Logo

Environment

Targets and Performance of Environmental Conservation Activities

Targets and Performance of Environmental Conservation Activities

Environmental Targets 2030

Furukawa Electric Group has set Environmental Targets 2030 and has been making efforts to contribute to a carbon-free society, etc. In order to accelerate our efforts to achieve the ultra-long-term goals of the Environmental Vision 2050, The Group has revised the Environmental Goals 2030 in February 2022.

Environmental Targets 2030

  1. Contribute to a carbon-free society
    1. (1) Greenhouse gas emissions from business activities (Scope 1 & Scope 2): Reduce by at least 46% compared to FY2017
    2. (2) Greenhouse gas emissions in the value chain (Scope 3): Reduce by at least 20% compared to FY2019
  2. Contribute to realizing a recycling-based society for water and  resources / Contribute to society in harmony with nature
    1. (1) Efficient use of water resource
      ・Water consumption: Reduce by at least 10% compared to FY2020 (per unit of net sales)
    2. (2) Efficient use of metals and plastics
      ・New material(note1) consumption: Reduce by at least 10% compared to FY2020 (per unit of net sales)
      ・Single-use plastic(note2) consumption: Reduce by at least 25% compared to FY2020 (total volume)

The Group obtained SBT WB2℃ (well-below 2°C) certification from SBTi (Science Based Targets Initiative) for the company’s greenhouse gas reduction targets in July 2022.

(note1) New material: virgin materials for electrolytic copper, new aluminum ingots, and plastics, etc.

(note2) Single-use plastic: disposable plastics used in containers, plastic bags, etc.

(note3) SBT: Science Based Target.

Targets and Performance

Achieved:Achieved Partially achieved:Partially achieved Not achieved:Not achieved

Activity Furukawa Electric Group (Domestic and overseas)
Targets for FY 2020 FY 2020 results Evaluation Targets for FY 2021 Medium-term target for FY 2025
Environmental impact reduction

Base year
2017年
Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (Scope1, 2)(note 1) CO₂+SF6 6.7% or more Reduced 28.3% 達成 Base year
2017
8.9% or more 28.3%
CO₂ 5.0% or more Reduced 23.8% 達成 6.6% or more
Improvement ratio of renewable energy 1% or more Increased 2.3% 達成 1.5% or more 5%
Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (Scope3)(note 1) Start of reduction scenario Scenario development:done 達成 Base year
2019(note2)
2% or more 10%
Reduce water withdrawal 3% or more Increased 8.1% 未達成 Base year
2020
1% or more 5%
Reduce production energy 3% or more Reduced 1.0% 未達成 1% or more 5%
Reduce transportation energy 3% or more Reduced 2.1% 未達成 domestic:1% or more 5%
Reduce total waste 3% or more Increased 1.2% 未達成 domestic:1% or more 5%
Environment Business promotion Improvement sales of environmentally friendly products 60% or more 58.2% 未達成 62% or more
Contribution of products to avoided environmental impact 100,000 ton-CO₂ or more 157,000 ton-CO₂ or more 達成 110,000 ton-CO₂ or more
Contamination prevention Prevention of environmental accidents Number of accidents Zero 0 達成 Zero
Number of small accidents 3 or less 1 達成 3 or less
CDP(note 3) SCORE UP (Climate Change) Score B or higher A 達成 Score A

(note 1)Scope 1: Direct emissions from works resulting from the use of fossil fuels, etc.
Scope 2: Indirect emissions resulting from the use of electricity, steam, and heat supplied from outside of works
Scope 3: Other indirect emissions, such as purchased products and services, business trip, commuting, and upstream transportation

(note 2)The Group has started calculating downstream emissions of Scope 3 in activities related to the products and the services sold by the Group in principle from FY2020.
The calculation is retroactive to FY2019, and the base year has been changed from FY2017 to FY2019.

(note 3)CDP: An organization through which institutional investors cooperate to run projects that require companies to disclose their strategies on climate change and specific greenhouse gas emissions.

Activities Targets and Performance in Fiscal 2020

The total amount of greenhouse gas emissions in fiscal 2020 was 28.3% lower than in fiscal 2017, due in part to the impact of economic stagnation. As a measure against climate change, the Group is promoting energy conservation at our plants, installing solar power generation systems, and switching purchased electricity to renewable energy. Furthermore, the Group established the new “Furukawa Electric Group Vision 2050”, an environmental vision looking ahead to 2050, in order to take measures aimed at the awareness of ultra-long-term issues and their resolution from 2030 on.

Activity Targets in Fiscal 2021

The entire group will work to achieve the environmental targets for 2030. In terms of climate change measures, the Group will promote energy conservation activities, promote plans to introduce solar power generation, and switch purchased electricity to renewable energy, in line with long-term greenhouse gas reduction targets (SBT).

ビジネス基盤変革本部 サステナビリティ推進室, ものづくり改革本部 安全推進室, ものづくり改革本部 資材部, ものづくり改革本部 品質管理推進室, 総務・CSR本部 CSR推進部, FTR, 環境部
Environment
Environmental Policy and Purpose

Environmental Policy

Furukawa Electric Group Basic Environmental Policy Basic Philosoph...

Environment
Environmental Vision

Environmental Vision

In the "Furukawa Electric Group Environmental Vision 2050", while con...

Environment
Environmental Management

Environmental Management

Environmental Management Organization Furukawa Electric Group prom...

Environment
Environmentally Friendly Products

Environmentally Friendly Products

Environmentally Friendly Products and the e-Friendly Accreditation System...

Environment
Material Flow

Material Flow

Environmental Impact of the Furukawa Electric Group in Fiscal 2020 ...

Environment
Targets and Performance of Environmental Conservation Activities

Targets and Performance of Environmental Conservation Activities

Environmental Targets 2030 Furukawa Electric Group has set Environ...

Environment
International standards of the environmental management (ISO14001)

Environmental management international standard (ISO 14001)

International standards of the environmental management (ISO14001) ...

Environment
Climate Change

Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Basic Concept of Climate Change Furukawa Electric Group has formul...

Environment
Water Resources

Water Resources

Basic Concept of  Efficient Use of Water Resources Furukawa El...

Environment
Waste Reduction, Resource Use Minimization, and Recycling

Reducing Waste

Basic Concept of  Efficient Use of Resources Furukawa Electric Gro...

Environment
Chemical Substance Management

Chemical Substance Management

Basic Concept of Chemical Substance Management Furukawa Electric G...

Environment
Environmental Risk Management

Environmental Risk Management

Preventing Soil and Groundwater Pollution Furukawa Electric Group ...

Environment
Response to Asbestos Concerns

Response to Asbestos Concerns

Although Furukawa Electric Group does not currently produce or import any...

Environment
Biodiversity Conservation

Biodiversity Conservation

Basic Concept of Biodiversity Conservation Furukawa Electric Group...

Environment
topics

Environment
Third-Party Verification

Third-Party Verification

We have been verified on the following environmental data in FY2020 by th...