Our Environmental Impact throughout the Value Chain and Efforts for Environmental Conservation
We have set Group-wide GHG emission reduction targets for 2020 and 2050, and strive to reduce our environmental impact throughout the value chain while vigorously promoting sustainable procurement and energy conservation to meet these targets. These activities include not just emissions generated directly from the use of energy but also indirect emissions (Scope 3 emissions) resulting from such business activities as sales, business travel, printing, transport, and disposal.
GHG emissions in fiscal year 2016 were down by 3.6% from the previous year, and by 42.4% from fiscal year 2002, thanks to the introduction of high-efficiency equipment such as LED lighting, a reduction in printing, and ongoing efforts to boost employee productivity. The CSR management system, which covers approximately 40,000 personnel at 27 Group companies in Japan, acquired ISO 14001 certification in January 2017, advancing our efforts in the entire Group.