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Sojitz promotes energy conservation, resource conservation, waste reduction, recycling, and green procurement. Specific measures for conserving energy include early introduction of the "Cool Biz" program, a "Warm Biz" program, using motion sensors to turn off lights when they are not needed, participating in the Ministry of Environment’s “Lights-Down” campaign, and shortening the time before copiers and other office equipment switch to power-saving mode.

Sojitz Corporation has asked KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd., to provide assurance on the following data since FY2013.

<Scope of Assurance>
・FY2014: Sojitz Corporation’s Electricity Consumption and CO2 Emissions
・FY2015: Sojitz Corporation’s Electricity Consumption, CO2 Emissions, Water Consumption, Waste Discharge and Recycling rate.
・FY2016: Sojitz Corporation’s Electricity Consumption, CO2 Emissions, CO2 Emissions Resulting from Business Trips Overseas, Water Consumption, Waste Discharge and Recycling rate
     Sojitz Group’s Electricity Consumption, CO2 Emissions, Water Consumption, Waste Discharge
・FY2017: Sojitz Corporation’s Electricity Consumption, CO2 Emissions, CO2 Emissions Resulting from Business Trips Overseas, Water Consumption, Waste Discharge and Recycling rate
     Sojitz Group’s Electricity Consumption, CO2 Emissions, Water Consumption, Waste Discharge

FY2017 Independent Assurance Report on Electricity Consumption, CO2 Emissions, Waste Discharge, Recycling Rates, and Water Usage

1.Electricity, CO2, and Energy


A) Sojitz Corporation’s Electricity Consumption and CO2 Emissions

  • ① Data and Results  (FY2014-FY2017)

Breakdown of CO2 Emissions FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Scope1
(Direct emissions from use of fuels such as city gas)

44t-CO2

13t-CO2

14t-CO2

16t-CO2
Scope2
(Indirect emissions from use of purchased electricity and heat)

2,393t-CO2

2,252t-CO2

1,418t-CO2

1,342t-CO2
  • ② Scope of Data
    • ◆ Sojitz Corporation: Head office, satellite office, Osaka Office*, and branches (Hokkaido, Tohoku and Nagoya)
      * Since we sold our Osaka office building in FY2016, only emissions attributable to the renting of the building were included in this year’s scope of data.
  • ③ CO2 Emissions Coefficient
    • ◆  For FY2013 electricity consumption is converted into CO2 emissions based on the receiving-end coefficient for relevant years as announced by the Federation of Electric Power Companies. Figures for FY2014 and FY2015 were calculated using the most recent coefficient at the time, published by The Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan. Starting from FY2016, however, we have used the most recent actual emissions coefficient announced by the Japan Business Federation via the Japan Foreign Trade Council.
    • ◆ Coefficients used for city gas and district heating and cooling are as specified by the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures

B) Sojitz Group’s Electricity Consumption, CO2 Emissions

  • ① Electricity Consumption
    FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
    Electricity Consumption 124,478 thousand kWh 131,830 thousand kWh 72,887 thousand kWh
  • ② CO2 Emissions
    FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
    CO2 Emissions 717,116t-CO2 980,807t-CO2 741,333t-CO2
  • ③ Breakdown of CO2 Emissions
    Breakdown of CO2 Emissions FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
    Scope1
    (Direct emissions from use of fuels such as city gas)

    645,205t-CO2

    906,824t-CO2

    698,098t-CO2
    Scope2
    (Indirect emissions from use of purchased electricity and heat)

    71,911t-CO2

    73,984t-CO2

    43,235t-CO2
  • ④ Scope of Data
    • ◆ Sojitz Corporation (including offices and branches), Group companies in Japan, Group companies overseas.
      *We have revised totals to reflect the data from indirect subsidiaries starting from FY2015, as well as to correct for duplicate data. (Data prior to revision: FY2015: Electricity Consumption:160,473 thousand kWh, CO2 Emissions:546,701 t-CO2 Scope1:446,259 t-CO2, Scope2:100,442 t-CO2, FY2016: Electricity Consumption:171,182 thousand kWh, CO2 Emissions:519,478 t-CO2, Scope1:415,593 t-CO2 ,Scope2:103,884 t-CO2
  • ⑤ Target for CO2 Emissions Reduction
    • ◆ Group companies in Japan including Sojitz Corporation aim to reduce domestic CO2 emissions by a 1% reduction rate per fiscal year.
  • ⑥ CO2 Emission Coefficient
    • ◆ Units of heat produced and the emission coefficient are calculated using the standards found in the “Act on the Rational Use of Energy” and “Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures.” For Sojitz Corporation, the emissions coefficient used for converting electricity uses the actual emission coefficient announced by the Japan Foreign Trade Council, while those for overseas subsidiaries use the most recent emissions coefficient according to country, as published by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

C) Sojitz Corporation’s Energy Consumption (Heating)

  • ① Data and Results (FY2014-FY2017)

  • ② Scope of Data
    • ◆ Sojitz Corporation: Head office, satellite office, Osaka Office* , and branches (Hokkaido, Tohoku and Nagoya)
    • * Since we sold our Osaka office building in FY2016, only emissions attributable to the renting of the building were included in this year’s scope of data.
  • ③ Target
    • ◆ Our energy usage target for FY2020 is 45,000GJ
    • ◆ Actual energy consumption for FY2017 totaled 26,140 GJ. Sojitz will continue to strive for efficient energy consumption in pursuit of our targets for FY2020.

