Sustainability

Approach to Sustainability

Tackling climate change is a global challenge today and we also consider that it is the top priority management issue for the Group. While products indispensable for promoting energy creation and energy saving are expected to become more important in the future, the Group has the strength in providing such products that can contribute to the advancement of Eco Society as solar energy glass and energy saving glass for ZEB/ZEH and thus, will focus on further expansion of their sales.

Moreover, we will mobilize our all-out efforts to attain our 2030 goal of reducing our production process greenhouse gas emissions by 21 percent compared to the 2018 level and this target is certified as SBT* initiative. In order to achieve this target, we will reduce CO2 emission by 2 percent p.a. during the RP24 period by optimizing glass making process, developing energy saving technologies, and expanding the use of renewable energy. We will set feasible targets for the immediate future and concentrate on achieving them. After that, we will pave the way towards carbon neutrality by means of disruptive innovation. Specific steps to this end should be laid out soon.

In parallel, as a token of endorsing TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures) recommendations, the Group will conduct internal evaluation and analysis from the four perspectives of "governance", "strategy", "risk management", and "metrics and targets" at an early date so as to solidify its management foundation.

* SBT (Science Based Targets) are a set of greenhouse gas reduction targets consistent with scientific knowledge

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