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Environmental Management

Policy and Basic Approach

Sojitz recognizes that sustainability is one of our top management priorities, and we are actively undertaking initiatives aimed at conserving the environment in all aspects of our business activities.

To this end, we have introduced an environmental management system (EMS) based on ISO 14001 and headed by Sojitz’s president. The aims of Sojitz’s EMS are as follows:

  1. Ensure implementation of our environmental policies
  2. Elevate employee awareness
  3. Actively implement risk management, such as through compliance with laws and regulations
  4. Carry out smooth communication with stakeholders

In our EMS, management first sets a company-wide policy, and each department sets targets in line with the policy and its associated risks and opportunities after examining the external trends, internal issues, and risks and opportunities for the company that contributed to the determination of the policy. Management then monitors these targets, and each department implements a PDCA cycle for continuous improvement after undergoing internal environmental audits and audits by external organizations.

Risks and Opportunities for the Key Sustainability Issues (Materiality) Set by Sojitz

Key Sustainability Issues (Materiality) Sustainability Challenge Departmental Goal Type SDGs Risks and Opportunities for Sojitz
Risks Opportunities
Human Rights Human Rights Initaitives to protect human rights Incidents of human rights violations in our company and in our supply chains impact our reputation and business transactions Strengthening the sustainability of the business region through consideration for human rights, including in supply chains
Environment Decarbonization Company-wide decarbonization measures Introduction and strengthening of environmental regulations, carbon taxes, and emissions trading Strengthening reslience to environmental regulations by reducing CO2 emissions
Businesses contributing to decarbonization "Shrinking market (for carbon-dependent products and servies)
Eg. Coal-fired power generation market, etc."
"Market expansion (of low-carbon and decarbonized products and services)
Eg. Renewable energy market"
Rethinking businesses to promote decarbonization Stranded assets (carbon-dependent factories) Construction and business participation (low-carbon and carbon-free factories)
Measures to address climate change risks Occurrence of water risks such as floods, droughts, etc., frequent wildfires, changes in crop growing regions Strengthening business resilience through risk response
---- Environmental measures other than decarbonization (climate change) "Environmental pollution in our companies and supply chains affects our reputation and business dealings
Violations of environmental laws and regulations"
Strengthening the sustainability of the business region through pollution prevention, including supply chains
Resources --- Creation of business opportunities that contribute to resource recycling and efficient resource usage Shrinking market for disposable products and services Expanding market for recyclable products and services
In-house initiatives for resource recycling, compliance with laws and regulations "Increasing disposal costs
Deviation from rules related to resource recycling"
Increased business resilience resulting from the promotion of '3Rs+Renewables' and resource recycling
Securing food resources Insufficiency of food resources due to future population and economic growth around the world Expanding demand for food and of food markets
Securing water resources Impact of water shortages on operations at project sites Increased demand for securing water resources
Securing fishery resources Fishery resource depletion due to overfishing, reputational risks, and business continuity concerns Increased demand for recycling-based fisheries and aquaculture
Securing forest resources Reputational risk due to depletion and denunciation of forest resources "Certified wood
Recycling-oriented businesses"
Local Communities --- Contribution to social themes in emerging countries Decreased business opportunities due to developmental constraints in emerging countries "Infrastructure-related business opportunities
Business opportunities to intorduce advanced technology and culture"
--- Contribution to social themes in developed countries "Low birthrate, aging population, depopulation of rural areas, decline of primary industries
Damage to the business environment and reduced busienss opportunities due to the inability to resolve issues in developed countries"
Global expansion of business opportunities through solving issues in developed countries

Reflection of Environmental Targets in Performance Evaluations

Sojitz evaluates its efforts in these areas from both qualitative and quantitative perspectives, and reflects them in the performance evaluation of each business division.

Various Policies in Sojitz’s Environmental Management Systems (EMS)

The various policies that we emphasize in our EMS are as follows.

1)Key Sustainability Issues (Environment, Resources, Local Communities, Human Rights)

In our environmental management systems (EMS), we set targets related not only to the environment, but also for our Key Sustainability Issues such as resources, local communities, and human rights. Sojitz also monitors and provides direction for achieving these targets.

