Relationship with the Global Environment

Environmental Targets:
Looking Back on the Previous Five-Year Plan

In our previous five-year plan, we worked to reduce production volume intensity by 5% over five years. Although we achieved a 5% reduction in CO2 emissions, we did not achieve our electricity consumption target. Conventional activities to achieve targets will not meet the emissions reductions required by the Paris Agreement. We decided that aggressive targets aimed at 2030 are needed in our future initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions.
 ● COemissions reduction: five-year plan and evaluation
Year set 2015 Evaluation
Starting fiscal year Evaluation - Target fiscal year FY2015 - FY2019
Reduction target 5% reduction compared to FY2014 by FY2019
(1) Electric power consumption production volume intensity
  (kwh/million yen)
(2) CO2 emissions production volume intensity
  (t-CO2/million yen)


Not achieved 

Achieved 

Environmental Targets:
New Five-Year Plan

In fiscal year 2020, we proceeded with a new five-year plan based on our own reduction targets. However, we revised our reduction targets following the announcement by the Japanese government on April 22, 2021 that it would raise its fiscal year 2030 greenhouse gas reduction targets. We will extend our target fiscal year by one year and reduce CO2 emissions by 35% compared to fiscal year 2018 by the end of fiscal year 2025.
This target is a number that we cannot achieve simply by conserving electricity. Accordingly, we are making reductions in our electricity usage by adopting the use of electricity derived from renewable energy and low-carbon electricity, switching to high-efficiency equipment, and other means.
● CO2 Emissions reduction: New five-year plan and progress
Year set 2020 → Revised 2021 FY2020
Performance
Starting fiscal year - Target fiscal year FY2020 - FY2025

Benchmark emissions
Reduction target
35% reduction compared to FY2018 by FY2025
12,312 (t-CO2)
8,003 (t-CO2)
 
9,524 (t-CO2)
(23% reduction)

 

Environment Management System (EMS)

We engage in environmental management under an environmental management system (EMS*2), with the officer in charge of the environment serving as the person responsible for environmental management under the president, who is the chief executive officer for environmental conservation activities. We have set up environmental subcommittees at both the Hachioji Plant and Tsuchiura Plant, and undertake environmental management with the full participation of subcommittee members appointed by departments. We do so through an EMS that is based on our Environmental Management Manual, which conforms to ISO 14001:2015*3).

*2EMS: Environmental Management System

*3ISO 14001 : International standards for management systems and structures for engaging in environmental conservation within an organization

Internal Environmental Audits

We carry out periodical internal environmental audits twice a year to confirm the status of enforcement, as stipulated in the Environmental Management Manual. Based on a checklist collecting recommendations made every year, we conduct audits through an audit team of two or three people headed by a lead auditor.

Auditors renew their internal audit qualifications yearly through examinations. The audit team leader is appointed by the chairperson of the Environmental Management Committee from among auditors with sufficient experience and capabilities

Tokyo Seimitsu Co., Ltd. Environmental Management Structure Organizational Chart