D) Sojitz Group’s Energy Usage (Heating)

  • ① Data and Results
    FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
    Energy Usage (Heating) 12,446,223 GJ 16,303,114 GJ 12,630,378 GJ
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  • ② Scope of Data
    • ◆ Sojitz Corporation (including offices and branches), Group companies in Japan, Group companies overseas.
      *As we have added indirect subsidiaries to the scope of our data, data from these subsidiaries starting from FY2015 have been added retroactively. (Data prior to revision: FY2015: 9,743,006GJ, FY2016: 9,345,315GJ)

2. Waste Discharge

A) Sojitz Corporation’s Waste Discharge and Recycling Rates

  • ① Data and Results (FY2014-FY2017)

  • ② Scope of Data
    • ◆ Sojitz Corporation: Head office, satellite office, Osaka Office*
      *Since we sold our Osaka office building in FY2016, only emissions attributable to the renting of the building were included in this year’s scope of data.
  • ③ Target Recycling Rate
    • ◆ The target for FY2018 is to achieve a 90% recycling rate.
      *We already achieved 95.5% in FY2016. Moving forward, we are committed to retaining and raising this level.

B) Sojitz Group’s Waste Discharge

  • ① Data and Results
  • FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
    Waste Discharge 5,429 tons 8,932 tons 8,945 tons
    • *The rise in waste discharged during FY2016 was primarily caused by the need to dispose of building debris following the demolition of a certain Sojitz Group company office.

     

  • ② Scope of Data
    • ◆ Sojitz Corporation (Head office, satellite office, Osaka Office), and Group companies in Japan and Group companies overseas.
      *We have revised totals to reflect the data from indirect subsidiaries starting from FY2015, as well as to correct for errors in the FY2016 data.(Data prior to revision: FY2015: 5,159tons, FY2016: 9,010tons)

3. Water Consumption

A) Sojitz Corporation’s Water Usage

  • ① Data and Results (FY2014-FY2017)

  • *Water usage for the Tokyo head office and satellite office was calculated using an estimate based on the number of employees in each office.
  • ② Scope of Data
    • ◆ Sojitz Corporation: Head office, satellite office, Osaka Office*.
      *Since we sold our Osaka office building in FY2016, only emissions attributable to the renting of the building were included in this year’s scope of data.

B) Sojitz Group’s Water Usage

  • ① Data and Results
    FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
    Water Usage 0.98 million m3 0.90 million m3 0.91 million m3

     

  • ② Scope of Data
    • ◆ Sojitz Corporation (Head office, satellite office, Osaka Office), and Group companies in Japan and Group companies overseas.
      *As we have added indirect subsidiaries to the scope of our data, data from these subsidiaries starting from FY2015 have been added retroactively. (Data prior to revision: FY2015: 0.94 million m3, FY2016: 0.84 million m3)

4. Paper Consumption

A) Sojitz Corporation’s Paper Usage

  • ① Data and Results (FY2014-FY2017)

  • ② Scope of Data
    • ◆ Sojitz Corporation: (Head office, satellite office, Osaka Office)

A) Sojitz Corporation’s Logistics-related CO2 Emissions

  • ① Data and Results (FY2014-FY2017)
    • ◆ See the graph below to view Sojitz Corporation’s freight transport-related CO2 emissions in Japan, where Sojitz Corporation is classified as the owner of the goods according to the Energy Conservation Law.

  • ② Initiatives
    • ◆ Energy reduction initiatives include modal shifts, selecting the most appropriate type of vehicle, and strategically selecting transportation routes.

6. CO2 Emissions Resulting from Business Trips Overseas

A) Sojitz Corporation

  • ① Data and Results
    • ◆ CO2 emissions related to overseas business trips during FY2017 totaled 5,480t-CO2*
      *Routes to/from Japan travelled by employees of Sojitz Corporation Sojitz divides the business trip locations into six regions and collects passenger-kilometer information based on distance between Japan and the primary airports of each.
  • ② Emissions coefficient
    • ◆ Sojitz uses base emission units as described in the “Emission unit database for calculating greenhouse gas emissions, etc. of organizations throughout the supply chain (ver. 2.5) issued by the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) of Japan”

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