Themes Contents
環境:事業を通じた地球環境への貢献 Sojitz strives to preserve the environment and create businesses that are both highly competitive and environmentally friendly by pursuing environmental sustainability in its businesses.
We work to minimize our environmental burden with initiatives that include preventing climate change, reducing CO2 emissions and preserving biodiversity.
資源:持続可能な資源の開発・供給・利用 Sojitz pursues the development, supply, and use of sustainable resources.
We strive to conserve resources, propose suitable energy mixes and provide a stable supply of resources.
* Includes energy, mineral, food, water, forest, marine and other resources
地域社会:地域社会と共に発展・成長を実現 Sojitz promotes businesses that grow together with local communities.
We work to reduce environmental and social burden on local communities through our businesses.
Through ongoing communication with local communities, we strive to achieve business sustainability, address local problems and support children’s education.
人権:事業に関わる人権の尊重 Sojitz respects the human rights of people involved in its businesses.
This applies not only to Sojitz employees, but also to everyone affected by its businesses throughout its supply chains.
Should there be any instances of child labor or forced labor, we will rectify them.

2. Sojitz Group Environmental Policy

As a global company, Sojitz Group considers environmental issues a crucial topic to be addressed in management. Striving for a sustainable society, we will work to preserve the environment and prevent pollution in our business activities, while creating businesses that are both highly competitive and environmentally friendly.

  1. Comply with environmental laws and regulations
    In the course of our business operations, we will comply with laws and regulations concerning the environment, international treaties, and agreements to which we subscribe.
  2. Continuously improve our environmental management system
    Under our environmental management system, we will establish and periodically review environmental objectives and aim for constant improvement, in order to enhance our environmental performance.
  3. Minimize environmental burden
    Through reducing greenhouse gases such as CO2 to prevent climate change and preserving biodiversity, we will strive to minimize the environmental burden of our businesses.
  4. Conserve resources and reduce/recycle waste
    We will engage in curbing the use of natural resources such as energy and water, and the reducing and recycling of waste.
  5. Consider the environment in new businesses
    When starting new businesses and expanding or further developing existing businesses, we will work to reduce the burden on the environment and prevent pollution.
  6. Pursue sustainable resources
    We will promote initiatives for the stable supply of resources and realization of a suitable energy mix.
  7. Educate and promote awareness on the environment
    In addition to ensuring that all of our officers and employees are notified of this policy, we will implement educational activities to ensure widespread awareness.

Adopted April 1st, 2004
Revised July 2nd, 2007

Revised August 6th, 2013 Revised January 1st, 2017
Revised May 9th, 2018

Goals and Targets

1) Sojitz Group CO2 Reduction Targets

1. Scope 1 and Scope 2 Targets

  • Reduce emissions 60% by 2030; achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 *1
    (For Scope 2: Net-zero emissions by 2030 *2)
  • Coal-fired power generation: No current projects nor future projects planned.
    *1, *2: FY2018 serves as the base year, with Sojitz and its consolidated subsidiaries included in the scope.
    Includes carbon offsets from certificates. To accelerate our achievement of these goals, we are considering the introduction of internal carbon pricing under consideration.

2. Scope 3 Targets

  • Thermal coal interests: Reduce interests to half or less by 2025 zero interests by 2030 *3
  • Oil interests: Zero interests by 2030
  • Coking coal interests: Zero interests by 2050
    *3: FY2018 serves as the base year.
    *4: Sojitz moved up its announced goal of reducing thermal coal interests to half or less by 2030.

2) Sojitz Corporation’s Energy Consumption Targets

◆We aim to reduce our consumption to below the level of the last year of the previous medium-term management plan.

