Takara standard

Sustainability

Environment Initiatives

Environmental Policy
Takara Environmental Policy

Takara Standard considers environmental protection a priority issue in management. We strive to reduce the environmental impact of our business activities and have initiatives to protect the environment and prevent pollution in order to contribute to the realization of sustainable society.

  • We develop products and services with low environmental impact.
  • We have initiatives to reduce environmental impact in all business activities.
  • In addition to complying with environmental laws and regulations, we take on environmental problems in response to society’s demands.

Target for CO2 Reduction

CO2 emission reduction target for FY2030
Reduction of 30% from FY2020 level

Initiatives to Reduce CO2 Emissions in Business Activities

Installation of energy-saving equipment at production bases, conversion of fuels
Installation of energy-saving equipment at production bases, conversion of fuels

At the factories of enameled products, the baking furnaces used in the manufacturing process consume a lot of energy. Initiatives to reduce energy consumption include increasing the use of high-heat insulators and reusing the waste heat from baking furnaces.
We are also striving to reduce gas consumption and CO2 emissions by replacing gas burners for the baking furnaces with energy-saving ones to improve combustion efficiency.

Equipment installation and fuel conversion at production bases

At the Kanto Factory, where resin products are manufactured, we are switching from electric boilers to gas boilers as the heat source of facilities used in the manufacturing process of resin products.
This initiative is reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions.

Installation of energy-saving equipment at our offices
Installation of energy-saving equipment at our offices

At our business offices, factories, distribution centers, and other bases, we are switching to LED lights and installing high-efficiency air conditioners.

TCFD-Based Information Disclosure

Governance and risk management

Recognizing that taking action on sustainability is a priority issue in our management, we will contribute to the realization of a sustainable society through our business.
In July 2022, we created the Environment Committee, chaired by the executive in charge of Corporate Planning Office . The Committee examines environmental issues and policies, mainly regarding climate change. The Committee consists of directors of the Headquarters to build up a discussion system cross-sectionally.
Convening at least twice a year, the Committee discusses and approves responses to the TCFD recommendations, confirms the progress on strategy and metrics, ensures coherence with the management plan, and submits a report to the Board of Directors at least once a year. The Board of Directors conducts decision-making on important matters and supervision based on the opinions and reports of the Committee.
The Corporate Planning Office, the secretariat of the Committee, operates the Committee, and coordinates with company divisions in responding to the TCFD recommendations and monitoring these responses. The Office also uses scenario analysis to identify the risks and opportunities that arise from climate change, considers responses, and makes suggestions and reports to the Environment Committee.

Governance System
Governance System
Roles and Constituents of Each Organization
Environment Committee
Constituents Chair The executive in charge of Corporate Planning Office
Members Directors of Administration Headquarters, Production and Logistics Headquarters, Sales Headquarters, Research and Development Headquarters, and Corporate Planning Office
Secretariat Corporate Planning Office
Activities Regular meetings Twice a year (semiannual)
Themes Decision of company-wide policies, risk management, decision of strategies, decision of goals, progress management of the action plan
Operation structure (meetings of Environmental Promotion Leaders)
Constituents Each division Environmental Promotion Leaders are chosen from each division
Activities Regular meetings Four times a year (once every three months)
Corporate Planning Office Secretariat of the Committee, incorporation of risks and opportunities, establishment of strategies
Each division Setting goals toward the implementation of strategies, proposing implementation plans, managing progress
Strategy
Transition risk(less than 1.5℃ scenario)
Category Scenario Risk Impact Opportunity Impact
Policies/ regulations Introduction of carbon tax Increased manufacturing costs and selling expenses due to increased procurement costs of materials and energy Large - -
Stricter regulations on forest environment Increased manufacturing costs due to increased difficulty and cost of procuring wood Large - -
Markets/ technologies
Progression in divestment and revision of business portfolio toward decarbonization in the petrochemical and iron and steel industries steel industries
Increased manufacturing costs due to increased difficulty and cost of procuring steel, resin, and wood Large - -
Diversifying needs for wood - -
Change in behavior of regular clients and consumers
Preference for products with water- or energy-saving features, or longer service life
- - Higher presence of enameled products, etc. due to ease of maintenance and longer service life Medium
Change in behavior of regular clients
Preference for materials that emit less GHG in the manufacturing process
Risk of decreasing need for products that emit larger amount of GHG in the manufacturing process Medium Increased need for wooden products Medium
Physical risk(4℃ scenario)
Category Scenario Risk Impact Opportunity Impact
Chronic Increased risk of heatstroke due to higher temperatures A certain amount of impact will occur, although the work environment is not in direct sunlight Medium - -
Acute Increased severity and frequency of abnormal weather Shutdown due to a disaster
Supply chain interruption due to a disaster
Small Higher presence of our strong supply structure in the face of the increased risk of a disaster
(Supply was not interrupted at the time of the large earthquakes in 2011)
Large
Main initiatives to address the environmental problems
Aim Responses
Reduction of GHG emissions Installing solar panels, driving a modal shift (greater use of green shipping and trains)
Enhancing resilience in the case of a weather-related disaster Carrying out ongoing BCP initiatives such as decentralizing manufacturing and logistics bases and ensuring sufficient inventory
Saving resources in packaging materials By using the minimum amount of packaging, saving resources, reducing waste, and improving efficiency of transportation and unpacking
Indexes and Targets

The calculated amount of GHG emissions of the Company (Scope 1+2) and its reduction target are shown below. To contribute to the realization of a decarbonized society, we are considering concrete reduction measures.

  FY2020 FY2021 Target
FY2030
Scope1+2 57,462 tCO2 60,178 tCO2 -30%(from FY2020 level)

* The amount of GHG emissions is calculated based on the “Greenhouse Gas Emissions Calculation and Reporting Manual,” published on the website of the Ministry of the Environment.