By 2050, it is estimated that our population will reach 9 billion. At current rates, the amount of CO2 and human waste is predicted to rise to 4 times the earth’s natural ability to self-clean. If we continue on this path, Earth will become a planet uninhabitable for man.
As our parts are utilized in automobiles all around the world, we are actively aware of the important responsibility we have for protecting earth’s environment.
DENSO has throughout its history developed and used the latest technologies and talent, to reduce our negative environmental impact to the greatest extent possible.
To concretely express our commitment toward the continuous improvement of our Earth’s health, DENSO has created ECO VISION 2025, an action plan with concrete and measurable goals. Starting with the commitment of the group’s 150,000 employees, we envision that our actions will spark and invigorate renewed awareness of environmental responsibility throughout the world.
Our commitments are:
These 3 explicit goals are our ‘Target 3’
for environmental improvement.
Target 3 are directed towards the
following corporate areas:
To achieve our targets, we have
outlined 10 substantive actions.
With ultimate fuel efficiency, we will lead by example to dramatically reduce CO₂ emissions in the automobile industry.
Utilizing the most advanced technologies, we will make revolutionary reductions in automobile emissions.
Spearheading the industry, DENSO will research and develop new technologies, with our engine control technology at the core, for all the products with lower emissions and fuel efficiency.
Reduce the CO₂ emissions of all new cars by 1/2 (Globally)tionary reductions in automobile emissions.Close
Through our production innovation, we aim to halve energy consumption in production processes.
We will dramatically conserve energy used in production; our group commitment is to halve energy use (CO₂ emissions by 1/2).
We will attain high efficiency production through ‘Monozukuri’ innovation. Our comprehensive energy conservation plan will strictly track energy flow from supply to use to effectively control changing needs in energy requirements. We call this ENE-JIT, short for Energy Just In Time.
To reduce our production CO₂ emissions by 1/2 basic unit
All DENSO associates will commit to ECO-conscious lifestyles.
We will implement the most efficient vehicles in all company transport and reduce energy consumption into our personal affairs.
Company transport will use next generation PHVs (plug-in hybrids) and employees will use car sharing. Associates will be able to utilize energy visualization technologies to optimize the efficiency of their energy consumption.
To reduce the energy used in company transport by 1/2. (at major DNJP facilities)Close
We will continuously refine the
environmental friendliness of raw
materials used in product development.
By reducing to the absolute minimum the amount of toxic materials used in production, we will improve the sense of safety and security to society.
By reading the regulatory trends of various nations and regions, we will lead the shift away from environmentally hazardous materials. In addition, by rigorous management of the supply chain, we will optimize the use of ecologically friendly materials.
Reduce the environmental impact of production by 1/2. (global, internal indices)
By doing so, we double the Green capability of our production.Close
We endeavor to recycle all resources, reduce the amount of water used, and minimize the volume of waste and chemical emissions.
We will use raw resources efficiently, developing factories that contribute directly to a recycling-oriented society.
By implementing 1/N equipment, we can reduce water consumption and improve recycling capabilities to reduce waste output. We call this Zero Emission Advance. To reduce harmful emissions in production, we will utilize technological advances in detoxification and handling of dangerous chemicals.
Reduce waste output by 1/2 base unit. (DNJP, internal indices)
Double recycling rate of raw materials.Close
Every employee will have a strong awareness of the interconnected global environment; by taking positive action himself, he will take leadership for the future.
Associates will take personal responsibility in each area of work, acting with the aim of creating a sustainable society.
We will expand the environmental education for associates. In particular, we will provide technical education for environmental staffs, LCA education to product designers, and strengthen the education of environmental staffs to understand work risk factors.
Double the number of trained & certified staffs
(global, internal imetric)Close
We are progressively committed to developing green technologies with applying our automotive innovative technologies.
We will develop and grow green technologies that will support a more rich and sustainable society, whose commercial applications will contribute directly to a better world.
We will continue to promote the use of bio-fuels that utilize algae. We will also help advance the development of agricultural business support and food transport systems that apply automotive air conditioning technologies.
We will double our green environment business. (DNJP)Close
We will create a lush and a more nature rich workplace environment that is
attractive and enjoyable to everyone.
In addition to the greening of our own grounds, we will help to make the surrounding community to become a more pleasant environment, with the aim of creating spaces for all to enjoy.
We will create and maintain parks inside the workplace where associates can relax. In addition, we will establish green entrances and other spaces that will welcome visitors and enhance the physical harmony with our local environment.
Double our nature rich index (DNJP internal metric)Close
We will protect and take care of the
natural environment everywhere and we will support all associates to take positive action in this respect.
By improving our associates’ Earth knowledge and consciousness, we will foster an atmosphere where we cherish and make environmental and societal contributions to protect nature.
We will globally expand our corporate CSR program - One DENSO Action. In addition, through the planning and organizing of events in green spaces, we will expand environmental education in harmony with local communities.
Double the number of participants in a variety of environmental awareness events (global)Close
The DENSO Group will develop new environmental value with all our wisdom and efforts.
We will reduce planetary environmental impact through our
corporate activities, adhering to management practices that create a positive environmental impact that leads to a healthier planet and natural life.
We will continuously evaluate environmental impact and value from a life-cycle perspective. In addition, we will actively disclose our environmental information to stakeholders.
To achieve a corporate-wide target of
“Environmental contribution > Environmental load” (global)Close