Mitsubishi Corporation

Performance Data

MC is working to reduce its environmental burden in its office workplaces.

In addition to reducing the amount of paper and electricity used, we are also promoting the recycling of waste materials.

The following is MC's environmental performance (as of March 31, 2016), which represents the results of those activities.

Environmental Performance (non-consolidated)

CO2 Emissions*1

(Unit: t-CO2)

  2012.3 2013.3 2014.3 2015.3 2016.3
Domestic, non-consolidated 14,115 14,663 14,163 13,982 15,843

Energy Consumptions*2

(Unit: GJ)

  2012.3 2013.3 2014.3 2015.3 2016.3
Domestic, non-consolidated 315,028 327,247 333,290 332,650 373,805

CO2 Emissions from Logistics*2

(Unit: t-CO2)

  2012.3 2013.3 2014.3 2015.3 2016.3
Domestic, non-consolidated 69,924 70,644 66,229 60,058 57,621

Waste Production

  2012.3 2013.3 2014.3 2015.3 2016.3
Waste produced (Unit: kg) 788,745 794,628 704,856 668,557 664,178
Waste recycling rate (Unit: %) 98.7 99.0 98.6 98.3 98.3

Paper Consumption*3

(Unit: sheets)

  2012.3 2013.3 2014.3 2015.3 2016.3
Head offices, domestic branches and offices 81,605,666 81,851,873 73,964,005 65,837,377 58,554,479

Water Consumption

(Unit: m3)

  2012.3 2013.3 2014.3 2015.3 2016.3
Head offices 41,084 43,410 43,460 41,722 40,253
  • Period: Financial Year (April 1 to March 31)
  • Scope of Aggregation:
    • Domestic, non-consolidated: Head offices, domestic branches and offices, data centers, training centers and other facilities
    • Head Offices: Mitsubishi Shoji Building, Marunouchi Park Building and some other offices in Tokyo
    • Domestic branches and offices: Six Japan-based branches and offices under MC's jurisdiction
    • Waste production: Aggregate amount for Head Offices only

MC's Policy for Reducing GHG Emissions

Starting from the fiscal year ended March 2016, MC adopted a policy which aims to reduce the intensity of our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on a consolidated basis by at least 1% per year (with the fiscal year ended March 2013 as the base year) over a three-year period. We also began initiatives with target subsidiaries to reduce emissions accordingly.

Direct CO2 emissions from fuel consumption and emissions of GHGs from business activities other than CO2 from energy sources (Scope 1) and indirect CO2 emissions from electricity consumption etc. (Scope 2) on a consolidated basis during the fiscal year ended March 2016 totaled approximately 3.63 million tons of CO2 equivalent.

*1 The following metrics were adopted as the basis for calculating greenhouse gas emissions. Also, please note that emissions from projects with high communality, including power generation and heat generation, as well as joint operations (jointly managed projects) are not included in the calculations.

Direct CO2 emissions from fuel consumption
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol)
“Emission-Factors-from-Cross-Sector-Tools-(April-2014)” (WRI/WBCSD)
Emissions of greenhouse gases from business activities other than CO2 from energy sources
Greenhouse Gas Emission Calculation and Reporting Manual (Version 3.4) (May 2013, Ministry of the Environment and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)
Indirect CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, etc.
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol)
“Emission-Factors-from-Cross-Sector-Tools-(August-2012)” (WRI/WBCSD)

*2 Data collected in compliance with the Act on Rational Use of Energy in Japan. Logistics figures cover domestic (Japan) transport where MC is the cargo owner.

*3 Copy paper (in terms of A4 size) consumption.

Independent Practitioner's Assurance

Independent Practitioner's Assurance Report (PDF:189KB)

*Environmental Performance (non-consolidated) and GHG emissions (consolidated) stated above are included in "Integrated Report 2016 (PDF:4.6MB)". In order to enhance data reliability, Environmental Performance (non-consolidated) and GHG emissions (consolidated) included in "Integrated Report 2016 (PDF:4.6MB)" have received independent practitioner's assurance from Deloitte Tohmatsu Evaluation and Certification Organization Co., Ltd.

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