For the purpose of this law, ''environmental load" means any adverse effects on the environment generated by human activities which may cause interference with environmental conservation.
(Creation of a Society Ensuring Sustainable Development with Reduced Environmental Load)
Environmental conservation shall be promoted so that a society can be formulated where the healthy and productive environment is conserved and sustainable development is ensured by fostering sound economic development with reduced environmental load, through practices on environmental conservation such as reducing as much as possible the environmental load generated by socio-economic and other activities, which are voluntarily and positively pursued by all the people sharing fair burden; and so that interference with environmental conservation can be anticipatorily prevented through enhancing scientific knowledge.
(Responsibility of Corporations)
In manufacturing, processing or selling products, or engaging in other