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                                            1999
                            ENVIRONMENTAL
                                   REPORT
                           Index

Message from the President
Corporate Profile
Organizational System for our Environmental Activities
Sharp Environmental Policy
Environmental Protection Activities:1998 Goals and Results
Design for the Environment
Environmental Management System
Efforts to Prevent Global Warming
(At Sharp Manufacturing Sites)
Waste Reduction
Chemical Reduction and Management
Collecting and Recycling End of Life Products
Green Purchasing
Environmental Education
Activities that Contribute to Society
Environmental Investment
History and Awards




     For any inquiries on this report please contact:

SHARP CORPORATION Environmental Protection Group
 4-3-41 Kami-minami, Hirano-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 547-0003 Japan
            TEL: 06-6792-5500 FAX: 06-6792-0012
                    E-mail: eco@sharp.co.jp




                                1
                                    Message from the President
The current economic system has resulted in mass production and consumption, polluting our home, the
Earth. This has ultimately brought us to a time where humanity now faces serious problems, such as global
warming, the destruction of the Earth's ozone layer, and increasing amounts of waste, that we have never
before encountered.
In an attempt to bring about solutions to these problems, it was proposed at the 1992 Earth Summit that the
social economic system be restructured around the concept of "Sustainable Development." Sustainable
Development refers to an economic system that has the environment as a guiding principle and strives for a
more ideal coexistence with nature.
Sharp considers environmental problems to be an important management issue and has been enthusiastically
supporting a variety of activities geared towards protecting the environment. As early as 1971, Sharp had
established its own Environmental Technology Center to deal with the problems caused by pollution. In
September of 1997, our approach to address environmental problems became more comprehensive with the
establishment of our own internal Environmental Protection Group and the appointment of a director for
environmental activities. Sharp continues to promote the following four environmental themes referred to as
the 3G-1R Strategy in conjunction with our basic philosophy: "Devoted with 'sincerity and creativity' in
assuming the role of a corporation friendly and protective to both people and the environment."

                              (
        GP:Green Products Development of environmentally conscious products: This includes the production
                          of energy-efficient and recyclable products that conserve natural resources.          )
                              (                                                                                 )
                               Production systems and methods that are "consious" towards the environment:
        GF:Green Factory This includes a variety of activities such as the development of energy efficient
                               manufacturing process, reducing waste, improvement of chemical management,
                               and implementation of a certified ISO Environmental Management System.

                              (                                                                                 )
        GM:Green Mind Creation of a corporate culture that is protective of the environment: Continuous education
                               for our employees and their families to make them more environmentally conscious.


                              (                                                                                 )
                               The collection and recycling of end-of-life electronic products: Implementation of
        R:Recycling Activities a recycling system in Japan and selected overseas markets for products that can no
                               longer be used.
At the start of 1999, Sharp announced that it would be henceforth a "Crystal Clear Company", utilizing the
three words "fit", "open", and "smart" as symbols of the company's objectives. As detailed in this company
directive, all members of our company will strive to create products that "fit" the expectations of the local
society in each of the various regions. The details concerning our management will be "open" inside and out
for free discussion. In addition, we will be "smart" all the way around to develop unique technologies,
products and business strategies that are "attractive".
The 1999 Environmental Report represents the first attempt by Sharp to undertake such an accounting. We
do hope that the report will provide information so that everyone can understand the environmental
protection activities of Sharp. We would also greatly appreciate any suggestions and advice on how to
improve these activities in the future.

                        SHARP CORPORATION



                        Katsuhiko Machida
                        President




                                                        2
Corporate Profile
Location of the Head Office: 22-22Nagaike-cho Abeno-ku Osaka-shi
President: Katsuhiko Machida
Establishment: 1912
Overseas offices: 68 offices in 30 countries
Operations: R & D, manufacturing and sales/marketing of electoronics products, and electonic
             components.
Employees: 57,600(32,400 in Japan, 25,200 overseas)
                    *as of September 30th, 1998, consolidated accounts base

Capital stock: 204 billion 45 million yen
                          *as of March 31st,1999


Total sales:
(100 million)
14,000                                                                                    [Sales of each division (April 1st,1998-March 31st, 1999)]
13,000                                        13,756
                                                         13,321       13,100
12,000           12,615          12,817                                                                 Appliance
11,000                                                                                                   Systems
10,000                                                                                                 183.2 billion               Electronic
                                                                                                                                  Components
 9,000           annual                                                                                                           446.1 billion
 8,000                                                                                     Audio-Visual            Total
 7,000                                                                                      Systems            1.3061 trillion
 6,000                                       6,675     6,746                               279.7 billion
                6,153           6,338                                6,433
 5,000
 4,000                                                                                               Communication and information
 3,000          interim                                                                                       Systems
 2,000                                                                                                      396.9 billion
 1,000
      0
                1994            1995         1996       1997         1998 (fiscal year)


Main business activities:
                                                                              Main products
Audio-Visual Systems color television, liquid crystal vision , VCR, LCD Viewcam, CD radio cassette recorder, CD stereo, MD player

Appliance Systems air conditioner, refrigerator, microwave oven, washing machine, vacuum cleaner, oil heater

Communication and multi-functional phone, cordless phone, facsimile, word processor, electric calculator, new portable
information Systems information tool, computer, POS system devices, copier, color laser beam printer

Electronic Components LSI, IC, liquid crystal panel and unit, EL,LED, photoelectric element, hologram laser, electronic tuner, solar cell


Regional main products:
       Japan                                                              all of the above
                           color television, VCR, LCD Viewcam, MD player, air conditioner, microwave oven, vacuum
 North America             cleaner, cordless phone, facsimile, computer, POS system devices, copier, electronic components

                            color television, VCR, LCD Viewcam, MD player, facsimile, computer, POS system devices,
         E U
                            copier, electronic components

                            color television, VCR, LCD Viewcam, air conditioner, refrigerator, microwave oven, washing
         Asia
                            machine, cordless phone, facsimile, copier, electronic components



                                  This report is based on environmental activities of the fiscal year 1998.




                                                                        3
Organizational System for our Environmental Activities

With the establishment in 1997 of our Environmental Protection Group, all plans, suggestions, and
promotional activities for company-wide strategies related to the environment were implemented under the
supervision of the Director of Environmental Management. In addition, representatives were appointed at
Sharp facilities in both Japan and abroad to develop their own environmental activities in accordance with the
policy established by the Environmental Protection Group.

[Company-wide Organization of Global Environmental Activities]


                   Management Board
     Chairman: President

     (   Important decisions are made through discussions on
         strategies for the entire company with regard to
         management, business, investment, and the environment .   )
                   Environmental strategy Management
                    Chairman: Director of Environmental Management

                         (   Important decisions are made through
                             discussions on strategies, policies, and
                             objectives for all environmental activities.   )
                               Company-wide environmental conference
                               Chairman: Director of Environmental Management
                                                                                                     Waste reduction work group
                                    (   Discussions are held on company-wide
                                        environmental activities.                 )
                                                                                                     Chemical control work group
                                Energy-efficient product committee
                               Chairman: Director of Environmental Management

                                    (   Discussions are held on strategies and
                                        policies for energy-efficient products.   )                  Office environmental committee


                                        Synthetic energy committee
                                          (office energy management)
                                Chairman: General Group Manager of the Personnel Group                    Green Product promotion committee
                               (    Discussions are held to secure a long stable supply
                                    of energy, enhance energy efficiency, and increase
                                    the optimal use of energy.
                                                                                          )
                                                                                                            Energy control committee
                               Green Mind Campaign promotion conference
                                Chairman: Director of Environmental Management                            Conference of environmental promoters
                               (   Progress of the Green Mind Campaign is monitored
                                   while policies are examined.                           )
                                                                                                             Each office has its own
                                     Recycle specialist committee                                          conferences and committees.
                               Chairman: General Department Manager of the recycle
                                         planning department
                                ( Investigations are products and parts. an effective )
                                  recycle system of
                                                     conducted to create




                               Global Environmental Conference
                                   Chairman: Director of Environmental
                                             Management
                               (   Problems of each country are brought up and
                                   discussed from a global perspective.               )
                                                                                              Pan European Environmental
                                                                                                       Meeting

                                                                                              Pan American Environmental
                                                                                                       Meeting
                               Regional environmental conferences
                                                                                              Pan ASEAN Environmental
                                                                                                     conference

                                                                                              China environmental conference




                                                                                          4
                                  Sharp Environmental Policy


The present environmental activities were developed from the 1992 Basic Environmental Principals and the
Basic Regulations for Preserving the Environment established in Japan. In August of 1998, additional
activities and policies concerning Sharp's environmental activities were incorporated into the Sharp
Corporation Policy and Operation Standards. Excerpts from those standards, as translated from the original
Japanese, appear below and reference specific regulations, terminology, and policies applicable to Sharp's
activities in Japan.

[Sharp Basic Environmental Philosophy (Excerpt from Basic Regulations for Preserving the Environment) ]


    Creating an Environmentally Conscious Company with Sincerity and Creativity


[Sharp Corporation Environmental Policy and Operation Standards (concerning environmental issues) ]

      Environmental Policy                                                           Operation Standards

                                                <Preserving the Global Environment>
   Above and beyond respecting                    While respecting and abiding by the environmental protection legislation
   and abiding by the                             and agreements in their respective regions, offices will always promote
   environmental protection                       natural resource and energy conservation practices. In addition, activities
   legislation and agreements in                  that prevent global warming and the depletion of the ozone layer will be
   their respective regions, offices              conducted in striving to protect the earth.
   with the technology and                        Proper management of chemicals used in research and manufacturing will
   knowledge they possess, will                   be conducted in accordance with regulations or standards that surpass that
   enthusiastically promote                       of regulatory legislation.
   activities that protect the                    An international perspective will be enthusiastically adopted by receiving
   environment.                                   and reporting information while promoting public relations concerned with
                                                  environmental issues.

                                                <Implementation of the ISO Management System>
                                                  All manufacturing sites regardless of whether located domestically or
   All manufacturing sites
                                                  abroad will acquire ISO 14001 Environmental Management System
   worldwide will implement the
                                                  certification by a third party.
   ISO's (International Standards
                                                  In addition, all sales companies and other will also strive to acquire
   Organization) Environmental
                                                  certification.
   Management System.
                                                  Additional ISO standards {for example the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA*)}
                                                  will be actively introduced and certification pursued.


