OMRON Endorses a Japan Climate Initiative Message Seeking to Overcome the Climate and Energy Crises
- April 12, 2023
OMRON Corporation (HQ: Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto; President and CEO: Junta Tsujinaga) has declared its intention to join a message that “calls on the Japanese Government to overcome the climate and energy crises by accelerating the deployment of renewable energy and introducing effective carbon pricing as soon as possible,” which the Japan Climate Initiative (“JCI”)*1 has announced in time for the upcoming G7 hosted by Japan.
The JCI message aligns with OMRON’s thinking and direction as it seeks to solve the environmental issues facing customers and society and increase corporate value by promoting decarbonization and lower environmental impact throughout the value chain.
In its long-term vision, “Shaping the Future 2030 (SF2030),” OMRON identified “Resolving social issues through our business” and “Achieving decarbonization and lower environmental impact” as two of its material sustainability issues (materiality), thus promoting carbon neutrality at OMRON sites while working to realize the same through the provision of OMRON products and services.
To Promote Carbon Neutrality at OMRON Sites:
OMRON is working to achieve carbon zero at all 76 sites in Japan by the end of FY2024, while simultaneously expanding energy saving and energy generation at all sites throughout the globe. For Scope 3 Category 11*2, OMRON has set a target of an 18% reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by FY2030 (vs. FY2016), on top of a target for Scope 1 and 2*2. These targets are certified by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)*3.
To Realize Carbon Neutrality through the Provision of OMRON Products and Services:
OMRON’s four core businesses (Industrial Automation; Healthcare; Social Systems, Solutions and Service; and Device & Module Solutions) assist customers in transitioning to a decarbonized/circular economy while contributing to the social implementation and efficient use of renewable energy. In October 2022, OMRON became the first Japanese company in the manufacturing industry to join EP100, a global initiative for improving energy productivity. Through the provision of technologies and solutions that utilize on-site data, OMRON is accelerating decarbonization initiatives on the shop floor throughout the value chain.
<Initiatives to “Realize Carbon Neutrality” by Each Business>
Industrial Automation Business (IAB)
Offers i-BELT, OMRON’s unique on-site data utilization service that facilitates the realization of digital transformation (DX) on the shop floor. IAB provides customer businesses with knowledge and know-how on production engineering cultivated in-house and at customers’ production sites in the form of solutions for enhancing energy productivity.
Healthcare Business (HCB)
At its Matsusaka Factory in Mie, OMRON’s blood pressure monitor and thermometer production center in Japan, HCB is working to enhance energy productivity through collaboration with IAB, SSB, and DMB with the aim of realizing an environmentally friendly manufacturing factory that achieves both a reduction in GHG emissions (Scope 1 and 2) and business growth.
Social Systems, Solutions and Service Business (SSB)
Operates the energy solution business with solar power generation and storage battery systems. Using its energy control technology, SSB eliminates instability in solar power generation and expands the introduction of remotely controllable energy storage systems to facilitate the further spread and efficient use of renewable energy in the residential, industrial, and mobility fields.
Device & Module Solutions Business (DMB)
Develops the DMS*4 GREEN PROJECT to realize carbon neutrality through contributing custormers’ carbon neutrality, production with green energy and the provisions of its products and proprietary technologies visualized CO2 emissions. DMB contributes to the achievement of customers’ carbon neutrality focusing on the entire supply chain in the areas of products, production processes, and procurement.
See DMB’s Carbon Neutrality special site for details.
As concerns grow over the tight demand and supply of electricity amid the ongoing energy crisis, there is no time to lose in acting for decarbonization. OMRON will take the lead in accelerating efforts to combat climate change and, together with customers and partner businesses, co-creating solutions via automation throughout the value chain and beyond.
- *1 JCI, or Japan Climate Initiative, was established in 2018 to spur climate change action in Japan. OMRON joined JCI in 2019 with the aim of strengthening cooperation with other businesses across industrial sectors and a broad range of stakeholders in a bid to solve climate change problems and contributing to improving Japan’s presence in this regard on a global basis.
- *2 Definitions of Scopes according to Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol
Scope 1 (Direct GHG emissions): Occurring from operations that are owned or controlled by the reporting company, etc.
Scope 2 (Indirect GHG emissions): Occurring from the generation of purchased energy consumed by the reporting company for its own facilities or business activities
Scope 3 (Other GHG emissions): Indirect GHG emissions caused by suppliers and users of the reporting company’s products/services, etc.
- *3 SBTi (Science Based Targets Initiative) is an international initiative that recommends setting medium- and long-term greenhouse gas reduction targets based on scientific evidence.
- *4 OMRON Device & Module Solutions Company
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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