We continue to carry out a range of Group-wide initiatives in an effort to address the serious environmental issue of global warming by reducing the amount of energy consumed by the CITIZEN Group as a whole.
Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
The CITIZEN Group has worked hard on energy saving activities and incorporated effective programs at each of its business premises, in order to achieve effective and steady reductions in CO2 emissions.
Emissions of energy source CO2in FY2016 were 84.959 tons, a1.3% increase from FY2015.
The offices at our business premises continue to decrease energy use by installation of high efficiency devices and LED illumination and by turning off lights during absence.
Trend of Group-wide CO2Emissions
Calculation of Scope 3 Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The CITIZEN Group participates proactively in worldwide initiatives to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, which cause global warming. We recognize the importance of fully understanding both greenhouse gas emissions from our manufacturing activities and their indirect emissions throughout the supply chain (Scope 3), and accordingly we havecalculated these impact.
In FY2013, we calculated total greenhouse gas emissions throughout the supply chain ofour watch business in the aim of enhancing our trustworthiness among customers.
Calculation results showed that the CITIZEN Group indirectly emitted 33,000 tons of greenhouse gases throughout the supply chain (Scope 3). The largest contributor was emissions from “purchased goods and services” (category 1), comprising 85%, followed by “investments” (category 2), “business travel” (category 6), and “transportation and distribution (downstream)” (category 9), at 7%, 3%, and 3%, respectively. Together, these four categories came to 98% of the total. Based upon these results, we continueto strive to decrease greenhouse gas emissions throughout the supply chain.
Based upon the “Basic Guidelines on Accounting for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Throughout the Supply Chain” (Ministry of the Environment and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry), we calculated greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 3) throughout the supply chain ofour business activities in FY2013. Specifically, we calculated emissions for the 11 out of 15 categories covered in Scope 3 that applied to the CITIZEN Group; we did not calculate emissions for the other four categories, as they did not apply to our business operations.
Example Initiative CITIZEN WATCH KAGOSHIMA
Operation of Solar Power System
CITIZEN WATCH KAGOSHIMA began operating a solar power system on January 1, 2012 to reduce CO₂ emissions and raise employee awareness regarding the environment. The solar power system installed on the plant roof has a rated generating capacity of 180 kW and is expected to reduce annual CO2 emissions by 62.2 tons.
The amount of power generated inFY2016 was 202 MWh, which provided 2.1% of the electric power used by the entire plant and contributed to 74.3 tons of CO₂ emissions reduction.
Solar power system