                                                <Development of Environmentally conscious Products>
                                                  Energy-efficient designs will be used as an integral part in continuing the
                                                  development of miniaturized products that use the least amount of
                                                  resources.
                                                  As a matter of principle, our products should not contain materials that
                                                  destroy the environment and waste natural resources or contain toxic
                                                  substances that are harmful to one's health.
                                                  Products will be manufactured that can be easily disassembled or will
   Promote environmentally                        naturally break down in the environment. This includes increasing the use
   conscious business to                          of recyclable resources and materials.
   ultimately create a society that
   is aware of the important                    <Environmentally conscious Business>
   issues facing the environment.
                                                  In striving to prevent global warming, energy-efficient equipment will be
                                                  introduced.
                                                   Only equipment, raw materials, additional parts, and tools will be selected
                                                  that do not adversely affect the environment, the people of the region
                                                  where operations take place, and the employees.
                                                   Recycling waste products will be increased and precedence will be given
                                                  to in-house disposal in an attempt to reach our goal of not relying on waste
                                                  treatment companies for ultimate disposal.

*This method quantitatively analyzes the amount of stress that is placed on the environment in regard to the total life cycle of any given product.
 This includes everything from the initial stage of collecting the natural resources to production, use, recycling, and the waste produced by that
 product after it is no longer of use.



                                                                           5
Environmental Protection Activities: 1998 Goals and Results

Sharp has set corporate goals and has in place continuous environmental performance improvement activities
associated with the implementation of ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems at its facilities. In its
future activities, Sharp will focus on making progress in areas of operation that relate to important problems
such as global warming, product recycling, and implementation of stricter chemical management systems.
The data, shown below, reflects activities in the Japan market unless otherwise identified.

                                                                                                                                                          Reference
                       Theme                                      Goal                                              Results for 1998                        page

                  Creation of            Design and development of environmentally                            Introduction and
                  environmentally        conscious products based on Sharp Green                              implementation of the Sharp                 P.7
                  conscious products     Product Guidelines                                                   Green Product Guidelines
                                         Creation of Sharp Green Seal products
                       Energy                                                                                 Thirty-six models have
                                           Labeling system for environmentally
                       efficiency
                                         ( conscious product based on Sharp's
                                           own standards
                                                                                                 )            been on the domestic
                                                                                                              market.
                                                                                                                                                          P.7~8
 Green Product




                                                                                                              Magnesium alloy was
                                                                                                              used for LCD Viewcam
                       Recycling         Selection of recycled or recyclable                                  and Mebius.
                       waste                                                                                                                              P.9
                                         materials                                                            Recycled plastic was
                       products                                                                               introduced as a material
                                                                                                              for copiers.
                                         Abolition or reduction of styrene foam                               The use of styrene foam
                                         Main products below 5 kg: completely                                 was totally abolished for all
                       Reducing                            abolished by March 2000                            models in the following 5
                       packing           Main products below 10 kg: completely                                types of products.                 P.9~10
                       materials                           abolished by March 2002                            LCD Viewcam, liquid crystal
                                         Products above 10 kg: reduced 50% by                                 radio, MD player, liquid crystal
                                                     March 2002, compared to 1995                             display television, and humidifier
                                         Obtaining ISO 14001 certification for                                Head Office: received in
                                         non-manufacturing sites in Japan (Head Office                        January, 1999
                                         and Tokyo branch offices including research                          Research centers of Tokyo branch
                  Environmental
                                         institutes) by the end of the 1999 fiscal year                       offices : received in March, 1999           P.11~12
                  management
                  system                 Obtaining ISO 14001 certification for all                            12 out of the total 27
                                         overseas manufacturing sites by the end of the                       manufacturing sites have
                                         1999 fiscal year                                                     been successful. (Total )
  Green Factory




                                                                                                              Finished product sites :
                                         Reducing carbon dioxide emissions per
                  Global warming                                                                                       increased by 16%
                                         unit of production by 25% in the 2010
                  prevention*                                                                                   Device production sites :                 P.13~14
                                         fiscal year as compared to amounts in                                         increased by 10%
                                         1990.                                                                (Compared to 1990 per unit of production)

                                         Relying on waste treatment companies                                 Final disposal conducted
                                         for disposing less than 20% of the total                             by waste treatment
                                         industrial waste.                                                    companies: 16.0%
                  Waste reduction        Recycling more than 65% of the total                                                                             P.15~16
                                         industrial waste.                                                    Recycled waste: 55.1%
                                         Reaching the goal of producing no waste
                                         in the fiscal year 2005

                  Creation of a                                                                               An effective recycle
  Recycle




                  system to collect      Establishment of a recycle system                                    system is under development.                P.19
                  and recycle end
                  of life products       Remanufacturing end of life copiers                                  Achieved for 4 models.                      P.19~20
                                                                                                              The C-PA system and the
                                                                                                              Process Assessment System
                  Green                  Launching company-wide Green                                         have been introduced globally.
                                                                                                                                                          P.21
                  Purchasing             Purchasing in the fiscal year 2000                                   Green Purchasing Standards
  Green Mind




                                                                                                              were applied to computers for
                                                                                                              company use.

                                         Presenting comprehensive seminars                                    Both, general and special
                  Environment                                                                                 seminars have been or
                  education              related to environmental issues                                                                       P.21
                                                                                                              ganized with original curricula.
                  Company-wide           Creating a corporate culture while
                  environmental                                                                               Began company-wide in                       P.22
                                         promoting the Green Mind Campaign                                    June, 1998
                  activities
*Per unit of production has been adopted for management, Because per unit of sales had been used until 1998 so Results cite value per unit of sales.



                                                                                 6
                                                                                                                                                              Green Product
                                     Design for the Environment

Here at Sharp we have taken on the mission to create environmentally conscious products by establishing
various energy efficiency goals for our products. We also utilize parts and materials that consume the
smallest amount of natural resources.
Sharp has established our own design guidelines to define at the design and development stages, what we
believe constitutes an environmentally conscious product. Only products that meet our standards can be
certified by Sharp as a "Green Product" and receive our company's own "Green Seal". This seal is placed on
the qualifying products and in product catalogues distributed in the Japan market. The seal helps make the
products' environmental features known to those both inside and outside of Sharp. Sharps procedure from
our design guide for developing such products is shown below as translated from its original Japanese.
[Sharp's Green Product Concept]                                           [Flow of Green Product Development]
1   Products that are energy efficient and consume very
    little energy
                                                                              Concept        Design                       Evaluation
    The decrease in electricity consumption when the product is
    operating is taken into consideration when evaluating a                  Low Energy
    product. In addition, the decrease in electricity consumption            Consumption                                                                     Certification




                                                                                                                           Green products Declaration
                                                                                                Green Product Guideline
    when the power is turned off is also considered.Other                                                                                                 Especially excellent
                                                                              Resource                                                                          products
    evaluation criteria include advances in the product's                     Reduction                                                                 Green Green are certified
    increased efficiency in heating and cooling.                                                                                                            with Green Seal
                                                                                Safety
2   Products designed to conserve natural resources
    Economizing on the amount of natural resources that are used                Recycle                                                                      Take Care of
                                                                                                                                                             Environment
    such as water and reducing the amount of packing materials.               Recovered
                                                                               Material
3   Products that can be safely used and disposed of
                                                                              Dismantling
    Products that involve the use of, or contain chemicals will be             easiness
    assessed in advance as a means of reaching our goal of refusing
                                                                               Durability
    to use chemicals that are harmful to people or the environment.

4   Recyclable Products
    Materials will be used that are easy to recycle or which
    contain renewable natural resources.

5   Products that use recyclable materials
    Importance is placed on using recycled plastics.

6   Products that can be disassembled
    Products will be designed and manufactured that can be
    disassembled easily or will naturally decompose in the environment.

7   Increasing the life of products
    Considering possible improvements that can be
    accomplished to produce higher quality products.


      Sharp's Green Seal
In April of 1998 Sharp implemented our Green Seal System for all products sold in the domestic (Japan)
market. This allowed our customers to recognize at a glance these products containing environmentally
beneficial features. The seal, easily identified by two leaves, includes identification of the specific features
which are printed on the seal. Below is an excerpt from our Green Seal Certification Standards, followed by a
table listing all products qualified under this program through March 1999.
[Certification Standards for a Green Seal Product]
1   These products are energy efficient, conserve natural resources,
    improvements are obvious, and performance is superior.                                   Take Care of the Earth
    (Example) Electricity consumption while the product is operating is
    minimal and consumption of electricity when the unit is off will be reduced.
                                                                                                       Electricity consumption:
    One more example is that the amount of water used is reduced.                                      Reduced 39% <model 15>
                                                                                                       Electricity consumption:
2   A first for the industry, or an original Sharp product that is                                     Reduced 44% <model 12>
    environmentally conscious                                                                           Both were compared to Sharp's
    (Example) A product with an ozone layer destruction coefficient of zero                    (        14C-L40 television which contains
                                                                                                        a model 14 CRT.
                                                                                                                                                                    )
    with the use of vacuum insulating materials
                                                                                            This is the Sharp Green Seal which
                                                                                            is displayed on products that meet
3   Products that are presented awards by public organizations                              the original environmental standards
    (Example) Grand Prize for Energy Conservation*                                          established by our company.
    *Formerly called the Energy Conservation Vanguard 21




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                                                                                                                                                   Green Product



