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Climate change mitigation and adaptation

Efforts to Reduce GHG Emissions

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).

Efforts to Reduce GHG Emissions (SCOPE1+2)

Use of Non-Fossil Fuels

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.

Changes in Fuel Composition Ratio

Reduction of Energy Consumption*5

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 make efforts toward thorough energy conservation and production efficiency improvement.

Energy Consumption and Intensity

Contribution through energy business

In the Energy Business utilizing renewable fuels, we sold 1,074 million kW/year of electricity in FY2019 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.

Biomass power plant

GHG Emissions by the Oji Group

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 rate of 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.

GHG emission intensity accompanying product manufacturing
GHG emissions volume

Efforts to reduce GHG emissions (SCOPE 3)

Measures in the Logistic Division

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.

GHG emissions in upstream and downstream logistics

Efforts to Disclose More Climate-related Information

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.

GHG emissions accompanying raw material manufacturing