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OKI Completes Cancellation of the Emission Credits for FY 2010

20/04/2011


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)

20th April 2011

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OKI Data Corporation, an OKI Group company specialising in the printer business, 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 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 all 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

364

Project name

Bundled 15 MW Wind Power Project in India

Country

India

Type of emission credits

VCU (*2)

Qty. (tons)

2,178

Project ID

256

Project name

Mungcharoen Green Power - 9.9 MW Rice Husk Fired Power Plant Project

Country

Thailand

Type of emission credits

VCU

Qty. (tons

2,203

Project ID

78

Project name

Nobrecel Biomass Energy Project

Country

Brazil

Type of emission credits

VCU

Qty. (tons)

865

On September 30, 2010, OKI Data cancelled the emission credits and completed 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.
*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 organisations, the VCS is a standard for certifying voluntary greenhouse gas reduction and absorption projects.

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