Initiatives toward creating a recycling-based society

Reducing Resource Inputs

Targets of the 8th Environmental Plan (Fiscal 2016 to 2018) and Achievements in Fiscal 2017

The Mitsubishi Electric Group is reducing resource inputs by targeting specific products for miniaturization and weight reduction. The Mitsubishi Electric Group has approximately 260 products. Our aim under the 8th Environmental Plan (fiscal 2016 to 2018) is to reduce resource inputs for 64 product groups by an average of 40% compared to fiscal 2001, and this reduction target is built into our product development plans. Individual products that are not continuously manufactured and products built to customer specifications are outside the scope of resource input reduction.

The average reduction rate for resource inputs in fiscal 2018 was 40%. Even though it is influenced by business conditions, we achieved our target by proceeding with steady reductions in resource inputs for all products in all segments.

Products Making Notable Progress in Resource Reduction in Fiscal 2018 (Compared to Fiscal 2017)

Laser processing machines: 75% reduction
LED lighting: 53% reduction
LCD TVs: 24% reduction
Optical network equipment: 8% reduction
Switchgear: 6% reduction

graph: Plan for Reducing Resource Inputs

Key Points of the 9th Environmental Plan (Fiscal 2019-2021)

For the 9th Environmental Plan, the new three-year plan spanning fiscal 2019 to 2021, our goal is to maintain the reduction of resource inputs for 64 product groups at an average rate of 40% compared to fiscal 2001. We will continue environmental activities with this target factored in our product development plans.