Under our Environmental Action Plan 2020, which targets fiscal 2020, we are taking actions based on three pillars: 1 provide environmentally conscious products and services, 2 minimize environmental impact through manufacturing and other activities, and 3 expand the Green Heart circle worldwide.
Because air conditioners, our flagship product category, emit a large amount of CO2 when used, we are focusing on disseminating worldwide the use of energy-efficient air conditioners and air conditioners that use low-global-warming-potential refrigerants. We set a target of reducing worldwide greenhouse gas emissions in fiscal 2020 by 60 million tons-CO2. Calculations show that in fiscal 2019 we achieved the reductions of 68 million tons-CO2.
In efforts to reduce environmental impact in production activities, we set a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in fiscal 2020 to 1.58 million tons-CO2 (70% reduction over fiscal 2005). In fiscal 2019, we succeeded in lowering these emissions to 1.28 million tons-CO2.
|Action targets||Fiscal 2020
|1 Provide Environmentally Conscious Products and Services Worldwide|
Contribute to reducing GHG emissions by spreading the use of the following products
|Contribution to greenhouse gas emission reductions*1
60 million tons-CO2
|57 million tons-CO2||68 million tons-CO2||★★★|
|Increase in selling ratio of environmentally conscious products*2||Sales volume of environmentally conscious products as percentage of residential air conditioners 97%||★★★|
|2 Minimize Environmental Impact in Production Activities|
|Greenhouse Gas||Emission Reductions||70% reduction over fiscal 2005 (reduction to 1.58 million tons-CO2)||74% reduction||76% reduction (reduction to 1.28 million tons-CO2)||★★★|
|Reduction of Energy-Induced CO2 Emissions||Unit reduction in energy-induced CO2 emissions of 5% against standard value*3||4% reduction||16% reduction||★★★|
|Emissions||Unit reduction in emissions of 5% against standard value*3||4% reduction||13% reduction||★★★|
|Water||Unit reduction in water intake of 5% against standard value*3||4% reduction||16% reduction||★★★|
|Chemicals||Unit reduction in chemical emissions of 5% against standard value*3||4% reduction||14% reduction||★★★|
|Green Procurement||Increase in green procurement rate*4||80%||★★★|
|3 Expand the Green Heart Circle of Love for the Earth|
|Carry out and expand environmental activities in collaboration with stakeholders||Encourage employees to take part in environmental activities inside and outside work||Certify all production bases as Green Heart Factories*5||39 bases certified (7 in Japan, 32 overseas)||★★|
|Promote environmental and social contribution activities||Carry out forest protection activities with NGOs and other groups Educate the younger generation about the environment||Reduce emissions by 7 million tons-CO2
Provide learning materials to 1,800 students
Self-assessment: Shows level of achievement of targets in three designations:
★★★ : Succeeded ★★ : Will soon succeed ★ : Doing all we can
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