Addressing Climate Change


Organizational Structure for Addressing Climate Change

The JVCKENWOOD Group sees climate change as a major problem. We set up the Sustainability Management Office that is overseen by one of our corporate officers (a managing executive officer since April 2020), who reports to the Board of Directors, in order to swiftly implement our Sustainability Management Strategy, which addresses climate change among other things. The Sustainability Management Office is responsible for coordinating the implementation of company-wide climate change initiatives and progress management. It works with relevant departments to periodically review material issues and key performance indicators (KPIs), study and collect information about the potential effects of climate change on our operations, and enhance the disclosure of sustainability-related information. In addition, the Sustainability Management Office actively communicates with relevant departments and sections and takes the lead in efforts to make sustainability part of our business operations, all with an eye to fostering awareness and understanding of climate change issues among employees. It also regularly reports on the progress made in implementing the Sustainability Management Strategy to the Board of Directors and presents proposals for agenda items to be discussed at meetings of the Board of Directors, as necessary.


KPIs and Targets

Trend in CO₂ emissions (Scopes 1 & 2)

Total CO₂ emissions from the entire JVCKENWOOD Group (Scopes 1 and 2) have been in a general downtrend over the past six years. In FY2019, our CO₂ emissions fell to 44,742 tons, well below the target of 69,750 tons.


Mid- term target

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1% from FY2012 levels annually through FY2020


CO₂ emissions (FY2012–FY2019)


Emissions per unit of sales (1000 tons per 100 million yen)

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

Emissions per

unit of sales

0.024 0.018 0.021 0.018 0.017 0.016 0.016 0.015

Coverage: All Group companies in Japan and certain overseas companies


CO₂ emissions by business center (FY2016–FY2019)

CO₂ emissions (thousand tons)

Japan/overseas Company Name and location 2016 2017 2018 2019
Fiscal year target 72.0 71.0 70.5 69.8

Japan

Head Office & Yokohama Business Center 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.1
Hachioji Business Center 2.2 2.0 2.1 1.8
Hakusan Business Center 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.1
Kurihama Business Center 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.2
Yokosuka Business Center 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4
JVCKENWOOD Yamagata 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.5
JVCKENWOOD Nagano 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1
JVCKENWOOD Nagaoka 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.1
JVCKENWOOD Creative Media 7.7 6.5 6.1 5.7
JVCKENWOOD Victor Entertainment 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.0
JVCKENWOOD Video Tech 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
JVCKENWOOD Design 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other affiliate companies 0.6 0.3 - -
Malaysia JVCKENWOOD Electronics Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.  3.2 3.0 2.8 2.8

Thailand

JVCKENWOOD Electronics (Thailand) Co., Ltd. 4.1 3.8 3.3 3.1
JVCKENWOOD Optical Electronics (Thailand) Co., Ltd. 3.6 3.7 3.5 3.1
Indonesia PT. JVC Electronics Indonesia 9.5 9.3 10.5 10.2
People’s Republic of China Shanghai Kenwood Electronics Co., Ltd. 7.7 7.6 6.9 5.3
Singapore JVCKENWOOD Technologies Singapore Pte. Ltd. 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.2
Overall total 51.7 49.2 48.3 44.7

Coverage: All Group companies in Japan and certain overseas companies


CO₂ emissions (Scope 3)

The JVCKENWOOD Group’s indirect CO₂ emissions other than those covered in Scopes 1 and 2 are shown below. Going forward, we will continue to work to cut CO₂ emissions by reducing the number of parts per product and developing power-saving products.


CO₂ emissions in Scope 3 (FY2019) Calculation period: from April 2019 to March 2020

Category

Calculation results

(Thousand tons CO₂e)

Calculation summary
2019
1 Purchased goods and services 366.9 [61%]

 

Emissions associated with activities up to the manufacturing of materials, etc. relating to raw materials, parts, purchased products, and sales

 

2 Capital goods 20.4 [3%]

 

Emissions generated by the construction and manufacturing of own capital goods

 

3 Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or 2 5.6 [1%]

 

Emissions associated with procurement of fuel necessary for power generation, heat supply, etc. and power such as electricity supplied by other parties

 

4 Upstream transportation and distribution 45.4 [7%]

 

Emissions associated with logistic processes up to the delivery to our company of materials, etc. relating to raw materials, parts, purchased products, and sales

 

5 Waste generated in operations 0.5 [0%]

 

Emissions associated with transporting and processing waste produced by our company

 

6 Business travel 1.1 [0%]

 

Emissions associated with employee business travel

 

7 Employee commuting 4.0 [1%]

 

Emissions associated with employees commuting to and from their respective workplaces

 

8 Upstream leased assets - (Not calculated)
9 Downstream transportation and distribution - (Not calculated)
10 Processing of sold products - (Not calculated)
11 Use of sold products 160.3 [26%]

 

Emissions associated with the use of products by users (consumers/business operators)

 

12 End-of-life treatment of sold products 1.7 [0%]

 

Emissions associated with the transportation and processing of products for disposal by users (consumers/business operators)

 

13 Downstream leased assets - (Not calculated)
14 Franchises - (Not calculated)
15 Investments - (Not calculated)
Overall total 605.8  

CO₂ total emissions (FY2019 Scope 1+Scope 2+Scope 3)

Collaboration with External Organizations