3) Sojitz Group’s Major Environmental Goals

The environmental targets set by each department based on Sojitz’s policies and the targets listed above can be broadly divided into business-related activities and in-office activities. The main targets for FY2021 are as follows. Basically, all business divisions have established goals related to their businesses, while also focusing on in-office activities. The main goals for FY2021 are as follows

Business-Related Activities

  • A.Renewable Energy Business
    We will leverage the knowledge we have gained through the development and operation of solar as well as onshore and offshore wind and biomass power generation projects in Japan and overseas. We aim to further develop businesses in growth markets, and actively supply power to RE100 companies and other customers that require renewable energy, thereby contributing to further business expansion amidst the trend of global decarbonization.
  • B.Gas Business
    We are developing LNG receiving terminals and natural gas supply businesses in emerging countries and other regions where demand is expected to increase steadily over the long term. In addition to promoting a low-carbon society through the supply of natural gas, we are working to optimize energy use by combining renewable energy and new technologies to achieve decarbonization.
  • C.Circular Economy Business
    In light of global decarbonization and resource conservation trends, we will expand our circular economy businesses, including those promoting reuse and recycling. As specific initiatives to date, we have invested in TES-AMM JAPAN K.K., an IT Asset Disposition company; PET Refine Technology, Co., Ltd., which promotes chemical recycling of PET (polyethylene terephthalate); and Recotech Co., Ltd., developer of a circular renewables platform. In the area of the circular economy, including metal recycling and recycling of plastic and other waste, we will build businesses with a sense of scale and promote efforts to realize a recycling-oriented society.

In-Office Activities

Office waste recycling rate

◆ Our target for FY2020 and beyond: to continuously maintain a recycling rate of 90%.

*We already achieved 95% in FY2016. Moving forward, we are committed to retaining and raising this level.

ご参照More on details of our 90% recycling rate target.

Systems

Sojitz’s president is the chief executive officer heading the company’s environmental initiatives, while the GM of the Corporate Sustainability Office is responsible for the operations of Sojitz’s EMS as the lead environmental management officer of the company. The GM of the Corporate Sustainability Office promotes the EMS by seeking participation from all employees and in cooperation with the relevant staff in each business division and other designated environmental managers.

Through this system, we aim to comply with environmental laws and regulations, prevent environmental risks including those related to climate change, and promote environmentally friendly business practices. In addition, we establish and manage environmental goals by first setting targets related to environmental risk prevention, environmentally friendly businesses, energy and resource conservation, CO2 emission reduction, and other climate change-related risks. We also implement a PDCA cycle to evaluate and analyze our progress and ensure that we achieve the targets we set.

In addition, we have established a Sustainability Committee chaired by the president. The Sustainability Committee chair conducts reviews of the environmental management system (EMS) to ensure the ongoing appropriateness, adequacy, and effectiveness of the company’s EMS. The Sustainability Committee reports the results of previous management reviews, external and internal issues, risks and opportunities, achievement status of environmental targets, and the results of internal environmental audits to the chair of the Sustainability Committee, and based on the EMS report by the environmental management officer of the company and reports made to the Sustainability Committee, the company announces decisions, provides resolutions, and offers directives in areas such as opportunities for continuous improvement.

ご参照More on the Sustainability Committee

Sojitz Environmental Management System (EMS) Chart (ISO14001)

Sojitz Environmental Management System (EMS) Chart (ISO14001)

ISO14001 Certification

Sojitz Corporation and the following companies have acquired ISO14001 certification and are subject to Sojitz’s EMS.

  • Certification Body

    JIC Quality Assurance Ltd.

  • Certification Number

    E1436

  • Scope of Certification*1

    Sojitz Corporation Head Office, Kansai Office
    Sojitz Kyushu Corporation Head Office
    Sojitz Pla-Net Corporation Tokyo Head Office, Osaka Branch
    Sojitz Foods Corporation Head Office, Kansai Branch, Northern Japan Branch
    Sojitz New Urban Development Corporation Head Office
    Sojitz JECT Corporation Tokyo Head Office
    Sojitz Fashion Co., Ltd. Head Office, Tokyo Branch, Tokyo Branch Annex

