SMART 2030 to Constantly Reduce the Total CO2 Emissions by 30% by FY2030

In 2019, Nidec launched SMART 2030, a project to address the global “decarbonization” trend, which sets forth qualitative and quantitative goals based on our climate change actions while anticipating our FY2030 goal by constantly monitoring progress toward it.
Nidec has in place two pillars to achieve the goal, i.e., “Make our businesses more energy-efficient,” and “Adopt renewable energies actively.”


*Operational CO2 emissions: Scope 1 (direct emissions from owned or controlled sources) and Scope 2 (indirect emissions from the generation of purchased energy)
*Base year of the quantitative target: FY2017

Priority measures to achieve the goal

Energy-efficient operations

  • ・LED lighting for new facilities
  • ・Energy-saving air conditioning
  • ・AI-backed manufacturing processes

Nidec Sankyo Corporation employees check the
company’s energy efficiency.

Nidec Tosok (Vietnam) Co., Ltd.’s air conditioning equipment
with an energy-saving operation control system

Renewable electricity

  • ・Purchase renewable electricity directly from power suppliers
  • ・Purchase certified renewable electricity using a Green Power Certification System
  • ・Generate renewable electricity using solar panels, etc.

Solar panels installed on the roof Nidec (Zhejiang) Corporation’s building

Nidec Research and Development Center, Japan
Operates Entirely on Renewable Energies

The number of business sites covered by SMART2030

During fiscal 2019, the plan covered 81 business sites, or 60.1% (on a sales basis) of all the sites of the Nidec Group.

The number of business sites covered by SMART2030

FY2018 FY2019
Non-production sites 13 12
Production sites 70 69

*The number of business sites decreased after eliminations and consolidations due to the structural reform.

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