Environment:Our Commitment to Global Environment

We will strive to preserve and improve the global environment.

Initiatives at Operating Companies in FY2017

ECO Action Plan 2022: Mid-Term Environmental Goals and Progress

   All Toyo Seikan Group companies are working towards the realization of its Group Environmental Vision by achieving goals based on the ECO Action Plan; a set of specific mid-term environmental goals.

ECO Action Plan 2022: Mid-Term Environmental Goals and State of Progress


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Environmental Impact of Business Activities

   The Toyo Seikan Group monitors amounts of material inputs and outputs of the entire group, and is working to reduce the environmental impact of its business activities.

Toyo Seikan Group FY2017 Material Flow (for Japanese business locations)


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Initiatives to Reduce CO2 Emissions
CO2 Emissions from Business Activities(Scope 1 + Scope 2)

   In fiscal 2017, total CO2 emissions from the Toyo Seikan Group’s facilities, both in Japan and overseas, increased approximately 1.3% compared to the previous year.
   Although CO2 emissions decreased in Japan through various energy-saving efforts by 40 thousand tons from the year earlier, the emissions overseas increased due to the start of full operation of several facilities, more than offsetting the reduction in Japan. As a result, the total CO2 emissions from the Group exceeded the previous year’s amount by 21 thousand tons.
   The Group continues to pursue reduction in CO2 emissions through its energy-saving initiatives, including renewal and replacement of equipment, streamlining production lines and improvement of production efficiency. For further reduction, the Group is drawing up a plan for launching solar power generation.

Change in CO2 emissions


Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Supply Chains(Scope 3)

   The Toyo Seikan Group conducted a calculation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from upstream and downstream of the relevant supply chains (Scope 3 emissions) as well as its direct emissions (Scope 1 emissions generated by fuel combustion) and indirect emissions (Scope 2 emissions generated by electricity consumption).
   The combined GHG emissions from supply chains for all domestic facilities were 5,992 thousand tons in fiscal 2017, of which Scope 3 emissions accounted for 77%.
   Of the Scope 3 emissions, emissions from purchased products (Category 1) accounted for more than 70%, followed by emissions from product disposal (Category 12) and transportation and distribution (Category 4). The calculation results show that efforts to reduce GHG emissions from purchased products, or raw material procurement, will be more important. We will promote further reduction of product weights and more use of recycled and renewable materials.

GHG Emissions from Supply Chains

Freight Container Transportation

   The Toyo Seikan Group has been promoting the modal shift, a shift in freight transportation method from track to railway. In October 2015, Toyo Glass Logistics began to use two 31-foot containers to switch its product transportation between Chiba and Shiga Plants to railway freight transport. As a result, the company has succeeded in an approximately 118 tons of reduction in annual CO2 emissions. In December 2017, Toyo Seikan and Toyo Mebius also started railway transport of can ends between Kanto and Kansai areas, reducing CO2 emissions by approximately 105 tons every year.



FSC® Certification

   As a supplier of corrugated cardboard products and paper containers made of forest-based paper, Nippon Tokan Package has been granted certifications accredited by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which is an organization of international initiative for responsible forest management focusing on forest environments.
   Eleven of the company’s facilities obtained the certification in March 2017, and then the other seven facilities acquired it in October 2017, resulting in all offices and plants nationwide now being certified. In fiscal 2017, the company sold 4,922 thousand cases of 104 certified items to 4 customers. As the environmental awareness is rising in Japan with the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games approaching, the recognition of FSC certification has been rapidly increasing since the second half of the fiscal 2017.




Award of eco Examination & Eco People

   On November 7, 2017, the ceremony of the eco Examination Award 2017 was held by the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry to honor successful applicants, including organizations, who have been actively engaging in exemplary eco-friendly activities.
   Toyo Glass acquired the Excellent Award in the eco unit section, being highly evaluated for its internal activities to promote the eco examination as well as ecofriendly activities performed from different standpoints of employees, consumers, local citizens and others. In the eco Master Grand Prix 2017, which was concurrently held with the eco Examination Award, the company’s team won the second prize in the corporate section and the third prize overall. Toyo Glass, as a company generating eco people, will further promote eco-friendly activities going forward.


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