  [Some examples of Sharp Green Seal Products]
  The BS equipped S-VHS video cassette recorder (VC-ES100B) was the first product to receive Green Seal
  certification. This recorder achieves an electricity consumption of 0.65W when the power is turned off. In
  the 1998 fiscal year, 36 products were certified as worthy of the Green Seal.
              Product Category      Model Name Date of Release                                        Environmental Advantage
    1    BS equipped VCR            VC-ES100B      Apr., 1998    The lowest stand-by power consumption 0.65W (1/10 compared with our conventional model VC-BS240)
    2    LC Display TV              LC-121F1        Apr.,1998    Reduction of power consumption by 39% compared with CRT TV (compared with Sharp 14inch 14C-L40)
    3    LC Display TV              LC-150F1        Apr.,1998    Reduction of power consumption by 44% compared with CRT TV (compared with Sharp 14inch 14C-L40)
    4    Wide screen TV             28C-W90         Apr.,1998    Stand-by power consumption 0.6W (65% reduction compared with our conventional 28C-W80)
    5    Dehumidifier               HD-651D        May,1998      New dehumidication system without Ozone Depleting Substances
    6    Wide screen TV             32C-W90        Jun., 1998    Stand-by power consumption 0.6W (65% reduction compared with our conventional 32C-W80)
    7    Microwave Oven             RE-M100        Jun., 1998    0 stand-by power consumption
    8    VCR                        VC-EH100        Jul., 1998   The lowest stand-by power consumption 0.5W
    9    Cordless Telephone         CJ-M3          Aug.,1998     The lowest stand-by power consumption 3.05W
   10    Cordless Telephone         CJ-MW8         Aug.,1998     The lowest stand-by power consumption 3.51W
   11    BS equipped VCR            VC-ES10B       Aug.,1998     The lowest stand-by power consumption 0.5W
   12    VCR                        VC-ES1         Aug.,1998     The lowest stand-by power consumption 0.5W
   13    Microwave Oven             RE-M200        Aug.,1998     0 stand-by power consumption
   14    Microwave Oven             RE-M300        Aug.,1998     0 stand-by power consumption
   15    Cordless Telephone         CJ-M8          Aug.,1998     The lowest stand-by power consumption 3.0W
   16    Cordless Telephone         CJ-MW33        Aug.,1998     The lowest stand-by power consumption 3.05W
   17    MD/CD System               MD-F20         Sept.,1998    The lowest stand-by power consumption 0.55W (94% reduction compared with our conventional model MD-F1)
   18    Facsimile                  UX-F1CL        Sept.,1998    The lowest stand-by power consumption 3.3W
   19    Washing Machine            ES-SE91        Sept.,1998    0 stand-by power consumption
   20    Washing Machine            ES-SE81        Sept.,1998    0 stand-by power consumption
   21    Washing Machine            ES-SE71        Sept.,1998    0 stand-by power consumption
   22    Refrigerator               SJ-WA35C        Oct.,1998    The lowest power consumption 28kWh/month
   23    MD/CD System               MD-X75         Nov.,1998     The lowest stand-by power consumption 0.45W
   24    Facsimile                  UX-T65CL       Nov.,1998     The lowest stand-by power consumption 3.3W
   25    Electronic Cash Register   ER-A450        Nov.,1998     The lowest stand-by power consumption 5W
   26    VCR                        VC-HF80        Jan.,1999     The lowest stand-by power consumption 0.3W
   27    VCR                        VC-HF830       Jan.,1999     The lowest stand-by power consumption 0.3W
   28    BS equipped VCR            VC-BF series   Feb.,1999     The lowest stand-by power consumption 0.3W
   29    Cordless Telephone         CJ-V90CL       Feb.,1999     The lowest stand-by power consumption 2.3W
   30    refrigerator inverter      SJ-WA48C       Feb.,1999     The lowest power consumption 460kWh/year
   31    Cordless Telephone         SJ-V90CW       Feb.,1999     The lowest stand-by power consumption 2.3W
   32    MD/CD System               MD-X70         Mar.,1999     The lowest stand-by power consumption 0.3W
   33    MD/CD System               MD-F11         Mar.,1999     The lowest stand-by power consumption 0.3W
   34    refrigerator inverter      SJ-WA42C       Mar.,1999     The lowest power consumption 450kWh/year
   35    LC Display TV              LC20V1         Mar.,1999     Reduction of power consumption by 37% compared with CRT TV (compared with Sharp 21inch 21C-GS1)
   36    LC Display TV              LC20V2         Mar.,1999     Reduction of power consumption by 34% compared with CRT TV (compared with Sharp 21inch 21C-GS1)
                                                                                                           Note: The lowest means lowest in the industry at the sales date.
                                                                                                           BS: Broadcast Satellite system


        Striving to Conserve Energy
  In order to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions thought to be a cause of global warming, the amount of household energy
  use must be reduced. Sharp is continuing its efforts to improve energy efficiency over a wide range of product categories.
  In addition, not only are reductions being realized in electricity used when the devices are operating, but in products such
  as the video cassette recorder, greater reductions are being realized when the product is in the stand-by mode. The tables
  below represent the reduction in electricity consumption by Sharp products sold in the domestic (Japan) market.
  [Changes in electricity consumption for Sharp products]
   (kWh / year)
                                                                                                               [ Electricityrecorder when theSharp'sisBSturned off video]
                                                                                                                 cassette
                                                                                                                              consumption of
                                                                                                                                              power
                                                                                                                                                          equipped

    3000                                                                                                         (W)
                                                                                                                 8
    2500                                                                                                                       7
    2000                                                                               television                6
    1500                                                                               (28 inches TV BS)
                                                                                        equipped
                                                                                                  type
                                                                                                                 4
                                                                                                                                               5

    1000                                                                               air conditioner
                400L                                                                   (2.8kW type)
        500                                                                                                      2
                                       440L           440L           410L              refrigerator
         0
                     1995           1996           1997          1998                  (400L type)                                                             0.5
                                                                                                                 0
                                                                                                                           1994            1997            1998
  In an average family, the electrical appliances that consume a large
  percentage of the yearly electricity are the television, air conditioner, and
  refrigerator. These three items consume 48.6% of the household
  electricity.* For this reason it is particularly in this area that energy
  conservation needs to be addressed.
*Survey conducted by the nonprofit organization, Energy Conservation Center.


                                                                                   8
                                                                                                                            Green Product




   Energy Conservation achieved through Crystal Liquid Technology
Liquid Crystal Displays achieve a great reduction in energy use when compared
with the cathode-ray tube (CRT). Sharp, with the liquid crystal calculator, was the                Transmission TFT liquid crystal
                                                                                                                                   deflecting plate
first in the world to develop products that utilized liquid crystal. This new                                                      glass board
technology consumed electricity less than one-hundredth of the amount of more                  TFT
                                                                                                         R          G       B


                                                                                                                                   liquid crystal
traditional devices such as the fluorescent display tube and the light emitting diode.         element
                                                                                                                                   glass board
Since that time, Sharp has been striving to apply liquid crystal technology to a                                                   deflecting plate

variety of products.                                                                                                               backlight


  Applications for the Super Mobile Liquid Crystal (Business Zaurus)
                                                                                                   HR-TFT (Super Mobile liquid crystal)
The Super Mobile Liquid Crystal went on sale in October of 1997. This new                                                          deflecting plate
technology by utilizing the reflection of external light made it unnecessary to have a                   R          G       B
                                                                                                                                   glass board

backlight. The energy consumption became only one-seventh of that consumed by                  TFT                                 liquid crystal
                                                                                               element
the transmission-type TFT liquid crystal. (When compared with earlier products                                                     glass board
made by Sharp.) Super Mobile Liquid Crystal was applied to the Business                                      new micro reflector
Zaurus<B1-H318>, a portable information terminal and went on sale in March of
1998. When compared to similar products using the transmission liquid crystal, this
energy conservation design provides about twice as much operation time.


   Selecting recyclable or recycled materials
  Using magnesium alloys (LCD Viewcam)
In February, 1998 the material used in the manufacturing of cabinets for the LCD Viewcam was changed
from plastic resins to an easily recyclable magnesium alloy. The use of this alloy was increased from 41.8%
to 48.1%. In addition, one type of the Mebius computer line also adopted this magnesium alloy.
  Using recycled plastic materials (copiers)
In August of 1997, Sharp began using recycled plastic materials for some products such as copiers.


   Preserving the Ozone Layer
Starting from May of 1998, some types of the air conditioners (Goku) were switched to the refrigerant (HFC)
which has a zero destruction coefficient of the ozone layer.


   Striving for a Reduction in Packing Materials
When working from the perspective of reducing waste and conserving [Replacement examples for styrene foam]
natural resources, the question of how to reduce packing materials is an
important problem indeed. The abolishment and reduction of styrene
foam, stands at the center of Sharp's goal in reduce packing materials.
The use of styrene foam in the packing materials for the products listed
below was discontinued by the end of the 1997 fiscal year.


 LCD Viewcam (all models), liquid crystal radios (all models), liquid crystal
 display televisions (all models), MD players (all models), humidifiers (all models),
 telephones (4 models),high speed copiers (3 models), personal copiers (1 model)        Packing materials made from pulp molding (personal copiers)


Furthering the abolishment of styrene foam in packing materials,
the following products were added to the list in 1998.

 Word processors (6 models), vacuum cleaners (9 models),
 video decks (10 models), personal copiers (1 model), digital copiers (1 model)

 In personal copiers, an easily recyclable shock absorbent pulp
 molding was adopted. (Refer to the photograph at the upper right.)                     Packing made from corrugated cardboard (humidifier)




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[The abolishment and reduction schedule for styrene foam]
              Product                                                                            Goal

                                             The use of styrene foam is to be totally abolished by March, 2000.
   Main products below 5kg
                                             <Products to be focused on: video decks, computers, facsimiles, rice cookers>

                                             The use of styrene foam is to be totally abolished by March, 2002.
   Main products below 10kg                  (A 50% reduction from the use in 1995 is to be achieved by March, 2001.)
                                             <Products to be focused on: model 14 color televisions, MD stereos, personal copiers>

      Products above 10kg                    A 50% reduction from the use in 1995 is to be achieved by March, 2001.




     Eco-labels
Eco-labels make it easy for customers to recognize environmentally conscious products and also display
environment-related information on the products. Sharp is always striving to devise products that receive
these eco-labels.

