Environmental report 2017

Every fiscal year Mitsubishi Electric produces a detailed Environmental Report that covers the goals and plans of the Group, and provides data on the environmental performance of business activities, and the results of various environmental efforts in Japan and globally.

Creating a Society in Tune with Nature

Mitsubishi Electric investigates the living creatures found at its various business sites, and takes steps to preserve biodiversity on its premises.


Delivering solutions that address environmental issues and contribute to a greener future.

From the president

Aiming to become a global,
leading green company.

Basic policy and approach to environmental management

Goals for 2021

Reduction of CO2 emissions

Reduction of CO2 emissions from product usage and production

30 %

Recycling rate of waste plastic

Recycling rate of waste plastic from end-of-lifecycle appliances

100 %

Nature conservation activities

Number of people per year participating in nature conservation and environmental leadership training.

1,000 /yr

The Environment and business

Eco Changes

Discover some of the ways we're changing the global environment for the better.


Bringing water back to life through the powers of electricity, bubbles, and ozone

Here we present entirely new water recycling technology that utilizes the power of electricity to break down substances in water that were previously difficult to manage. We discuss the features of this technology and give some examples of its applications, including "microbubbles" that remove grime with the power of bubbles, and ozone generators called "ozonizers" that produce delicious, safe, clear water with the power of ozone.

A model business for a sustainable future

Until now, it was considered difficult to recirculate plastics, or recycle them from home electronics appliances for reuse in new home electronics appliances, as only 6% of the material could be recycled. However, Japan's first large-scale, high-purity plastics recycling system has raised that rate to 70%, more than 10 times the previous level. We will introduce the secret behind this technology, and how it evolved.

Eco Changes: an introduction

An overview of Eco Changes and how we're helping create a greener tomorrow.

Environment sitemap

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