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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  (FY2015-FY2018)

Breakdown of CO2 Emissions FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Scope1
(Direct emissions from use of fuels such as city gas)

13t-CO2

14t-CO2

16t-CO2

10t-CO2
Scope2
(Indirect emissions from use of purchased electricity and heat)

2,252t-CO2

1,418t-CO2

1,342t-CO2

1,243t-CO2
  • ② Scope of Data
    • ◆ Sojitz Corporation: Head office, satellite office, Osaka Office*, and branches (Hokkaido, Tohoku and Nagoya)
      * In FY2015, we sold our company’s office building and moved to a leased office space.
  • ③ CO2 Emissions Coefficient
    • ◆ We use the most recent actual emissions coefficient announced by the Electric Power Council for a Low Carbon Society (ELCS).
    • ◆ 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
    FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
    Electricity Consumption 190,127 thousand kWh 130,705 thousand kWh 239,788 thousand kWh
  • ② CO2 Emissions
    FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
    CO2 Emissions 1,035,964t-CO2 819,975t-CO2 913,884t-CO2
  • ③ Breakdown of CO2 Emissions
    Breakdown of CO2 Emissions FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
    Scope1
    (Direct emissions from use of fuels such as city gas)

    931,930t-CO2

    747,229t-CO2

    700,889t-CO2
    Scope2
    (Indirect emissions from use of purchased electricity and heat)

    104,034t-CO2

    72,746t-CO2

    212,995t-CO2
  • ④ Scope of Data
    • ◆ Sojitz Corporation (including offices and branches), Group companies in Japan, Group companies overseas.
      *We are restating our FY2016 and FY2017 figures because we have expanded the scope to include all consolidated subsidiaries in order to provide more complete information, and due to revisions in one section of the data. (Data prior to revision: FY2016: Electricity Consumption:131,830 thousand kWh, CO2 Emissions:980,807 t-CO2 Scope1:906,824 t-CO2, Scope2:73,984 t-CO2, FY2017: Electricity Consumption:72,887 thousand kWh, CO2 Emissions:741,333 t-CO2, Scope1:698,098 t-CO2 ,Scope2:43,235 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, we use the most recent actual emissions coefficient announced by the Electric Power Council for a Low Carbon Society (ELCS), 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 (FY2015-FY2018)

  • ② Scope of Data
    • ◆ Sojitz Corporation: Head office, satellite office, Osaka Office* , and branches (Hokkaido, Tohoku and Nagoya)
    • * In FY2015, we sold our company’s office building and moved to a leased office space.
  • ③ Target
    • ◆ Our energy usage target for FY2020 is 45,000GJ
    • ◆ Actual energy consumption for FY2018 totaled 25,147 GJ. Sojitz will continue to strive for efficient energy consumption.

D) Sojitz Group’s Energy Usage (Heating)

  • ① Data and Results
    FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
    Energy Usage (Heating) 17,362,515 GJ 13,423,723 GJ 16,022,561 GJ
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  • ② Scope of Data
    • ◆ Sojitz Corporation (including offices and branches), Group companies in Japan, Group companies overseas.
      *We are restating our FY2016 and FY2017 figures because we have expanded the scope to include all consolidated subsidiaries in order to provide more complete information, and due to revisions in one section of the data. (Data prior to revision: FY2016: 16,303,114GJ, FY2017: 12,630,378GJ)

2. Waste Discharge

A) Sojitz Corporation’s Waste Discharge and Recycling Rates

  • ① Data and Results (FY2015-FY2018)

  • ② Scope of Data
    • ◆ Sojitz Corporation: Head office, satellite office, Osaka Office*
      *In FY2015, we sold our company’s office building and moved to a leased office space.
  • ③ Target Recycling Rate
    • ◆ Our target for FY2019 and beyond: to continuously maintain a recycling rate of 90%.
      *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
  • FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
    Waste Discharge 15,911 tons 15,667 tons 64,017 tons
  • ② Scope of Data
    • ◆ Sojitz Corporation (including offices and branches), and Group companies in Japan and Group companies overseas.
      *We are restating our FY2016 and FY2017 figures because we have expanded the scope to include all consolidated subsidiaries in order to provide more complete information, and due to revisions in one section of the data.(Data prior to revision: FY2016: 8,932tons, FY2017: 8,945tons)

3. Water Consumption

A) Sojitz Corporation’s Water Usage

  • ① Data and Results (FY2015-FY2018)

  • *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*, and branches (Hokkaido, Tohoku and Nagoya).
      *In FY2015, we sold our company’s office building and moved to a leased office space.

B) Sojitz Group’s Water Usage

  • ① Data and Results
    FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
    Water Usage 1.20 million m3 1.20 million m3 4.59 million m3

     

  • ② Scope of Data
    • ◆ Sojitz Corporation (including offices and branches), and Group companies in Japan and Group companies overseas.
      *We are restating our FY2016 and FY2017 figures because we have expanded the scope to include all consolidated subsidiaries in order to provide more complete information, and due to revisions in one section of the data. (Data prior to revision: FY2016: 0.90 million m3, FY2017: 0.91 million m3)

4. Paper Consumption

A) Sojitz Corporation’s Paper Usage

  • ① Data and Results (FY2015-FY2018)

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

A) Sojitz Corporation’s Logistics-related CO2 Emissions

  • ① Data and Results (FY2015-FY2018)
    • ◆ 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 FY2018 totaled 5,398t-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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