Environmental Burdens from Business Activities

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Environmental Burdens from Business Activities

Knowing what impacts our business activities have on the environment is the first step in carrying out environmental preservation activities. Our material balance, which expresses the amounts of our inputs (such as the raw materials and energy used by our Group) and the amounts of our outputs (such as the products shipped, and the wastes emitted outside the Group as the result of our business activities), is as follows.

*1 The covered scope of each amount reported in INPUT and OUTPUT is indicated with ●.

*2 Domestic group companies: (scope of consolidated certification) NITTOKU ALFA SERVICE CO., LTD., CERAMIC SENSOR CO., LTD., NTK CERAMIC CO., LTD., CERAMIC SENSOR NAKATSUGAWA CO.,LTD., NANSEI CERAMIC CO., LTD., KAMIOKA CERAMIC CO., LTD., Spark Tec WKS CO., LTD., NICHIWA KIKI CO., LTD., Spark Tech TONO CO., LTD., (outside the scope of consolidated certification) NITTOKU Smile NITTOKU DENSHI CO., LTD., NTK CERATEC CO., LTD.

*3 Overseas group companies: (manufacturing & sales organization) NGK SPARK PLUG 〔 SHANGHAI 〕 CO., LTD., CHANGSHU NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD., WOOJIN INDUSTRY CO., LTD., NTK TECHNICAL CERAMICS KOREA CO., LTD., NGK SPARK PLUGS (THAILAND) CO., LTD., SIAM NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD., NGK SPARK PLUGS (ASIA) CO., LTD., NGK SPARK PLUGS MALAYSIA BERHAD, PT NGK BUSI INDONESIA, NGK SPARK PLUGS (INDIA) PVT. LTD., NGK SPARK PLUGS (U.S.A.), INC., Wells Vehicle Electronics, L.P., CERAMICA E VELAS DE IGNICAO NGK DO BRASIL LTDA., NGK SPARK PLUGS (FRANCE) S.A.S., NGK SPARK PLUGS SA (PTY) LTD, (sales organization) TAIWAN NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD., NGK SPARK PLUGS (VIETNAM) CO., LTD., NGK SPARK PLUGS (PHILIPPINES), INC., NGK SPARK PLUG (AUSTRALIA) PTY. LTD., NTK TECHNOLOGIES, INC., NGK SPARK PLUGS CANADA LIMITED., BUJIAS NGK DE MEXICO S.A. DE C.V., BUJIAS NGK DEL ECUADOR CIA LTDA., NGK SPARK PLUG EUROPE GmbH, NGK SPARK PLUGS (UK) LTD., LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NGK SPARK PLUGS (EURASIA), NGK SPARK PLUG MIDDLE EAST FZE

*4 Overseas companies only collect results of CO2 emissions.

We have received third party verification report below by Japan Quality Association (JQA) on calculation of Greenhouse gas emissions by energy usage, and the amount of water usage/waste generation in fiscal 2018.