Environmental report 2017

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

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Initiatives Toward Creating a Low-Carbon Society

Reducing CO2 from Production

Targets of 8th Environmental Plan
(Fiscal 2016–2018)
Fiscal 2017 Targets Fiscal 2017 Results Self-evaluation
Annual emission of greenhouse gases
(CO2 conversion):1.37 million tons or less
1.43 million tons 1.34 million tons
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Reducing CO2 Emissions from Product Usage by Improving Product Performance

Targets of 8th Environmental Plan
(Fiscal 2016–2018)
Fiscal 2017 Targets Fiscal 2017 Results Self-evaluation
Average reduction rate from 107 product groups: 35% (compared to Fiscal 2001) 34% 35% from
106 product groups
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Increasing Contribution to Reducing CO2 Emissions from Product Usage

Targets of 8th Environmental Plan
(Fiscal 2016–2018)
Fiscal 2017 Targets Fiscal 2017 Results Self-evaluation
Contribute to reducing emissions by 92 million tons from more than 127 product groups 75 million tons from 124 product groups 69 million tons from 119 product groups
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Initiatives Toward Creating a Recycling-Based Society

Effective Utilization of Resources

Targets of 8th Environmental Plan
(Fiscal 2016–2018)
Fiscal 2017 Targets Fiscal 2017 Results Self-evaluation
Mitsubishi Electric Final disposal rate: 0.1% or less 0.1% 0.002%
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Affiliates (Japan) Final disposal rate: 0.1% or less 0.1% 0.02%
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Affiliates (Overseas) Final disposal rate: 0.5% or less 0.6% 0.69%
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Reducing Resource Inputs

Targets of 8th Environmental Plan
(Fiscal 2016–2018)
Fiscal 2017 Targets Fiscal 2017 Results Self-evaluation
Average reduction rate from 64 product groups: 40% (compared to Fiscal 2001) 40% 38%
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Initiatives to Create a Society in Tune with Nature

Ongoing "Mitsubishi Electric Outdoor Classroom" and "Satoyama" Woodland Preservation Project

Targets of 8th Environmental Plan
(Fiscal 2016–2018)
Fiscal 2017 Targets Fiscal 2017 Results Self-evaluation
Total participants: 30,000 people 3,500 people 5,100 people
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Fostering Environmental Awareness through Global E-learning

Targets of 8th Environmental Plan
(Fiscal 2016–2018)
Fiscal 2017 Targets Fiscal 2017 Results Self-evaluation
Expand participation to 140 affiliated companies in Japan and overseas (including Mitsubishi Electric) Implemented in 140 companies Implemented in 144 companies
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Preserving Biodiversity at Business Sites

Targets of 8th Environmental Plan
(Fiscal 2016–2018)
Fiscal 2017 Targets Fiscal 2017 Results Self-evaluation
Promote protection of regional endemic species at all business sites in Japan 18 business sites
(cumulative total)
17 business sites
(cumulative total)
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Strengthening Our Environmental Management Foundations

Improving Environmental Initiatives

Targets of 8th Environmental Plan
(Fiscal 2016–2018)
Fiscal 2017 Targets Fiscal 2017 Results Self-evaluation
Mitsubishi Electric Environmental initiatives level of completion: 100 points Avg. of 95 points Avg. of 97 points
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Affiliates (Japan) Environmental initiatives level of completion: avg. of 90 points Avg. of 85 points Avg. of 92 points
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Affiliates (Overseas) Environmental initiatives level of completion: avg. of 80points Avg. of 75 points Avg. of 91 points
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General Overview of the 8th Environmental Plan in Fiscal 2017

Due to the impact of the economic slowdown, the amount contributed to reducing CO2 emissions through product usage failed to reach the target volume. 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. Most of the initiatives for creating a recycling-based society and realizing a society in tune with nature are progressing as planned. However, some issues still require attention, such as improving the final disposal rate and reducing resource input volumes overseas.

Regarding the new activities to increase the level of initiatives for strengthening the foundations of our 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 continue utilizing the PDCA cycle and introduce more initiatives to achieve the targets set forth in the 8th Environmental Plan.