Energy / Climate Change

February 15, 2010


Japan Climate Leaders' Partnership Adds Two More Companies, Reaches Seven Members

Keywords: Climate Change Manufacturing industry Non-manufacturing industry 

The Japan Climate Leaders' Partnership (Japan-CLP) announced on November 4, 2009, that it now consists of seven leading companies, having been joined by two additional companies; SAP Japan Co, which supports business innovation through IT, and Obayashi Corp, a major construction company headquartered in Japan.

Japan-CLP is a corporate network that aims to realize a sustainable low-carbon society from a business point of view. It was established in July 2009 by five Japanese companies; Aeon Co., Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Fujitsu Ltd., The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., and Ricoh Co. For further information on Japan-CLP, refer to the JFS website (link provided at the end of this article).

SAP Japan committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 51 percent from 2007 levels (513,000 tons) by 2020. The goal includes not only direct emissions by SAP, but also indirect emissions from other companies as a result of energy use from purchased electricity, and activities originating from SAP.

Obayashi's commitment, meanwhile, is detailed in its mid-term objectives up to 2012: a 30 percent reduction from standard building levels in overall carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions throughout the life cycle of buildings to be designed; and a 46 percent reduction in CO2 emissions during construction, as compared to 1990 levels. In 2010, the company will set goals for its activities from fiscal 2012 to 2020.

Japan Climate Leaders' Partnership Releases Common Vision to Realize Sustainable Low-Carbon Society (Related JFS article)
The Japan Climate Leaders' Partnership (Japan-CLP) official website

Posted: 2010/02/15 06:00:15 AM