Environmental report 2018

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

  • icon: Very goodVery good
  • icon: GoodGood
  • icon: Almost thereAlmost there
  • icon: More effort neededMore effort needed

Initiatives Toward Creating a Low-Carbon Society

Reducing CO2 from Production

Targets of 8th Environmental Plan
(Fiscal 2016–2018)
Fiscal 2018 Targets Fiscal 2018 Results Self-evaluation
Annual emission of greenhouse gases
(CO2 conversion):1.37 million tons
1.37 million tons 1.27 million tons
icon: Very good

Reducing CO2 Emissions from Product Usage by Improving Product Performance

Targets of 8th Environmental Plan
(Fiscal 2016–2018)
Fiscal 2018 Targets Fiscal 2018 Results Self-evaluation
Average reduction rate from 107 product groups: 35% (compared to Fiscal 2001) 35% 35%
icon: Good

Increasing Contribution to Reducing CO2 Emissions from Product Usage

Targets of 8th Environmental Plan
(Fiscal 2016–2018)
Fiscal 2018 Targets Fiscal 2018 Results Self-evaluation
Contribute to reducing emissions by 92 million tons from more than 127 product groups 92 million tons 71 million tons
icon: More effort needed

Initiatives Toward Creating a Recycling-Based Society

Effective Utilization of Resources

Targets of 8th Environmental Plan
(Fiscal 2016–2018)
Fiscal 2018 Targets Fiscal 2018 Results Self-evaluation
Mitsubishi Electric Final disposal rate: 0.1% or less 0.1% or less 0.001%
icon: Good
Affiliates (Japan) Final disposal rate: 0.1% or less 0.1% or less 0.01%
icon: Good
Affiliates (Overseas) Final disposal rate: 0.5% or less 0.5% 0.59%
icon: More effort needed

Reducing Resource Inputs

Targets of 8th Environmental Plan
(Fiscal 2016–2018)
Fiscal 2018 Targets Fiscal 2018 Results Self-evaluation
Average reduction rate from 64 product groups: 40% (compared to Fiscal 2001) 40% 40%
icon: More effort needed

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 2018 Targets Fiscal 2018 Results Self-evaluation
Total participants: 30,000 people 4,700 people 5,200 people (cumulative total 39,000 people)
icon: Very good

Fostering Environmental Awareness through Global E-learning

Targets of 8th Environmental Plan
(Fiscal 2016–2018)
Fiscal 2018 Targets Fiscal 2018 Results Self-evaluation
Expand participation to 140 affiliated companies in Japan and overseas (including Mitsubishi Electric) 100% 99.8%
icon: Almost there

Preserving Biodiversity at Business Sites

Targets of 8th Environmental Plan
(Fiscal 2016–2018)
Fiscal 2018 Targets Fiscal 2018 Results Self-evaluation
Promote protection of regional endemic species at all business sites in Japan 24 business sites 24 business sites
icon: Good

Strengthening Our Environmental Management Foundations

Improving Environmental Initiatives

Targets of 8th Environmental Plan
(Fiscal 2016–2018)
Fiscal 2018 Targets Fiscal 2018 Results Self-evaluation
Mitsubishi Electric Environmental initiatives level of completion: 100 points 100 points 99 points
icon: Almost there
Affiliates (Japan) Environmental initiatives level of completion: avg. of 90 points 90 points 93 points
icon: Good
Affiliates (Overseas) Environmental initiatives level of completion: avg. of 80points 80 points 96 points
icon: Very good

General Overview of the 8th Environmental Plan in Fiscal 2016-2018

Due to changes in demand, the amount of contribution to reducing CO2 emissions through product usage has failed to reach the target. However, our initiatives for realizing a low-carbon society—such as reducing CO2 emissions during production and reducing CO2 emissions during product use—have achieved favorable results for the most part. While most of the initiatives for creating a recycling-based society and realizing a society in harmony with nature have progressed as planned, some issues still require attention, such as improving the final disposal rate and reducing resource input volumes overseas.

The new activities we have implemented to increase the level of initiatives for strengthening the foundations of our environmental management have shown that visualizing environmental initiatives at the level of individual business sites is effective for achieving overall improvement. We will continue utilizing the PDCA cycle as we pursue further initiatives through implementation of the 9th Environmental Plan.