Targets and Results
The ROHM Group Environmental Vision 2050
From the year of the Industrial Revolution, the international community and the government have issued strong guidelines for a carbon-free society, such as the "Paris Agreement" that states that the average global temperature rise should be kept below 2 ℃, and the "2050 Carbon Neutral". Looking at society, problems such as climate change, resource depletion, and biodiversity loss are becoming more serious. Planetary boundaries that objectively assess the impact of human activity on the Earth's system show that "climate change", "biodiversity loss", and "chemical pollution" go beyond acceptable boundaries. The impact of economic activity on the earth and the risks associated with it have already become apparent and serious, and it has been analyzed that humans have reached a level where they cannot live and act safely. It is clear that growth is at stake.
ROHM has been promoting the reduction of environmental impact through its business activities and products in accordance with its corporate philosophy and environmental policy.
Based on the above situation, we set up the "The ROHM Group Environmental Vision 2050" in 2021 in order to make a strong commitment to connect the global environment to the next generation in a better condition. We have set three important themes, "climate change", "resource recycling", and "coexistence with nature", and have also formulated the "2030 target", which is an intermediate step.
"Climate change" is one of the most important social issues facing the global society. The Paris Agreement mentioned above requires efforts to keep the global average temperature rise well below 2 ℃ compared to before the Industrial Revolution and to keep it at 1.5 ℃.
At the same time, balancing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and absorption in the second half of this century to realize a carbon-free society is also an important theme for companies. To realize a carbon-free and low-carbon society, ROHM's main product, semiconductors, is playing an increasingly important role in "motors" and "power sources", which are said to account for most of the world's electricity consumption. Improving efficiency is a major mission for ROHM.
In addition to contributing through these products, it is also important to reduce the environmental burden on all business activities such as the production process.
ROHM recognizes climate change countermeasures as an important management issue, and will work to build an environment-friendly business structure by promoting energy conservation and the introduction of renewable energy in all business activities.
Mineral resources, which are also raw materials for semiconductors, are used in a wide variety of fields such as communication equipment and precision equipment, and are indispensable for human life. Due to the remarkable progress of society, it has continued to expand rapidly in the last 40 years, and the material footprint per capita in the world increased from 8.26 tons in 2000 to 12.18 tons in 2017. We are facing the problem of exhaustion. Some resources have been mined and used for less than 100 years, and effective use of resources and resource conservation are important issues for ROHM's business activities. Water, which is one of the natural capitals, is also the most important resource for corporate activities. As global warming progresses, there are concerns about procurement risks due to droughts and droughts and the seriousness of disasters caused by floods around the world, but if effective measures are not taken, the supply and demand for freshwater resources is expected to become increasingly tight. Recognizing the impact of business activities on the environment, ROHM is working on resource recycling as much as possible, reducing waste and improving water recycling rates in order to reduce the waste of limited resources throughout its business activities.
【Coexistence with Nature】
Biodiversity is a source of various resources such as fish and shellfish that humans usually eat, wood that is the source of paper and building materials, water and the atmosphere. At COP25 (25th Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change) held in December 2019 to discuss measures to prevent global warming, it was reported that about 20,000 species of wild animals had become extinct during about 20 years from 2000. If the loss of the ecosystem was continued not being taken measures for deforestation, environmental pollution by chemical substances, global warming and so on, it is expected to have many negative effects, including floods, droughts, poor food harvests, poor fishing and worsening climate change, and delays in the research and development of new drugs. ROHM aims to be in harmony with the natural environment, deeply recognizing that we are blessed by the biodiversity of the earth. Specifically, we will thoroughly manage product chemical substances and carry out biodiversity conservation activities throughout the Group to promote the creation of a global environment that will be passed on to the next generation.
In order to achieve our vision for 2050, we will steadily move toward the goal while setting the medium-term environmental goals step by step.
2030 Environmental Targets
2030 environmental targets are set for each of the three priority issues of "climate change", "resource recycling", and "coexistence with nature" set forth in the "The ROHM Group Environmental Vision 2050". We also aim to certify greenhouse gas reduction items based on scientific evidence (SBT = Science Based Targets).
|Theme||Policy for Achieving Environmental Vision||2030 Targets||Targets in Fiscal Year 2021|
|Climate Change||Consider measures against "Climate Change" to be an important indicator of the effectiveness of our sustainability efforts.
Aim to achieve virtually zero CO₂ emissions from our business activities by FY2050.
