The Calsonic Kansei Group strives to reduce the burdens it places on the environment by quantitatively evaluating the environmental burdens resulting from its manufacturing operations, to gain a comprehensive understanding of the environmental impact of all operations.
We pursue the reduction of CO2 emissions from the perspective of the prevention of global warming caused by climate change, as well as the reduction of waste generation and water use from the perspective of the effective use of resources, so that our sites can operate in harmony with the environment.
As part of its approaches to climate change, the entire Calsonic Kansei Group is working together to promote energy conservation activities.
Meetings of the promotion committee, established to organize Group-wide energy-saving activities across each location, are held periodically to set reduction targets for each site, confirm progress and share the latest energy-savings information. Further, in FY2016, a checklist was prepared of energy conservation activities undertaken to date, and efforts are being made to achieve goals for energy-saving areas identified through such activities as energy-saving diagnostic checks in the workplace.
Each site is conducting energy-saving activities through the ISO 14001 Environmental Committee and other channels.
In fiscal 2016, compared to fiscal 2005, CO2 emissions were reduced by 31.0% in Japan and increased by 62.6% overseas due to an increase in overseas production sites. In terms of emission intensity (total CO2 emissions/sales revenue), the pursuit of activities aimed at respective reduction targets of 18.5% for Japan and 13.6% for overseas compared to fiscal 2005 resulted in reductions of 32.3% in Japan and 26.7% overseas in fiscal 2016. In Japan, following on from the previous fiscal year, we carried out Energy Saving Special Activities in all locations. These consisted of identifying areas for improvement and sharing examples of energy-saving improvements made. Initiatives overseas included the identification of areas for improvement through energy-saving diagnostic checks, and sharing of improvements made.
CO2 Emissions and CO2 Emissions Per Unit
Use of Green PowerJapan Activities
The Calsonic Kansei Group participates in the Green Power Certificate Program, and contributes to the penetration of 2,245,652 kWh of natural energy per year. (Applicable sites: Calsonic Kansei Corporation Gunma Plant, Yoshimi Plant, CKP Corporation, Calsonic Kansei Utsunomiya Plant Co., Ltd.)
Results of CO2 Emission Reduction at the Logistics StageJapan Activities
As Calsonic Kansei CO2 emissions at the logistics stage are less than 30 million t-km, it does not qualify as a Specified Consigner under Japan’s Energy Saving Act and is therefore not required to report its emissions. Nevertheless, we have established a reduction plan for logistics and are making efforts to reduce emissions.
Production volumes in FY2016 were up on the previous fiscal year, but by making changes to manufacturing locations and reducing the distances traveled by products, it succeeded in keeping CO2 emissions at the logistics stage down to the same levels at FY2015.
Calsonic Kansei CO2 Emissions at the Logistics Stage
CDP is an international non-profit organization that calls on companies and municipalities around the world to disclose their environmental performance data. These disclosures are analyzed and evaluated for the use of institutional investors and the world’s policy decision-makers. The CDP Climate Change Report 2016, a survey on climate change initiatives, gave the Calsonic Kansei Group an A- (Leadership) score, up from the D we received in 2015.