Reduction in Environmental Burden through Activities at Business Offices:
Responding to Climate Change
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions at Business Offices
LED Lighting(Ono Factory)
We are undertaking a variety of efforts to reduce direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by business offices.
In fiscal 2017, unit greenhouse gas emissions decreased by approximately 2.7% year on year. Against our Eco-Vision 2020 targets, emissions (unit per consolidated sales) were down 29% compared with our base year (fiscal 2008).
Initiatives to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
|Energy Conservation Measures||Sysmex Corporation||We introduced an electricity management system (demand monitoring function)1 to understand and control overall electricity use. We used this analysis to introduce energy-saving measures tailored to business office characteristics.
|Sysmex Europe||Introduced a new air conditioning system|
|Shifted to high-efficiency equipment||Sysmex Corporation||At the Solution Center, switched to high-efficiency air conditioning equipment that does not use gas|
|Sysmex Europe||Switched to LED lighting in principal reagent filling rooms|
|Sysmex Wuxi||Switched to a refrigerant with lower global warming potential in cold storage|
|Introduced renewable energy||Sysmex Corporation||At i-Square, installed solar panels and introduced natural lighting in working areas to save electricity|
|Sysmex Europe||Used all renewable energy for electricity|
|Sysmex UK||Shifted to renewable energy for some electricity|
|Employee Awareness||Sysmex Malaysia||Gave Greener Sysmex Points to employees who use hybrid vehicles to commute to work, reduced energy use and decreased CO2 emissions|
|Sysmex Australia||Encouraged employees to use public transportation to commute to work|
|Sysmex India||Confirmed that all employees who use their own cars to commute to work have received PUC certification2|
1 Functions for continuously measuring maximum electrical demand (demand value) for 24-hour periods and sounding an alarm if the level exceeds target values, as well as reporting on electricity use on a daily and monthly basis.
2 An acronym for pollution under control, PUC certifies that vehicle emissions are below pollution control standards. Indian law requires vehicles to undergo semiannual PUC testing, and PUC certification is obligatory. (The PUC certification period is one year for new vehicles.)
Greenhouse gas emissions at business offices
- Notes: Scope of the data: Factories and major business offices
- Sysmex Corporation (Kakogawa Factory, i-Square), Sysmex International Reagents (Ono Factory, Seishin Factory), Sysmex Medica, Sysmex RA, Sysmex Europe (Reagent factory in Germany), Sysmex Brazil, Sysmex Reagents America, Sysmex India, Sysmex Asia Pacific, Jinan Sysmex, Sysmex Wuxi
- [Major Business Offices]
- Sysmex Corporation (head office, Technopark, Solution Center), Sysmex Europe, Sysmex America, Sysmex Shanghai, Sysmex Asia Pacific
Decreasing CO2 Emissions from Domestic Company's Cars
To curtail fuel use and reduce CO2 emissions from some 400 company cars in Japan, we are making use of our intranet to visualize travel distances and gasoline used by each Company car and heighten driver awareness. We are also introducing fuel-efficient vehicles and hybrid cars. CO2 emissions by Company cars in Japan were down approximately 6% year on year.
Complying with Related Laws and Regulations
Based on the Energy Conservation Act, Sysmex Corporation has submitted to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry a medium- to long-term plan that summarizes its regular reports aggregating annual energy usage amounts and its energy reduction plan. Going forward, we will continue promoting energy conservation activities throughout the Company to achieve these non-binding targets in Japan.