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CEO Morita's speech on NEC's responses to the environmental issues

NEC has set a target of reducing CO2 emissions linked to our business operations to "effectively zero" by 2050 in fiscal 2017. We have also established the NEC Environmental Targets 2030 in fiscal 2021. Moreover, we have joined The Climate Pledge climate change initiative to accelerate its carbon neutral programs, and has moved its target for achieving carbon neutrality up to 2040. Accordingly, the contents of the Course of Action for Climate Change Toward 2050 have been reinterpreted as the Action Guidelines on Climate Change toward 2040. We will continue to reduce our environmental impact and risks and expand our contribution through our business for the future.

As part of its corporate social responsibility activities, NEC seeks to reduce environmental impacts in its own business activities. At the same time, it is carrying out "environmental business management" that contributes to reducing the environmental impacts of society as a whole through its products and services.
Also, to promote environmental management throughout the entire Group, it has established the "Environmental Policy" to express its environmental philosophy and action guidelines. Conduct that complies with the charter is expected of all NEC employees including executive officers

NEC focuses on activities to reduce the environmental impact of products over their entire lifecycle. In these activities, we have added the perspectives of "Ecology" (including resource recycling, global warming prevention, and environmental consciousness) and "Compliance" to the conventional perspectives of "Quality," "Cost," and "Delivery."
We are working in close collaboration with our suppliers to promote green procurement.

NEC will reduce the environmental footprint of its products and services while helping customers decarbonize through the use of ICT.
We have positioned climate change (decarbonization) as one of the Company's priority management themes from an ESG perspective—materiality. Our climate change countermeasures are providing value both in terms of mitigation and adaptation.

Based on our Environmental Policy, NEC complies, with environmental laws and regulations and promotes reducing our water usage and environmental impact. We are also employing water risk management practices, which include addressing the issues of water shortages, water pollution, and flooding.

NEC strives to promote resource circulation and reduce environmental impacts from production to recycle.We carefully examine the environmental impact and safety of chemical substances in all phases of their operations, from the introduction and use to disposal. NEC takes all possible measures to reduce consumption and to replace harmful substances with safer ones.

NEC strives to minimize the impacts of business activities and employees' lives on nature, and to actively encourage employees' activities that contribute to biodiversity and provision of ICT solutions. A pond area in NEC Abiko Plant has been confirmed as a habitat for an endangered species IB class (EN) of dragonfly designated by the Ministry of the Environment, known as the Oomonosashi Tombo. NEC has cooperated with Teganuma Aquatic Organism Research Association to promote conservation activities in the area.

NEC publishes the material balance of the entire supply chains.
We use our environmental performance management solution "GreenGlobeX" to aggregate environmental data.

We introduce our international initiatives.