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
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 2011 we realized a reduction of 21% compared to the fiscal 1990 level, thanks in part to the results of measures to promote investing in the environment1. 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 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.
Since fiscal 2010, Sekisui Chemical Group has been implementing the "Energy 50% Process" intended to cut energy costs by one-half through production innovations. The number of facilities implementing the process is undergoing steady expansion, reaching the level of 16 facilities as of the end of fiscal 2011.
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