Environmental Conservation

Environmental Management OKI Environmental Challenge 2030/2050

Promote fusion of environmental and management concerns, leverage OKI’s comprehensive capabilities to develop and support safer and more convenient social infrastructure, and help achieve SDGs.

Ⅰ.Towards 2030

(1) Prevention of Global Warming

SDGs 7/11

With regard to life-cycle CO2 emissions*, carry out activities to generate innovation with wide range of partners, achieve reduction of 40% by 2030 (on FY2013 basis)

  • *Target CO2 emissions from energy use at sites: 50% reduction in FY 2030 (compared to FY 2013)

(2) Contribution to Achieving SDGs

SDGs 3/6/7/9/11/12/13/14

Through (i), (ii) below, contribute to achieving the targeted reductions in environmental impact set out by SDGs.

  1. Generate innovative products and services and provide solutions conducive to resolving a wide range of environmental issues.
  2. Realize innovative technologies for manufacturing and creating things in the supply chain, including workplaces.
    • Achieve zero energy buildings (ZEB) for factories

Ⅱ.Towards 2050

(1) Prevention of Global Warming

With regard to life-cycle CO2 emissions*, achieve reduction of 80% by 2050 (on FY2013 basis)

  • Of these, achieve virtually zero CO2 emissions from energy at all sites, including factories (Introduction of energy conservation and renewable energy at sites + realization through environmentally contributing products)

(2)Contribute to Realization of Sustainable Society

Work to develop, provide and promote innovative products and services that assist in preventing global warming and adapting climate change, as well as in resolving other environmental issues, so as to support social infrastructure.

  • *CO2 emissions throughout the group in each of the processes of procurement →workplace location →distribution→ use of product by custome→disposal of end-of-life product

Background of Establishment

Addressing global environmental problems is closely tied to sustainable corporate growth. More and more emphasis is being placed on corporate management that is conscious of social issues such as environmental problems. This includes the 2015 Paris Agreement, acceleration of global environmental initiatives, and the expansion of ESG investing.
Since its founding in 1881, OKI has engaged in business to contribute to solving social issues. In recent years the group has pursued business opportunities and promoted innovation by solving social issues, starting from SDGs. Taking a medium- to long-term stance, OKI Environmental Challenge 2030/2050 was established to accelerate those efforts.

Achieving Our Goals

Climate change is a complex problem, and cannot be achieved simply by setting numerical targets and pursuing single-track technological development. The OKI Group will respond to climate change and environmental issues from both sides of value creation through the provision of products and the management base of the entire supply chain including its own sites.

In terms of product offerings, we will aim to resolve social issues identified by the SDGs, create and combine multiple innovations, collaborate with a wide range of partners, and promote global warming prevention and decarbonization. We will also further promote the development and provision of existing products and services, such as disaster prevention systems, in response to increasingly severe climate change. The OKI Group's IoT has begun to contribute to the spread of renewable energy.

In terms of our management foundation, we will focus on efficiency improvement and CO2 management. The main pillars of efficiency improvement are on-site operational improvements called "Waste removal" and the replacement of air conditioning and production facilities with highly efficient ones. In CO2 management, electricity accounts for the majority of the CO2 generated by energy use throughout the OKI Group, so we have been promoting power contracts that take CO2 emission factors into consideration. As for the introduction of renewable energy, we are promoting the purchase of CO2 emission trading rights such as J Credit and the installation of in-house power generation facilities. At OKI, many of its plants are aging and the time for renewal is approaching. When renewing a plant, we decided on a policy of introducing renewable energy suitable for the site. Achieving Zero Energy Buildings (ZEB) at Factories.

With a wide range of environmental issues, we will actively promote research and development of production technologies, products and services, including management of chemical substances in production activities and products, prevention of pollution, and response to the circular economy in resource recycling, in order to integrate management and the environment.

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