Environmental Action Program (2020・2030)

Environment Action Program

Environmental Action Program 2020

Based on the policy of the Oji Group Environmental Charter, we are working on the “Environmental Action Program 2020” with FY2013 being the base year and FY2020 being the target achievement year (established in 2015). We will continue to work toward the achievement of the targets in the final year.

Environmental Action Targets 2020

Environmental Action Program 2030

In September 2020, we established the “Environmental Action Program 2030” with FY2030 being the target achievement year as a medium-term program to start new initiatives in FY2021 and the “Environmental Vision 2050,” a 30-year long-term vision from now.
“Environmental Action Program 2030” is positioned as a milestone for achieving the “Environmental Vision 2050”. We will work on the “Environmental Action Program 2030”.

1. Action on climate change

We aim for net-zero carbon emissions by FY2050, approaching the CO2 absorption and fixation by forests through forest conservation and plantation, a business transformation, thoroughgoing energy savings on manufacturing and transportation operations, and increasing usage of renewable energy.

  • 1)Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
    At least 70% reduction by FY2030 compared to FY2018*
    (At least 75% reduction by FY2030 compared to FY1990*
    • *Including CO2 absorption and fixation by forests
    1. Increasing the CO2 absorption and fixation by forests through investment in forest conservation and plantation,
      • Expansion overseas forest plantation area of 400,000 ha (Achieved 250,000 ha in FY2019).
      • CO2 absorption and fixation of at least 170 million tons (Achieved 121 million tons in FY2019).
    2. Improving in energy efficiency
      • Energy consumption intensity at least 1% per year for the 5-year average.
    3. Increasing in the usage of renewable energy
      • Renewable energy usage rate of at least 60% through reduction of coal consumption.
  • 2)Reduction of GHG emissions by collaboration with suppliers and other business partners
    • Promotion of reduction of GHG emissions through introducing vessel transportation with energy-saving function

2. Abundant forests creation and resource recycling

We will promote sustainable forest management and resource recycling and seek to maintain and conserve the multifaceted functions of forests and sustainably use resources.

  • 1)Abundant forests creation
    1. Sustainable Forest Management
      • 100% forest certification acquisition rate and expansion of certified products
  • 2)Resource recycling
    1. Improving an effective waste utilization rate
      • Japan: At least 99%, Overseas: At least 95%
    2. Increasing a recovered paper utilization ratio
      • Japan: At least 70%
    3. Reduction of water consumption intensity
      • Reduction of at least 6% compared to FY2018
    4. Expansion of water treatment infrastructure and technology services

3. Consideration for ecosystem

We will endlessly challenge ourselves to achieve zero environmental impact and will seek to conserve and protect biodiversity.

  • 1)Challenge for zero environmental impact
    1. Purification of wastewater and exhaust gas
      • Wastewater:BOD, COD, SS intensities
        15% reduction compared to FY2018
      • Exhaust gas:SOx emission intensity
        15% reduction compared to FY2018
      • Reduction of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
        Maintenance of VOC emission intensity at half FY2010 level or lower
        (FY2010 result 0.61kg/million yen)
  • 2)Biodiversity conservation
    • Promotion of forestry management consideration of the ecosystem and the protection and nurture of rare plants and animals
    • Promotion of the research and development of biodegradable and biomass materials considering ecosystem conservation

4. Development of trusting relationships with our stakeholders

We will expand procurement that considers the environment and society, manufacture products that contribute to decarbonized society, and conduct business activities in compliance with environmental laws and regulations.

  • 1)Responsible raw material procurement and manufacturing
    • Procurement and manufacturing that consider an environment and society under compliance with laws and regulations through independent audits and supplier risk assessments.
  • 2)Expansion of products that contribute to a decarbonized society
    • Development and expansion of lightweight packaging materials and plastic alternatives
  • 3)Zero environment accidents and zero product liability accidents