Environmental Data

Environmental impact of our business activities (material flow)

■Environmental impact of our business activities in fiscal 2014

Introduction of T-ReCS for effective environmental data management

In 2010, the Takasago Group introduced T-ReCS (Takasago Responsible Care System), an environmental management information system designed to gather together various environmental data from our business locations around the globe for central management.

Combating global warming

The Takasago Group pursuing CO2 emission reduction coupled with the activities aimed at contributing to global warming prevention. In order to reduce the usage of the power generated with exhaustible energy resources, we actively promote the conversion to the power generated with renewable energy.

■Electricity consumption and CO2 emissions

Calculating Scope3

Calculation of Scope3 of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission in the supply chain was started in 2012 based on the "Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standard."

In fiscal 2014, the ratio of Scope3 in the greenhouse gas emission was 98.3 %. The emission level of category 4 out of Scope 3 was relatively high. Accordingly we are planning to change the transportation method and thereby take an initiative to reduce emissions. We are making an ongoing attempt to expand the calculation range and to improve the precision of calculation values.

Hybrid vehicle

We are accelerating the replacement of cars used by our sales force with hybrid vehicles. In fiscal 2013, the rate of their use is 16% across the Group.

Forklifts with low environmental impact

We are replacing existing forklifts with environmentally friendly electric-powered forklifts at all of the Group’s domestic production sites. In fiscal 2013, the rate of their use is 83% across the Group.

■Introduction of low environmental impact vehicles

Recycling of industrial waste

Approaches taken and regulations enforced with regard to waste vary significantly among different countries and regions. There are some factories at which wastes are not yet sorted for collection. However, transportation costs the largest amount of waste treatment processes. It can therefore not be said that the best way would be to segmentize the sorting of wastes, for the more sorting is done, the higher the transportation costs and consequently the higher the CO2 emissions due to transportation will be. In fiscal 2014, a proportion of 0.8 % of the wastes generated by the entire Takasago Group in a full year is finally disposed of on landfills. However, some of the information on waste disposal consigned to external contractors may be unclear because the manifest system has not yet been established in some areas. We will be requesting disclosure of the information on waste disposal by consigned contractors at the respective sites in the future so that it will be possible to collect more precise data.

* EMEA: Europe, Middle East and Africa

■Emission of Industrial Waste