Takashi Niino, President and CEO
Nobuhiro Odake, Executive Vice President (Environmental Manager)
Since establishing a division dedicated to dealing with environmental problems in 1970, NEC has been actively working on various environmental issues, using the skills and know-how we have gained to create solutions for issues faced by customers and society, and promoting the integration of environmental management into our business activities.
In the previous fiscal year, we strengthened our climate change measures in terms of both mitigation and adaptation as part of our Environmental Management Action Plan 2020/2030, as climate change is an issue of particular importance for NEC’s business. As described in this Annual Environmental Report, while we did not reach targets for some indicators in the previous fiscal year, we are largely on track to meet our 2020 targets.
On the other hand, there is an increased expectation for companies to implement climate change measures and disclose environmental information. In terms of climate change measures, companies are expected to provide scientifically-based data demonstrating that company targets are in line with global targets, and particularly in Western countries, there is a move toward the goal of zero CO₂ emissions by 2050. NEC is strongly committed to maintaining and strengthening climate change measures in the future, and as a clear statement of intention, we announced our aim to achieve zero CO₂ emissions by 2050 on the occasion of the release of this annual report. As a first step, we aim to promote both within and outside NEC a good understanding of our aims for 2050 along with our 2020/2030 targets, and link this to the implementation of concrete measures.
Further, along with increased ESG investing, we held an IR meeting focused on the environment last July. The meeting, which was in response to heightening demands for the disclosure of non-financial corporate information and greater engagement with investors, was well-received by investors who were able to gain a deeper understanding of our environmental efforts through dialogue. NEC also gained a better grasp of issues concerning the disclosure of environmental information to investors, and we plan to continue fostering dialogue to promote further understanding and improved environmental information disclosure.
Going forward, NEC will continue to dedicate efforts to developing environmental measures and work toward meeting stakeholder expectations by leveraging our strength in ICT technology to create a prosperous and bright future for the world.
Executive Vice President (Environmental Manager)