CSR Social Activities

Establishment of Low-Carbon Society (Climate Change, CO2)

The Toyota Boshoku group works to combat climate change in all areas, from development and design to production and logistics, in order to help create a low-carbon society and prevent global warming.

Production and Logistics

Reducing CO2 emissions in production

Toyota Boshoku has been pushing ahead with activities to conserve energy. These include initiatives that enable improvements immediately upon completion with zero investment, deemed priority actions by our Energy Conservation Session, as well as thoroughly implementing Energy-Just-in-Time (E-JIT) activities and examining energy conservation investments in consideration of future changes in production volume.

As a result, the Toyota Boshoku group achieved all of our targets for fiscal 2016. Specifically, we realised the Toyota Boshoku target of 62,280t-CO2 with a result of 57,143t-CO2, the Toyota Boshoku target of 19.1t-CO2 per 1,000 units with a result of 18.1t-CO2, and the Toyota Boshoku group target of 36.0t-CO2 per 1,000 units with a result of 35.5t-CO2.

CO2 emissions in production process

The total amount of CO2 emissions and basic unit of Toyota Boshoku and those of the Toyota Boshoku group that are reported in Toyota Boshoku Report 2017 have been assured by KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd. Please refer to their Independent Assurance Report, which appears on page 70 of Toyota Boshoku Report 2017, for more details.

CO<sub>2</sub> emissions and basic unit*1 [Toyota Boshoku]
CO<sub>2</sub> emissions and basic unit [Toyota Boshoku group]

*1 The Toyota Boshoku group shifted to using production volume instead of sales, which are susceptible to external factors, for the basic unit so that improvements are more accurately measured.

Calculation of greenhouse gas emissions

The CO2 conversion coefficients have been fixed so that voluntary improvements can be evaluated. Japanese group companies use the values provided in the following table, while the power coefficient for regions outside Japan is calculated using country data from 2000 released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) in 2013.

CO2 conversion coefficient
Fuel CO2 conversion coefficient
Purchased electricity 0.37t-CO2/MWh
City gas 2.16t-CO2/thousand m3
LPG 3.00t-CO2/t
Kerosene 2.53t-CO2/kL
Heavy oil 2.70t-CO2/kL
Diesel oil 2.64t-CO2/kL

[SCOPE 3*2 (Supply Chain Management)]

Toyota Boshoku has commenced to calculate the CO2 emission of whole Toyota Boshoku's supply chain in order to reduce the CO2 emission from our whole business activities since 2012.

Next, we will improve the precision of calculating method, and proceed to reduce CO2 emission after we evaluate the CO2 emission of each category in our whole business activities.

On the below, CO2 emission from representative cars' door trims, which are calculated with reference the guideline from Ministry of the Environment and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

[SCOPE 3 (Supply Chain Management)]
[SCOPE 3 (Supply Chain Management)]
*2 SCOPE3:
CO2 in both upstream and downstream in business
【Upstream】 CO2 by supply of material, transportation and employees' transfer
【Downstream】CO2 by using and end-of-life treatment of sold products
Chart:CO2 emission of the representative cars' door trims
<Unit : t-CO2>
Sort Categories Explanation of each category The grounds for calculating Emission
Upstream 1. Purchased Goods & Services CO2 by producing the purchased or supplied materials and parts Caliculating based JAPIA LCI Guideline*3 427
2. Capital goods CO2 by building/producing the Capital goods Caliculating based Guideline of MOE/METI*4 455
3. Fuel & Energy-related Activities Not Included SCOPE1 or 2 CO2 by producing and transpoting the purchased fuel & producing the purchased electic and heat Caliculating based Guideline of MOE/METI*4 1
4. Upstream Transportation & Distribution CO2 by transporting and distributing of receiving and shipping parts to TB Proportional distribution of correpponded products in transportation abd distribution 149
5. Waste Generated in Operations CO2 by disposing/dealing with the waste in operations (Except for valuables) Not Applicable (All of valuables) 0
6. Business Travel CO2 by Employees' business travel Proportional distribution of concerned products (Only Automotive) 157
7. Employee Commuting CO2 by commuting of enployees Proportional distribution of concerned products (Only Automotive) 6
8. Upstream Leased Assets CO2 by operating the leased capitals in upstream Not Applicable 37
Toyota Boshoku 9. Direct Emission (SCOPE1) Directly CO2 emission from the plants and offices (CO2 by combustion of fuel such as the heavy oil) Proportional distribution of concerned products' process 580
10. Indirect Emission (SCOPE2) Indirectly CO2 emission from the plants and offices (CO2 by using the utility power in plants and offices) Proportional distribution of concerned products' process 869
Down stream 11. Downstream Transportation & Distribution CO2 by transporting and distributing of receiving and shipping parts to OEM and consumers Pending of calculating method -
12. Processing of Sold Products CO2 by manufacturing the parts in delivery distination Pending of calculating method -
13. Use of Sold Products CO2 by using the products of general comsumers Pending of calculating method -
14. End-of-Life Treatment of Sold Products CO2 by end-of-life treatment of sold products Pending of calculating method -
15. Down stream Leased Assets CO2 by operating the leased capitals in downstream Not Applicable -
16. Franchises CO2 by Franchises Not Applicable -
17. Investments CO2 by manipulating the fund Not Applicable -

*3:By Japan Auto Parts Industries Association
*4:By MOE & METI ; "Data base of Emission Unit for calculate the emission for organisation through the supply-chain(Ver.2.0)」

Reducing CO2 emissions in logistics

As part of our Logistic Session, we regularly convene logistics promotion meetings and through connection between plants and logistics companies work to reduce CO2 emissions in logistics and reduce pollution caused by vehicles used in distribution. In addition, the cross-organisational deployment of best practices from each plant aids in efforts to vitalise activities between plants.
Further, we continue to participate in Toyota Group logistics and environmental liaison meetings to share the latest information and information on best practices from other companies.
As a result, Toyota Boshoku achieved its target of 8,018t-CO2 with a result of 6,593t-CO2 and Japan affiliates achieved their voluntary target of 3,573t-CO2 with a result of 3,071t-CO2.

CO<sub>2</sub> emissions in logistics [Toyota Boshoku]
CO<sub>2</sub> emissions in logistics*5 [Japan region]

*5 Toyota Boshoku shifted from the ton-kilometre method to a fuel economy method so that improvements are more accurately measured.