OKI Completes Cancellation of the Emission Credits for FY 2010 under the Carbon Zero Emissions Facilities Initiative
TOKYO, April 19, 2011 -- OKI Data Corporation, an OKI Group company specializing in the printer business, today announced that it has cancelled the emission credits and finished offsetting its FY2010 CO2 emissions under the Carbon Zero Emissions Facilities global carbon-offsetting initiative, which began on October 1, 2009.
During the period from October 2009 through March 2013, in addition to efforts to cut emissions, OKI Data is seeking to make progress with the Carbon Zero Emissions Facilities initiative. The initiative is intended to achieve zero CO2 emissions at major OKI Data manufacturing facilities. These activities are being carried out at the following three facilities: the Fukushima Plant, OKI Data Manufacturing (Thailand) and the printer section of OKI Electric Industry (Shenzhen) in China.
"We are delighted to have completed cancellation of the emission credits under our Carbon Zero Emissions Facilities initiatives," says Harushige Sugimoto, President of OKI Data. "OKI Data printers manufactured at these facilities have the 'Manufactured at a Carbon Zero Facility' sticker on them as a way to facilitate businesses to understand the importance of managing their carbon. We believe businesses must do their part in conserving the environment for better tomorrow. Moving forward, we will continue pursuing our carbon offsetting activities."
Through the activities outlined below, OKI Data has offset all 5,246 tons in CO2 emitted from the three manufacturing facilities during the second half of FY2010 (October 1, 2010 - March 31, 2011). All emission credits are cancelled through K.K. Satisfactory International in the Markit Environmental Registry.(*1) These records are available for inspection by third parties.
Projects associated with FY2010 offsetting activities
|Project ID||Project name||Country||Type of emission credits||Qty. (tons)|
|364||Bundled 15 MW Wind Power Project in India||India||VCU(*2)||2,178|
|256||Mungcharoen Green Power - 9.9 MW Rice Husk Fired Power Plant Project||Thailand||VCU||2,203|
|78||Nobrecel Biomass Energy Project||Brazil||VCU||865|
On September 30, 2010, OKI Data cancelled the emission credits and finished offsetting 4,694 tons in emissions for the first half of FY2010 (April 1 - October 31, 2010). Combined with emissions offsets for the second half of the year, this means all FY2010 offsetting is now complete.
- *1 :To check this information, please visit the Markit Environmental Registry at the following website
- *2 :Voluntary Carbon Unit (VCU)
The unit for emission credits issued from greenhouse gas reduction and absorption projects certified under the Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS). Created by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and other organizations, the VCS is a standard for certifying voluntary greenhouse gas reduction and absorption projects.
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OKI Data specializes in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of business printing solutions that empower organizations to communicate more effectively. A subsidiary of Tokyo-based OKI Electric Industry (established in 1881 as Japan's first telecommunications manufacturer), OKI Data fields representatives in 120 countries to offer innovative, leading-edge products and services worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.oki.com/.
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