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, 2017), which represents the results of those activities.

Environmental Performance (non-consolidated)

CO2 Emissions*1

(Unit: Thousand t-CO2)

  2013.3 2014.3 2015.3 2016.3 2017.3
Domestic, non-consolidated 14.7 14.2 14.0 15.8 18.8

Energy Consumptions*2

(Unit: GJ)

  2013.3 2014.3 2015.3 2016.3 2017.3
Domestic, non-consolidated 327,247 333,290 332,650 373,805 346,170

CO2 Emissions from Logistics*2

(Unit: t-CO2)

  2013.3 2014.3 2015.3 2016.3 2017.3
Domestic, non-consolidated 70,644 66,229 60,058 56,588 56,419

Waste Production

  2013.3 2014.3 2015.3 2016.3 2017.3
Head offices Waste produced (Unit: kg) 794,628 704,856 668,557 664,178 645,355
Waste recycling rate (Unit: %) 99.0 98.6 98.3 98.3 98.4

Paper Consumption*3

(Unit: sheets)

  2013.3 2014.3 2015.3 2016.3 2017.3
Head offices, domestic branches and offices 81,851,873 73,964,005 65,837,377 58,554,479 55,908,344

Water Consumption

(Unit: m3)

  2013.3 2014.3 2015.3 2016.3 2017.3
Head offices 43,410 43,460 41,722 40,253 39,753
  • 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 2017 totaled approximately 10.82 million tons*1 of CO2 equivalent.

*1 The following metrics were adopted as the basis for calculating greenhouse gas emissions. Also, please note that from fiscal year 2016, emissions from projects with high communality, including power generation and heat generation, as well as joint operations (including Un-incorporated Joint Operations) are included in the calculations.

Direct CO2 emissions from fuel consumption
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol)
“Emission-Factors-from-Cross-Sector-Tools (Mar 2017)” (WRI/WBCSD)
Emissions of greenhouse gases from business activities other than CO2 from energy sources
GHG Emissions for fiscal year 2016: Greenhouse Gas Emission Calculation and Reporting Manual (Version 4.2) (July 2016, Ministry of the Environment and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)
GHG Emissions before fiscal year 2015: 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.
GHG Emissions for fiscal year 2016: IEA CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion (2016 edition), CO2 emissions per kWh from electricity generation of 2014 GHG Emissions before fiscal year 2015: 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:183KB)

*Environmental Performance (non-consolidated) and GHG emissions (consolidated) stated above are included in Integrated Report 2017. In order to enhance data reliability, the ESG Data indicated with * for the year ended March 31, 2017 included in Integrated Report 2017 have received the independent practitioner's assurance from Deloitte Tohmatsu Sustainability Co., Ltd.

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