At the Mitsubishi Chemical Group, we handle a wide range of chemical substances, and consume large quantities of fossil fuels that are sources of nitrogen oxide (NOx), sulfur oxide (SOx), and other pollutants. We have therefore taken action to address the environmental issues. By installing emission gas and drainage treatment facilities, we have slashed the environmental load on the atmosphere and public water bodies.During the fiscal 2011, we continued to adopt a number of initiatives, including a switch to cleaner fuels and incineration treatment of drains with a high environmental load. As a result, we reduced the emissions of chemical oxygen demand (COD) of drains by 230 tons compared to the fiscal 2010 level. On the other hand, emissions of ash particles and NOx from exhaust gases increased as we restarted operation at power generating facilities at the Joetsu Center of Mitsubishi Chemical High-Technica Corporation to overcome the power shortage attributed to the Great East Japan Earthquake. However, we sought to minimize the emissions and kept the level of increase extremely low.