Efforts to Achieve Carbon Negative Throughout the Product Life Cycle
Achieving carbon negative requires both development and promotion of Environment-Contributing Products and controlling greenhouse-gas emissions from business. Sekisui Chemical Group continues related efforts throughout the entire product life cycle.
- Reducing Greenhouse-Gas Emissions Throughout the Product Life Cycle
- Conceptual Diagram of Carbon Negative
Activities at the Production Stage (in Japan and Worldwide)
We have established the target for fiscal 2013 of reducing greenhouse-gas emissions generated at the production stage in Japan by at least 20% compared to the fiscal 1990 level. In fiscal 2012 we realized a reduction of 28% compared to the fiscal 1990 level, thanks in part to the results of measures to promote investing in the environment*. Since Sekisui Chemical Group's production sites overseas are subject to considerable changes in areas such as product lineups as the overseas business grows, the Group has established guidelines calling for achieving in fiscal 2013 a reduction of at least 5% from fiscal 2008 in energy consumption per unit of output. Each site is setting targets based on its own circumstances.
- * Measures to promote investing in the environment:
- Measures under which Headquarters helps division companies cover the costs of investment for the purpose of controlling greenhouse-gas emissions in accordance with the resulting reductions. In fiscal 2009 investment in making energy use visible so its actual conditions could be ascertained was added to the subject of these measures, which originally were adopted in fiscal 2007.
- Greenhouse-gas (GHG) Emissions During Manufacturing
Notes: Overseas data cover carbon-dioxide emissions only.
Overseas figures have increased since fiscal 2009 in connection with an increase in the number of overseas sites due to acquisitions, etc.
Overseas data were collected on a calendar-year basis through fiscal 2011, and from April 1 through March 31 since fiscal 2012.
|Total greenhouse-gas emissions in fiscal 2012||Typical efforts||Resulting reductions|
|R&D||13,000 tons-CO2||Continued thorough energy management||33% reduction vs. fiscal 2007|
|Shipping||43,000 tons-CO2||Reduced emissions through use of joint shipping and modal shifts||17% reduction vs. fiscal 2007|
|Offices||16,000 tons-CO2||Energy-conservation activities including regularly turning off lights and using restraint in air-conditioner settings||14% reduction vs. fiscal 2007|