Fiscal 2016 results and future issues

Fiscal 2016 Results

To achieve the goals laid out in DENSO Eco Vision 2015, we developed the fifth phase of the Environmental Action Plan (from fiscal 2012 to fiscal 2016), and all 196 Group companies worked to achieve the plan’s goals.

By fiscal 2016, we achieved all action objectives focused on “strengthening the development of products that contribute to the global environment,” “ascertaining and reducing CO2 emissions in all corporate behavior,” “steadily reducing the Group’s environmental impact,” and “strengthening consolidated environmental management,” as set down in the fifth phase of the Environmental Action Plan.

Principal initiatives Fifth phase of Environmental Action Plan
(fiscal 2012–fiscal 2016)
Evaluation
Targets until fiscal 2016 Fiscal 2016 results
Providing environment-friendly products Development of environment-friendly products Develop and manufacture products with technology that reduces CO2 emissions from vehicles (enhance average fuel efficiency)
  • Cooperated with automakers to develop new technologies and products that conform to regulations on fuel efficiency and exhaust gas in each country and region, as well as to DENSO’s voluntary targets, and contributed to the reduction of CO2 emissions from vehicles
  • Promoted the establishment of energy management for hybrid cars that contributes to greater fuel efficiency
  • Developed technology for power control components and commercialized motor generators and battery packs, etc., for hybrid cars
Reduction and elimination of chemical substances
  • Eliminate polybrominated biphenyls and diphenyl ethers (PBBs, PBDEs)
  • Promote new phthalate plasticizer-free products
  • Promote a transition away from the use of lead solder in electronic circuit cards
  • Promote public relations activities to review exemptions from emission limit values (ELVs)
  • Completed the transition away from the use of PBB and PBDE materials
  • Promoted the use of alternatives for phthalate plasticizers
  • Completed the transition away from the use of lead solder in electronic circuit cards
  • Promoted public relations activities to review exemptions from ELVs (high temperature solder, copper alloy)
Use of environmental assessments at the design and development stages Establish and expand standard Lifecycle Assessment (LCA) method at Japan Auto Parts Industries Association (JAPIA) led by DENSO Carry out goal setting and evaluations in development design of new products using product environmental indicators based on JAPIA guidelines
Preventing global warming Reduction of energy-source CO2 emissions Consolidated:
Basic unit: 93 or less compared with 2010 levels
Consolidated:
Basic unit: 79 compared with 2010 levels
Non-consolidated:
Basic unit: 35 or less compared with 1990 levels
Non-consolidated:
Basic unit: 32 compared with 1990 levels
Reduction of emissions of the five targeted greenhouse gases Non-consolidated:
Emissions: 50 or less compared with 2003 levels
Non-consolidated:
Emissions: 48 compared with 2003 levels
Reduction of CO2 emissions associated with product logistics Basic unit: 81 or less compared with 2006 levels Basic unit: 81 compared with 2006 levels
Management of environmentally hazardous substances Reduction of emissions of Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) substances into atmosphere and water Domestic:
Emissions: 65 or less compared with 2000 levels
Non-consolidated:
Emissions: 60 or less compared with 2000 levels
Overseas:
Promote activities to reduce top levels in each country
(Including VOC and PRTR substances)
Domestic:
Emissions: 52 compared with 2000 levels
Non-consolidated:
Emissions: 46 compared with 2000 levels
Reduction of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions
Effective utilization of resources Reduction of emissions (Reduction of waste) Emissions:
Domestic:
Basic unit: 73 or less compared with 2003 levels
Non-consolidated:
Basic unit: 56 or less compared with 2003 levels
Overseas:
Basic unit: 91 or less compared with 2012 levels

Waste:
Overseas:
Promote zero emissions as a general rule
Emissions:
Domestic:
Basic unit: 65 compared with 2003 levels
Non-consolidated:
Basic unit: 56 compared with 2003 levels
Overseas:
Basic unit: 81 compared with 2012 levels

Waste:
Overseas:
Promote zero emissions as a general rule
Reduction of water consumption Overseas:
Implement initiatives in each country or region with high need
Basic unit: 90 or less compared with 2010 levels
Overseas:
Reduce water usage to a world-leading level based on needs in each country or region, etc.
Basic unit: 89 or less compared with 2010 levels
Reduction of packing material usage in logistics Basic unit: 90 or less compared with 2006 levels Basic unit: 90 compared with 2006 levels

[✓]:Goal achieved

Detailed data on activities

Future Issues

With the realization of Eco Vision 2015, we formulated a new action plan called Eco Vision 2025 in order to realize even more sustainable regions and societies by 2050. In pursuit of this aspiration, we are promoting activities based on the specific actions and goals laid out in the sixth phase of the Environmental Action Plan, concluding in the milestone year fiscal 2020.

Detailed information on Eco Vision