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 www.sdk.co.jp . 
Contact: 
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK)
Public Relations Office
Tel: +81-3-5470-3235 
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