Kashima Plant

The Kashima Coastal Industrial Zone enjoys a warm climate, rich water resources and the physical advantage of being only 80 km from Tokyo. Located at the center of this industrial zone, the Kashima Plant started the manufacture of soda products and organic chemical products in 1975. In 1981, a facility for the production of flat glass for buildings started operation as one of the largest of its kind in the world. In this way, the Kashima Plant began to develop as a multi-purpose plant. It later expanded its activity areas to fluorine fine chemicals and high-functional glasses; its steady growth continues today.

Location: Towada 25, Kamisu City, Ibaraki, 314-0195, Japan

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Start of operation: 1975
Representative: Tatuhito Kimura
Employees: 650 (as of June 2019)
Main business activities: Production of caustic soda, fine sodium bicarbonate, propylene oxide, fluorocarbon resin and other chemicals, and the production of heat reflection glass, mirror, double glass, tempered glass, and laminated glass and other types of flat glass for buildings

Environmental Performance Data

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Air CO2
(1,000 of
tons)
682 674 691 715 693
NOx (tons) 511 559 535 541 595
SOx (tons) 9 20 9 21 20
Soot and
dust(tons)
11 7 8 6 8
Water Wastewater
(1,000m3
5,717 5,569 6,089 6,584 6,217
COD (tons)* 1 693 666 694 763 672
Waste Waste finally sent to landfill(tons) 1 1 62 156 53
  • * 1COD is properly treated after wastewater is discharged into public sewage.

Frequency Ratio of Accidents Requiring Leave

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
0.34 0.76 0.34 0.37 0.00
  • The data cover all employees at the operating site (including business partners).