  • Date of Certification

    March 16, 2006*2

  • Date of recertification

    January 24, 2022

  • Date of Expiry

    January 23, 2025

*1
Sojitz Corporation’s scope of certification included Sojitz Marine & Engineering Corporation (SOMEC) through 2020, however SOMEC merged with Sojitz Machinery Holdings Corporation on April 1st, 2021 to form Sojitz Machinery Corporation (SOMAC). SOMAC retains the ISO 14001 certification of former Sojitz Machinery Holdings Corporation businesses, but former SOMEC businesses are no longer covered under the current ISO 14001 certification. SOMAC plans to reacquire certification including for former SOMEC businesses from 2022 under the scope of Sojitz Corporation.
*2
ISO14001 approval was acquired on August 20, 1999. As of March 16, 2006, the company's ISO 14001 registration was transferred to a new registrar, as a result of the business integration of certification bodies

ISO14001 Certification within Sojitz Group

The Sojitz Group companies that have obtained ISO14001 certification are as follows.

Companies that have obtained ISO14001 certification (as of Jul 31, 2021)
In Japan:
■Sojitz Corporation
■Nissho Electronics Corporation
■Sojitz Machinery Corporation
■Tokyo Yuso Co., Ltd.
■Sojitz Pla-Net Corporation
■Pla Matels Corporation
■Filteren Co., Ltd.
■DaiichiboCo., Ltd.
■Sojitz Building Materials Corporation
■Sojitz Kyushu Corporation
■Sojitz Foods Corporation
■Sojitz New Urban Development Corporation
Outside of Japan:
■Autrans (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
■Sojitz Kelanitissa (Private) Limited
■PT. Kaltim Methanol Industri
■Thai Central Chemical Pcl.
■The Long Binh Industrial Zone Development LLC
■Saigon Paper Corporation

18 companies in total, including both in and outside of Japan

Click here for the acquisition rate of ISO14001 certification within Sojitz Group

Click here for the acquisition rate of ISO9001 certification within Sojitz Group

Risk Management

As a general trading company, Sojitz conducts business activities on a global scale. In effort to coexist with local communities and the environment, we require the preparation of an "Environmental and Social Risk Checklist" to prevent environmental and social risks and conduct environmental impact assessments from the planning stage for new investment and financing projects.

Environmental Audits

In accordance with ISO14001, we conduct internal environmental audits every year in addition to undergoing external audits conducted by JICQA. We confirm whether each division and group company is implementing the EMS effectively, and report the audit results to Sojitz’s CEO, who holds the ultimate responsibility for the environmental initiatives of the company.

Environmental Communication

When customers or external stakeholders request information about Sojitz's environmental activities, we disclose the information after following the process required by the ISO14001 standard. The information required by the standard includes questionnaires and certified copies of ISO certifications. In FY2021, we responded to 48 questionnaires and submitted 13 certification copies.

Initiatives

1. Environmental Education

To implement our EMS, we hold a company-wide briefing session on the ISO14001 standard at the beginning of each fiscal year. In addition, we conduct trainings for internal environmental audit personnel, e-learnings for select employees on environmental laws and regulations concerning topics such as industrial waste disposal, and departmental education activities twice a year for all employees in all our organizations in order to raise awareness and impart specialized knowledge.

2. Initiatives by Sector

1) Environmental Sector Initiatives

Formulating Policies for Decarbonization while Pursuing Low-Carbon Businesses and Participating in Recycling Businesses

Based on a survey of CO2 emissions in our business activities and on the 1.5℃ scenario analysis of our thermal power generation and coal interests, we have formulated a new policy to promote decarbonization taking into account risks and opportunities that climate change poses to our businesses. We have accelerated the development of decarbonization projects such as renewable energy businesses and coal-to-gas fuel conversion projects, as well as low-carbon businesses with an eye towards decarbonization. In addition, we have established a framework for the formation of a recycling-based society by participating in recycling projects in multiple sectors.

2) Initiatives in the Resources Sector

Promoting Environmentally and Socially Responsible Materials and Contributing to the Realization of a Sustainable Food System

In the lumber sector, we have increased the ratio of environmentally and socially responsible timber in accordance with our Wood Procurement Policy. In the food sector, we are contributing to the realization of a sustainable food system by beginning to handle fish sourced from full-life cycle aquaculture, among other measures.

