Initiatives toward creating a recycling-based society

Reducing the Use of Disposable Packaging Materials

Mitsubishi Electric Group Achievements in Fiscal 2018

Improvements in logistics are part of Mitsubishi Electric Group's Just-In-Time improvement activities. Our fundamental principle in this area is to reduce the weight of transport packaging while ensuring that products are delivered safely to customers. Based on this line of thinking, we practice the 3Rs in packaging: reduce (simplify packaging), reuse (more returnable containers and packaging), and recycle (recycling of used packaging material).

(Mitsubishi Electric and affiliate companies in Japan)

  • Per net shipping weight: 16.7 kg/million yen (increased by 9.2 % compared to previous year)
  • Packaging material used: 60,000 tons (increased by 6,000 tons compared to previous year)
graph: Packaging Materials Usage and per Net Shipping Weight

Mitsubishi Electric and affiliates in Japan increased net shipping weight by changing aggregate targets.

As a result of changing the aggregate targets, the total packaging materials used by our 20 overseas affiliates decreased by 92,000 tons (down 37,000 tons compared to the previous year), and the per net shipping weight was 89 kg/million yen (a decrease of 33% compared to the previous year).