The Asahi Kasei Group makes an effort to reduce the release of chemical substances. These chemicals include substances specified in the PRTR1 Law, and other substances which we have voluntarily designated for reduction. Priority for reduction is based on the degree of hazardousness and amount of release. As shown in the graphs below, releases of PRTR-specified substances and VOC2 emissions were reduced by 91% and 87%, respectively from fiscal 2000. We will continue to enhance control of operation and equipment to prevent any accidental release.