Ground Operations Initiatives
Utilizing energy management standards that we formulated independently, we have taken steps to reduce energy use at all worksites. As a result, we have been successful in reducing energy usage by more than 1% each year, the target of the Energy Conservation Law. Since fiscal year 2016, ANA has been consecutively listed on the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry website as an S-rank company for exhibiting energy conservation excellence by reducing energy consumption by more than 1% a year on average over the past five years. For ANA Group to proceed in our consideration of greenhouse gas reduction measures in line with the Paris Agreement, we are currently taking steps to make key environmental and energy data clearly visible.
Also, targeting the achievement of a resource-recycling-based society, we are advancing our 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) activities for industrial waste. For a rigorous approach to the management of industrial waste, we introduced the e-Waste Management System which was installed at 190 worksites at the end of FY2018.
Reduction of Energy Usage
Because of our internal Energy Reduction Award program*1 and so on we achieved an overall energy reduction of 3.9%, exceeding our annual reduction target of reducing 1% or greater in specific energy consumption per unit over the previous year. Our average energy unit change over five fiscal years is at an excellent level of 96.1%.
- *1.To promote appropriate energy management and awareness within the ANA Group, we announced and awarded our Energy Reduction Awards during Environmental Society Contribution Month (June) this year, as we did last year. The top three business units with the greatest reduction amount or rate based on actual energy usage were awarded.
Air Pollution, Chemical Substances & Noise
The Relationship between Air Pollution and Aviation
ANA Group is concerned with air pollution from its operations mainly through (1) aircraft exhaust and (2) vehicle exhaust. The amount of aircraft exhaust is regulated according ICAO's emissions standards, which is the amount of NOx (nitrogen oxide), HC (hydrocarbon), CO (carbon monoxide) and SN (smoke density) emitted per unit of thrust by an engine operating on an LTO cycle simulating aircraft takeoff and landing, listed in Annex 16 of the ICAO Convention (Chicago Convention).
This is also stipulated as Aircraft Emissions Standards in Annex 3 of the Ordinance for Enforcement of the Japanese Civil Aeronautics Act.
ICAO Takeoff and Landing Cycle
A takeoff and landing cycle consists of an altitude of 3,000 feet to ground at landing and ground to 3,000 feet at takeoff, and we measure emissions from engines operating under these conditions. The rated output and operating time in the chart below are the conditions for the engine tests.
|Output||Rated Output (%)||Operating Time (Minutes)|
Introducing Aircraft with Less Emissions
As the most effective method to reduce harmful emissions, ANA has actively introduced the latest aircraft with new, improved types of engines. All aircraft engines owned by ANA Group have cleared emission standards in Annex 16 of the ICAO Convention.
Engine Emissions (Fiscal Year 2018)
|Aircraft Emissions||ANA Group (10,000 tons)||Change from Prior Year (%)|
|NOx (nitrogen oxide)||0.72||+-0%|
|CO (carbon monoxide)||0.42||-4.5%|
What is Fuel Dumping?
In case of an unplanned landing due to aircraft malfunction or a sudden illness on board and the aircraft weight exceeds the landing limit, there is a need to decrease the weight for safety. This is when it becomes unavoidable to dump fuel. Each airport has a designated dumping location and altitude which are often above bodies of water, avoiding urban areas. In fiscal year 2018 a total dumping of 303 kiloliters of fuel happened in 10 incidents.
Resource Recycling 3R Activities
ANA Group promotes resource conservation and recycling activities that reuse waste materials from aircraft, airports and work areas.
Reusing and Recycling by Customers
Beginning in September 2010, Haneda Airport has been reusing and recycling plastic bags used to wrap customer baggage and strollers. With customer cooperation, items such as tags on checked luggage are sorted and collected at arrival areas for recycling purposes. We appreciate your continued cooperation in practical use of limited resources.
Reusing Plastic Bags for Maintenance
To contribute to the practical use of resources, the maintenance department takes used plastic bags that are not damaged or dirty and sorts them by size for reuse in recycling boxes at work areas.
Headrest Covers Now Made with Reusable Materials
|Aircraft Maintenance||Change in aircraft center of gravity measurement method (without discarding onboard fuel)|
|Aircraft Maintenance||Reduce use of cleaning chemicals by washing engine parts with ultra-high-pressure water|
|Aircraft Maintenance||Recycle aircraft engine parts and aluminum end material as rare metals for repairs|
|Inside Aircraft||Promote sorted collection and recycling of garbage (bottles, cans, plastic bottles) from international flights landing in Japan, and closed-loop recycling of magazines and other paper products|
|Air Cargo Division||Recycle plastic sheets used for water- and dust-proofing cargo|
|Ground Facilities||Process rainwater and kitchen wastewater (reclaimed water)|
|Ground Facilities||Promote the reuse of office equipment (e.g. desks) based on independently instituted facility standards
Introduction of on-board items (e.g. drink and salad bowl cups on international flights) made of recycled plastic
Environmental Regulations and Compliance
What is ISO 14001?
ISO 14001 registration can improve an organization's bottom line through improved environmental performance. A properly designed environmental management system (EMS) is a tool which enables organizations to achieve and systematically control its level of environmental performance. The EMS triggers procedural and technological modifications that can reduce production costs. The requirement for continuous improvement in environmental impacts drives more productive use of all inputs, including raw materials, energy and labor. Reducing pollution means improved productivity and more efficient use of resources.
Facilities Subject to Environment-Related Laws
ANA Group is engaged in a wide range of businesses including aircraft, automobile maintenance facilities and aircraft cleaning services, and on average, a variety of environment-related laws such as the Waste Management Act applies to each place of business.
We ensure appropriate handling of changes in environmental laws and regulations, and in fiscal year 2018, as was in the prior year, we had no penalties applied for incidents or regulations related to the environment.
|1||Act on Recycling of Specified Kinds of Home Appliances (Appliance Recycling Act)|
|2||Waste Management and Public Cleansing Act|
|3||Automotive Recycling Act|
|4||Act on the Protection of the Ozone Layer Through the Control of Specified Substances and Other Measures (Ozone Layer Protection Act)|
|5||Law concerning the Recovery and Destruction of Fluorocarbons (Fluorocarbons Recovery and Destruction Law)|
|6||Act on Special Measures concerning Promotion of Proper Treatment of PCB Wastes|
|7||Act on Confirmation, etc. of Release Amounts of Specific Chemical Substances in the Environment and Promotion of Improvements to the Management Thereof (PRTR Act)|
|8||Act on Rationalizing Energy Use (Energy Conservation Act)|
|9||Air Pollution Control Act|
|10||Act Concerning Special Measures for Total Emission Reduction of Nitrogen Oxides and Particulate Matter from Automobiles in Specified Areas (Automobile NOx/PM Act)|
|11||Water Pollution Prevention Act|
|13||Purification Tank Act|
|14||Noise Regulation Act|
|15||Vibration Regulation Law|
|16||Offensive Odor Control Law|
|17||Factory Location Act|
|18||Act on Improvement of Pollution Prevention Systems in Specified Factories (Pollution Prevention Systems Act)|
|19||Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Act|
|20||Act concerning Recycling of Containers and Packaging Recycling|
|21||Act concerning Recycling of Construction Materials|
|22||Act on Maintenance of Sanitation in Buildings|
|23||Act on Food Recycling|
|24||Act concerning Prevention from Radiation Hazards