Sixth Medium-term Environmental Conservation Plan

Sixth Medium-term Environmental Conservation Plan: Overview

Overview of Nidec's Sixth Three-year Medium-term Environmental Conservation plan

Nidec launched its sixth three-year medium-term environmental conservation plan (FY2019 - FY2021) in FY2019, when we significantly changed our business activity-based environmental load data management system from an intensity-based management to a total volume (absolute volume) management. In addition, we will be further active in reducing our environmental load and actively utilizing renewable energies to make a drastic step toward reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.

While our past efforts have been focused on building a system to quantify the effects of reducing the amount of greenhouse gases used for the Nidec Group's products as the “amount of our environmental contributions,” our latest environmental conservation plan is intended to constantly disclose the amount of part of Nidec products' environmental contributions, with an ultimate goal of leading the amount of the environmental contributions by Nidec Group products in use to exceed the total amount of the environmental load from the group's business activities.

Activity Sixth Medium-Term Plan (FY2019-FY2021)
Three-year targets FY2020 results
Environmental management 80% of the Nidec Group's business bases (a consolidated sales basis) were part of the ISO14001-based environmental management system (The area of Nidec's environmental management widened). For information on the acquired ISO qualifications, click here
Business activity-based environmental burden reduction With our existing environmental load reduction activities combined with the new core activities of increasing our renewable energy ratio and resource recycling and reuse ratio, we will reduce the total average of greenhouse gases (CO2) emissions, electricity use, drainage volume, and waste disposal during the three-year period from FY2019 - FY2021 from the FY2018 results. As below
Greenhouse Gases
(Scope1, 2)
Reduce the entire group's gross emissions by 10%. Down 14.1% from FY2018
Electricity Reduce the entire group's use of fossil fuel-derived electricity by 10%, and increase the entire group's renewable energy ratio by 15 points. 【Fossil fuel-originated electricity】 Down 5.8% from FY2018
【Renewable energy ratio】 Up 2.6 points from FY2018
Water Reduce the entire group's total water displacement by 7%. Down 13.3% from FY2018
Waste Disposal Reduce the volume of the entire group's total waste disposal by 5%. Up 9.3% from FY2018
Product-based environmental contribution Quantify and disclose the extent of contributions of the Nidec Group's highly environmentally friendly products. Under development
Environmental conservation ■ Work with outside organizations to promote the conservation of biodiversity (forest development, tree planting, etc.).
■ Support environmental education at the local community (holding an environmental class for elementary school students, etc.).
■Participation in forest improvement, tree plantation, and other volunteer activities that contribute to biodiversity conservation. Nidec employees planted 880 mangrove trees in Thailand.
■Nidec held an environmental class for elementary school students 7 times in Japan.

Medium-term Environmental Conservation Plan: Number of Business Sites Covered

While our fifth three-year medium-term environmental conservation plan intended for the companies that were part of the Nidec Group as of the standard year of FY2015, for the sixth three-year medium-term environmental conservation plan, preparations are underway to cover subsidiaries whose head office functions are located outside Japan. During FY2020, the plan covered 88 business sites, or 58.7% (on a sales basis) of all the sites of the Nidec Group.

Number of business sites covered in the environmental conservation plan

FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Non-production sites 15 15 13 12 13
Production sites 76 74 70 69 75

Monitoring and Review

Among the focus areas of environmental load reduction via business activities, i.e., greenhouse gases (CO2), electricity, water, and waste disposal, we closely monitor and review any of these areas whose targets we may miss. While we normally tabulate and check the data for these areas every fiscal half-year, we check quarterly those areas whose targets we may miss, to ensure a successful achievement of the medium-term environmental conservation plan.

Environmental performance

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