Environmental Action Plan (Targets and Performance)

Under its Environmental Vision 2050, Casio has established Environmental Action Plan targets from a global perspective, and is carrying out environmental activities accordingly. Here are the targets and performance for fiscal 2017, along with the targets for fiscal 2018 based on the current results.

Fiscal 2018 Casio Environmental Action Plan

When Casio identified material issues in 2015, it took the opportunity to reconsider its basic approach to setting targets. Based on that review, the Group decided that in the future it would consider, “what roles society expects of Casio,” set medium- and long-term targets as a vision, and then establish annual targets as milestones toward that vision. Based on that approach, Casio overhauled its environmental action targets by taking into consideration coherence between environmentally material issues and KPIs.

First, with respect to the reduction of greenhouse gases (CO2) to contribute to the achievement of a low-carbon society, Casio reconsidered the numerical adequacy of its greenhouse gas emissions (CO2) published in the past, in order to create a clearer vision for the future, in light of the Paris Agreement coming into effect in November 2016 and the Japanese government’s announcement of new reduction targets. As a result, the Group changed from its past calculation method to one with higher adequacy and recalculated its emissions by country and fiscal year, going back to 2005, and thereupon set its targets.

Next, with regard to “building a recycling society,” Casio set targets focusing on the promotion of recycling through expansion of Casio Green Star Products and Super Green Star Products, which are Casio’s eco products, and focusing on the promotion of recycling in business activities.

With respect to “living in harmony with nature,” considering that Casio has little direct impact on biodiversity due to the nature of its business, it established a target for expanding the use of sustainable paper, which has a large indirect impact in the supply chain. Also, in light of the results of biodiversity assays at its main sites, Casio established a target for carrying out specific measures that will help to grow Casio’s brand value.

Finally, with regard to water resources, about which there is high social concern, the Group did not establish a medium-term target, since water resources were removed from its material issues due to the nature of Casio’s business. However, a target for fiscal 2018 was established due to the actual conditions of business activities at product sites.

Product Targets

1. Medium- and long-term targets

2. Targets for fiscal 2018

Plant and Business-site Targets

1. Medium- and long-term targets for greenhouse gas emissions reduction

Long-term target
To reduce the total volume of global greenhouse gas emissions (scope 1 and 2) from business activities by 80 % compared to FY2014, by FY2051

Medium-term target
To reduce the total volume of global greenhouse gas emissions (scope 1 and 2) from business activities by 26 % compared to FY2014, by FY2031

Targets for fiscal 2018
To reduce the total volume of global greenhouse gas emissions (scope 1 and 2) from business activities by 8.25 % compared to FY2014, by FY2018

  • This does not include greenhouse gas emissions from logistics, product usage, or employee travel (scope 3).

2. Resource conservation targets (water)

Japan production sites
Use no more than 56,000 m3 of water in fiscal 2018

Production sites outside Japan
Use no more than 421,000 m3 of water in fiscal 2018

3. Waste reduction targets

Medium-term target
Achieve a recycling rate of 100% by fiscal 2031

Targets for fiscal 2018
Investigate the actual status of recycling with such aims as design standardization for rational recycling.

Biodiversity Preservation Targets

1. Sustainable use of paper

  • Use FSC certified paper for 40% of paper for product catalogs in Japan
  • Set specific action themes and commence activities to preserve biodiversity based on the results of biodiversity assays at principal sites in Japan.

Fiscal 2017 Casio Environmental Action Plan performance

To view Casio's performance on its Environmental Action Plan for FYfiscal 2015, visit the link below.

Fiscal 2017 Casio Environmental Action Plan Performance Report (Details)(PDF / 119KB)