Collaboration with Society and Environmental Communication (Eco-Friendly)

Basic Stance

DENSO engages in collaborations that transcend business domains and proactively discloses environment-related information to all stakeholders. In addition, the Company takes the initiative to actively pursue external collaborations that transcend the automotive industry when such collaborations are necessary to further enhance the effects of its environmental activities. Also, to ensure that its stakeholders can understand and relate to its initiatives, DENSO discloses environment-related information in a proactive and timely manner.

Specific Initiatives

(1) Disclosure of Environmental Information

DENSO discloses environment-related information via its corporate website. In 2019, we pledged our support for the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Since doing so, we have been carrying out a scenario analysis regarding the impact of climate change on our businesses and the opportunities and risks related to this impact. We have also been making efforts to reflect the results of this analysis in our business strategies and are disclosing the details of these efforts in accordance with TCFD recommendations.

DENSO actively participated in both the Climate Change and Water Security survey categories and in fiscal 2023 was included in the CDP’s* “A List,” which is the highest rating available.

We will endeavor to improve our methods for disclosing environmental information going forward, as well as the content of our information.

* CDP: This international non-governmental organization works with institutional investors to disclose global companies’ strategies on the issue of climate change and their greenhouse gas emissions.

    • TCFD

(2) Participation in Exhibits in Japan and Overseas

The DENSO Group participates in exhibitions, which it considers to be an opportunity for promoting a greater understanding of its environmental initiatives and engaging in exchanges with a variety of people. These include exhibits of environment-friendly products and technologies as well as interactive events. We also introduce advanced environmental technologies at motor shows and other events held around the world.

    • eco-friendly-img-2023-01

      The 1st GREEN FACTORY Expo Tokyo Show (2023) [Japan]

    • eco-friendly-img-2023-02

      Lineup of DENSO’s carbon-neutral solutions

(3) Promoting Coordination with Related Organizations

DENSO is a charter member of the Environmental Partnership Organizing Club (EPOC), a private organization of 280 major companies from the Chubu region established in 2000.

Since 2012, DENSO has been a leading company behind working groups investigating the creation of a recycling-oriented society in the Chubu region with the aim of promoting the formation of such a society. DENSO has attempted to improve the knowledge, technologies, and information exchange with EPOC members through study meetings and visits; the investigation of issues pertaining to technological development and commercialization through industry-government-academia collaborations; and the dissemination of the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) and other environment-related information.

  • epoc

(4) Endorsement of the Keidanren Declaration on Biodiversity and Action Guidelines

DENSO CORPORATION has endorsed the Keidanren Initiative for Biodiversity Conservation.
The Company has formulated DENSO Eco Vision 2025 as an action plan for realizing a sustainable society, setting targets to be achieved and specific actions to be taken. To encourage harmonious coexistence between people and nature, DENSO is promoting initiatives to protect local ecosystems and rare species within the Company’s business sites, as well as the “DENSO Green Project,” a greening activity committed to using local saplings and employing natural planting techniques, in cooperation with employees and their families, NPOs, and local communities.

The Keidanren Initiative for Biodiversity Conservation is a group of various companies and organizations that endorse the objectives of the Keidanren Declaration on Biodiversity and Action Guidelines (revised version) for the realization of a sustainable society. Details of policies and specific examples of future initiatives are available on the Keidanren website, which was launched in September 2021.