Performance

Environmental Data

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 Third-Party Assurance:

  • 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

However, for FY2019 results, the assurance is limited in scope to the total emissions from the 14 domestic and overseas consolidated subsidiaries with the highest volume of emissions.

FY2020 Independent Assurance Report

1.Electricity, CO2, and Energy

A) Sojitz Corporation’s Electricity Consumption and CO2 Emissions

1. Data and Results  (FY2016-FY2020)

Breakdown of CO2 Emissions FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Scope1
(Direct emissions from use of fuels such as city gas)

14t-CO2

16t-CO2

10t-CO2

14t-CO2

25t-CO2
Scope2
(Indirect emissions from use of purchased electricity and heat)

1,418t-CO2

1,342t-CO2

1,243t-CO2

1,203t-CO2

1,198t-CO2
2. Scope of Data

◆ Sojitz Corporation: Head office, satellite offices, Kansai Office, and branches (Hokkaido, Tohoku and Nagoya)

3. CO2 Emissions factors

◆ We use the most recent actual emission factors announced by the Electric Power Council for a Low Carbon Society (ELCS).
◆ Emission factors 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 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Electricity Consumption 190,127 thousand kWh 130,705 thousand kWh 136,636 thousand kWh 220,930 thousand kWh 263,805 thousand kWh
2. CO2 Emissions
FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
CO2 Emissions 1,035,964t-CO2 819,975t-CO2 736,069t-CO2 1,121,884t-CO2 912,090t-CO2
3. Breakdown of CO2 Emissions
Breakdown of CO2 Emissions FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Scope1
(Direct emissions from use of fuels such as city gas)

931,930t-CO2

747,229t-CO2

659,251t-CO2

969,775t-CO2

705,807t-CO2
Scope2
(Indirect emissions from use of purchased electricity and heat)

104,034t-CO2

72,746t-CO2

76,818t-CO2

152,108t-CO2

206,283t-CO2
4. Scope of Data
  • FY2016~FY2020
    Sojitz Corporation (including offices and branches), all Group companies in Japan, Group companies overseas.
  • Note 1: The main reason for the increase in emissions from FY2019 is the acquisition of an overseas paper manufacturing company in FY2018. Furthermore, the data for FY2018 does not include emissions from this company.
  • Note 2:Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the data for the period ended March 2020 was initially limited to 14 domestic and overseas consolidated subsidiaries with the highest emissions. However, we have finished calculating the emissions for the remaining companies and have restated our emissions totals.
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 factors
  • Units of heat produced and the emission factors 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 factors announced by the Electric Power Council for a Low Carbon Society (ELCS), while those for overseas subsidiaries use the most recent emissions factors according to country, as published by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

C) Sojitz Corporation’s Energy Consumption (Heating)

1. Data and Results (FY2016-FY2020)

Sojitz Corporation’s Energy Consumption (Heating)

D) Sojitz Group’s Energy Usage (Heating)

1. Data and Results
FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Energy Usage (Heating) 17,362,515 GJ 13,511,233 GJ 13,044,220 GJ 19,470,783 GJ 15,582,040 GJ
2. Scope of Data
  • FY2016~FY2020
    Sojitz Corporation (including offices and branches), all Group companies in Japan, Group companies overseas.
  • Note 1:The main reason for the increase in emissions from FY2019 is the acquisition of an overseas paper manufacturing company in FY2018. Furthermore, the data for FY2018 does not include emissions from this company.
  • Note 2:Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the data for the period ended March 2020 was initially limited to 14 domestic and overseas consolidated subsidiaries with the highest emissions. However, we have finished calculating the emissions for the remaining companies and have restated our emissions totals.

