SDGs

Maxell Group sees global warming and other global environmental issues as an urgent issue. To resolve this issue, we have introduced a company-wide environmental management system and are promoting Group-wide initiatives.

・Prevention of Global Warming
・Visualization of Environmental Performance through LCAs
・Reduction of the Environmental Burden through Environment-Friendly Products Maxell Group quantitatively evaluates and
・Determining Transportation Energy Consumption per Unit of Production Since Maxell Group handles a
・Chemical Substance Management
・Waste Reduction and Recycling
・Water Consumption Reduction Activity
・Biodiversity ※Blue Seafood http://sailorsforthesea.jp

Environmental Management

With the adoption of SDGs and the Paris Agreement, companies are required to contribute even more toward the realization of a sustainable society. In this context, Maxell Group must also contribute significantly to global environmental conservation as well as increase corporate value.
 Maxell Group is committed to implementing measures to prevent global warming in accordance with the Environmental Conservation Action Guidelines*1. Maxell Group's activities are conducted through the operation of an environmental management system, with top management serving as the president. In addition to ensuring compliance with laws and regulations such as the REACH regulations and RoHS directives, and to steadily implementing countermeasures and strengthening compliance, we are upgrading our efforts to focus on activities aimed at achieving environmental results based on ISO14001 2015 edition.
 In addition, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) recently launched the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), worried about the risks and opportunities that climate change poses to businesses and financial markets. Maxell Group also announced its endorsement of TCFD recommendation (October 2021) and will proceed with scenario analysis.
※1 Environmental Conservation Action Guidelines (in Japanese only)

Formulation of Maxell Group Long-Term CO2 Emissions Reduction Plan

Previously, CO2 emissions were calculated using fixed values for CO2 emission factors in order to visualize the reduction efforts at individual business sites. However, in recent years, the acceleration of global warming countermeasures is being required worldwide, and we have switched to a calculation method based on the GHG Protocol, which is the de facto standard. Maxell Group has been promoting energy-saving activities with the goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 30% by 2030 compared to fiscal 2013. In view of the status of raising social-wide CO2 reduction targets, we have decided to raise the target to a 50% reduction.
Currently, we are continually working to formulate action plans through 2030 and increase the feasibility of specific measures.
 In January 2019, we participated in the Climate Change Initiative (JCI)*2 and will promote additional measures to achieve virtually zero CO2 by 2050.
※2 Climate Change Initiative (JCI) https://japanclimate.org/english/

Maxell Group Environmental Action Plan for Fiscal 2021

Based on the belief that environmental activities and contributes to business performance are integrated operations, Maxell Group uses indicators (on a per-unit sales basis: costs/sales) for which the earnings results of environmental activities are visible.
We also strive to raise motivation by managing the index (per unit of production: consumption/production) in conjunction with indicators where improvement efforts are visible. In fiscal 2019, the basic unit worsened compared to the previous fiscal year due to the sluggish economic activities in the second half of the fiscal year due to the impact of the Novel CoronaVirus infectious disease. In fiscal 2020, we achieved our target thanks to our efforts to improve profitability and reduce expenses in line with the Coronavirus situation, which counteracted the worsening performance of the previous year. In particular, the energy consumption per unit of net sales has reached almost the same level as in fiscal 2018, which was the lowest ever. We will continue to strive for improvement activities in fiscal 2021.
 There were no serious environmental-related accidents, fines, or complaints in fiscal 2020. In addition, following the enforcement of the Fluorocarbon Emissions Control Law, we carried out statutory inspections, and as a result, the amount of CFC leaks was at a level that did not require reporting.

Quantitative Action Targets *3