[Number of products that have been registered with an eco-label]
                                Fiscal
 Names of eco-labels            year Television Video Deck                  Copier*1 Computer             Printer       Facsimile       Monitor         Total

 International Energy 1997                     20              12              12              65             5              7               4           125
 Star Program*2
                                1998           40              18              12              36             4              9               -           119

                                1997            -               -              10               -             -               -              -            10
 Nordic Swan*3
                                1998            -               -                4              -             2               -              -              6
 Canadian                       1997            -               -              12               -             -               -              -            12
 Environment
 Choice Label*4                 1998            -               -                2              -             -               -              -              2

 GEA Label*5                    1998           20              21               -               -             -               -              -            41
*1 This also included three types of multi-functional equipment in final tabulations for the 1998 fiscal year.
*2 These international energy conservation standards for electrical appliances were established mainly by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the
    United States. Displaying this logo is permitted when a product has met the specified number of standards.
*3 Eco-label Scheme that was established in four countries in Northern Europe (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland) to assist the consumer in
   purchasing environmentally conscious products.
*4 Label guidance system that was established under the supervision of the Canadian Environmental Ministry to assist the consumer in purchasing environmentally
   conscious products.
*5 These energy conservation standards for electrical appliances were established by seven European countries, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Holland,
   Denmark, Finland, and Sweden. Displaying this logo is permitted when a product has met the specified power consumption limit.




     Creating Clean Energy---The Solar-powered Generation System
In striving to save energy in offices as well as provide energy efficient products, Sharp developed a natural
energy system, the Solar-powered Generation System that uses natural energy and contributes to our goal of
creating clean energy.
In comparison to the traditional thermal power station, from the sale of the Solar-powered Generation
System, the amount of carbon dioxide was reduced by about 1,979 tons in 1997 and 2,217 tons in 1998.*
The Sharp Solar-powered Generation System for the home
received the New Vanguard 21 Commendation from the Director
General of the Agency of National Resources and Energy. This
award was received for two consecutive years, 1996 and 1997.


*In comparison to the traditional thermal power station, when the Solar-powered Generation System is
 used over a 20 year period, it is possible to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide by 174.3g/Wh. This
 figure was calculated with the Solar-powered Generation System total energy efficiency at 12% which
 took into consideration loss that may occur due to inverter efficiency, seasonal changes, and the
 wiring.




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                       Environmental Management Systems*

In an effort to continuously improve the environmental performance of Sharp facilities located both in Japan
and overseas, Sharp has been working to put into place the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System at
all of our sites. The ISO 14001 EMS is recognized to be an effective tool in our efforts to protect the
environment. As an industry leader, Sharp was the first company to implement this program and to certify all
of the manufacturing sites located in Japan.
*This system was created based on ISO14001 international standards to aid enterprises and other organizations in continuing to operate in a sustainable manner with
 lower impact on the environment.




     Present status and future plans for ISO 14001 certification of domestic and foreign sites
During our 1997 fiscal year, 15 Sharp sites (9 in Japan and 6 overseas) were certified to the ISO 14001
System. In 1998, 3 additional sites in Japan and 6 overseas received this certification.

As scheduled, non-production sites in Japan, such as the Head Office Districts and the Tokyo branch office,
also received certification in 1998. Future plans call for all remaining non-manufacturing sites to be certified
as well.
[Present status and future plans for manufacturing sites certification]
                                       Number of certifications Number of certifications Number of certifications                                  Plan for the future
           Target numbers                                                                                            Total number of
                                          received up until         received in the         received in the
           for certification
                                         the fiscal year 1996      fiscal year 1997         fiscal year 1998      certifications received     (    Number of certifications to be
                                                                                                                                                                                 )
                                                                                                                                                  received by the fiscal year 1999

                                                                                                  -                    9
                      9
Japan (All manufacturing sites)                  8                        1               No facilities were All manufacturing sites                           -
                                                                                           left uncertified.   have been certified.
                     27                                                                                                                                 15

           (                       )
            All manufacturing sites,
Overseas    not including companies              3                        3                         6                         12              All manufacturing sites
              that are provided with                                                                                                            should be certified.
                technical support


[Present status and future plans for non-manufacturing sites and related company certification]
            Certification Number of certificati        Number of               Number of
                                                                                                   Total number of          Plan for the future
           target number  ons received up until certifications received certifications received
                                                                                                certifications received (Number of certifications to be received)
                           the fiscal year 1996 in the fiscal year 1997 in the fiscal year 1998
                                                                                                                                            Fiscal year Fiscal year Fiscal year
                                                                                                                                               1999        2000        2001
Japan               23*   1                     0                       0                         3                          3
                                                                                                                                                  7            7             6

                                                                                                                                                      Fiscal year 1999
Overseas             6*2                        0                       0                         0                          0
                                                                                                                                                                6
*1 Main places of operation such as Head Office Districts, retailers, servicing companies, and research center (certification will be acquired for each administrative sales district).
*2 Main retailers and research centers.


[Present status of ISO14001 certification for sites]
 (No.of sites certified)
       50


           40                                                                                                                                   Asia and others


           30                                                                                                                                 Noth and South America

                                                                                                                                                       Europe
           20
                                                                                                                                                        Japan
           10
                                                                                                                                              dotted line means plan

               0
                        1995                    1996                  1997                   1998                   1999(fiscal year)
                                                                                                                    (plan)


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  ISO 14001 Certified Sites
[ Japan]

   Date of
                                                                             Japanese Sites
 Certification                                                                                                                       Address
                                                      Registration Name

 Sept., 1995       Hiroshima Plant (Communications Systems Group)                                                         Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima Pref.

                   AV Systems Group                                                                                       Yaita, Tochigi Pref.
 Mar., 1996
                   Appliance Systems Group                                                                                Yao, Osaka Pref.

 Jun., 1996        Electronic Components Group, Shinjo Plant                                                              Shinjo, Nara Pref.
                   IC Group(Fukuyama)                                                                                     Fukuyama, Hiroshima Pref.
 Sept., 1996
                   Nara Plant                                                                                             Yamato-Koriyama, Nara Pref.
                   (Information Systems Group, Document Systems Group, LCD Group and others)


 Dec., 1996        Advanced Development and Planning Center (TFT LCD Group and others)                                    Tenri, Nara Pref.

 Jan., 1997        Mie Plant (TFT LCD Group)                                                                              Taki, Mie Pref.

 Jun., 1997        Electronic Components Group, Electronic Device Division                                                Osaka, Osaka Pref.

 Jan., 1999        Headquarters District(Headquarters Office, Labor Union and others)                                     Osaka, Osaka Pref.

 Feb., 1999        Sharp Manufacturing System Co.Ltd                                                                      Yao, Osaka Pref.

 Mar., 1999        Tokyo Branch District(Makuhari Building, Ichigaya Building, Kashiwa Office[Laboratories] and others)   Chiba, Chiba Pref. and others

    Total                                                                    12 Sites


[Overseas]

     Date of                                                                     Overseas Sites
   Certification                                                                                                                     Address
                                                            Registration Name

    Nov., 1995           Sharp Manufacturing Company of U.K. (SUKM)                                                       North Wales, the United Kingdom

                         Sharp Electronica Espana S.A. (SEES)                                                             Barcelona, Spain
    Sept,. 1996
                         Sharp Manufacturing France S.A. (SMF)                                                            Shoultz, France

    Apr., 1997           Sharp Manufacturing Company of America(SMCA)                                                     Tennessee, the United States

    May, 1997            Sharp Microelectronics Technology Inc. (SMT)                                                     Washington, the United States

    Oct., 1997           Sharp-Roxy Appliances Corporation(M)SDN.BHD. (SRAC), Cleaner Plant                               Selangor, Malaysia

    May, 1998            Sharp Roxy Electronics Corporation(M)SDN.BHD. (SREC)                                             Johor, Malaysia

    Sept., 1998          Sharp Electronics Taiwan (SET)                                                                   Kaohsiung, Taiwan

    Oct., 1998           Sharp Manufacturing Corporation(M)SDN.BHD. (SMM)                                                 Johor, Malaysia

    Dec., 1998           Shanghai Sharp Electronics Co.,Ltd. (SSEC)                                                       Shanghai, China

    Jan.,1999            Sharp Roxy Corporation(M)SDN.BHD. (SRC)                                                          Kedah, Malaysia

    Mar., 1999           Sharp Office Equipments(Changshu) Co.,Ltd.(SOCC)                                                 Chang Shu, China

       Total                                                                         12 Sites




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                        Efforts to Prevent Global Warming*
                                                (At Sharp Manufacturing Sites)


Since 1979 Sharp has pursued the development of efficient energy use and energy conservation practices at
our offices in coordination with the Japan Total Energy Committee. Our current objective is to reduce
carbon dioxide emissions in Japan by 25% per unit of production in the 1990-2010 fiscal year time frame.
*The build up of gases in the atmosphere is known as the Greenhouse Effect and is the cause of global warming of the earth. Global warming will be harmful to not
only humans, but also the ecosystems of the earth and represents one of the most serious problems for the future of mankind. Of the various gases that build up in
the atmosphere, carbon dioxide contributes 64% to global warming of the planet. In Japan, a major cause of this problem is factories and other production centers.
These centers use fossil fuels and electric power which account for 40% of all carbon dioxide emissions.




     Energy Consumption Statistics for offices in Japan and oversea
[1998 Energy consumption statistics for offices in Japan and oversea]
         Number of sites included in the statistics Energy consumption (in terms of crude oil)                        Subtotal In terms of carbon dioxide*1
                                                    Finished product sites (5 sites)*2   17,505                                          6,887tons
Japan                       9                                                                                         261,377
                                                    Device production sites (5 sites)*2 243,872                                         88,142tons
                           18                       Finished product sites (15 sites)    39,177                                         16,961tons*3
Overseas                                                                                                               41,948
                    (
                    Of the entire 27
                   manufacturing sites  )           Device production sites (3 sites)     2,771                                          1,115tons*3
                                                                                           Total                      303,325         113,105tons*3
*1 Figures are based on the electricity carbon dioxide conversion coefficients announced by the Federation of Electric power Companies(Japan) in the 1998 fiscal year.
   Conversion coefficients will vary depending on the type of energy (electricity, gas, etc.).
*2 Results for the Nara site are listed separately because this site is a combination of a device production site and a finished product site.
*3 Calculation is based on formula in japan.


