Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Group-wide CO2 Emissions
Calculation of Scope 3 Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The Citizen Group is participating 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 are calculating these values.
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 for our business activities in fiscal 2013. Specifically, we calculated emissions for the 11 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
Solar Power System Put into Operation
Solar power system
Citizen Watch Kagoshima Co., Ltd., 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. In 2015, the system generated 182 MWh of electricity, accounting for 1.94% of the plant's total consumption, and reduced CO2 emissions by 67 tons.