The Three-Year Environmental Management Activities Plan
10th Environmental Management Activities Plan
Policy for Initiatives
Based on the environmental policy laid out in the Group Environmental Charter1,the Group Mission2,and assessments of the Ninth Environmental Management Activities Plan3,the Kawasaki Group has established key strategies to help meet society’s needs (namely, those for ESG investment and information disclosure), realize both environmental conservation and business growth, and achieve the Kawasaki Global Environmental Vision 2050 goals of “CO2 FREE,” “Waste FREE,” and “Harm FREE.”
To realize a low-carbon society (CO2 FREE), we will work to significantly cut CO2 emissions by weighing the impact of related risks and opportunities4 for our businesses to expand the provision of low-CO2 products and further reduce CO2 emissions from business processes. To realize a recycling-oriented society (Waste FREE) and a society coexisting with nature (Harm FREE), we will raise the level of management not just of the Company, but of the entire Group, work to further reduce environmental risk, and restore natural environments damaged by the construction of our plants.
At the same time, to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we will work mainly through the environmental and energy businesses to solve social issues from long-term perspective.
- Please refer to “Environmental Charter.”
- The Group Mission of “Kawasaki, working as one for the good of the planet.”
- Please refer to p.7, “Summary of the Ninth Environmental Management Activities Plan.”
- Stricter CO2 emission regulations, higher electricity costs, and increased pressure to transition to renewable energy
- Power outages due to natural disasters
- Green energy generation using Kawasaki-brand products (onsite generation/intra-Group consignment) and hydrogen
- Growing demand for power generation and dispersed power sources as means of business continuity planning
10th Environmental Management Activities Plan: Key Strategies
|(1) CO2 FREE||10th Plan Target:
Reduce fiscal 2021 CO2 emissions per unit of net sales by 20% from the fiscal 2013 level (non-consolidated).
|Realization of a low-carbon society||Proactive use of onsite power generation facilities
Consider energy supply and demand for each plant and draft concrete plans to adopt onsite power generation facilities. Consider both purchasing such facilities as internal capital expenditure and selling products for such facilities to energy supply companies and then using their power generation services.
Utilize renewable energy
Purchase electricity from solar power generation facilities on the roofs of our plants
Promote energy saving by utilizing energy visualization systems and replacing aging equipment
Expand the CO2-reducing effects of Kawasaki-brand Green Products and other products
|(2) Waste FREE||10th Plan Target:
Maintain ratio of direct-to-landfill waste to total waste generation at less than 1% (non-consolidated)
|Realization of a recycling-oriented society||Further enforce waste sorting and recycling
Improve Group-wide management
Precisely understand water uses and usage volumes
Confirm water resource risks
|(3) Harm FREE||10th Plan Target:
Reduce environmental risk while operating factories with respect for biodiversity
|Realization of a society coexisting with nature||Properly manage harmful chemical substances and consider alternatives (Reduce Group-wide environmental risk)
Identify the types of trees on factory grounds and, where appropriate, replace with native species while continuing Company-wide forest conservation activities