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. Response to climate change

We will focus on the storage of greenhouse gases by forests through the preservation and plantation of forests as well as business transformation, thoroughgoing energy savings across manufacturing and transportation operations, and increased use of renewable energy, aiming to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

  • 1)Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
    At least 70% reduction by FY2030 compared to FY2018*
    (At least 75% reduction by FY2030 compared to FY1990*
    • *Includes absorption and fixation of CO2 by forests
    1. Increased GHG storage through investment in forestry preservation and plantation
      • Expansion in total area of overseas forest plantations from 250,000 ha (FY2019 result) to 400,000 ha.
      • GHG storage of at least 170 million tons
    2. Improvement of energy efficiency
      • 5 year average energy consumption intensity improvement of at least 1% per year
    3. Increase in usage of renewable energy
      • Renewable energy usage of at least 60% primarily through reduction of coal consumption
  • 2)Reduction of GHG emissions though collaboration with suppliers and other business partners
    • Promotion of reduction of GHG emissions in transportation and other operations, including transportation by ships with energy-saving features (achievement of energy saving ratio of at least 40%)

2. Creation of abundant forests and resource recycling

We will promote sustainable forest management and resource recycling and seek to maintain and preserve the multifaceted functions of forests and use resources in a sustainable way.

  • 1)Creation of abundant forests
    1. Sustainable Forest Management
      • 100% forest certification acquisition rate and expansion of certified products
  • 2)Resource recycling
    1. Improvement in effective waste utilization rate
      • Japan: At least 99%, Overseas: At least 95%
    2. Increased use of wastepaper
      • Japan: Usage rate of 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 preserve and protect biodiversity.

  • 1)Goal of zero environmental impact
    1. Purification of waste water and exhaust gas
      • Waste water: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 0.56kg/million yen)
  • 2)Biodiversity coservation
    • 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 aimed at ecosystem preservation

4. Development of trusting relationships with our stakeholders

We will focus on expanding procurement that considers the environment and society, manufacture products which contribute to a decarbonized society, and we will conduct business activities in compliance with environmental laws and regulations.

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