking is second only to the highest rank of A＊1 and was awarded to the top 6% of the approximately 2,400 companies that participated in the survey.
＊1 The results of the survey evaluation were classified according to eight gradations that include (starting with the highest category) the leadership level (A and A-), management level (B and B-), awareness level (C and C-), and disclosure level (D and D-).
Murata Manufacturing’s Efforts to Preserve Water Resources
Water resource issues significantly impact not only corporate activities, but people’s everyday lives as well – for example through floods, droughts, and water pollution. In order to continue growing sustainably, Murata’s business management strategy considers sustainable water resources a key issue. In addition to promoting the use of recycled equipment-cooling water by raising its established temperature, Murata also reuses over 90% of its wastewater from production processes as cleaning water. This is achieved by recycling factory wastewater using reverse osmosis＊2
. In addition to disclosing the amount of water used at Murata in a manner recognized by an external agency, the company is also working on strategies and water risk analyses, such as floods that would greatly impact corporate activities.
Please see below for details on Murata’s efforts regarding water resources.
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＊2 A system whereby pure water and water-containing contaminants are separated by a reverse osmosis membrane that only water molecules can traverse. This process purifies the contaminated water by applying pressure to it.
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Murata in Brief
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit Murata's website at www.murata.com