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Activities to Reduce GHGs

Greenhouse gases (GHGs) refer to gases that absorb infrared radiation emitted from the surface of the earth when the surface receives heat from the sun. They radiate the absorbed heat back to the surface of the earth, warming it.
A moderate amount of the greenhouse effect can maintain the Earth's ecosystems, but it is said that the so-called global warming is progressing and the temperature near the surface is rising rapidly due to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions caused by human activities. At the so-called COP (Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), countries are obliged to reduce or restrain GHG emissions, and time limits for achieving have been set.

GHG Emissions Trend at Aicello (Head Office Plant)

At the beginning of 2000, Aicello's Head Office Plant emitted approximately 30,000 tons of carbon dioxide, a GHG . Since then, it has reduced emissions as a result of improving efficiency by selecting and concentrating businesses and aggregating production sites. In addition, as a result of energy conservation activities, the renewal of energy-related facilities, energy conversions, and other activities, we were able to reduce emissions to approximately 13,500 tons in FY2012, and since then we have worked to expand our business and maintain our emission level.
Looking at the future, companies cannot survive without decarbonization. Aicello has been practicing decarbonization management since FY2022 by disclosing management strategies addressing climate change and setting decarbonization targets.

Aicello's Carbon Neutral (CN) Road to Zero - Scope 1, 2 and 3 Reduction Challenge -

Aicello is working every day to meet its carbon neutrality goals to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) and carbon dioxide (Scope 1 and Scope 2) generated by the company's energy consumption.
We also aim to reduce carbon dioxide generated at our own upstream and downstream (Scope 3) in the prospect of further expanding our business. We will continue to develop and improve the products we sell so they can contribute to reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

Scope 1 : Direct greenhouse gas emissions by our own (fuel combustion, industrial processes)
Scope 2 : Indirect emissions from the use of electricity, heat and steam supplied by other companies
Scope 3 : Indirect emissions other than Scope 1 and Scope 2 (emissions by other companies related to our activities)
*emission intensity = amount of emissions / sales in weight

GHG emissions reduction targets

  • Reduce total Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 42% and the Scope 3 emission intensity by 25% or higher by 2030
  • Aim to be carbon neutral by 2050
We aim to complete our global calculations of all of the Group's companies in Japan and abroad and the formation of a roadmap in FY2023
*emission intensity = amount of emissions / sales in weight

Initiatives for Reaching Targets

Scope 1
  • Install highly efficient boilers
  • Consider installing hydrogen boilers (a long-term carbon neutrality measure)
  • Electrify vehicles
Scope 2
  • Continue energy conservation activities
  • Convert to energy saving equipment
  • Install renewable energy
Scope 3
  • Promote the 3Rs, implement biomass based raw materials, and collaborate with suppliers
  • Improve logistics
  • Collect products and convert them to recycled products and renewable energy