Environmental Performance Data
Initiatives for Reducing CO2
Taking various energy-saving measures and reducing our CO2 emissions per unit of net production
The Ryobi Group has outlined the two goals of reducing its CO2 emissions per unit of net production 13% compared with fiscal 2013 by December 2020 and reducing its CO2 emissions per unit of net production 1% compared with the previous fiscal year.
In fiscal 2018 (April to December in Japan, January to December overseas), CO2 emissions per unit of net production were 87.5% of fiscal 2013 levels (a 12.5% reduction) and 95.1% of previous fiscal year levels (a 4.9% reduction).
We are working to improve emissions per unit of production by taking such various measures as switching fuels at aluminum melting furnaces (heavy oil to town gas), preventing heat dissipation at holding furnaces for die casting machines, using compressors more effectively, and repairing leaks of compressed air.
Initiatives Related to Distribution
Building an efficient distribution system
With the aim of rationalizing energy use, we are working to build an efficient distribution system and reduce the amount of energy (fuel) used to transport goods.
In fiscal 2018 (April–December), the amount of energy used to transport goods was 4,455 kl in crude oil equivalent. In addition, the amount of crude oil needed to transport 1 tonne of goods 1 km increased 0.4%.
In 2019, we will continue working to increase transport efficiency mainly by shipping products produced overseas to ports near our customers, thereby reducing the distance traveled within Japan and movement between warehouses.
Initiatives for Effectively Using Water Resources
Continuing to promote initiatives to reduce water use
In fiscal 2018 (April–December), water use was around 936,000 cubic meters.
We will continue working to reduce water use through appropriate management efforts, such as recycling industrial water and regularly checking flow meters in order to take swift action against water leaks.
Initiatives for Waste
Reducing waste that needs to be sent to landfills
In fiscal 2018 (April–December), the amount of waste emitted was 5,698 tonnes.
By thoroughly separating waste to reduce the amount sent to landfills, we achieved a recycling rate of 99.5%, and our final disposal rate was 1.2%.
Initiatives for Hazardous Substances
Reducing emissions of hazardous substances into the air
In fiscal 2018 (April–December), the amount of substances we handled that are subject to the PRTR Act was 5.3 tonnes, and 4.6 tonnes were emitted into the air.