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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>
・FY2015: Sojitz Corporation’s Electricity Consumption, CO2 Emissions, Water Consumption, Waste Discharge and Recycling rate.
・FY2016 - FY2019: Sojitz Corporation’s Electricity Consumption, CO2 Emissions, CO2Emissions Resulting from Business Trips Overseas, Water Consumption, Waste Discharge and Recycling rate
Sojitz Group’s Electricity Consumption, CO2 Emissions, Water Consumption, Waste Discharge

FY2019 Independent Assurance Report

1.Electricity, CO2, and Energy


A) Sojitz Corporation’s Electricity Consumption and CO2 Emissions

  • ① Data and Results  (FY2015-FY2019)

Breakdown of CO2 Emissions FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018FY2019
Scope1
(Direct emissions from use of fuels such as city gas)

13t-CO2

14t-CO2

16t-CO2

10t-CO2

13t-CO2
Scope2
(Indirect emissions from use of purchased electricity and heat)

2,252t-CO2

1,418t-CO2

1,342t-CO2

1,243t-CO2

1,182t-CO2
  • ② Scope of Data
    • ◆ Sojitz Corporation: Head office, satellite office, Osaka Office, and branches (Hokkaido, Tohoku and Nagoya)
      *In FY2015, Sojitz sold its company-owned office building in Osaka.
  • 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 is as specified by the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures

B) Sojitz Group’s Electricity Consumption, CO2 Emissions

  • ① Electricity Consumption
    FY2016 FY2017 FY2018FY2019
    Electricity Consumption 190,127 thousand kWh 130,705 thousand kWh 136,636 thousand kWh157,746 thousand kWh
  • ② CO2 Emissions
    FY2016 FY2017 FY2018FY2019
    CO2 Emissions 1,035,964t-CO2 819,975t-CO2 736,069t-CO21,040,100t-CO2
  • ③ Breakdown of CO2 Emissions
    Breakdown of CO2 Emissions FY2016 FY2017 FY2018FY2019
    Scope1
    (Direct emissions from use of fuels such as city gas)

    931,930t-CO2

    747,229t-CO2

    659,251t-CO2

    924,207t-CO2
    Scope2
    (Indirect emissions from use of purchased electricity and heat)

    104,034t-CO2

    72,746t-CO2

    76,818t-CO2

    115,893t-CO2
  • ④ Scope of Data
    • ◆ FY2016~FY2018
      Sojitz Corporation (including offices and branches), all Group companies in Japan, Group companies overseas.
      *This does not include the overseas paper manufacturing company which we acquired in FY2018.
    • ◆ FY2019
      Sojitz Corporation (including offices and branches), Group companies in Japan, Group companies overseas.
      *Due to the effect of the spread of the novel coronavirus, we have limited the scope to the 14 domestic and overseas consolidated subsidiaries with large amounts of emissions for FY2019. (Based on FY2018 results, about 90% of Sojitz Group is covered.)
      *Compared with FY2018, emissions have increased because the overseas paper manufacturing company which we acquired in FY2018 now has a calculation system in place is included in the calculation.
      *If the overseas paper manufacturing company which we acquired in FY2018 is not included, our FY2019 emissions are as follows:Electricity Consumption: 78,614 thousand kWh; CO2 Emissions: 964,528 tons (Scope 1: 920,833 tons, Scope 2: 43,695 tons).
  • 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-FY2019)

  • ② Scope of Data
    • ◆ Sojitz Corporation: Head office, satellite office, Osaka Office , and branches (Hokkaido, Tohoku and Nagoya)
    • *In FY2015, Sojitz sold its company-owned office building in Osaka.
  • ③ Target
    • ◆ Our energy usage target for FY2020 is 45,000GJ
    • ◆ Actual energy consumption for FY2019 totaled 25,817 GJ. Sojitz will continue to strive for efficient energy consumption.

D) Sojitz Group’s Energy Usage (Heating)

  • ① Data and Results
    FY2016 FY2017 FY2018FY2019
    Energy Usage (Heating) 17,362,515 GJ 13,511,233 GJ 13,044,220 GJ18,126,395 GJ
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  • ② Scope of Data
    • ◆ FY2016~FY2018
      Sojitz Corporation (including offices and branches), all Group companies in Japan, Group companies overseas.
      *This does not include the overseas paper manufacturing company which we acquired in FY2018.
    • ◆ FY2019
      Sojitz Corporation (including offices and branches), Group companies in Japan, Group companies overseas.
      *Due to the effect of the spread of the novel coronavirus, we have limited the scope to the 14 domestic and overseas consolidated subsidiaries with large amounts of usage for FY2019. (Based on FY2018 results, about 90% of Sojitz Group is covered.)

      *Compared with FY2018, usage has increased because the overseas paper manufacturing company which we acquired in FY2018 now has a calculation system in place is included in the calculation.
      *If the overseas paper manufacturing company which we acquired in FY2018 is not included, our FY2019 usage is as follows: Energy Consumption: 16,226,984GJ

2. Waste Discharge

A) Sojitz Corporation’s Waste Discharge and Recycling Rates

  • ① Data and Results (FY2015-FY2019)

  • ② Scope of Data
    • ◆ Sojitz Corporation: Head office, Osaka Office
      *In FY2015, Sojitz sold its company-owned office building in Osaka.
  • ③ Target Recycling Rate
    • ◆ Our target for FY2020 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 FY2018FY2019
    Waste Discharge 15,911 tons 15,667 tons 17,902 tons47,292 tons
  • ② Scope of Data
    • ◆ FY2016~FY2018
      Sojitz Corporation (including offices and branches), all Group companies in Japan, Group companies overseas.
      *This does not include the overseas paper manufacturing company which we acquired in FY2018.
    • ◆ FY2019
      Sojitz Corporation (including offices and branches), Group companies in Japan, Group companies overseas.
      *Due to the effect of the spread of the novel coronavirus, we have limited the scope to the 14 domestic and overseas consolidated subsidiaries with large amounts of emissions for FY2019. (Based on FY2018 results, about 80% of Sojitz Group is covered.)
      *Compared with FY2018, emissions have increased because the overseas paper manufacturing company which we acquired in FY2018 now has a calculation system in place is included in the calculation.
      *If the overseas paper manufacturing company which we acquired in FY2018 is not included, our FY2019 emissions are as follows: Waste Discharge 3,435tons.

