Reducing CO2 Emissions

Under the SCREEN Group Management Grand Design and the new Value Up 2023 medium-term management plan, we are aiming to achieve a decarbonized, circular economy-based society that coexists in harmony with nature. To this end, we implement measures in our business activities to reduce our environmental footprint, and we work to help mitigate climate change, which has major impacts on society. We have set a long-term CO2 reduction target to achieve by 2030, which has been recognized under the Science Based Targets*1 initiative.

We are working towards SBT that we have set to achieve by 2030.
We aim to reduce total CO2 emissions from facilities (Scope 1*2 and Scope 2*3) by 30% compared to the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 (FY2019).
Also by 2030, we are working to reduce CO2 emissions from the use of our sold products (Scope 3*4) by 20% compared to FY2019.

*1 Science Based Targets (SBTs) represent an international initiative to prevent global warming by setting CO2 reduction targets that are based on scientifically sound principles.
*2 Scope 1 emissions are direct greenhouse gas emissions from sources owned or controlled by the reporting company (fuel combustion, industrial processes, etc.)
*3 Scope 2 emissions are indirect greenhouse gas emissions from consumption of electricity, heat, or steam purchased from other companies.
*4 Scope 3 emissions are all indirect greenhouse gas emissions not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 that occur in the value chain of the reporting company (i.e., emissions by other companies related to the reporting company’s activities).

Reducing CO2 Emissions from Business Activities

We help mitigate global warming by reducing CO2 emissions from business activities at our facilities. The measures we take include minimizing energy consumption by installing energy-efficient equipment.Total CO2 emissions of the SCREEN Group was 54,794 metric tons CO2e in the year ended March 2020. We have achieved our Green Value 21 Phase IV target of reducing emissions per unit weight of product shipment by 6% compared with the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014.

Reducing CO2 Emissions from Customer Use

The products are certified under our own standards for environmental friendliness as Green Products. We are working to expand sales of these products. Energy-saving measures are becoming ever more important at customers’ factories. We evaluate the energy efficiency of products, resource efficiency, ease of disassembly, recycling, environmental protection, environmental safety, and information disclosure. Based on these criteria, we seek to minimize our products’ energy consumption.
CO2 emissions from our products shipped in the year ended March 31, 2020 are estimated at 2,149 thousand metric tons CO2e for 10 years which is a 18% improvement in terms of emission intensity compared with the year ended March 2014. By replacing conventional products with “Green Products”, CO2 emissions decreased by an estimated 49,663 metric tons CO2e. We have achieved our Green Value 21 Phase IV target of reducing emissions per unit of sales by 6% compared with the fiscal year ended March 2014.

Reducing CO2 Emissions from Logistics Operations

Nearly 80% of net sales is occupied by overseas sales and many products are assembled on the global customer sites. Accordingly, we are taking key steps to reduce CO2 emissions by transport. The SCREEN Group is also proactively working to achieve a modal shift during shipment, by changing from trucks to marine vessels. We have been authorized to use the Eco-ship Modal Shift mark since 2011.
Specialized transport operator, SCREEN Logistics Co., Ltd. provides highly efficient logistics services to SCREEN Group members. SCREEN Logistics Co., Ltd. is also contributing to address emerging management issues related to the global environment, including the reduction of environmental burden and costs.

Reducing CO2 Emissions from the Supply Chain

The SCREEN Group promotes various kinds of activities for reducing CO2 emissions to mitigate and adapt to climate change across the entire supply chain. For example, we hold the briefing meetings with our business partners to show the purchase policy and future direction periodically. We also collaborate with the partners to reduce emissions based on the SCREEN supplier code of conduct. These efforts have produced positive and encouraging results.

Verification of CO2 emissions

We undergo third-party verification of facility CO2 emissions (Scope 1+2) and third-party verification of CO2 emissions from the use of our sold products (Scope 3 Category 11).
Please refer to the Sustainability Data Book for CO2 emissions for the entire Group.
Sustainability Data Book 2020