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Environment – Targets and Achievements of the 8th Environmental Plan (Fiscal 2016–2018)

Initiatives Toward Creating a Low-Carbon Society

Reducing CO2 from Production
Targets of 8th Environmental Plan
(FY2016–2018)
FY2016 Targets FY2016 Results Self-evaluation
Annual emission of greenhouse gases
(CO2 conversion):1.37 million tons
1.4 million tons 1.28 million tons Very good
Reducing CO2 Emissions from Product Usage by Improving Product Performance
Targets of 8th Environmental Plan
(FY2016–2018)
FY2016 Targets FY2016 Results Self-evaluation
Average reduction rate in 107 product groups: 35% (compared to FY2001) 34% 34% Good
Increasing Contribution to Reducing CO2 Emissions from Product Usage
Targets of 8th Environmental Plan
(FY2016–2018)
FY2016 Targets FY2016 Results Self-evaluation
Contribute to reducing 92 million tons from more than 127 product groups 74 million tons from 124 product groups 67 million tons from 124 product groups More effort needed
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Initiatives Toward Creating a Recycling-Based Society

Effective Utilization of Resources
Targets of 8th Environmental Plan
(FY2016–2018)
FY2016 Targets FY2016 Results Self-evaluation
Mitsubishi Electric Final disposal rate: 0.1% or less 0.1% 0.002% Good
Affiliates (Japan) Final disposal rate: 0.1% or less 0.1% 0.05% Good
Affiliates (Overseas) Final disposal rate: 0.5% or less 0.8% 0.67% Good
Reducing Resource Inputs
Targets of 8th Environmental Plan
(FY2016–2018)
FY2016 Targets FY2016 Results Self-evaluation
Average reduction rate in 64 product groups: 40% (comparing to FY2001) 39% 39% Good
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Initiatives to Create a Society in Tune with Nature

Ongoing Mitsubishi Electric Outdoor School and Satoyama Woodlands Project
Targets of 8th Environmental Plan
(FY2016–2018)
FY2016 Targets FY2016 Results Self-evaluation
Total participants: 30,000 people 3,500 people 4,700 people Very good
Fostering environmental awareness through global e-learning
Targets of 8th Environmental Plan
(FY2016–2018)
FY2016 Targets FY2016 Results Self-evaluation
Expand participation to 140 affiliated companies in Japan and overseas (including Mitsubishi Electric) Implemented in 98 companies Implemented in 98 companies Good
Preserving Biodiversity at Business Sites
Targets of 8th Environmental Plan
(FY2016–2018)
FY2016 Targets FY2016 Results Self-evaluation
Promote protection of regional endemic species at all business sites in Japan Implemented survey of onsite biodiversity at nine business sites Implemented survey of onsite biodiversity at seven business sites Almost there
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Strengthening Our Environmental Management Foundation

Improving Environmental Initiatives
Targets of 8th Environmental Plan
(FY2016–2018)
FY2016 Targets FY2016 Results Self-evaluation
Mitsubishi Electric Environmental initiatives level of completion: 100 points Avg. of 90 points Avg. of 95 points Good
Affiliates (Japan) Environmental initiatives level of completion: avg. of 90 points Avg. of 80 points Avg. of 84 points Good
Affiliates (Overseas) Environmental initiatives level of completion: avg. of 80points Avg. of 70 points Avg. of 87 points Good
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General overview of first fiscal year of 8th Environmental Plan

Due to the impact of the economic slowdown, the amount contributed to reducing CO2 emissions while products are in use failed to reach the volume targeted; however, the result of initiatives introduced to realize a low-carbon society— such as reducing CO2 emissions during production and reducing CO2 emissions during product use—were mostly good. Initiatives for creating a circulation-based society and realizing a society capable of co-existing with nature are progressing as planned.

Regarding the new activities to increase the level of environmental initiatives for strengthening the foundation of environmental management, we found that visualizing the environmental initiatives at the level of individual business sites is effective for achieving overall improvement. Based on these results, we will go through the PDCA cycle and introduce more initiatives to achieve the 8th Environmental Plan.

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