In FY2011, the Group's overall greenhouse gas emissions decreased year-on-year by 21 kilotons-CO2e. This figure includes a decrease from 172 kilotons-CO2e to 161 kilotons-CO2e at domestic sites and a decrease from 262 kilotons-CO2e to 252 kilotons-CO2e at overseas sites. (See G1.)
Energy consumption for the Group overall decreased by 11 thousand kiloliters from FY2010. This figure includes a decrease from 101 thousand kiloliters to 94 thousand kiloliters at domestic sites and a decrease from 109 thousand kiloliters to 105 thousand kiloliters at overseas sites. (See G2.) These reductions are the result of energy reduction measures implemented by the Group, such as making productivity improvements.
The breakdown of energy consumption was 92% in SCOPE 2 and 8% in SCOPE 1. (See G3.)
The average energy consumption per unit was improved by 33.5% in the single-year FY2011 results against the target of 10% improvement. (See G4.)
We continue to work on reviewing the production processes, especially those for our major products, in order to further improve production efficiency and reduce total energy consumption.
Note: Changes in the conversion factor have a major impact on greenhouse gas calculations, so the middle-term environmental targets were set according to energy consumption (crude oil equivalent), a factor that has measureable results.
Note: Greenhouse gas emissions are calculated using GHG Protocol factors (electricity by country).