Reduced energy consumption and GHG emissions

  • Materiality

As part of our measures to achieve a low-carbon society, the Mizuno Group as a whole is committed to reducing the amount of energy consumed and the CO2 emissions generated by energy consumption.

Amount of Energy Consumed

Mizuno promotes a variety of activities to achieve the target, that is, a 30% reduction of CO2 emissions by 2030 compared to the 2013 levels, as Mizuno’s Long-Term Environment Target.
As a typical example, we are expanding the use of LED equipment to our business bases both in Japan and overseas. In particular, we make efforts to reduce energy consumption by introducing LED equipment systematically to business facilities with a high environmental footprint. On the other hand, we are replacing gasoline cars with hybrid cars for company cars in a phased manner, and are introducing electric cars on a trial basis to confirm their safety and environmental impact. Company cars are equipped with a Telematics device to visualize the operation state of the vehicles, which improves awareness of safe driving and improves fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions as well.
Total domestic energy consumption in FY2018 was 155,928 GJ. The unit consumption index dropped to 125.2 (down 0.3 points).

Total Amount of Energy Consumed[*b]

Break down[*b]

Amount of energy consumed (total amount) [*b]

  Unit 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Scope1 City gas 1,000m3 39

38

38

41 31
LP gas t 166

105

94

92 78

Heavy oil

kl

117

99

100

100 93
Kerosene kl 40

39

44

44 38
Gasoline kl 928

858

748

687 658
Light oil kl 167

169

163

154 156
Scope2 Electric power 1,000kWh 11,362

11,212

11,041

10,675 10,361
Regional cooling and heating GJ 9,536

9,517

10,476

10,488 10,025

Amount of CO2 emissions from energy consumption

In FY2018, the amount of CO2 emissions from energy consumption in the Mizuno Group as a whole was 16,350 t-CO2. This was a reduction of 4.8% compared with the previous fiscal year. At each domestic office, we are switching to energy-saving equipment such as LED from conventional lighting in sequence. We will urge the purchase of renewable energy so that we will reduce CO2 emissions even more than before.

Amount of CO2 emissions from energy consumption[*a]

Unit 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
t-CO2 16,767 16,611 19,275 17,165 16,350
Specific consumption index 8.96 8.47 10.21 9.26 9.18
*Data including the logistics center in the USA since 2016

CO2 emissions by region and specific consumption index

Amount of CO2 emissions from energy consumption by country[*a]

(Unit:t-CO2)  2014 2015  2016 2017 2018
Japan 10,399 9,948  9,662 9,260 8,900
United States 1,384 1,545  4,934 4,540 4,274
Canada 152 259  205 212 205
United Kingdom 650 595  555 527 538
France 215 294  238 212 155
Germany 177 173  182 145 151
Italy 57 68  84 80 80
China(Factory) 2,915 2,780  2,536 1,426 1,337
China 125 105  106 84 86
Taiwan 180 219  224 219 187
Hong Kong 206 252  180 98 78
South Korea 157 199  190 181 183
Singapore 15 19  34 35 32
Thailand - - - 34 34
Australia 134 154  145 146 110
Total 16,767 16,611 19,275 17,165 16,350
*The above data is recalculated from 2013 as it became possible to incorporate the past data of each business office.

Status of other indirect greenhouse gas emissions

In order to realize a low-carbon society, we are calculating emissions across the value chain based on the Scope 3 criteria of the GHG Protocol because we recognize the importance of not only working on our CO2 emissions, but also on the entire value chain. Scope 3 accounted for 97.1% of Mizuno's 2018 CO2 emissions.
In efforts to reduce CO2 emissions under Scope 3, we will install LED lighting in Sumitomo Warehouse, which operates Mizuno's main warehouses, and we are promoting partial modal shifts when transferring goods between the main warehouses in Eastern and Western Japan.
On the other hand, Category 1 of Scope 3, such as “purchased products/services,” accounts for about 80% of the total. In the future, we will improve the accuracy of the calculation, and focus on the category with particularly high emissions in Scope 3.

Amount of other indirect greenhouse gas emissions in FY2018[*b]


Scope Category Number  Category explanation CO2 emissions
(t-CO2)
Share
 Scope1   Direct GHG emission 2,578 0.8%
 Scope2   Indirect GHG emissions 6,319 2.1%
 Scope3   Other indirect GHG emissions 298,329

97.1%

Breaking down Category 1 Products and services purchased 243,224 79.2%
Category 2 Capital goods 6,848 2.2%
Category 3 Fuels and energy 836 0.3%
Category 4 Transport and distribution (upstream) 7,588 2.5%
Category 5 Quantity of waste from business bases 222 0.1%
Category 6 Business trips 2,182 0.7%
Category 7 Employee commuting 2,349 0.8%
Category 8 Assets on lease 3,685 1.2%
Category 9 Transport and distribution (downstream) 159 0.1%
Category 12 Waste of products sold 27,028 8.8%
Category 15 Investments 4,208 1.4%
Total     307,226
100.0%

Future issues to be addressed

  • We will strive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions including not only Scope 1 & 2 but also Scope3
  • We will work on promoting the purchase of renewable energy.