We believe that conducting our business activities in harmony with the global environment is an essential prerequisite, and we strive to protect the global environment through energy conservation, renewable energy, recycling, and other efforts. We are working to achieve a sustainable society through measures such as reducing CO₂ emissions based on SBT certification, improving energy efficiency through FEMS, promoting the introduction of solar power generation systems, and reducing industrial waste emissions.
Environmental Management System
To promote energy conservation measures and the use of renewable energy, we have established an environmental management system led by the “Environmental Conservation Committee”, which is comprised of seven / subcommittees from manufacturing, logistics, construction, purchasing, administration, products, and group subsidiaries, to promote environmental conservation activities.
Initiativ es for a decarbonized society
● Participation in RE Action ‒ Declaring 100% Renewable
We joined “RE Action ‒ Declaring 100% Renewable,” a framework to declare conversion to 100% renewable electricity, as an initial participant organization in October 2019, and committed to 100% renewable energy for our electricity use by 2040. Going forward, we will work to reduce CO₂emissions by introducing self-consumption solar power generation systems and increasing the ratio of renewable energy by switching the existing solar power generation systems from selling electricity to self-consumption and purchasing green energy.
● Reduction of CO₂ emissions thr ough SBT certification
Reduction targets of CO₂ emissions
In April 2020, we received certification from the SBT Initiative in recognition that our medium- to long-term CO₂ emissions reduction targets are science-based and in line with “1.5°C target” set by the Paris Agreement. We are committed to reducing our emissions in Scope 1+2 by 50% by 2030 compared to 2018 levels. In the meanwhile, as supplier engagement, we also are committed to completing a goal setting of supplier equivalent to 80% of our emissions for purchased goods and services by 2024.
Changes of CO₂ emissions
With an emphasis on business transformation and corporate value improvement, we increase productivity by eliminating waste from customer proposals to receiving orders, production and installation. Thereby, we reduce the Scope 1+2 CO₂ emissions from our internal energy use by 196t (3.9%) compared to 2018 levels. Going forward, we will continue to work to reduce CO₂ emissions through energy conservation and renewable energy and collaborate with our suppliers in this regard.
Initiatives for a circular economy
● Eco-friendly product
To pass on the beautiful earth that nurtures diverse lives to the next generation, we are working on development of eco-friendly product. We promote our development of eco-friendly through “Eco-mark certified products”, “Products in compliant with Act on Promoting Green Procurement”, and “COMANY Ecolabel Products” that meet our original environmental standards.
●Reduction of industrial waste
In the production process, we have reduced the amount of industrial waste by purchasing actual size materials and improving the yield rate. Besides, the recycling rate of the total amount of waste has been improving every year by thorough separation of waste at the industrial waste storage site. We will continue to review our material purchasing, production, and packaging methods to improve our recycling rate and reduce amount of industrial waste with the aim of realizing a circular economy.
Initiative for conservation of biodiversity
● Efforts to eliminate plastic in packaging materials
Regarding the packing material that we use to deliver our products, we are working to shift to recycled plastic and establish a recycling system. Further, we are also switching to environmentally friendly packaging materials, such as those made of biomass plastic.