As the climate change issue becomes more serious, we recognize that reducing GHG emissions is an urgent issue and are working to reduce GHG emissions by conserving energy and utilizing non-fossil fuels (renewable fuels and fuels made from waste).
The Oji Group has been encouraging to reduce fossil fuel ratio by using black liquor*2, renewable fuels*1 such as wood residue, bark, and fuels made from waste such as RPF*3. Renewable fuels accounted for 54.0% in FY2020.
The Oji Group has positioned energy conservation measures as a crucial topic and takes continuous measures to address it. Conserving energy is important not only because it reduces energy costs, but also as a part of fulfilling our corporate social responsibility to undertake environmental measures.
Going forward, the entire Group will continue to move forward thorough energy conservation and production efficiency improvement.
In the Energy Business utilizing renewable fuels, we sold 1,074 million kWh/year of electricity in FY2020 through biomass power generation and hydroelectric power generation whose facilities were renovated. This amount of sold electricity contributed to the reduction of GHG emissions of 478 thousand ton-CO2 to be emitted by other electric power companies.
The Japanese government’s target of reducing GHG emissions by 26% in FY2030 compared to FY2013 is equivalent to a 10% reduction in FY2020.
The reduction in GHG emissions per ton of products, which was formulated based on that target, was -5.4% compared to the base year of FY2013.
In the future, we will strengthen our efforts to achieve the GHG emissions (SCOPE 1+2) reduction target of the Group's new environmental action goals 2030.
Oji Rikuun, which is in charge of land transportation, has obtained Green Management Certification at all of its 15 business offices. We have been working on reduction of environmental burden through increasing the usage rate of recycled tires and providing training on eco-driving more in depth.
Going forward, based on the Oji Group White Logistics Declaration (p. 55), we will work on reduction of environmental burdens through improving our logistics, such as promoting the modal shift and improving delivery efficiency.
As a effort to disclose more climate-related information, the Oji Group is working to grasp not only GHG emissions accompanying product manufacturing, but also GHG emissions accompanying raw material manufacturing and logistics.