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SDK Group Recycles 5.69 Million Aluminum Cans in FY2012

SDK Group Recycles 5.69 Million Aluminum Cans in FY2012

Tokyo, June 6, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) and its Group companies continued to perform their aluminum can recycling activities in fiscal 2012 (April 2012 - March 2013), collecting approximately 5.69 million cans: equivalent to around 92 tons of aluminum when converted at the rate of 16.2 grams of aluminum per can.

Showa Aluminum Can Corporation, a consolidated subsidiary of SDK, started aluminum can recycling activities in 1972. The activities spread across the Showa Denko Group in 2001, continuing until today. In fiscal 2012, a total of 8,721 employees, or 95.1% of all Group employees in Japan, participated in the activities. While the rate was the highest on record, the Group is working further to achieve participation by all employees.

The collected aluminum cans are used by Showa Aluminum Can Corporation to produce aluminum beverage cans. The Group donates the money resulting from the recycling activities to regional councils of social welfare, welfare facilities, and libraries. The fund is also used to aid recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake.

To contribute to the sound growth of society, the Showa Denko Group is always managing operations based on the principles of corporate social responsibility. In addition to the recycling of aluminum cans, the Group will continue supporting local communities by performing cleaning activities in the neighborhoods of its work sites and providing "classes on demand" to elementary schools.

About Showa Denko

Showa Denko K.K. ('SDK'; TSE: 4004, US: SHWDF) is a major manufacturer and marketer of chemical products serving a wide range of fields ranging from heavy industry to the electronic and computer industries. SDK makes petrochemicals (ethylene, propylene), aluminum products (ingots, rods), electronic equipment (hard disks for computers) and inorganic materials (ceramics, carbons). The company has overseas operations and a joint venture with Netherlands-based Montell and Nippon Petrochemicals to make and market polypropylenes. In March 2001, SDK merged with Showa Denko Aluminum Corporation to strengthen the high-value-added fabricated aluminum products operations, and is today developing next-generation optical communications-use wafers. For more information, please visit .


Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) Public Relations Office Tel: +81-3-5470-3235

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