2. Waste Discharge

A) Sojitz Corporation’s Waste Discharge and Recycling Rates

1. Data and Results (FY2016-FY2020)

Sojitz Corporation’s Waste Discharge and Recycling Rates

2. Scope of Data
  • Sojitz Corporation: Head office, Kansai Office
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 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Waste Discharge 15,911 tons 15,667 tons 17,902 tons 60,485 tons 75,395 tons
2. Scope of Data
  • FY2016~FY2020
    Sojitz Corporation (including offices and branches), all Group companies in Japan, Group companies overseas.
  • Note 1:The main reason for the increase in emissions from FY2019 is the acquisition of an overseas paper manufacturing company in FY2018. Furthermore, the data for FY2018 does not include emissions from this company.
  • Note 2:Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the data for the period ended March 2020 was initially limited to 14 domestic and overseas consolidated subsidiaries with the highest emissions. However, we have finished calculating the emissions for the remaining companies and have restated our emissions totals.

3. Water Consumption

A) Sojitz Corporation’s Water Usage

1. Data and Results (FY2016-FY2020)

Sojitz Corporation’s Water Usage

  • *Water usage for the Tokyo head office and Kansai Office was calculated using an estimate based on the number of employees in each office.
2. Scope of Data
  • Sojitz Corporation: Head office, Kansai Office, and branches (Hokkaido, Tohoku and Nagoya).

B) Sojitz Group’s Water Usage

1. Data and Results
FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Water Usage 1.20
million m3
1.20
million m3
1.26
million m3
4.77
million m3
5.03
million m3
2. Scope of Data
  • FY2016~FY2020
    Sojitz Corporation (including offices and branches), all Group companies in Japan, Group companies overseas.
  • Note 1: The main reason for the increase in emissions from FY2019 is the acquisition of an overseas paper manufacturing company in FY2018. Furthermore, the data for FY2018 does not include emissions from this company.
  • Note 2: Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the data for the period ended March 2020 was initially limited to 14 domestic and overseas consolidated subsidiaries with the highest emissions. However, we have finished calculating the emissions for the remaining companies and have restated our emissions totals.

4. Paper Consumption

A) Sojitz Corporation’s Paper Usage

① Data and Results (FY2016-FY2020)

双日単体の紙の使用量

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

5. Logistics-related CO2 Emissions

A) Sojitz Corporation’s Logistics-related CO2 Emissions

① Data and Results (FY2016-FY2020)
  • 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.

双日単体の物流起因のCO2排出量

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

1. Data and Results
FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
4,833
t-CO2
5,480
t-CO2
5,398
t-CO2
2,828
t-CO2
33
t-CO2
2. Scope of Data

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.

3. 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

1. Data and Results
FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
515
t-CO2
519
t-CO2
478
t-CO2
472
t-CO2
722
t-CO2
2. Scope of Data

Emissions from trains and buses used by Sojitz Corporation employees.

3. 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.

7. Other Environmental Data

Sojitz Group's CO2 Emissions - Changes in Output

(in tons CO2 per person)

FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
72.8 45.8 39.5 59.6 46.9

(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

Type of GHG FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
CO2 14 t-CO2 16 t-CO2 10 t-CO2 14 t-CO2 25 t-CO2
CFC 0 t-CO2e 0 t-CO2e 0 t-CO2e 0 t-CO2e 0 t-CO2e
HCFC/ HFC 0 t-CO2e 0.27 t-CO2e 0 t-CO2e 0 t-CO2e 0 t-CO2e
Nitrous Oxide 0 t-CO2e 0 t-CO2e 0 t-CO2e 0 t-CO2e 0 t-CO2e
Methane 0 t-CO2e 0 t-CO2e 0 t-CO2e 0 t-CO2e 0 t-CO2e

Sojitz Group's NOx, Sox and VOC Emissions

(in tons)

  FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
NOX (Nitrogen Oxides) 7,327 6,943 6,433 2,632 1,704
SOX (Sulfur Oxides) 419 330 300 408 593
VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) 19 20 28 127 138

Number of Instances of Environmental Non-conformance and Requests for Improvement

In the operation of our EMS, we have established a system for reporting and remedying violations of laws, regulations, or government guidance. We share throughout the company all incidents that occur and take preventive measures to prevent their recurrence.

Number of Instances of Environmental Non-conformance and Requests for Improvement

FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Instances of non-conformance 0 0 4
Requests for improvement 2 6 1
Number of above cases involving penalties or fines, etc. 0 0 0

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