The amount of energy consumed by offices in                                       [1998 energy consumption statistics ( in terms of crude oil 303,325 kl )]
Japan and abroad for the 1998 fiscal year was
equivalent to 303,325 kl of crude oil. In Japan,
93% of energy consumption is due to the                                                 300,000
equipment at device production sites. Last year
                                                                                        250,000
the number of offices abroad did increase and                                                                                                   Device
                                                                                                                                                (offices)
Sharp is working hard to assess statistics for all                                      200,000
non-Japanese facilities.                                                                                                                        Merchandise
                                                                                                                                                (offices)
                                                                                        150,000

                                                                                        100,000

                                                                                          50,000

                                                                                                 0
                                                                                                              Domestic                 Abroad
                                                                                                              (9 sites)               (18 sites)




     Changes in energy consumption for sites in Japan
Measured in terms of carbon dioxide emissions, 1998 energy consumption increased by 2.8% at device
production sites and decreased 1.4% at finished product sites when compared with the 1997 fiscal year. In
calculations per unit of production, there was an increase of 5.7% at device production sites and 5.2% at
finished product sites. Calculations per unit of production were introduced for the 1999 fiscal year and
management was conducted based on those figures. Figures for the 1998 fiscal year were also calculated in
terms of per unit of production.
Based on the actual business or operation being conducted, the graph in the next page shows the changes in
energy consumption for the sites in Japan.




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[Changes in carbon dioxide emissions listed according to business operations (in terms of carbon dioxide) ]

     emissions in terms of                                                                                                                 units per production
     carbon dioxide (tons)                                                                                                                   (tons/ 100 million)
                140,000                                                             20.90                                                                21.0
                                                              19.78
                                         18.94
                120,000                                                                                                                                  18.0

                100,000                                                                                                                                  15.0
                                                                                       88,142                                              *
                                                                 85,754
                  80,000                                                                                                                                 12.0

                  60,000                                                                                                                                   9.0
                                             42,645                                                         Plan
                  40,000                                                                                                                                   6.0

                  20,000              2.07                 2.29                   2.41                                                                     3.0
                                  8,923                6,983                6,887                                                          *
                            0                                                                                                                              0.0
                                        1990                 1997                 1998                 1999                        2010 (fiscal year)
                                         (standard year)
                         finished                        device                           based on units of                            based on units of
                         product sites                   production sites                 merchandise sales output                     device sales output


*In striving to implement truly comprehensive energy efficient policies at each and every site, Sharp's present objective is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions per unit of
 production by 25% between the period extending from 1990 to the fiscal year 2010.




         Examples of Energy Conservation Activities
   [Examples of Activities in 1997 and 1998]
                                                                                                                                       Results (yearly reduction amounts)
    Name of office/company                                                      Measures
                                                                                                                                       In terms of In terms of
                                                                                                                                         crude oil carbon dioxide
                                          The 670kW co-generation system was applied to a new building
                                          which accommodates welfare facilities. Kerosene is used in this                                      601           388tons
                                          system.
             Tenri site
                                          There was an increase in the use of heat that is emitted from
                                                                                                                                               222           162tons
                                          freezers to warm up pure water for devices.


                                          Heat emitted from production devices in factories was secured
                                          and utilized effectively to a greater extent.                                                   2,000              897tons


                                          The Solar-powered Generating System was adopted for air-
          Fukuyama site                                                                                                                    0.72             0.31tons
                                          conditioning and lighting in sports facilities.


                                          Inverters in power equipment.                                                                        760           330tons



             Shinjo site                  Only a limited number of compressors were used.                                                      220            96tons


                                          Air conditioners in each factory use a blow down system where
              Nara site                   water is purged to control mineral concentration.                                                     48            21tons

        Indian production/
                                          Forced ventilators were replaced with energy-efficient air
          sales company                                                                                                                         33            14 tons*
    (Kalyani Sharp India Limited)         circulators. (Saved 125,000kWh/year)

                                                                                                                      *Calculated according to Japanese conversion rates.




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                                                       Waste Reduction*

Sharp fully supports and continues to contribute to the effort to the transition form a throwaway to a
recycling based economy. This effort includes as a goal of all of our offices to eliminate intermediary waste
disposal and, through an increase in the recycling of our natural resources, achieve zero discharge of solid
waste by the year 2005.
*Industrial waste that results from various manufacturing methods accounts for more than 80% of the total waste in Japan. Recently serious environmental problems
 concerning ultimate disposal and illegal dumping that have injured local residents have been reported by the mass media.




     Waste consignment amount for landfill disposal in the Sharp group
Since the fiscal year 1998, Sharp has worked to realize a plan that calls for the total amount of industrial
waste for ultimate disposal to be below 20% and the percentage of resource recovery to reach 65%.
[1998 total waste consignment amount for landfill disposal from sites in Japan and oversea]
          Number of offices included in the statistics Total waste consignment amount for ultimate disposal                                        Subtotal
                                                       finished product sites (5 sites)*          1,300tons
  Japan                        9                                                                                                                   10,174tons
                                                       Device production sites (5 sites)*         8,874tons
                              18                       finished product sites (15 sites)         22,419tons
 Overseas (of the entire 27 manufacturing sites)                                                                                                   22,565tons
                                                       Device production sites (3 sites)            146tons
                                                                                                      Total                                        32,739tons
*Results for the Nara site are listed separately because this site is a combination of a device production site and a finished product site.


In the 1998 fiscal year, the waste consignment                       [Distribution of waste consignment amount for ultimate disposal]
amount destined for landfill disposal from                                                                                                           (32,739 tons)
sites in Japan and oversea was 32,739 tons.
Industrial waste has a high percentage of
sludge that results from various manufacturing
processes. In Japan 70% of the total waste                                                                                    Metal Junk
destined for landfill disposal consists of                                                                                     25.6%
sludge, common waste products, and glass
particulate. A large percentage of the waste                                                                    Total
                                                                                                             32,739 tons
abroad is due to common waste products such                                                                                              Sludge
                                                                                   Other General
as junk metals and packaging. There has also                                          Wastes                                              8.7%
been an increase in the amount of waste                                               49.9%
produced in Europe and America.                                                                                                                 Waste plastic
                                                                                                                                                    5.2%
                                                                                                                                         Glass particulate 4.5%
                                                                                                                                Waste alkali 3.9%
                                                                                                 Waste oil 0.2%         Waste acid 2.0%




     Changes in waste consignment amounts for ultimate disposal in regard to sites in Japan
In the 1998 fiscal year, the waste consignment amount destined for landfill disposal from sites in Japan was
10,174 tons. Waste that was designated for landfill disposal was 16%, and the percentage of recovered
natural resources was 55.1%.

As a result of manufacturing processes at new device production sites, there was a 111% increase in waste
destined for landfill disposal. However, implementation of cement made from sludge at the Tenri, Nara, and
Shinjo sites meant a 64% reduction in this type of waste when compared to the previous year.

Because Sharp is continuing with intermediary treatments such as the disposal of microscopic organisms in
waste liquids, the goal of a recyclable ratio of more than 65% for the 1998 fiscal year was not realized.
However the goal of reducing the amount of waste destined for landfill disposal to below 20% was achieved.
Sharp will continue to strive to reduce the total amount of waste and accepts the challenge of achieving zero
emissions by the year 2005.




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[Changes in waste consignment amounts for landfill disposal in regard to sites in Japan]

            Waste consignment                                                                         Recyclable ratio/percentage
            amounts for landfill                                                                      of waste that was designated
                      disposal                                                                        for landfill disposal
                      70,000                                                                           100%
                      60,000
                                                                                                        80%
                      50,000

                      40,000                                                                            60%

                      30,000
                                                                                                        40%
                      20,000
                                                                                                        20%
                      10,000

                              0                                                                          0%
                                   1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 2000 2005 (fiscal year)

                  Recycle within      Intermediary       Waste consignment               Recyclable     Percentage of waste
                  the company         treatment amount   amounts for landfill disposal   ratio          consignment for landfill disposal




   Examples of Waste Reduction

[Examples of Activities and Results in 1997 and 1998]
 Names of offices                                   Measures                                                    Results

 Tenri/Nara/Shinjou Sludge from cleansing waste water used in
 sites              production processes was converted into cement. Sludge was reduced by 280 tons per month.

 Tochigi/Hiroshima/Mie Sludge from domestic effluents was converted                       Sludge was reduced by 94 tons per month.
 sites                 into fertilizer.

                           Waste acids produced in production processes
 Fukuyama site             were treated with calcium carbonate instead of                 Waste acids were reduced by 2 tons per month.
                           the more traditional calcium hydroxide.

 Hiroshima site            Waste plastics were converted into assisting fuel              Waste plastics were reduced by 10 tons per month.
                           in the production of cement
                            Appliances introduced to concentrate waste alkali
 Mie site                                                                     Waste alkali were reduced by 250 tons per month.
                            and thus reduce the volume of waste matter.




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                                                                      Chemical Reduction and Management

In our efforts to minimize the use of dangerous chemicals in our production processes, Sharp has placed
restrictions on the types and amounts of chemicals that can be used. Any chemicals used in our processes
will be removed form the waste stream using scrubbers or through proper treatment at sewage treatment
facilities.


                                                    Prevention of Air and water Pollution
Sharp will establish internal company standards for air emissions and water discharges that meet or exceed
the law. Sharp will monitor and strictly enforce these standards and actively pursue the development of safer
substances for use in our manufacturing processes.
  Example of measuring the composition of air and water
[Air composition statistics (Fukuyama Site)]
                                                                                                                                                 Maximum permissible quantity                                       Results of measurement
 Facilities                                                   Chemical substances                     Unit               Law                    Local regulation              Agreement              Sharp              1997             1998
                                                                                                                  (the government)          (Hiroshima Prefecture)         (Fukuyama City)         standards         fiscal year      fiscal year

               Sulfur oxide (contaminated area )
                             density of           ppb                                                                       -                          -                         3                   0.05               0.02         0.03
Boiler                      (K value)               -                                                                     2.34                         -                              -              0.029              0.012        0.018
(gas-burning) Nitrogen oxide                      ppm                                                                   150                            -                       100                 100                 78           80
               Particulates                      mg/Nm3                                                                 100                            -                        50                   5                  2.4          2.6
Acid cleansing Fluorine and its compounds mg/Nm3                                                                            -                         2.5                        1.25                0.625          Not detected Not detected
facilities     Sulfuric                          mg/Nm3                                                                     -                        10                          5                   2.5            Not detected Not detected

Sharp is fully aware that dioxin may be produced from incinerators. As a result, all incinerators were
eliminated at offices, and other company facilities by the end of March 1998.

