Sustainability

Environment

Environmental report 2019

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.

From the president

Towards Realizing Sustainable Societies Worldwide, we are drawing on strengths within and outside of the Group, and combining them to tackle various perplexing social issues.

Fiscal 2019 environmental topics

Our Company was selected by the CDP as one of the "The A list" for the highest evaluations in the "Climate change" and "Water security" categories for 3rd consecutive years.

  • illustration: Climate Change
  • illustration: Water Security
  • illustration: CDP Supplier Engagement Leader

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 %

Topics

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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