Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Scope 1 and 2)
To improve lives and contribute to a better society, the OMRON Group set new carbon zero goals in July 2018, aiming to eliminate all greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050*1.
At the same time, we declared our intent to create policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions based on scientific grounds provided by SBTi *2
To achieve a carbon-free society, the OMRON Group will strive to reduce CO2 emissions through consistent energy conservation and the use of clean energy. Moreover, the entire Group will promote more efficient manufacturing operations aimed at minimizing energy and resource usage (Eco-Monozukuri).
Based on action plans through fiscal 2020 established in October 2018, the OMRON Group has implemented capital investments in energy conservation and in-house generated solar power energy. We have installed new photovoltaic (PV) systems in our Yasu, Katsuragawa, Matsusaka, and Okayama offices, beginning production activities using renewable energy. In addition to existing locations in the Kansai region, we have started to procure electricity from renewable energy sources in the Tokyo region. As a result, we have reduced CO2 emissions by 33.7% compared with fiscal 2016.
We will continue to develop global initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, aiming to achieve zero emissions by the year 2050.
We believe creating an environmentally sustainable society is consistent with the OMRON Principles of improving lives and contributing to a better society. Therefore, we have pursued activities based on our Green OMRON 2020 environmental vision.
In July 2018, we set goals under our OMRON Carbon Zero project, aiming to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050.
Our aim is to eliminate Scope 1 and 2*1 greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050, based on SBTi*2. As part of our efforts, we intend to reduce emissions by 32% by the year 2030. Backcasting from that target, we have set goal to reduce emissions by 4% by 2020.
We are also considering setting target for Scope 3*3 emissions reductions.
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.
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%|
Indirect emissions from consumption of purchased electricity, heat, or steam
|Multiplying quantity of electricity used by the emission factors||131,696||1.21%|
Other indirect emissions
|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|
|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.
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
The OMRON Group has been working on Eco-manufacturing, making the best use of limited resources for sustainable manufacturing.
In fiscal 2019, as Eco-manufacturing initiatives, the Group worked on facility improvement, facility investment, and introduction of optimization equipment to production sites. Examples are as follows.
The OMRON Group installed fan inverter controls and cooling water controls as energy conservation measures for HVAC (heating, ventilating, air conditioning). For appropriate compressor operations, we revised group control systems, took measures to prevent air leaks and other measures as planned. As a result, we reduced energy usage by 3,360 MWh year on year.
Based on our action plan through fiscal 2020, we have pursued energy conversion (electrification), replaced lighting equipment with LEDs, and upgraded HVAC equipment at each site. As a result, we reduced electricity usage by 7,295MWh year on year.
Twelve sites across Japan, China, the U.S., and Italy now use in-house generated solar power energy. Based on our action plan through fiscal 2020, we have made capital investments in renewable energy in each plant, with newly installed equipment in fiscal 2019 generating 222MWh a year. Also, we are working on centralized electricity purchasing that incorporates internal carbon pricing, procuring renewable energy in the Kansai and Tokyo regions of Japan. The annual use of these renewable energy was 67,799MWh, equivalent to 28,663t-CO2.
The OMRON Group monitors the usage of GHG other than energy-oriented CO2.