Environment

TCFD Disclosure

 

In May 2021, EIZO has announced its support for the recommendations of the TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure)*1. TCFD

Since the launch of our own brand, we have been consistently working on the most advanced environmental measures, pursuing the energy-saving performance of our products, setting targets for reducing GHG emission across all business activities, and taking other actions to combat climate change*2.

  1. 1The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures
    In response to a request from the G20, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) established the TCFD to examine climate-related disclosure and responses by financial institutions. TCFD encourages companies and other organizations to disclose their governance, strategy, risk management, indicators and targets with respect to climate change-related risks and opportunities.
  2. 2Greenhouse Gas
    Kyoto Protocol defines seven types of greenhouse gases to be reduced: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), dinitrogen monoxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), and nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) in the second commitment period starting in 2013.

 

Governance

A Sustainability Committee has been established to address issues related to climate change. In addition, the Climate Change Response Subcommittee has been established to evaluate and respond to climate-related risks and opportunities bacause of their specialized characteristics. The President and CEO, who chairs the Sustainability Committee, is responsible for addressing issues related to sustainability.
 

The Board of Directors monitors and supervises the progress of the goals and targets for addressing climate-related issues through the formulation of strategies for realizing opportunities based on GHG emission reductions and scenario analysis by the Sustainability Committee, and through quarterly reports on the status of business execution.

 

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Risk Management

We have established and are operating a company-wide risk management system to manage risks in an integrated and unified way, recognizing that the appropriate management of risks surrounding the EIZO group is essential for achieving management goals and implementing business strategies.


Climate-related risks and opportunities are analyzed and evaluated by the Sustainability Committee and the Climate Change Response Subcommittee in order to encompass responses to long-term and specialized risks and opportunities indicated by TCFD in conjunction with company-wide risk management, and countermeasures are discussed.

 

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Strategy

Scenario Analysis

We have analyzed the scenarios recommended by the TCFD for the 2°C scenario (SSP1-2.6) and the 4°C scenario (SSP5-8.5) in the IPCC*3 AR6 to determine what business challenges may emerge in the highly uncertain future as we transition to a decarbonized society.

The scenario analysis covered all of our businesses, including domestic and overseas groups, and the timeframe was set in accordance with our medium to long-term strategy. When identifying materialities related to sustainability, we used the year FY2030, which is also the goal of the SDGs, as the long-term timeframe. Therefore, for climate-related risks, we also set the year FY2030 as a long-term time perspective given a highly uncertain future. These analyses take into account not only direct operations, but also the entire supply chain, including raw material procurement, and the value chain, including customers.

  • 3 IPCC(Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)

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  • 4 SSP(Shared Socioeconomic Pathways)
  • 5 IEA(International Energy Agency)
  • 6 SDS(Sustainable Development Scenario)
  • 7 STEPS(Stated Policies Scenario)

【SSP:Shared Socioeconomic Pathways】
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Risks and Opportunities

The Sustainability Committee identified "Materiality" as a key issue for the EIZO Group.
Among them, we have come to recognize that the climate change is one of the key issues. We have also identified the following climate change-related risks and opportunities from a long-term perspective in accordance with the "Sustainability Management Basic Rules".
The criteria for assessing the materiality of the risks and opportunities are determined by considering the impact and likelihood of occurrence above a certain scale on sales and profit/loss.  (Click image to enlarge).

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Duration Short term: ~3 years / Medium term: 3~10 years / Long term: 10 years or more

 

Financial Impacts

We have analyzed the specific level of financial impact in FY2030 through the 2°C and 4°C scenario analysis.

 

FY2030 Financial Impact under the 2℃ Scenario

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FY2030 Financial Impact under the 4℃ Scenario

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Under the 2°C scenario, we assume that the financial impact of higher operating costs will be greater as a result of tighter carbon pricing policies.
Under the 4°C scenario, the physical impacts of climate change are projected to be accompanied by logistical disruptions in our value chain and impacts on procurement costs.
At the same time, we envision that customers' product selection criteria will change as they move toward decarbonization, and that the need for more energy-efficient performance and lower GHG emissions products will increase, and that our high-efficiency products are likely to create more and more business opportunities as we move toward a low-carbon society.

Future Efforts

We are currently setting GHG emission reduction targets in accordance with SBT standards, and this scenario analysis has reaffirmed the importance of these targets: for Scope 1 and Scope 2*8 emissions, we aim for a 70% reduction by fiscal year 2030 and a 100% reduction (net zero) by fiscal year 2040, with fiscal year 2019 as the base year. In terms of Scope 3*9 emissions, we have set a target of reducing GHG emissions by 27.5% by fiscal year 2030.
Since reducing the carbon footprint*10 of products is an ever-increasing market need, we believe that actively promoting the development of our low-carbon products will lead to further sales growth. In order to realize a sustainable society, we have included in our Mid-Term business plan the development of environmentally friendly and sustainable products, both in the process of making our products and in the process of using them by users.

  • 8 Scope 1: Direct GHG emissions that occur from sources that are controlled or owned by an organization (e.g., emissions associated with fuel combustion in boilers, furnaces, vehicles).
  •   Scope 2: Indirect GHG emissions that occur from using electricity, heat, or steam.
  • 9 Scope 3: All sources not within an organization’s scope 1 and 2 boundary (purchased goods and services, upstream transportation and distribution, business travel, employee commuting, use of sold products, investments etc.)
  • 10 Carbon Footprint; Total GHG emissions caused by an individual, event, organization, service, place or product, expressed as carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e).

Metrics and Targets

In July 2022, our near-term science-based GHG emissions reduction targets were approved by the SBTi (Science Based Targets initiative) . We recognizes the importance and urgency of action to combat climate change and is committed to setting ambitious emissions reduction targets in line with recent climate science with the SBTi.
Targets are considered ‘science-based’ if they are in line with what the latest climate science and the goals of the Paris Agreement.
 

【Approved targets】

Scope 1+2 (1.5°C alignment) :
EIZO commits to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 70% by fiscal year 2030 from a fiscal year 2019 base year.
Scope 3 (well below 2°C alignment) :
EIZO commits to reduce absolute scope 3 GHG emissions from purchased goods and services and the use of sold products by 27.5 % by fiscal year 2030 from a fiscal year 2019 base year.

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  • 11 SBTi (Science Based Targets initiative): An international partnership between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). It encourages companies to set science-based GHG reduction targets and reviews and validates those targets from an objective standpoint.

GHG emissions in Scope 1 through 3

Individual GHG emissions [t-CO2] in Scope1 through 3 are as follows.

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GHG Emissions by Category in Scope 3

GHG emissions [t-CO2] by category*12 in Scope 3 are as follows. Emissions from purchased products (Category1) and emissions from the use of sold products (Category11) account for 94.2% of the total emissions in Scope 3.

  • 12:Category:GHG Protocol's Scope 3 criteria classify Scope 3 into 15 categories. Among them, Category1 refers to 'Purchased Goods and services' and Category11 refers to 'Use of Sold Products'.

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The coverage rate for Scope 1 and 2 is 100%, and Scope 3 is over 99.6%. In the most recent year, the total of Scope 1 and 2 is reduced by approximately 39.5%.
These metrics and targets are reflected in our Mid-Term Business Plan, and we are working to achieve them.