News Releases 2018MEIDEN aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from business activities by 30 percent by fiscal 2030
MEIDENSHA CORPORATION (MEIDEN) aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from business activities by 30 percent (compared to fiscal 2017) by fiscal 2030 as “The First MEIDEN Environment Vision.”
The first emissions-reduction target is stipulated in Medium-term Management Plan 2020, which calls for reducing emissions by 4 percent by fiscal 2020. MEIDEN plans to regularly review its emissions targets.
MEIDEN’s undertaking was made in response to the 2015 Paris Agreement target of keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and aims to ensure MEIDEN’s business activities help realize a sustainable society. MEIDEN regards Goal 13 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)– which calls for “urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts” – as one of its own management challenges. MEIDEN provides eco-friendly products and services as part of its measures against environmental threats such as global warming and the depletion of natural resources.
To achieve the emissions target, MEIDEN will promote energy conservation and operational streamlining measures in the short term, while shifting to renewable energy sources and replacing greenhouse gases it uses with eco-friendly gases on a long-term basis.
MEIDEN is committed to achieving the common global goal of mitigating climate change, and will contribute to creating a prosperous future through its manufacturing and business operations as well as the provision of goods and services.
TOPICSMEIDEN introduces solar power and storage battery system at its Numazu Works
MEIDEN has installed a solar power generation system equipped with storage batteries on the roof of the south office building and an adjacent green tract of land at its Numazu Works in Shizuoka Prefecture. The system started operating in May. The 100kW-system was installed as environmentally friendly, future-oriented equipment with the following goals:
1. Reduce the facility’s burden on the environment by curbing greenhouse gas emissions.
2. As part of MEIDEN’s Business Continuity Plan, the system’s photovoltaic output can be fully used as an electricity supply system that feeds power to lines supporting important electrical systems if the normal power supply is lost.
3. The equipment can be used for public relations and sales promotions, and a tour of the new system is available to visitors.
4. The equipment can be used for verification experiments by serving as a field testing location.
The Paris Agreement is a framework for tackling global warming beyond 2020, which was adopted at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris.
SDGs are common international goals for growth through 2030, which were incorporated in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted at U.N. Sustainable Development Summit 2015.
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