Establishment of a Low-carbon Society
Aiming to reduce life cycle CO2 emissions to zero
Our efforts to reduce life cycle*1 CO2 emissions to zero revolve primarily around the Energy-saving Study Group and the Logistics Liaison Committee*2. We are committed to developing technologies for products that emit less CO2, as well as reducing CO2 emissions in production, transportation and usage of AISIN Group products.
*1: Every process including extracting resources, processing raw materials, manufacturing, consuming and disposing of products
*2: Committee tasked with reducing CO2 emissions and packaging material volumes as part of the Group’s logistic operations
Energy-saving mutual diagnosis
We have put in place an energy-saving mutual diagnosis system to improve energysaving standards throughout the Group with the aim to develop energy-saving items that come to mind from objectively observing other companies, and to develop energysaving diagnosis experts capable of incorporating good practices from other companies. Diagnoses were carried out at two companies in fiscal 2017. The suggestions and opinions put forward from various perspectives have helped to improve standards both for the companies being diagnosed and those carrying out diagnoses.
Launching drive to halve CO2 emissions by 2030
As part of our efforts to achieve zero CO2 emissions over the entire life cycle of products by 2050, in fiscal 2017 we formulated scenarios aimed at halving CO2 emissions by 2030 at four of the 13 main AISIN Group companies*3. Scenarios include initiatives for reducing energy emissions through innovations in production technology and reduced losses from frontline operations, as well as generating renewable energy such as solar power and biomass. In fiscal 2018, we will be pushing ahead with these activities and formulating scenarios for 10 companies that include the remaining nine companies in addition to Art Metal MFG Co., Ltd., which became part of the AISIN Group.
*3: Aisin Seiki, Aisin Takaoka, Aisin AW, Aisin AI
★The index used for emissions per sales is calculated on theassumption that the base year for targets set out in the Sixth Environmental Action Plan is equal to 100.
Emissions of non-CO2 greenhouse gases (Global)
Extending successful improvement initiatives overseas
As we have been sharing details of successful energy-saving improvement initiatives among Group companies in Japan, we extended the knowledge-sharing to overseas companies in fiscal 2017 in an effort to promote CO2 reduction activities on a global scale. Rather than simply selecting positive domestic examples, initiatives were selected based on needs and effectiveness at overseas locations. In fiscal 2018, we intend to promote energy-saving activities at overseas locations based on the selected initiatives while also providing support.
Inter-industry exchange meetings
Aimed at learning from energy-saving expertise and initiatives at companies from different industries, we have been organizing inter-industry exchange meetings since 2013. In fiscal 2017, we visited Taisei Corporation and Komatsu Ltd. and were able to gain new knowledge in the field of saving energy.
Efforts to reduce energy from processing lines
Within the Energy-saving Study Group, we have set up a working group to reduce energy consumption from processing lines in order to further reduce CO2 emissions resulting from production activities. Through activities such as studying case examples as well as attending lectures and presentations featuring demonstration models given by manufacturers, we strived to improve basic knowledge regarding energy conservation.