OMRON Declares its Commitment to Doubling Energy Productivity by 2040 to Achieve Carbon Neutrality
Becomes Japan's First Manufacturing Company to Join EP100
- November 8, 2022
OMRON Corporation (Headquarters: Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto; President and CEO: Yoshihito Yamada) has announced its membership for The Climate Group's "EP100*1" initiatives. OMRON is the first Japanese company in the manufacturing industry and the fourth Japanese company in general to join the EP100 initiative, which brings together over 120 energy smart businesses committed to measuring and reporting on energy efficiency improvements.
With OMRON’s Industrial Automation and Healthcare businesses joining the Initiative, OMRON commits to doubling the company’s energy productivity*2. The goal is to double the amount of sales per Gigawatt Hour (Gwh) compared to 2016 levels by 2040. ‘Energy productivity’ refers to the absolute amount of energy consumption in the denominator and the amount of sales and value added in the numerator for Scope 1 and Scope 2. It is an indicator that aims to achieve reduction in energy consumption and simultaneously boost economic growth.
Carbon Zero in 2050
In its long-term vision Shaping the Future 2030, launched in April 2022, OMRON expressed its commitment to solving social issues through its businesses. By transforming the organization in the years to come, OMRON aims to contribute to social needs such as achieving carbon neutrality. The company is working towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions and bringing about a decarbonized society through energy conservation and cleaner power consumption.
To achieve ‘Carbon Zero in 2050’, as announced in 2018, OMRON has set a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1 and 2) from its own operations by 53% in fiscal year 2024 and 65% in fiscal year 2030, compared to fiscal year 2016. This will be realized by expanding its energy conservation and creation efforts while working to achieve zero carbon emissions at 76 sites in Japan by fiscal year 2024; as outlined in OMRON’s mid-term management plan ‘Shaping the Future Phase 1’.
Unique Energy Productivity Initiatives
To achieve both zero carbon emission and business growth, OMRON is developing unique initiatives to reduce absolute energy consumption and improve productivity – with the end goal of realizing double energy productivity. For more than a decade, its Industrial Automation Business has been working to balance quality and productivity improvements with global environmental conservation at its Ayabe Plant (Ayabe City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan) and other in-house factories. The company believes that providing the technologies and know-how cultivated through these efforts will also set best practices for the manufacturing industry in energy productivity improvement. These products and services are not only used at the company’s own production sites but also the manufacturing sites of its customers.
Starting now, its Industrial Automation Business will visualize production volume, quality, and energy consumption as well as evaluate the potential for energy reduction at the respective production bases of OMRON’s Healthcare Business. Through the Industrial Automation Business' energy control technology, the company will build a system in which improving productivity will directly lead to energy consumption reduction. In addition, the Industrial Automation Business will proactively deploy the technologies and know-how acquired through these initiatives to its customers and partners to help manufacturers around the world not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions but also realize resilient manufacturing.
Mr. Toby Morgan, Senior Manager of Built Environment at Climate Group, welcomed the affiliation.
“We are delighted that OMRON has signed up to EP100, joining over 120 other members who are committed to doing more with less. By committing to improving their energy efficiency, OMRON is showing ambition and leadership in Japan, demonstrating how other corporates in this region can lower emissions, reduce costs and accelerate the transition to a climate-resilient economy,” he stated
Yoshihito Yamada, President and CEO, OMRON Corporation, also commented on joining the EP100.
“In OMRON’s long term vision for the next 10 years, ‘Shaping the Future 2030’, we identified ‘Contributing to Achievement of Carbon Neutrality’ as one of the social issues to be addressed through our business activities. OMRON is serious about its commitment to the social issue of climate change, and joining the EP100 is another important step to realize our ambition of carbon neutrality. We want to promote carbon neutrality throughout our entire value-chain, by empowering our customers to curb their emissions using our initiatives and solutions. Climate consciousness is not only a part of our responsibility to our planet, but also a key differentiator to ensure we run a future proof business. OMRON is committed to fulfill its corporate social responsibility to the earth and society, while transforming carbon neutrality into a competitive advantage for the company and further resonate it across the value chain to enhance its corporate value.”
Innovation for a Sustainable Future
In light of the urgency for agreement at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27), OMRON is determined to provide the industry leadership needed to accelerate climate action and work to create more resilient and sustainable automation together with its customers and partners across the value chain.
|*1||An international corporate initiative in which companies with the goal of doubling the energy productivity of their operations (e.g., improving energy efficiency by 50%) participate. Abbreviation of "100% Energy Productivity," meaning doubling the energy efficiency (Energy Productivity) of a business.|
|*2||Ratio of economic productivity to energy consumption. It is an indicator for Scope 1 and 2 of the company's business locations, with absolute energy consumption in the denominator and sales and value-added in the numerator, aiming to achieve both energy consumption reduction and economic growth.|
About OMRON Corporation
OMRON Corporation is a leading automation company with its core competencies in Sensing & Control + Think technology, and is engaged in a wide range of businesses including industrial automation, healthcare, social systems, and electronic components. Established in 1933, OMRON has about 30,000 employees worldwide, working to provide products and services in around 120 countries and regions. For more information, please visit https://www.omron.com/global/en/
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EP100 is a global initiative by international non-profit Climate Group, bringing together a growing group of energy-smart companies committed to doing more with less to improve their energy productivity. Members are driving tech innovation and reducing emissions while making substantial cost savings and improving competitiveness – inspiring others to follow their lead. #EP100
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