Our Measures to Prevent Global Warming
Targets and Achievements of Major Approaches
|Objective/Task||FY 2011 Goals||FY 2011 Results||Evaluation||FY 2012 Goals|
|Prevention of global warming and promotion of energy saving||Reduce energy use per energy source by 1％ compared with the previous year’s levels||Energy use per energy source increased by 11.2％ compared with 1990 levels and by 4.9％ compared with the previous year’s levels||★||Reduce power usage by individual energy source in FY 2012 by 1％ compared with the previous year|
|Reduction of GHG emissions caused by transportation||Promoted modal shift and reduce energy consumed during transport by individual energy source by 1％||Annual energy consumption during transportation for the 2011 one-year period decreased by 4.5％ per unit of transportation||★★★||Continue to promote modal shift and reduce energy consumed during transport by individual energy source by 1％ per year|
The energy consumption rate per unit of production for FY 2011 was 142.3 （L/ton） for a 10.3％ increase over the previous year. The reasons for this were （1） increased use of fuel oil due to malfunctioning of equipment that utilizes biomass energy, and （2） an increase in high-energy-consumption products （however, these products also had high added value）. Energy-saving measures undertaken in light of these conditions were （1） promotion of visualization at domestic offices,（2 checks on office energy-saving efforts by working groups formed to promote measures for preserving energy and preventing global warming, and （3） utilization of bridge charts as a method of analyzing the worsening energy consumption rate per unit of production.
Awareness of and Achievements in Measures to Reduce CO2 Emissions
In FY 2010, the DIC Group set a CO2 emissions volume reduction target for FY 2020 based on the FY 2005 level as a standard, and is proceeding with activities accordingly.
The FY 2011 CO2 emissions volume for DIC alone increased by 3,000 tons for a 1.6％ increase compared with the previous fiscal year. The two reasons for this change were （1） failure of equipment that makes use of biomass energy, which contributes greatly to emissions reductions; and （2） an increase in high-energy-consumption products that utilize a clean room environment. However, throughout the DIC Group as a whole, a decline in overseas manufacturing led to an emissions reduction of 35,000 tons （5.1％ reduction from the previous year）. Furthermore, the domestic DIC Group implemented the following measures with the aim of reducing CO2 emissions: （1） energy savings and CO2 emission reductions through introduction of high-efficiency equipment when replacing current equipment, （2） adding visualization of CO2 emission amounts to existing energy use visualization, and （3） power-saving measures in response to the reduced energy supply following the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Promotion of and Education on Measures
Along with energy-saving and CO2-reduction initiatives, efforts are underway to make energy used in offices visible. Moving forward, we are taking measures to transition from visualization at each workplace to visualization of energy used for each product. Energy-saving committees were held once per month at each office, and "cool biz" and "warm biz" energy-saving campaigns were implemented. Climate control levels were strictly enforced （28°C/82°F in summer, 22°C/72°F in winter）, and renewable energy （biomass energy and wind power） was utilized.
Environmental Preservation Initiatives in Logistics
DIC is working to ship more using JR containers, marine transport trailers, and other means of mass transport（modal shifting） to cut transport energy use and CO2 emissions. Shipping by mass transport through our FY 2011 modal shifting efforts accounted for 10.3％ of all transport. Compared to truck transport, we reduced energy usage by 685kℓ （crude oil equivalent） and CO2 emissions by 1458 tons. DIC will continue to cut transport energy use through further modal shifting and eco-driving programs, and by working with more companies that use clean-energy vehicles. We are also providing training to the transport companies we use concerning environmental issues such as eco-driving.
Actual Condition of Occupational Safety and Health