[Water composition statistics (Fukuyama site)]
                                                                                                                                                        Maximum permissible quantity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Measurement results
Category                                                         Elements and substances                                 Unit           Law             Local regulation     Agreement
                                                                                                                                   (the government) (Hiroshima Prefecture) (Fukuyama City)   Sharp standards
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1997 fiscal year 1998 fiscal year
                                                     Hydrogen-ion concentration (PH)                                      -        Sea area5.0~9.0          5.5~9.0           5.8~8.6             6.0~8.4               6.7              6.8
                                                     Chemical oxygen demand (COD) sea regions
 Elements that naturally occur in the environment




                                                                                                                         mg/         160(120)                 15(10)          15(10)             10                     2.3              3.3
                                                     Fluorine content                                                    mg/          15                      15              15(10)             10                     7.5              7.1
                                                     Suspended substances (SS)                                           mg/         200(150)                200(150)         20(15)             10                     1                2
                                                     Nitrogen content                                                    mg/         120(60)                 120(60)             -               60                    13               19
                                                     Phosphorous                                                         mg/           16(8)                  16(8)              -                8                     0.03             0.15
                                                                                                                        Compound       (3,000)              (3,000)                               1,500                  0
                                                     Number of colon bacillus compounds                                                                                           -                                                      0
                                                                                                                         (s)/m                                                               (Domestic Effluents)
                                                     Content of n-hexane extractives (mineral oils)                      mg/            5                     5                   -               2.5               Not detected     Not detected
                                                              (animal and vegetable oils and fats)                       mg/           30                    20                   -              15                 Not detected     Not detected
                                                     Phenols content                                                     mg/            5                     5                   -               2.5               Not detected     Not detected
                                                     Copper content                                                      mg/            3                     3                   -               1.5               Not detected     Not detected
                                                     Zinc content                                                        mg/            5                     5                   -               2.5               Not detected         0.02
                                                     Soluble iron content                                                mg/           10                    10                   -               5                 Not detected     Not detected
                                                     Soluble manganese content                                           mg/           10                    10                   -               5                 Not detected     Not detected
                                                     Chrome content                                                      mg/            2                     2                   -               1                 Not detected     Not detected
                                                     Cadmium and its compounds                                           mg/            0.1                   -                0.05               0.01              Not detected     Not detected
                                                     Cyanides                                                            mg/            1                     -                0.5                0.1               Not detected     Not detected
                                                     Organic phosphoric compounds
                                                     (limited to parathion, methylparathion, methyl dimeton, and EPN)    mg/            1                      -               0.5                 0.1              Not detected Not detected

                                                     Lead and its compounds                                              mg/            0.1                    -               0.05                0.01             Not detected     Not detected
                                                     Sexivalent Chrome compounds                                         mg/            0.5                    -               0.25                0.05             Not detected     Not detected
                                                     Arsenic and substances containing arsenic                           mg/            0.1                    -               0.05                0.01             Not detected     Not detected
                                                     Total Mercury                                                       mg/            0.005                  -               0.0025              0.0005           Not detected     Not detected
                                                                                                                                     Should not                              Should not         Should not
                                                     Alkyl mercury                                                       mg/                                   -                                                    Not detected Not detected
                                                                                                                                     be detected                             be detected        be detected
 Toxic substances




                                                     PCB                                                                 mg/            0.003                  -               0.0015              0.0003           Not detected     Not detected
                                                     Trichloroethylene                                                   mg/             0.3                   -               0.15                0.03             Not detected     Not detected
                                                     Tetrachloroethylene                                                 mg/             0.1                   -               0.05                0.01             Not detected     Not detected
                                                     Dichlorometane                                                      mg/             0.2                   -               0.1                 0.02             Not detected     Not detected
                                                     Tetrachloromethane                                                  mg/            0.02                   -               0.01                0.002            Not detected     Not detected
                                                     1,2-Dichloroethane                                                  mg/            0.04                   -               0.02                0.004            Not detected     Not detected
                                                     1,1-Dichloroethylene                                                mg/             0.2                   -               0.1                 0.02             Not detected     Not detected
                                                     Cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene                                            mg/             0.4                   -               0.2                 0.04             Not detected     Not detected
                                                     1,1,1-Trichloroethane                                               mg/              3                    -               1.5                 0.3              Not detected     Not detected
                                                     1,1,2-Trichloroethane                                               mg/             0.06                  -               0.03                0.006            Not detected     Not detected
                                                     1,3-Dichloropropane                                                 mg/             0.02                  -               0.01                0.002            Not detected     Not detected
                                                     Thiuram                                                             mg/             0.06                  -               0.03                0.006            Not detected     Not detected
                                                     Shimazine                                                           mg/             0.03                  -               0.015               0.003            Not detected     Not detected
                                                     Thiobencarb                                                         mg/             0.2                   -               0.1                 0.02             Not detected     Not detected
                                                     Benzene                                                             mg/             0.1                   -               0.05                0.01             Not detected     Not detected
                                                     Selenium                                                            mg/             0.1                   -               0.05                0.01             Not detected     Not detected
                                                                                                                                                                           Note: Figures in parentheses indicated average daily amounts.


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                                                                                                                                              Green Factory




     Chemical Management (PRTR*)
Sharp is making progress at recycling chemicals as much as possible in a continual attempt to limit the
amount that enters the air and water.
In the 1997 fiscal year, 28 of the 179 chemical compounds specified by the PRTR* were reported on. Listed
below are the largest amounts of chemicals that were handled.
[PRTR Combined Results]                                                                                                                                       Unit: ton
                                 Handled Consumed Reused       Produced amount                      Amount removed                  Transported amount
  Chemical substance             amount   amount  amount <(): where the chemicals were emitted> (converted into harmless chemicals)      (waste)

  Monoethanolamine                 1,014              -          1,000                        0                                     14                    -

  Hydrogen chloride                625.67             -           38.6                    0.25(air)                         551.71                     35.11

  4,4-Diphenylmethane-                                                                         -
  diisocyanate                     501.13         501.1             -                                                           -                        0.03
                                                                                         0.25(air)
  Hydrogen fluoride                477.60             -          175.21                                                        27.3                   247.36
                                                                                       27.48(water)
  Ethylene glycol acetate                                                                  17(air)
  monoethyl ether                  118                -           90                                                            -                       11

  Aluminum sulfate                   67               -             -                          -                               67                         -

  Dichlorometane                     37.46            -           16.03                  19.87(air)                             -                        1.56

  Xylenes (mixtures)                 33.0             -           24.5                     2.3(air)                             6.0                       0.2

*This system was established to survey what kinds of sources produce chemicals that pollute the environment and to what extent they have infiltrated the air, water,
 and soil. Additionally this system is used to survey whether or not waste products have been disposed of and reports this information to the authorities. The PRTR
 system specifies 179 chemical compounds.




     Prevention of the Pollution of Soil and Underground Water
Nationwide surveys were conducted that tested the soil and underground water at eleven offices between July
and December of 1998. Although there were not any problems at seven of the sites (Tochigi, Kashiwa,Mie,
Hirano, Tanabe, Fukuyama, and Hiroshima), pollution levels above environmental standards were detected at
four of the sites. At two of the sites in Nara and Yao, the contamination was confined to a small area on the
property. Clean up procedures are being conducted based on the policies of the Environment Agency. By
testing in surrounding areas, the prefectural authorities confirmed that the underground water has not been
contaminated at the Nara site.
At the two remaining offices (Tenri and Shinjou) the contamination was confined to an extremely small area
on the property and because only low concentrations existed, it was determined that increased purification
was unnecessary. A designated well for observation is being monitored periodically.

[Detected contamination level results at the sites]
                 Substances that exceeded                                         Maximum amount Environment Agency
    Site        the environmental standards                  Period of use        within the property standards
   Yao              Dichloroethane                          1979~1994                     0.49                          0.02
                    1,1,1-Trichloroethane                   1971~1990                   220                             1
                    Trichloroethylene                       1959~1971                    93                             0.03
                    Tetrachloroethylene                     1959~1971                    13                             0.01
                    1,1-Dichloroethylene*1                                                3.7                           0.02
                    Cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene*1                                           36                             0.04
   Nara             1,2-Dichloroethane                      1994~present*2                 0.29                         0.004
                    Dichlorometane                          1994~present*2                31                            0.02
                    1,1,1-Trichloroethane                   1981~1991                     62                            1
                    Trichloroethylene                       1982~1995                      0.57                         0.03
                    1,1-Dichloroethylene*1                                                 1.2                          0.02
                    Cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene*1                                             0.31                         0.04
   Tenri          Trichloroethylene                         1970~1988                      0.239                        0.03
                  Tetrachloroethylene                       1970~1989                      0.028                        0.01
  Shinjou         Trichloroethylene                                                        0.044                        0.03
                                                            1982~1989                      0.05
                    Cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene*1                                                                          0.04
Note: Detected concentrations in the table are levels that were measured by 3rd party test laboratory.
*1 Decomposition byproducts *2 Use will be discontinued during 1999.


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                                                                                                                     Recycle
               Collecting and Recycling End of Life Products

Recycling activities for end of life products are conducted to make the most efficient use of the earth's
limited natural resources and also serve as an integral part of our goal to move towards a cycle economy
society where very little waste is produced.


   Recycling Household Appliances
In accordance with the Law on Recycling of Specific Household Appliances which will take effect in April,
2001, it became mandatory that businesses properly recycle four product categories : televisions, refrigerators,
washing machines and air-conditioners.
Sharp is progressing with various recycling activities that contribute to the creation of a cycle economy society.
[Basic Policy]
  Creation of take-back a system that takes into consideration convenience and benefit for the customer and
  retailers.
  Striving to always increase the amount of recycling in aiming towards a future where the use of landfills is
  abolished.
  Recycling technology and know-how that is reflected in the design and development of products.