3. Water Consumption

A) Sojitz Corporation’s Water Usage

  • ① Data and Results (FY2015-FY2019)

  • * Water usage for the Tokyo head office and Osaka Office was calculated using an estimate based on the number of employees in each office.
  • ② Scope of Data
    • ◆ Sojitz Corporation: Head office, Osaka Office, and branches (Hokkaido, Tohoku and Nagoya).
      *In FY2015, Sojitz sold its company-owned office building in Osaka.

B) Sojitz Group’s Water Usage

  • ① Data and Results
    FY2016 FY2017 FY2018FY2019
    Water Usage 1.20 million m3 1.20 million m3 1.26 million m34.22 million m3

     

  • ② Scope of Data
    • ◆ FY2016~FY2018
      Sojitz Corporation (including offices and branches), all Group companies in Japan, Group companies overseas.
      *This does not include the overseas paper manufacturing company which we acquired in FY2018.
    • ◆ FY2019
      Sojitz Corporation (including offices and branches), Group companies in Japan, Group companies overseas.
      *Due to the effect of the spread of the novel coronavirus, we have limited the scope to the 14 domestic and overseas consolidated subsidiaries with large amounts of usage for FY2019. (Based on FY2018 results, about 90% of Sojitz Group is covered.)
      *Compared with FY2018, usage has increased because the overseas paper manufacturing company which we acquired in FY2018 now has a calculation system in place is included in the calculation.
      *If the overseas paper manufacturing company which we acquired in FY2018 is not included, our FY2019 usage is as follows: Water Usage: 1.84 million m3.

4. Paper Consumption

A) Sojitz Corporation’s Paper Usage

  • ① Data and Results (FY2015-FY2019)

  • 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-FY2019)
    • ◆ 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) CO2 emissions resulting from overseas business trips

(Units: t-CO2

FY2016 FY2017 FY2018FY2019
4,833 5,480 5,3982,828

*Refers to flights to/from Japan taken by Sojitz Corporation employees.
We have divided business trip destinations into six areas and selected a major airport from each area to use in determining distances for the calculation of passenger kilometer data.

※Emission factors used
To calculate emission factors, we use emission units from the "Emissions Unit Values for Accounting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, etc., by Organizations Throughout the Supply Chain," published by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry and the Ministry of the Environment.

B)CO2 emissions resulting from commuting

(Units: t-CO2

FY2016 FY2017 FY2018FY2019
515 519 478472

*Emission factors used
To calculate emission factors, we use emission units from the "Emissions Unit Values for Accounting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, etc., by Organizations Throughout the Supply Chain," published by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry and the Ministry of the Environment.

Changes in Sojitz Group's Total CO2 Emissions

1)Sojitz Group companies in Japan (including Sojitz Corporation)

(Units: t-CO2

FY2016 FY2017 FY2018FY2019
83,764 58,293 55,734 35,652

[Scope of Data]
Sojitz Corporation (including non-consolidated operating bases aside from Sojitz Corporation offices) and Sojitz Group companies in Japan.

Sojitz Group's CO2 Emissions - Changes in Output

1)Sojitz Group companies in Japan (including Sojitz Corporation)

(in tons CO2 per person)

FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
10.1 6.77 6.67 4.23

(CO2 emissions by Sojitz Group companies in Japan, including Sojitz Corporation, divded by the number of employees belonging to consolidated subsidiaries in Japan)

2)Sojitz Group companies worldwide (including Sojitz Corporation)

(in tons CO2 per person)

FY2016 FY2017 FY2018FY2019
72.75 45.77 39.555.21

(CO2 emissions by Sojitz Group companies worldwide, including Sojitz Corporation,divided by the number of employees belonging to consolidated subsidiaries worldwide)

Breakdown of Sojitz’s GHG Emissions Scope 1 *1

Type of GHG FY2016 FY2017 FY2018FY2019
CO2 14 t-CO2 16 t-CO2 10 t-CO2 13 t-CO2
CFC 0 t-CO2e 0 t-CO2e 0 t-CO2e0 t-CO2e
HCFC/ HFC 0 t-CO2e 0.27 t-CO2e 0 t-CO2e0 t-CO2e
Nitrous Oxide 0 t-CO2e 0 t-CO2e 0 t-CO2e0 t-CO2e
Methane 0 t-CO2e 0 t-CO2e 0 t-CO2e0 t-CO2e

*1: Direct GHG emissions produced when fuel is burned etc.

Sojitz Group's NOx, Sox and VOC Emissions

in tons

  FY2016 FY2017 FY2018FY2019
NOX (Nitrogen Oxides) 7,327 6,943 6,433 2,342
SOX (Sulfur Oxides) 419 330 300 408
VOC(Volatile Organic Compounds) 19 20 28 33

Amount of heavy fines paid for violating environmental laws and regulations in FY2019: JPY 0

 

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