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Course of Action for Climate Change Towards 2050

Formulation of climate change policy guidelines aimed at 2050
—Reducing CO₂ emissions to “effectively zero” by 2050—

NEC has been working to strengthen its environmental management with a shift in FY 2017/3 toward activities that are based on the mitigation of and adaptation to climate change. In view of this, we have now formulated guidelines on climate change measures from a long-term perspective up to 2050. This will strengthen our efforts towards realizing a sustainable management foundation by 2050 and is a further demonstration of how NEC collaborates with customers in co-creating a sustainable society.
Based on these guidelines, we aim to reduce CO₂ emissions linked to our business operations (Scope 1, Scope 2) to effectively zero.

I. The four components of the climate change policy guidelines for 2050

II. Examples of measures for each component

I. Building a sustainable management foundation

  1. Reducing supply chain CO₂ emissions to zero
    • Reducing CO₂ emissions (Scope 1, Scope 2) from business operations to “effectively zero”
      1. Use state-of-the-art energy saving technology to reduce energy consumption
        (Reducing energy consumption at data centers through the use of advanced technologies such as phase change cooling and waste heat utilization; active utilization of the latest IT advances such as IoT, big data, and AI; promotion of the development and application of innovations; and so on)
      2. Increased deployment of renewable energies
        (Increased maintenance and deployment of renewable energies at our business sites and company-owned buildings; expanded installations to outside company business sites, linking with large-capacity electric energy storage systems, etc.)
      3. Utilization of carbon offsets
    • Initiatives to reduce CO₂ emissions (Scope 3) from the supply chain
      • Category 11[Use of Sold Products]
        (Continue to strengthen measures to improve energy efficiency in line with “Environmental Management Action Plan 2020/2030”)
      • Category 1 [Purchased Goods & Services]
        (Make a request to our suppliers to reduce emissions and continue to strengthen measures to reduce emissions in collaboration with suppliers)
  2. Implementing measures against climate change risks in the supply chain
    Evaluate the impact of climate change risks such as water shortages and floods/landslides and other disaster risks on the global supply chain, and formulate and review BCP countermeasures in collaboration with suppliers on a regular basis.

Ⅱ.Realizing a sustainable society through co-creation

  1. Realizing the world-wide goal of a low-carbon society
    Realize a low-carbon society through co-creation efforts with customers involving such initiatives as the implementation of value chain reform to increase production and logistics efficiency and improve capacity utilization rates; reduction of food waste loss; and increased deployment of renewable energies via large-scale power storage systems. In addition, we will continuously create new solutions that contribute to "mitigation” of climate change and actively engage in innovations that help to reduce CO₂ emissions.
  2. Achieving a safe and secure society that can withstand climate change risks
    Realize a safe and secure society that can withstand climate change risks by co-creating solutions with customers to ensure the maintenance of a stable supply of energy, water and food, and the prevention of health hazards.
    In addition, continuously create new solutions that contribute to “mitigation” of climate change by actively engaging in innovations that help to reduce CO₂ emissions.

The NEC Group promotes a Social Solutions Business to create social value in terms of safety, security, efficiency and fairness on a global scale. By combining advanced ICT and knowledge, we work toward realizing an efficient and sophisticated society where people can lead brighter and more prosperous lives