Subaru to Reduce Direct CO2 Emissions by Approximately 20,000 t-CO2/year by Fiscal 2020
May 29, 2019
Subaru to Reduce Direct CO2 Emissions by
Approximately 20,000 t-CO2/year by Fiscal 2020
Tokyo, May 29, 2019 – Subaru Corporation has launched new initiatives aimed at reducing direct CO2 emissions*1 of the Subaru Group. The new initiatives, together with the already launched other efforts, will contribute to reducing the Subaru Group’s direct CO2 emissions by approximately 20,000 t-CO2/year, equivalent to around 3% of annual emissions, by fiscal 2020 (FYE March 2021).
The new initiatives comprise three key efforts in Japan: installation of a captive-consumption solar power system for facilities*2 in Oizumi,Gunma; introduction of “Aqua Premium” hydroelectricity at the company’s Main Plant in Gunma, and its Tokyo Office in Mitaka, Tokyo; and utilization of the Green Power certification / Green Heat certification program at the company’s head office in Ebisu, Tokyo, and the Subaru Training Center in Hachioji, Tokyo.
The captive-consumption solar power system for facilities in Oizumi will be installed and operated by NTT Facilities, Inc.*3 The system is scheduled for completion in fiscal 2019 (FYE March 2020), with an expected installation capacity of 1 MW (generating 1,145 MWh of electricity annually). Using this electricity within the facilities is expected to achieve an estimated CO2 emission reduction of 330 t-CO2, equivalent to around 40% of the facilities’ CO2 emissions.
Subaru will also adopt the “Aqua Premium” program offered by TEPCO Energy Partner, Inc.,*4 to meet part of the energy requirements of its Main Plant in Gunma and its Tokyo Office in Mitaka. The program supplies electricity from hydroelectric power generation, which produces no CO2 emissions. The move is projected to reduce Subaru’s CO2 emissions by approximately 10,000 t-CO2 (equivalent to 21 GWh of electricity generation annually).
In addition, Subaru will utilize the Green Power certification / Green Heat certification program for electricity and heating consumed by its head office in Ebisu and the Subaru Training Center in Hachioji, in the aim of achieving zero-CO2-emission offices.
< Breakdown of efforts for CO2 emissions reduction of approx. 20,000 t-CO2 by fiscal 2020 >
|Installation of captive-consumption solar power system at Gunma Oizumi Plant *5||2,600 t-CO2|
|●||Installation of captive-consumption solar power system at Subaru Accessory Center and Kanto PDI Center in Oizumi||330 t-CO2|
|●||Introduction of zero-CO2-emission electricity at Main Plant in Gunma and Tokyo Office in Mitaka||10,000 t-CO2|
|Introduction of zero-CO2-emission electricity at South Plant and 2nd South Plant of Aerospace Company’s Utsunomiya manufacturing site *6||5,400 t-CO2|
|●||Utilization of the Green Power certification / Green Heat certification program at Head Office in Ebisu and the Subaru Training Center in Hachioji||1,000 t-CO2|
●: Newly-launched initiatives
Subaru’s Action Plan for the Environment for fiscal 2021(FYE March 2022) and beyond sets the goal of reducing the Subaru Group’s direct CO2 emissions*1 to 30% below fiscal 2016 (FYE March 2017) levels by fiscal 2030 (FYE March 2031) (on a total emissions volume basis).*7 In advance of full-scale implementation of this plan, the company is embarking on practicable initiatives including the new efforts outlined above, as well as the installation of a captive-consumption solar power system at the Oizumi Plant*5 and the introduction of the “Tochigi Furusato Denki” program*6 already announced. Subaru will strive to significantly reduce CO2 emissions throughout its business activities in the aim of contributing to environmental conservation and the creation of low-carbon societies at the regional level, as well as creating a sustainable society as set out in the Subaru Environmental Policies.
*1: CO2 emitted directly by Subaru Group plants, offices, etc. (Scope 1 & 2)
*2: Subaru Corporation’s Subaru Accessory Center and Subaru Logistics Co., Ltd.’s Kanto PDI Center
*3: Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Atsushi Ichihoshi
*4: Head Office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President: Nobuhide Akimoto
*5: News release dated November 27, 2018 https://www.subaru.co.jp/press/news-en/2018_11_27_6566/
*6: News release dated May 10, 2018 https://www.subaru.co.jp/press/news-en/2018_05_10_6239/
*7: For more details on Subaru’s Action Plan for the Environment, the road map for a 30% emissions reduction by fiscal 2030, etc. see:
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