   Collecting and Remanufacturing Copiers
After the collection of end-of-life copiers, the overall condition of the product is assessed, parts are separately
dissembled, cleaned, and then undergo more comprehensive testing. Finally after this testing, the parts can
be introduced into product lines. Since 1997, Europe and Japan have been conducting production recycling
and do not ship from the factory until the quality is absolutely equal to a new product.
         [Copier remanufacturing system]

                                    Condition                                               Inspection
               Reception            inspection       Disassembling         Cleaning        (separating parts)

                                                 Usable parts                                       Unusable parts

                           Newly purchased          Introducing usable
                                                                                Recycling unusable parts
                                parts            parts into production lines


                                                     Pre-shipment
                                                        testing



                                                     To the market


                                  Collection



        [Percentage of recycled parts that were used in the fiscal year 1997]
                                                    Percentage of recycled parts that were used
                   Model name
                                         Compared to weight          Number of the parts used (percentage)

                     SF-1025R                    70.1%                           484(66.3%)

                     SF-2027R                    70.1%                           542(66.3%)

                     SF-2035R                    70.5%                           599(70.8%)

                     SD-2160R                    71.9%                          1,220(74.3%)

                     SFD19R*                     81.5%                           139(67.5%)
         *Optional copier desk




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                                                                                                                                     Recycle




   Collecting and Refurbishing Developer Cartridges
A system whereby the developer cartridges used in copiers and printers are collected and the toner developer
is refilled was initiated in North America in 1996. This system has been used in Europe and Japan since its
introduction in 1998.
        [Developer Cartridge Refurbish System]

                                                                       product flow                 Used parts flow


                                                                                                            Disassemble/
             Sharp Sales Company                  User                        Collection                      cleaning



                                         Service division                                                      Refurbish



                                                                                                            Pre-shipment
                                                                                                               testing



        [ Percentage fiscalnumber of recycled parts that were]
          used in the
                      and
                            year 1997
                                Number of units               Percentage of
                                   collected                  units collected

            North America           76,951 units                     34%



   Collection Nickel-Cadmium Batteries
Collection and recycling
activities and the collection of
                                      [ Amount of collected ]
                                        Nickel-Cadmium batteries
Nickel-Cadmium batteries has                      year               amount collected
taken place in Japan and North
America since 1993 and in               1997 fiscal year                     617kg
Europe since 1994. Increased            1998 fiscal year
                                        (end of December)                    568kg
recycling has come about
through 'Recycle Boxes' which
                                          (kg)
were established in retail stores
                                         2000
through out Japan since June of
1993.
                                         1500
Sharp Engineering Corporation,
a corporate member of our group          1000
in charge of servicing, conducts
collections and then distributes           500
the used batteries to the
appropriate subcontractor for                 0
recycling.                                            1993            1994           1995            1996           1997           1998(fiscal year)
                                                                                                                                   (end of December)

                                      A decrease in the collection of Nickel -Cadmium batteries from 1996 can be attributed to the proliferation of a
                                      new type of second generation batteries (Nickel hydrogen batteries and Lithium ion batteries). This has
                                      consequently resulted in a decrease in the use of Nickel-Cadmium batteries.



It was also decided that from 1998 the new type of rechargeble batteries (Nickel hydrogen batteries and
Lithium ion batteries) would be marked to improve the collection system. This is another example of how
Sharp is improving the collection system one step at a time.




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                                                                                                                                                           Green Mind
                                                       Green Purchasing

Sharp, in our efforts to produce "environmentally conscious" products, has established environmental
standards material and production suppliers to Sharp facilities. A commitment to receive safety certifications
and reduced impact on the environment incorporated in 1994 through the introduction of the C-PA system*1,
and later improved through the introduction of the Process Assessment system*2 in 1997. C-PA focuses on
the materials and parts used to manufacture products, while the Process Assessment System deals with the
chemicals used in the production processes. In addition, all office materials equipment, and computers
purchased by Sharp starting in December 1998 were selected based on our Green Purchase Standards. We
also promote the use of recycled paper for publications and for use in copiers. Currently, standards are being
developed for a proposed plan to start using such "green suppliers" at all Sharp offices starting in the year
2000.
*1 From the development and design stage prior to actual production, this system assesses the safety of product parts and materials as well as prescribes measures for the
   removal of toxic substances.
*2 This system assesses in advance the safety of production and research development facilities that are handling chemicals.



     Green Purchasing Standards
1 Purchased Materials
  Material assessment is conducted from the perspective of achieving safety for the environment, conserving natural
  resources and energy, as well as evaluating their recyclability.
2 Material Suppliers
 Supplier assessment is based on not only receiving certification of the Environment Management System
 (ISO 14001), but also on the degree of consideration that has been given to the environment.




                                          Environmental Education
      (Educating employees as an environmentally advanced corporate culture)

To truly promote activities that are environmentally conscious, Sharp believes that it is extremely important
that not only products and processes are taken into consideration, Also each and every employee needs to
change their ways of living and working.
For this reason, Sharp as a corporate culture, has and will put much effort in the environmental training of all
employees.
The company-wide Green Mind campaign that began in the 1998 fiscal year is another example of Sharp's
dedication to promoting environmental awareness.

     Environmental Education
[Progress in Japan]
Along with the promotion of environmental awareness, Sharp nurtures an employee force with expertise and
skills by establishing environmental education programs at all levels of the company from entry level to
upper management.
                                                                                                                                      Number of participants
   Type               Name of seminar                                                   Purpose                                       1996        1997        1998
                                                                                                                                   fiscal year fiscal year fiscal year
                                                          Examining environmental issues and activities from a
              Seminar for new managers                    manager's perspective                                                        251         298          224
 General
 seminar                                                  Enhancing environmental awareness as a working member of
              Seminar for new employees                   society and obtaining a sound grasp of environmental activities              314         421          462

              Seminar for employees assigned              Becoming more knowledgeable in foreign environmental
              to foreign offices                          regulations to enhance environmental awareness                                17           35           38

              Seminar for environmental                   Training environmental activity promoters                                     46           20           81
              auditors(chief)
Special Seminar on foreign environment                    Obtaining a comprehensive understanding of foreign
seminar regulations                                       environmental regulations to become a law-abiding corporation                141             0          58

              Seminar for experienced managers            Gauging influences that environmental issues have on
              on environmental issues                     management                                                                   631         285          130

              Seminar for environmental
              activity promoters                          Training leaders to promote the Green Mind Campaign                          -            -             80




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                                                                                                                            Green Mind




    Execution of the Green Mind Campaign
The Green Mind Campaign began nationwide in 1998 with the objective of promoting environmental
awareness for each and every employee, as well as to have everyone participate in environmental activities.
For the Green Mind Campaign, environmental issues have been dealt through a structural organization that
includes Personnel Group, Workers Union, and Environmental Protection Group under the supervision of the
President.
At each office a Green Mind Campaign leader was appointed as the Environment Chief Promoter and acted
as the central figure for all participants in environmental activities.


[Promotional Structure]
Environment Chief Promoters     33 persons
                                                                             [ Organizational Structure of Green Mind ]
                                                                               Campaign Promotion
Environment Sub Chief Promoters 15 persons
Environment Promoters          980 persons                                       Promotion Chief    President
                       (Data was compiled December, 1998)
                                                                                                    General Administration
                                                                                   Promotion        General Group Manager of Human
[Main Activities of the Green Mind Campaign 1998]                                                                        Resources Group
                                                                                                    Chairperson of Worker's Union
1 Reducing Waste to Zero Campaign                                                                   Director of Environmental Management
    Implement on of the Environmental Afternoon
    Breaks and Environmental No Over Time Days
                                                                                                   Secretariat

     (                                                             )
          All lights and electricity are turned off during the break.
          Also once a week, a time is designated to leave the office
          and all lights and electricity are turned off.
                                                                                                    General Administration Department,
                                                                                                               Human Resources Group
                                                                                                    Sharp Worker's Union
    Promoting "idling stop" in parking.                                                             Environmental Planning Department,
                                                                                                         Environmental Protection Group
    Publication of the Sharp Environmental Household
    Account Book.
                                                                                 Representatives of Related Sites
2 No Trash Campaign
   Trash is separated and placed in the appropriate recycle bin.                 Group Deputy General Manager
                                                                                    of Environmental Matters
   Replacing copy paper with recycled paper.
   Promoting conservation practices for copy paper.                               Environmental Chief Promoter
   Calling on everyone to copy on both sides of the
   paper while striving for a paper-less workplace.                             Environmental Sub Chief Promoter
                                                                                                    (Worker's Union Branch Chairperson)
3 Environmental Grass-roots Movements
   Implementation of clean-up activities at each region                             Environmental Promoter

      (   For a more detailed account of this campaign, please refer
          to Activities that Contribute to Society                      )                              (Selected per each division / unit)




[Awareness activities to support the Green Mind Campaign]
     Calling on people to submit environmental catch phrases. (4,323 responses were received)
     Calling on people to submit descriptions of their actual environmental experiences at home and in the
     work place. (210 responses were received)
     Distribution of the Sharp Environmental Household Account Book to all employees.
     Posting "Stop Idling the Car" stickers on company vehicles.
     Posting stickers on all copiers and facsimile machines company-wide. These stickers remind employees to
     conserve paper. The amount of paper used in one year by the entire company totals about 100,000,000 sheets.
     Each division records monthly paper use and the results are posted to increase awareness about paper
     conservation.
     Initiating local cleanup activities and participating in regional activities sponsored by local governments.
     (Osaka City: Osaka Clean Pick 98, Chiba Prefecture: Eco Messe Chiba, Higashi- Hiroshima City: Get of
     the Scattered Trash Campaign)



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                                                                                                                                                   Green Mind
                                  Activities that Contribute to Society


Sharp, as a member of the regional communities, is promoting local environmental movements.

     Contributions to Society in the 1998 fiscal year
Conducted at each location listed below, the following activities in the 1998 fiscal year were successful in
contributing to the communities in those regions.
[Examples of Environmental Activities In Japan]
From June, 1998, as one part of the Green Mind Campaign, regional cleanup activities that had traditionally
been conducted at only a few locations were expanded to include all locations throughout Japan. This
included a large number of participants*1 from various locations. There were 310 people from the Head
Office building, 260 from the Tenri offices, 250 from the Mie offices, and 180 from the Kami building.
Sharp also enthusiastically participated in regional activities sponsored by local governments. For example,
the Osaka Clean Pick 98 in Osaka, the Eco Messe Chiba in Chiba Prefecture, and the Get Rid Of the
Scattered Trash Campaign in Higashi-Hiroshima City.
*1 Total number of participants from June to December of 1998.




