Greenhouse-gas emissions reductions
We are deploying electricity-conservation activities to reduce electric power consumption, which accounts for the bulk of our energy consumption. Since the establishment of the Company, all fluorescent lamps used in our plants and offices have been equipped with pull switches, and we have continued thoroughly turning the lights off during breaks and in areas that are not in use. Today, we have developed a power monitoring system to raise employees’ awareness of power consumption by publishing data on power usage by area on the intranet. We also have set a target of reducing CO2 emissions by 50% by 2030 compared to 2013. We will continue to promote further activities to conserve energy and prevent global warming, through means including adoption of low-carbon power and reducing use of fossil fuels.
Trend in CO2 emissions (FY 2030: target)
* Through FY 2017: CO2 emissions from manufacturing / FY 2018 and later: Companywide CO2 emissions, including sales facilities
Use of renewable energy
In 2002, we installed 60 kW solar panels on the roof of the new Head Office building, which generate approximately 60,000 kWh per year (reducing CO2 emissions by approximately 25 t-CO2.) In 2004 we installed 50 kW solar panels on the roof of the Tateyama Factory. Following installation of additional units in 2007 and 2011, the solar panels at the Tateyama Factory now generate approximately 200,000 kWh per year (reducing CO2 emissions by approximately 100 t-CO2.) We also have installed internal power generation display monitors so that employees can check the amount of power generated at any time.
Solar panel power generated/CO2 reductions