Reduction of mercury through in the environment through the prevalence of digital thermometers and digital blood pressure monitors: 69 tons/year*1 as of fiscal 2020.
Appropriate management and reduction of hazardous substances is one of the social challenges that the company needs to address.
Mercury is a hazardous substance that can produce abnormal effects on the nerves, kidneys, brain and more if its vapor is inhaled or fish that took in mercury is consumed.
OMRON will help reduce levels of mercury by promoting the spread of digital thermometers and digital blood pressure monitors across the world.
OMRON continued to encourage the replacement of mercury thermometers and blood pressure monitors with digital units. In fiscal 2018 the shift to digital thermometers and digital blood pressure monitors brought about a reduction in mercury of 56 tons per year.