Realizing a Decarbonized Society

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Initiatives at Casio (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Using insulation to reduce energy use

The company reduced the air-conditioning cooling load by installing insulation around the exhaust ports of the reflow system and dryer to block heat conduction. This reduced energy use by 4,651 Kwh per year.

Image: Reflow systems insulation
Reflow systems insulation
Image: Surface temperature decreased from 44.2°C to 21.9°C
Surface temperature decreased from 44.2°C to 21.9°C.

Introducing buses to reduce CO2 emissions

The company has 52 buses that it provides for employees to use for their daily commute. Around 2,300 employees use these commuting buses. This measure accounts for an annual reduction of CO2 emissions of 1,664 tons.

Item Consumption rate
(km/L)*1
Distance
(km)*2
Emission coefficient
(kg-CO2/L)*3
Amount*4 Days/year GHG emission
(kg-CO2/year)
Special notes
Before introduction Motor cycle (gasoline) 50 60 2.32166 1,840 people 264 1,353,323  
Car (gasoline) 14.763 60 2.32166 460 people 264 1,145,874  
Total - - - - - 2,499,198  
After introduction Bus (diesel) 2.6 60 2.58496 53 units 264 834,664  
Difference before and after introduction - - - - - 1,664,534 Reduction
  • *1 Value published by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Kingdom of Thailand
  • *2 Employees’ average commuting distance (round trip)
  • *3 Based on the Casio Group’s calculation standard (emission coefficient from Japan’s Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures)
  • *4 The number of people commuting by motorcycle or car before introduction was calculated as 80% of all employees commuting by motorcycle and 20% commuting by car.
Image: Commuting buses at Casio (Thailand)
Commuting buses at Casio (Thailand)

Installing a unique solar system

Casio (Thailand) has installed its own photovoltaic system to take advantage of the tropical sunlight. Electric power generated by the solar panels is used to power electric roof fans to draw heat out of buildings, as well as for powering daytime lighting in a warehouse and agitating a reservoir for oxygenation.

Image: Solar panels (1)
Image: Solar panels (2)
Image: Solar panels (3)
Solar panels
Image: Electric rooftop exhaust fans for heat discharge
Electric rooftop exhaust fans for heat discharge
Image: Daytime warehouse lighting
Daytime warehouse lighting
Image: Reservoir agitator for air circulation
Reservoir agitator for air circulation

Initiatives at Yamagata Casio Co., Ltd.

Introducing the latest energy-saving air-conditioning systems

A new watch plant that started operations in May 2018 uses the latest energy-saving air-conditioning systems, such as an air-conditioning system with several air-conditioners with FFUs*1 and ceiling cassettes, zoning and separate air-conditioning for clean rooms. These systems enable efficient operation according to the production situation.

  • *1 FFU: Fan-filter unit. A system that passes air sucked in by the fan through a filter to purify it before sending it out as clean air.
Image: Air-conditioning system at Yamagata Casio
Air-conditioning system at Yamagata Casio
Image: Clean room with latest air-conditioning system
Clean room with latest air-conditioning system

Initiatives at Casio America

Casio America has been carrying out energy- saving measures for many years.
In 2018, the company again won an ENERGY STAR Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The award recognized Casio America’s efforts to ascertain data on and efficiently manage electricity usage at its data center, and its initiatives to use a building management system to more effectively use cooling and heating. This ENERGY STAR Award was the fifth the company has received, following 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2017. Casio America has also signed a contract with a retail electric power provider for 100% green electricity.
Going forward, Casio America will continue to carry out environmentally friendly initiatives to help achieve a sustainable society.

Image: Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc.
Image: ENERGY STAR plaque
ENERGY STAR plaque

Initiatives at Hachioji R&D Center

The Hachioji R&D Center has installed automatic blinds and grows a green wall of vegetation at its facility to reduce CO2 emissions. The automatic blinds calculate the location of the sun, use sensors to detect the strength of the sunlight, and open and close automatically, thereby reducing the cooling and heating load. Since 2012, the Center has also grown a green wall of vegetation as a summertime energy-saving measure in an effort to reduce the cooling load even more. Through a process of trial and error to balance watering, fertilization, and sunlight, currently, the green wall (planted with two kinds of morning glories) grew splendidly to a size of 8.5 meters wide by 10 meters tall. Local residents even stopped by to take photos of it. This initiative to grow a green wall of vegetation has entered Hachioji’s Green Wall of Vegetation Contest in the “organization grouping” since 2017 and won awards two years running, including the first place award in 2017.

Image: Green wall of vegetation at the Hachioji R&D Center
Green wall of vegetation at the Hachioji R&D Center
Image: Award certificate and first place gift
Award certificate and first place gift

Installation of LED Lighting

Casio is installing LED lighting at its business sites to reduce electricity consumption. Thus far, it has installed LED lighting at many Casio sites, including the Hatsudai Head Office, Hamura R&D Center, Hachioji R&D Center, Yamagata Casio, Casio Electronics (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Casio (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Casio America, Inc., and Casio Electronics (Shaoguan) Co., Ltd., and other sites. The installed LED lighting has brought about substantial CO2 emissions reductions.

Image: LED lighting in Casio Electronics (Shenzhen)’s lobby
LED lighting in Casio Electronics (Shenzhen)’s lobby
Image: LED lighting in Casio (Thailand)’s plant
LED lighting in Casio (Thailand)’s plant
Image: LED lighting in Yamagata Casio’s plant
LED lighting in Yamagata Casio’s plant