Identifying of amount of inventory disposal waste
In accordance with the company's own procedures for dentifying the amount of inventory disposal waste, we indentify and record the amount and value of all inventory disposal waste, including the amount handled by Gakken Logistics Co., Ltd. Efforts will continue with only maintenance items from the 9th period.
Since Gakken Group does not have factories that print publications or manufactures products, we do not currently have direct knowledge regarding the release of environmental pollutants into the water or air. Therefore, we measure the amount of waste in the inventory system downstream, not upstream through activities such as printing or manufacturing. Inventory control is not only a matter of reducing environmental impacts but also a business issue because it directly leads to cost reductions. Through measures such as reducing editing errors, careful planning, and appropriate circulation, the amount of waste is decreasing year after year as shown in the table below.