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OMRON Group’s Scope 1, 2, and 3 GHG Emissions

OMRON Group’s Scope 1, 2, and 3 GHG Emissions (FY2019)

To assess the environmental impact of the Group's business activities as a whole, including its value chain, the OMRON Group in fiscal 2013 began calculating Scope 1, 2, and 3 of the OMRON Group's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The calculation is based on the GHG Protocol, which is the most widely used international accounting and reporting tool.

Scope Calculation methods Emissions
(t-CO2)
ratio
Scope1
Direct emissions, including those from internal fuel combustion and industrial processes
Multiplying quantity of fuels used, emissions of non-energy origin by the emission factors 34,394 0.31%
Scope2
Indirect emissions from consumption of purchased electricity, heat, or steam
Multiplying quantity of electricity used by the emission factors 131,696 1.21%
Scope3
Other indirect emissions
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1 Purchased goods and services Multiplying quantity of money spent of goods and services purchased by the emission factors 1,194,191 10.93%
2 Capital goods Multiplying quantity and distance of transportation, distribution by the emission factors 111,887 1.02%
3 Fuel and energy related activities Multiplying quantity of fuels, electricity used by the emission factors 171,986 1.57%
4 Upstream transportation and distribution Multiplying quantity and distance of transportation, distribution by the emission factors 47,615 0.44%
5 Waste generated in operations Multiplying quantity of waste generated by the emission factors 3,804 0.03%
6 Business travel Multiplying quantity of money spent of business travel by the emission factors 18,336 0.17%
7 Employee commuting Multiplying quantity of money spent of employee commuting by the emission factors 3,255 0.03%
8 Upstream leased assets Multiplying quantity of energy used for upstream leased assets by the emission factors 2,085 0.02%
9 Downstream transportation and distribution Estimation from category 4 4,285 0.04%
10 Processing of sold products Excluded
11 Use of sold products Multiplying quantity of annual energy consumption by end use of goods and services sold, service life, the shipping volume by the emission factors 9,121,326 83.51%
12 End-of-life treatment of sold products Multiplying quantity of waste disposal and treatment of products sold by the emission factors 76,739 0.70%
13 Downstream leased assets Excluded
14 Franchises Excluded
15 Investments Emissions from operation of investments 1,284 0.01%

CO2 emission factors used for the calculation of CO2 emissions

Starting in fiscal 2016, OMRON has been using the following publicized CO2 emission factors for electricity:
Japan: Emissions factors set for each power company for calculating, reporting, and publishing greenhouse gas emissions based on the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures (by category or residual)
China: Emission factors set forth for each power company by the National Development and Reform Commission;
Other countries: Country-specific emission factors set forth by the International Energy Agency (IEA, 2011).

For emission factors for fuels, the OMRON Group uses factors set in the "Manual for Calculating and Reporting Greenhouse Gas Emissions" of the System to Set, Report, and Publish Greenhouse Gas Emissions based on the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures.

Independent Assurance of GHG Emissions

To ensure the reliability of its data, the OMRON Group’s GHG emissions data (Scope 1, 2, and 3) underwent third-party review by Bureau Veritas Japan Co., Ltd. The Group received a report that verified appropriate measurement, calculation, and reporting of GHG data, including source data, or evidence.

Category Verification source data (evidence) Verification standard
Scope 1 and 2 -Purchased volume on invoices: Electricity and gas (city gas, LPG, and LNG)
-Consumption volume of fossil fuels managed by internal systems, such as heavy fuel oil and heating oil
International Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE) 3000 (Revised), Assurance Engagements Other than Audits or Reviews of Historical Financial Information
(Effective for assurance reports dated on or after December 15, 2015)
ISO14064- 3(2006): Greenhouse gases Part 3: Specification with guidance for the validation and verification of greenhouse gas assertions
Scope 3 -Activity data of category elements managed by internal systems
-Emission factors by activity datum
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