            Date                             Location                                          Activities                                      Sponsor

  From November, 1994               Head office (Osaka)                Regional cleanup activities (Once a month)                                Sharp

        June, 1998                         Hiroshima                    Get Rid Of the Scattered Trash Campaign Higashi Hiroshima City

     From July,1998                       Tenri (Nara)                 Regional cleanup activities (Once a month)                                Sharp

     From July,1998                     Shinjou (Nara)                 Regional cleanup activities (Once a month)                                Sharp

   From August,1998                      Kami (Osaka)                  Regional cleanup activities (Once a month)                                Sharp

       August,1998                         Hiroshima                           Bazaar for unnecessary articles                                   Sharp

  From September,1998                     Yao (Osaka)                  Regional cleanup activities (Once a month)                                Sharp

                                                                                                                                       Chiba Prefecture and
    September,1998                   Tokyo branch office                                 Eco Messe Chiba*2                              other organizations

                                                Mie                    Regional cleanup activities (Once a month)                                Sharp

  From October,1998                Tokyo Third Distribution                        Regional cleanup activities                                   Sharp

                                        Hirano (Osaka)                             Regional cleanup activities                                   Sharp

    November, 1998                  Head office (Osaka)                                Osaka Clean Pick 98                                   Osaka City

    December, 1998                      Worker's union                  Planting Mangrove trees in the Philippines                           Japanese Electrical
                                                                                                                                       Electronic & Information Union
*2 This event came about through the combined effort of citizens, industries, and prefectural authorities of Chiba prefecture.


[Progress Abroad]
           Date                           Location                                   Activities                                       Sponsor

                                                                                Participation in                                   SEIFI-AESSEP
                              Sharp (Phils.) Corporation
      From 1997
                                       (SPC)                               tree-planting campaigns
                                                                                (All year round)                     (   Electric Equipment and Electronic Parts
                                                                                                                            Environmental Safety Committee         )
      April, 1998             Sharp Electronics Corporation                      River cleaning                                  New Jersey, America
                                         (SEC)




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                                 Environmental Investment

Sharp believes that it is vital to have a clear idea of the cost of environmental activities in order to improve
the environment with sustained effective results. The amount invested in the 1997 fiscal year at offices
located in Japan for environment technology was 3,600,000,000 yen. This accounts for about 2.4% of
Sharp's total investment in equipment.

[ 1997 fiscal year yen)
  (unit: 1,000,000
                   investment figures for environment friendly equipment
                                                                         ]
                                                               Investment amount
          Investment
                                              1997 fiscal year              From April to December, 1998
  Global warming prevention                            840                                   280

  Waste reduction                                   2,180                                    180
  Renewal and purchase of
  pollution prevention equipment                       570                                   790

                                                   3,590
  Total                                                                                  1,250
                                       (2.4% of the entire investment)



[Investment figures for environment technology(unit : 1 mil,yen)]


  4000

  3500

  3000

  2500                                                                                                             Renewal and purchase
                                                                                                                   of pollution prevention
                                                                                                                   equipment
  2000                                                                                                             Waste Reduction

                                                                                                                   Complete abolishment
  1500                                                                                                             of specified Flon gas
                                                                                                                   Global Warming
                                                                                                                   Prevention
  1000

    500

      0
             1990      1991       1992       1993      1994      1995      1996       1997         1998 (fiscal year)
                                                                                                   (end of December)



[Main equipment investment that has taken place recently]
 Renewal and purchase      Introduction of waste effluent treatment devices (1991) /
 of pollution prevention   diluted waste alkali effluent treatment equipment (1994)
 equipment

                           Introduction of shredder equipment (1994) / waste developing solution intermediary treatment
 Waste reduction           equipment (1996, 1997) / calcium carbonate treatment devices (1997)

                           Introduction of high efficiency air compressors (1993, 1994) / high efficiency freezers (1993, 1994) /
 Global warming            high efficiency boilers (1993, 1994) / inverted air conditioners (1997) / the co-generation system(1996) /
 prevention
                           400V electric suppliers (1997)

 Complete abolishment Changes in manufacturing sites in accordance with complete abolishment of specified
 of specified Flon gases Flon gases. (1993)




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                                                                              History

    SHARP's History of Environmental Activities

                                                                                                              Phased out ozone-depleting chemicals in the
             Established the Environmental Technology                                              1994
  1971       Center
                                                                                                              cleansing process of all operations
                                                                                                              Phased out vinyl chloride in all packaging
             Established the First Synthetic Energy                                                           Established the C-PA(Chemical Product Assessment)System
  1979       Committee

             Established the CFC Regulation
                                                                                                   1995       Revised Product Assessment Guidelines
  1987
             Countermeasure Committee
                                                                                                   1996       Achieved the goal of the Waste Reduction Voluntary Plan
  1991       Established Environmental Activities
             Promotion Department                                                                             Started an all-company effort to create Green Products

             Enacted "SHARP Environmental Charter"                                                 1997       Completion of ISO 14001 Certification acquisition
  1992       and "Basic Environmental Conservation Guidelines"                                                at all domestic menufacturing sites
                                                                                                              Conducted Global Environmental Conference
  1993       Established the First Environmental Strategy Conference
                                                                                                              Established the Environmental Protection Group
             Announced the Voluntary Plan on Environment
             Began registration of persons in charge of environmental                              1998       Began environmental "3G-1R Strategy"
             conservation for overseas operations




                                                                              Awards

    Environmental Conservation Awards

[Sites]                                                                                          [Products]
Jun.,1995   Tenri LCD Group,Tenri,Nara                                                           Feb.,1994 Full-Automatic Washer
             IPA(isopropyl alcohol) recovery and refinement The 21st Ministry of International                Commendation from the Director General of the Agency of National
             Trade and Industry Award for Excellent Environmental Equipment                                   Resources and Energy in the 1993 Energy Conservation Vanguard 21

Oct.,1995   All SHARP                                                                            Feb.,1996 Electric Refrigerator
             1995 US Environmental Protection Agency Stratospheric Ozone                                      Commendation from the Chairman of the Energy Conservation Center in the
             Protection Award                                                                                 1995 Energy Conservation Vanguard 21

Dec.,1995 Sharp-Roxy Appliances Corporation(M)Sdn.Bhd.(SRAC),                                    Jan.,1997   Solar-Powered Generator for Home Use
                                                                                                              Commendation from the Director General of the Agency of National
            Selangor,Malaysia                                                                                 Resources and Energy in the 1996 Energy Conservation Vanguard 21
             Malaysia Ozone Layer Protection Award
                                                                                                 Jan.,1997   Electric Carpet
Apr.,1996   Sharp Manufacturing Company of U.K.(SUKM),                                                        Commendation from the Chairman of the Energy Conservation
            North Wales,U.K.                                                                                  Center in the 1996 Energy Conservation Vanguard 21
             UK Styrofoam Recycle Award
                                                                                                 Jan.,1997   Electric Refrigerator
                                                                                                              Commendation from the Director General of the Agency of National
Jun.,1996 Advanced Development and Planning Center,                                                           Resources and Energy in the 1996 Energy Conservation Vanguard 21
            Health and Welfare Division
             1995 Excellent Facilities of Lighting Widespread Award                              Mar.,1997   Solar-Powered System for Home Use
                                                                                                              Approval of Excellent Energy Conservation Construction
Apr.,1997 Fukuyama IC Group,Fukuyama,Hiroshima                                                                Technology of Solor-Powered House System
             Fluorine Contaminated Waste Liquid Treatment Technology
             The 56th Outstanding lnvention Award from the Science and Technology Agency         Nov.,1997 Vacuum Insulation Technology
                                                                                                              1997 US Environmental Protection Agency
                                                                                                              Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award
Jun.,1997 Electronic Components Group,shinjo.Nara
             1997 Environmental Protection Distinguished Service Award for Global
             Warming Prevention from the Environmental Agency
                                                                                                 Jan.,1998   Full-Automatic Washer
                                                                                                              Commendation from the Minister of international Trade
                                                                                                              and Industry in the 1997 Energy Conservation Vanguard 21
Jun.,1997 TFT LCD Group(Tenri,Mie)
             DMSO(dimethyl sulpho oxide)contaminated Waste Water Recovery                        Feb.,1998   Solor-Powered Generator for Home Use
             and Reuse System The 23rd Ministry of international Trade and                                    Commendation from the Director General of the Agency of National
             Industry Award for Excellent Environmental Equipment                                             Resources and Energy in the 1997 Energy Conservation Vanguard 21
Oct.,1997   Fukuyama IC Group,Fukuyama,Hiroshima                                                 Feb.,1999 LCD Navigation Microwave Oven / Super Mobile LCD /
             Chairman Award of The Recycle Promotion Association,Japan
                                                                                                             Low Energy Switching Power Device
                                                                                                              Commendation from the Chairman of the Energy
Dec.,1997 Sharp Electronics Taiwan(SET),Kaohsiung,Taiwan                                                      Conservation Center in the 1998 Energy Conservation Awards
             1998 industrial Waste Recycling Activity Grand Prize from the
             Economy Management Bureau                                                           Feb.,1999 200kW Solar-Powered Generator with Snow melting function
                                                                                                               Commendation from the Minister of International Trade
Jan.,1998 Sharp Thebnakorn Manufacturing(Thailand)(STTM),                                                      and Industry in the 1998 New Energy Awards
            Nakornchaisri,Thailand                                                               Feb.,1999   Solar-Powered Generator for Home Use
             1997 Excellent Environmental all Factory Award
                                                                                                              Commendation from the Chairman of the New Energy
                                                                                                              Foundation in the 1998 Energy Conservation Awards
Mar.,1998 Sharp Office Equipments (Changshu) Co. Ltd.(SOCC) ,
            Chang Shu, China                                                                     [Environmental Education]
             1997 Chang Shu City Advanced Environmental Protection Company
                                                                                                 Jul.,1997   Sharp Microelectronics Technology,Inc.(SMT),Washington,US
Oct.,1998   TFT LCD Group(Tenri)                                                                              Excellent Environmental Award from the Association
             Chairman Award of The Recycle Promotion Association, Japan                                       of Washington Business(AWB),Education Division



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