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Our Long-Term Vision for Combatting Global Warming

In addition to reducing the environmental impact of our own business activities and of our supply chain, and drawing upon the technologies and know-how obtained by doing so, the azbil Group will make use of its measurement and control technology to find solutions to the environment-related problems faced by our customers. In doing so, we will help to preserve the environment through our core businesses.

We set our environmental agenda and advance our environmental initiatives with an awareness of related global developments, including the U.N.’s adoption of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the entry into force of the Paris Agreement. In particular, we view response to the global warming crisis as a most important issue, and we aim for a low-carbon society.

Our 2050 Long-Term Vision for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

We will continue to reduce CO2 emissions at our customers’ sites as a part of our business, and also work to reduce the environmental impact of our entire supply chain.
For greenhouse gas (GHG)*1 emissions (Scopes 1 + 2)*2 from our business activities, we aim to achieve substantially zero emissions by FY 2050.
In addition to further developing and strengthening energy-saving measures within the azbil Group, we will promote the use of a higher percentage of renewable energy, including the introduction of solar power, and also consider new measures.

Our 2030 Targets for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

To achieve our 2050 long-term vision for reducing GHG emissions, we have set 2030 GHG reduction targets for our business activities and entire supply chain, and we have begun work on specific measures.

[2030 targets for reducing GHG emissions]
● 30 % reduction in GHG emissions (Scopes 1 + 2) from business activities compared to 2013
● 20 % reduction in GHG emissions (Scope 3)*2 across our entire supply chain compared to 2017

The above reduction goals were certified in June 2019 by the Science Based Targets initiative*3 as science-based targets , in line with the goal of keeping global temperature increase below 2° C compared to pre-industrial levels.

*1. A general term for gases in the atmosphere that cause a “greenhouse effect” by absorbing part of the infrared radiation emitted from the earth’s surface
*2. Greenhouse gas scopes are as follows.
Scope 1: direct GHG emissions from a business (from burning fuel and industrial processes)
Scope 2: indirect GHG emissions from the use of electricity, heat, or steam provided by another business
Scope 3: indirect GHG emissions related to business activities (emissions not included in Scopes 1 and 2)
*3. Established by CDP, the World Resources Institute (WRI), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) to promote the achievement of greenhouse gas emission reduction goals.