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Prevention of Global Warming

Efforts to Prevent Global Warming through Our Business Operations

Global warming is a worldwide challenge. Members of the azbil Group are working together proactively to take measures to save electricity and conserve energy in their business activities, while bearing in mind the importance of their role in helping customers and society to significantly reduce CO2 emissions.

Under the leadership of the azbil Group Environmental Load Innovation Officer, the management team and employees within the azbil Group work together to reduce CO2 emissions, with each major business site supervised by an executive officer.
Moreover, the environment supervisors committee, which is responsible for Group-wide energy management, meets six times each year. The committee, which is led by the executive officer in charge of environmental load innovation, is composed of officers responsible for energy management at individual business sites.
At its meetings, the committee sets CO2 reduction targets, formulates a plan for achieving the targets, checks the progress of the plan, and feeds the results back to business sites, thereby encouraging proactive action on behalf of the environment.

The implementation of effective electricity-saving and energy-conserving initiatives that optimize energy use at factories and offices is accomplished by visualization of electricity usage through an energy management solution service. The knowledge acquired through these initiatives can then be used to help customers and the general public.

Azbil participates Japan Climate Initiative(JCI)*, and supports for the declaration:Joining the front line of global trend for decarbonization from Japan.

Our various climate change initiatives were given an A- evaluation in the CDP Climate Change 2019 report.

Regarding changes in energy consumption due to changes in ways of working due to the spread of COVID-19, our understanding of the impact of these changes on our own company (Scopes 1+2) and total supply chain (Scope 3) is leading to new measures.

*Japan Climate Initiative (JCI) is a network committed to strengthening communication and exchange of strategies and solutions among all actors that are implementing climate actions in Japan.
(Japan Climate Initiative(JCI):https://japanclimate.org/english/

Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Targets for 2030

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*1 emissions ]
  • 30 % reduction in GHG emissions (Scopes 1 + 2)*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 May 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.Applying these targets to the Group’s business activities and the entire supply chain reflects our sincere commitment to resolving global warming and climate change—globally shared problems addressed by the United Nations’ SDGs—and realizing a sustainable low-carbon society.

Azbil announced that it has established its “2050 Long-Term Vision for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions” in which the azbil Group aims to achieve substantially zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scopes 1 + 2) by 2050 from its business activities.

*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.

Results for the Fiscal Year 2019

CO2 Emissions from the Group’s Business Activities (Scopes 1+2)

CO2 emissions produced by azbil Group bases during our business operations in fiscal year 2019 (ended March 2020) were 18,000 metric tons, a 47% drop from 2006. We are actively introducing energy visualization systems into our operations that run continuously, harnessing many years of accumulated knowledge, and are working on improving both the operational and equipment-related aspects of our business. Through streamlining of the production and development processes and administrative streamlining by changing the ways we work, we are seeking to further reduce energy consumption, introducing renewable energy generation facilities, high-efficiency procurement of renewable energy, and utilization of Green Power Certificates.

CO2 Emissions Throughout the Supply Chain (Scope 3)

Total CO2 emissions for the the entire supply chain in fiscal year 2019 amounted to 838,000 metric tons. More than 90% of those CO2 emissions came from the use of products sold and purchased products and services, so we are focusing on environmentally conscious design aimed at conserving energy and reducing resource use.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Verification Statement

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Verification Statement
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CO2 Emissions (Scope 1+2) produced by azbil Group bases

(Metric tons of CO2

FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
Scope 1 4,735 4,205 3,878
Scope 2 14,875 14,920 14,252
Scope 1+2 19,610 19,125 18,130

Initiatives in FY2019

Initiatives for reducing CO2 emissions at Azbil Telstar

As part of efforts to reduce CO2 emissions associated with our own business activities, we began procuring green power for our production plants in Spain starting in 2020. This will lead to a significant reduction in CO2 emissions. In Spain, regional characteristics such as long sunlight hours are driving the relatively widespread use of green power, thus promoting procurement initiatives. We proactively introduce LED lighting to reduce power consumption. We are also reducing fuel consumption by changing our company cars to hybrid or electric vehicles. In addition, we will iinstall new air conditioners that use refrigerants with low global warming potential. In these ways, we are working to meet our CO2 emissions reduction targets from 2020 to 2023, which are within the CO2 emissions reduction framework of the entire azbil Group.

As for reducing CO2 emissions through our products, our Research and Development Department is spearheading the development of high-efficiency equipment that contributes to reduced energy consumption, the increase in the percentage of recyclable materials, and the use of refrigerants with low global warming potential as much as possible.

We at Azbil Telstar are fully committed to reducing the environmental impact of our business activities. All employees are working in unison to promote environmental initiatives, as well as to provide customers and society with environmentally friendly products.

Past initiatives

Reducing Society’s Impact on the Environment

We strive not only to reduce the CO2 emissions from our own business activities, but also to provide products and solutions that help our customers to reduce their burden on the environment.
For details, see “Realizing Our Desire to Reduce Environmental Impact Through Our Core Businesses”