|①||Aiming to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to zero by FY2050, reduce it by 50.5% or more compared to the FY2018 results by FY2030.||①||Reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 1.0% or more compared to the predicted value according to the FY2021 production quantity.|
|②||Reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per unit of consolidated sales by 45% or more compared to FY2018 results by FY2030.||②||Reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per unit of consolidated sales by 5.0% or more compared to the FY2020 results.|
|③||Maintain 100% of the development rate of eco-friendly products.||③||Maintain 100% of the development rate of eco-friendly products.|
|Resource Circulation||Work to maximize resource recycling in order to eliminate the waste of limited resources through a series of business activities from development to procurement, production, and sales.||①||Maintain zero emission on a domestic consolidated basis, aim for 97% or more recycling rate on an overseas consolidated basis and zero emission on a domestic and overseas consolidated basis by FY2030.||①||Maintain zero emission on a domestic consolidated basis, aim for 94% or more recycling rate on an overseas consolidated basis and 97% or more recycling rate on a domestic and overseas consolidated basis.|
|②||Reduce waste emissions per unit of production in wafer process plants by 10% or more compared to the FY2019 results by FY2030.||②||Maintain FY2020 results for waste emissions per unit of production in wafer process plants.|
|③||Reduce waste emissions per unit of production in assembly process plants by 20% or more compared to the FY2019 results by FY2030.||③||Maintain FY2020 results for waste emissions per unit of production in assembly process plants.|
|④||Improve water recovery and recycling rate by 5.5% or more compared to the FY2019 results by FY2030.||④||Improve water recovery and recycling rate by 0.5% or more compared to the FY2020 results.|
|Coexistence with Nature||Cherish the blessings of nature created by the biodiversity of the earth and pass on the global environment in a better state to future generations.||①||The entire Group will carry out activities to conserve biodiversity and promote the creation of a global environment that will be handed over to the next generation.||①||Consider the specific initiatives to conserve biodiversity.|
|②||Thorough management of chemical substances in products.||②-1||Surely grasp the trends of laws and regulations and respond to new risks.|
|②-2||Extract subjects in management of chemical substances in products and take its countermeasures.|
|②-3||Consider unified management of chemical substances.|
2020 Environmental Targets and Results
ROHM Group has set environmental target for 2020 since fiscal 2010, and has been promoting activities to achieve it. Achievement goals and achievements are as follows.
【Response to Legal Requirements】
We shall certainly comply with environmental laws and requirements relating to all business activities and voluntarily promote to reduce the environmental impacts.
【2020 Environmental Targets and Results】
|Theme||Policy||2020 Medium- to Long-term Targets||Targets in Fiscal Year 2020||Results in Fiscal Year 2020 for
Medium- to Long-term Targets
|Results in Fiscal Year 2020 for
Single Fiscal Year Targets
|1. CO₂ Production Countermeasures in Each Site||Work to help stop global warming through overall energy conservation and the reduction of global greenhouse gas emission.||①Reduce CO₂ emission by 25% from the actual results of FY2005.||Reduce FY2020 CO₂ emission by 0.5% from currently predicted value according to the quantity of production of FY2020 by self-help efforts.||Reduced by 33.2%||Reduced by 3.4%|
|Reduce FY2020 CO₂ emission by 4.0% from currently predicted value according to the quantity of production of FY2020, including renewable energy introduction effects.||Reduced by 7.0%|
|②Reduce CO₂ emission per production unit by 50% from the actual results of FY1990.||Reduce CO₂ emission per production unit by 1% in FY2020 from the actual results of FY2019.||Reduced by 58.2%||Increased by 2.2%|
|③Reduce global greenhouse gas emission (PFC's, SF6, and etc.) by minimum 50% from the actual results of FY1995.||Reduce FY2020 global greenhouse gas emission (PFC's, SF6, and etc.) by 0.5% from currently predicted value according to the quantity of production of FY2020.||Reduced by 68.1%||Reduced by 16.2%|
|2. CO₂ Countermeasures through Value Chain||With the scientific techniques and various kinds of calculation tools including LCA, CO₂ reduction activities are promoted. By developing the environment-friendly products in alignment with 'NEXT50', contribution to the CO₂ reduction at the time of use is considered.||①Reduce CO₂ emission through the value chain by 10% from the actual results of FY2010.||Maintain CO₂ emission through the value chain in FY2020 as the results of FY2019.||Reduced by 10.3%||Increased by 8.8%|
|②Increase the ratio of environment-friendly products developments to 100%.||Increase the ratio of environment-friendly product developments to 100% by FY2020.||100%||100%|
|3. Reduction of Environmental Impact||Reduce the amount of materials discharged to the air and water, and strive to preserve the Global environment.||①Reduce the amount of handling volume of PRTR substances per production unit by 10% from the actual results of FY2010.||Maintain the amount of handling volume of PRTR substances per production unit in FY2020 as the results of FY2019.||Reduced by 35.0%||Increased by 10.4%|
|②Reduce VOC emission by 40% from the actual results of FY2000.||Reduce VOC emission by 0.5% in FY2020 from currently predicted value according to the quantity of production of FY2020.||Reduced by 57.7%||Reduced by 3.3%|
|4. Effective Use of Resources||Strive for the effective use of valuable resources and the protection of water resources that are fundamental to environmental biodiversity.||①Maintain zero emission in domestic group consolidated and reduce waste generation per production unit by 40% from the actual results of FY2000.||Maintain zero emission in domestic group consolidated in FY2020.||Achieved zero emission||Achieved zero emission|
|Maintain waste generation per production unit in domestic group consolidated in FY2020 as the results of FY2019.||Reduced by 52.5%||Reduced by 0.2%|
|②Reduce waste generation per production unit in overseas group consolidated by 60% from the actual results of FY2000.||Maintain waste generation per production unit in overseas group consolidated in FY2020 as the results of FY2019.||Reduced by 69.1%||Increased by 5.0%|
|③Reduce water input volume per production unit by 30% from the actual results of FY2009.||Maintain water input volume per production unit in FY2020 as the results of FY2019.||Reduced by 29.9%||Increased by 1.7%|