Sustainability: Environmental initiatives

Climate change response

Related goals

  • 11. Sustainable cities and communities
  • 12. Responsible consumption and production
  • 13. Climate action
  • 15. Life and land

Climate change response

In order to contribute to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change, an international framework, we have set our own goals to address climate change and will actively take initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through our business.

In addition to reducing direct greenhouse gas emissions from our own activities, we will achieve this by providing a wide range of services that contribute to reducing environmental impact through our proprietary technologies, thereby increasing the effectiveness of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in society as a whole.

Indicators and Targets

We have selected greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as a measure of climate change and disclose our performance for Scope 1-3 of the GHG Protocol. In addition, we have set the following goals to reduce risks and create new opportunities for climate change:

Scope1&2Reduce GHG emissions to 0 by 2030
For Scope 1 & 2, reduce GHG emissions from in-house operations to zero (net) by converting 100% of electricity consumption to renewable energy.
Scope3Reduce GHG emissions to 0 by 2030
Reduce indirect GHG emissions from Scope 3 business activities to zero (net) by contributing to the reduction of environmental impact through the provision of our products and services.
GHG emissions results Unit 2020 2021 2022
Scope1 Direct GHG emissions t-co2 4 6 8
Scope2 Direct GHG emissions t-co2 1,275 1,232 873
Scope3 Direct GHG emissions t-co2 4,373 3,734 5,297
Total emissions t-co2 5,652 4,973 6,178
Scope 3 breakdown:
Category 1: Products and services purchased t-co2 3,948 3,071 4,541
Category 2: Capital finance t-co2 110 364 93
Category 5: Waste from business operations t-co2 4 0 0
Category 6: Business trips t-co2 133 130 455
Category 7: Employer commuting t-co2 179 169 208

Governance structure

We have established the Sustainability Promotion Committee as an organization to evaluate and monitor our policies and initiatives to achieve our climate change-related goals. The CEO and other members of management are involved in the development of climate change strategies and report their efforts to the Board of Directors.

Diagram of governance structure
Board of Directors
Oversight of climate change response and disclosure content
Sustainability Committee (director of sustainability, CEO, CTO, CFO, director of marketing, executive office: office of sustainability committee)
Determining climate change-related policy decisions, determining risk and opportunities assessments, and determining key goals related to climate change response
Climate Change Project Team (managed by office of sustainability committee)
Advisory to the Sustainability Committee, composed of cross-organizational members.
Conducts assessments of climate change-related risks and opportunities; determines key management indicators and targets
EMS team, Risk Management Department, Each business unit
Aggregation, analysis, and target setting of CO2 emissions from business activities.
Identification and selection of climate change-related risks and opportunities.


The risks and opportunities we face in relation to climate change were assessed by the relevant departments and the Sustainability Promotion Committee for the timing of their manifestation and their impact on our business, and then we identified risks and opportunities of particular importance.
We recognize the following as important transition and physical risks and opportunities related to climate change:

Type of risks/opportunities Time of
Impact on
Response policy
Transition risks Policy & regulations
  • Increased operational costs associated with the introduction of policies and stricter regulations regarding the control of GHG emissions
Short Small
  • Establish a disclosure management system and expand efforts to reduce GHG emissions from business activities
Technical risks
  • Decrease in product value centered on environmental aspects due to delays in developing environmentally friendly technologies and solutions
Mid Mid
  • Improvement of energy-saving performance in products and services
  • Increase earnings by developing solutions that contribute to reducing environmental impact and expanding the scope of offerings
Market risks
  • Deemed to have begun to increase customer awareness of environmental issues.
Mid Mid
  • Expand investment and development of environmentally friendly products and services
Reputation risks
  • Decline in the Company's external reputation due to lack of information disclosure
Short Mid
  • Improvement of disclosure management system and enhancement of disclosure
Physical risks Acute risks
  • Suspension of operations of a business location due to a sudden disaster
  • Stagnation of business, including servers and mailings, due to supply chain damage
Short Small
  • Business Continuity Plan (BCP) measures (including crisis response manuals) at each site
  • Establishment of a remote work system
  • Conducting drills (workshops) for each possible event
  • Establish environment such as downloadable shipments and remote support
  • Suspension of operations at a business location due to the spread of an infectious disease or other illness
Mid Mid
  • Business Continuity Plan (BCP) measures (including crisis response manuals) at each site
  • Establishment of a remote work system
Chronic risks
  • Suspension of operations at business locations due to chronic climate change (e.g., sea level rise, temperature rise)
  • Impact of rising temperatures on employee health
Mid Mid
  • Business Continuity Plan (BCP) measures
  • Establishment of a remote work system (e.g., measures against heat stroke, promotion of efforts to reduce physical inactivity)
Opportunities Resource efficiency
  • Reduction of GHG emissions through higher efficiency in production and transportation
  • Establish a business continuity environment in the event of a disaster through remote work with paperless operations
Mid Mid
  • Development of products suitable for resource conservation
  • Promote development of production and transportation efficiency technologies
  • Procurement to reduce plastic waste (promotion of green procurement)
Energy conservation
  • Lower procurement costs due to generalization of renewable energy
Mid Small
  • Prepare for future increases in fossil fuel costs (because fossil fuels may be expensive)
  • Expand renewable energy use
Products & services
  • Increased demand for products and solution services that contribute to environmental friendliness in line with diversified and increased customer awareness of environmental issues
Mid Mid
  • Expansion of earnings through development of products and solutions for reducing environmental impact (e.g., paperless, GHG emission reduction, monitoring through visualization), and development of new markets.
  • Enhance corporate image by promoting disclosure of climate-related information
Mid Mid
  • Improvement of disclosure management system and enhancement of disclosure

Risk Management

Regarding our risks and opportunities in climate change, the office of the sustainability committee conducts an annual company-wide risk identification with the relevant departments.

The policy for responding to the selected important risks is reviewed on an annual basis by the office of the sustainability committee and relevant departments and is identified after discussion by the Sustainability Committee, which includes the management team.

The results of the above risk assessment are then reported by the office of the sustainability committee to the risk management department, which is responsible for company-wide risks, and to the risk and compliance committee.

  1. 1 The office of the sustainability committee identifies risks and opportunities related to climate change with relevant departments
  2. 2 The office of the sustainability committee selects important risks with the relevant departments, and reviews the policies
  3. 3 The Sustainability Committee discusses and identifies risks and response policies
  4. 4 The office of sustainability committee reports the results to the risk management department, which oversees company-wide risks, and to the risk and compliance committee.

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