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Reducing CO2 Emissions

The SCREEN Group is committed to reducing the life cycle CO2 emissions of its products (emissions due to resource procurement, equipment manufacturing, equipment transport, and use by customers) as well as its own energy and resource use.

Reducing CO2 Emissions from Business Activities

Domestic Group companies carry out power-saving efforts in everyday operations in order to cut peak power usage. In addition to this, a Demand Monitoring System has been introduced at eight locations, including our principal business sites. In summer, when peak power consumption at a particular site is at the point of exceeding the target, alerts are issued via email as well as a public address system asking people to temporarily turn off air conditioning and lighting. Other efforts implemented to reduce CO2 emissions include the adoption of the cool-biz/warm-biz* initiative and partial switch-off of lighting.

Moreover, a photovoltaic power generation system has been introduced at the Head Office and the Hikone Plant as an effort to expand the use of carbon-free, renewable energy sources.

*Cool-biz is a campaign introduced by the Japanese government in 2005 that encourages casual dressing in summer in order to reduce the need of air conditioning. Similarly, warm-biz was introduced the same year to reduce the need for heating in winter.

The fiscal 2016 reduction in annual electricity consumption due to solar panels installed in fiscal 2014 totaled 370 thousand kWh.

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Photovoltaic system on the rooftop of the Head Office Demand Monitoring System

CO2 Emissions and Emissions per Unit Weight of Product Shipment

During the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, total CO2 emissions by the Group came to 52,523 metric tons. The Group in Japan met its annual target of reducing emissions per unit weight of product shipment by 2% or more compared with the baseline.1
Since 2011, we have been responding to the CDP2 Climate Change Information Request.
1. The fiscal 2012–2014 three-year average
2. CDP: A non-profit organization supported by investors from various countries that sends questionnaires to private sector companies and analyzes and publishes information related to climate change based on their responses.

CO2 Emissions and Emissions per Unit Weight of Product Shipment

Electricity Used

The Group companies in Japan continued efforts to reduce peak electricity usage. We have introduced demand monitoring systems at eight locations, including our principal sites.
These systems send out alerts via email and public address systems when summertime electricity consumption is in danger of exceeding seasonal targets and prompts temporary shutdowns of air conditioning and lighting systems.
The fiscal 2016 reduction in annual electricity consumption due to solar panels installed in fiscal 2014 totaled 37 thousand kWh.

Electricty Used

Reducing CO2 Emissions from Logistics Operations

Overseas sales account for nearly 80% of net sales and much of the equipment we produce in Japan is assembled at customer sites. Accordingly, we have made reducing CO2 emissions during transport a key priority. The Company is working proactively to achieve a modal shift during shipping, from trucks to marine and rail.

The SCREEN Group has been authorized to use the Eco-ship Modal Shift Mark since December 2011.

Expansion of coastal shipping and use of overseas shipping for unified transport

Expansion of Coastal Shipping and Use of Overseas Shipping for Unified Transport

* Simplified packaging technology: A new style of packaging that does not use wood or reinforced cardboard.


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