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Environmental Preservation

A Message from the Officer in Charge of Environmental Measures

A Message from the Executive Officer in Charge of the Environment

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Having Set a 2050 Target for Achieving Carbon-Neutral Status, We Are Strengthening Our Focus on Environmental Management.
  • Hideki Hirano, Managing Executive Officer Supervisor of Environmental Measures Promotion

    Hideki Hirano
    Managing Executive Officer Supervisor of Environmental Measures Promotion

    • In 2019, parts of the Japanese archipelago were hit hard by a string of mega typhoons and sustained considerable damage. These events were not only natural disasters but exemplars of what to expect from the looming threat of climate change. As a chemical manufacturer, we are being called to bear a profound level of responsibility for addressing environmental concerns and, therefore, are determined to reduce the environmental footprint of our business activities, to this end focusing on reducing emissions of greenhouse gasses (GHGs) and waste from our operations.
    • With regard to GHG emissions, we updated medium- and long-term reduction targets formulated in 2019, and decided to strive for the achievement of carbon-neutral status by the end of 2050. To this end, we are accelerating various initiatives, including a number aimed at overcoming technological challenges. Furthermore, in addition to reducing GHG emissions from our manufacturing front lines, we have been striving to reduce our environmental footprint from an even broader perspective that encompasses entire product life cycles ranging from the purchase of raw materials to the consumption of finished products.
    • In October 2019, we established a dedicated department charged with tackling medium- to long-term environmental issues as part of our efforts to develop a more robust structure for executing environmental countermeasures and achieving solid results at an even faster pace. Looking ahead, we will announce the progress of initiatives discussed above in a timely manner via our corporate website, financial reporting and other outlets.
Reducing the Volume of GHG Emissions to Eventually Achieve Carbon-Neutral Status

To contribute to the realization of the “well-below 2°C target” of the Paris Agreement, in fiscal 2019, we formulated medium- and long-term targets for the reduction of GHG emission volumes (Scope 1 and 2). In line with these targets, our previous efforts have focused on reducing GHG emissions by 26% by fiscal 2030 and by 85% by fiscal 2050 in comparison with the fiscal 2013 levels. However, with the Japanese government declaring its intention to pursue carbon-neutral status in October 2020 amid the growing trend toward the acceleration of international initiatives aimed at countering climate change, we have updated our GHG emission volume reduction targets and decided to strive for the achievement of carbon-neutral status by the end of 2050. To this end, we will step up and accelerate the initiatives listed below.

Our Medium- and Long-Term Targets for Reduction in GHG Emissions (Scope 1 and Scope 2)

Our Medium- and Long-Term Targets for Reduction in GHG Emissions (Scope 1 and Scope 2)

  • Scope1: Direct emissions from the reporting company's factories, offices, vehicles, etc.
  • Scope2: Indirect energy-derived emissions from electric power and other energy consumed by the reporting company.
  • Scope3: Indirect emissions other than Scope1 and Scope2 (Emissions by others related to the company's activities).
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Management
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Environmental Policies

Caring for the Global Environment Denka undertakes the preservation of...

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A Message from the Officer in Charge of Environmental Measures
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A Message from the Executive Officer in Charge of the Environment

Having Set a 2050 Target for Achieving Carbon-Neutral Status, We Are Stre...

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Stance on Environmental Management
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Stance on Environmental Management

Denka’s Stance on Environmental Management to Contribute to the Realizati...

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Medium-Term Environmental Plan
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Medium-Term Environmental Plan

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Initiatives Aimed at Curbing GHG Emissions and Reduction Targets for GHG Emissions
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Initiatives Aimed at Curbing GHG Emissions and Reduction Targets for GHG Emissions

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Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities
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Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities

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Promoting Climate Change Countermeasures
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Responding to the TCFD Recommendations

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Promoting the Use of Clean Energy
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Promoting the Use of Clean Energy

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Promoting the Use of Clean Energy
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Initiatives in Electric Power Generation

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Government Subsidies Related to the Environment and Energy
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Government Subsidies Related to the Environment and Energy

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The Denka Group’s Policies on the Prevention of Environmental Pollution
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The Denka Group’s Policies on the Prevention of Environmental Pollution

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The Denka Group’s Policies regarding and Accomplishments in Biodiversity Protection
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The Denka Group’s Policies regarding and Accomplishments in Biodiversity Protection

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Preservation of Water Resources
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Preservation of Water Resources

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Contribution to the Development of a Recycling-Oriented Society
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Contribution to the Development of a Recycling-Oriented Society

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Initiatives to Reduce Marine Plastics
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Initiatives to Reduce Marine Plastics

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Environmental Accounting
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Environmental Accounting

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Overview of Environmental Impacts
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Overview of Environmental Impacts

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Fiscal 2019 Environmental Performance Data
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Fiscal 2019 Environmental Performance Data

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Performance data of each site
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Performance data of each site

Environmental performance data (fiscal 2019): major kinds of emissions an...