Reduction of GHG Emissions Intensity
The Group is reducing GHG（※1） emissions intensity by raising production efficiency, conserving energy, and using renewable and waste fuels. A target for cutting GHG emissions intensity by FY2020 was set in FY2015.
（※1）Green House Gas
- GHG Emissions Intensity Reduction Target
Reduce GHG emission intensity (t-CO2e/production t) in conjunction with product manufacturing by at least 10% compared to the FY2013 level by FY2020.
＊Not including GHG emissions from the electric power business and transportation using Group vehicles.
The FY2020 reduction target set in FY2018 was achieved and emissions intensity was reduced.
Scope1,2,and 3(※2)results are set forth below.
Energy Consumption and Intensity
In 2018,the Oji Group implemented energy-saving measures
that reduced energy consumption by more than 50,000 kL
oil (※3)(equivalent to the reduction of more than 100,000 tons of
In recent years, the Group’s energy consumption is
increasing slightly, in part reflecting facility expansion and
enhancement for higher product quality and added-value, but
energy consumption and intensity has been declining. We will
continue to save energy in an uncompromising manner.
(※3)Energy consumption converted to a crude oil equivalent.
Use of Non-Fossil Fuels
3. Measures against climate change problems
Since 1980, we have been using non-fossil fuels.
In 1980, the fossil fuel ratio was 71.9%. However, fuel
conversion has been promoted through the installation of
waste boilers and efforts to improve the yield of black liquor
renewable fuel and in 2018 the fossil fuel ratio reached 33.3%.
The Oji Group measures the financial impact of GHG emissions by using carbon pricing and promotes measures for raising awareness of the climate change problem and the reduction of GHG emissions among all officers and employees.
The Environmental Management Department of Oji Holdings is currently undertaking verifications by assuming two internal carbon prices, which are, \5,000 and \10,000 per 1 ton of CO2*. Assuming that the carbon pricing is applied to the entire Group, the Department calculates the level of financial impact that Japan’s goal of reducing 80% by 2050 will have on Group companies, and provides information to related people and organizations. In addition, the Environmental Management Department delivers to domestic and overseas Group companies information related to the climate change problem and the reduction of GHG emissions in the monthly environmental news to ensure that all officers and employees of the Group thoroughly understand the importance of the measures against climate change problems.
*From the interview with Professor Joseph E Stiglitz of Columbia University of the United States, who is also a Nobel laureate in economics, at the Long-term Low Carbon Vision Subcommittee under the Global Environment Committee of the Central Environment Council held on March 17, 2017
4. Contribution to reducing GHG emissions
The Oji Group has been conducting hydropower generation business since the Meiji Period (1868 to 1912). In recent years, we have been working proactively on improving power generation efficiency through the revamp of hydroelectric power plants and also on biomass power generation, with which we help power producers reduce GHG emissions.
Chitose Daiichi hydroelectric power plant
For details, go to ESG Data