Mandom Group's CSR KohDoh Practices
Preventing Global Warming
Promoting measures toward a carbon-free society
Calculating greenhouse gas emissions for the entire value chain (Scope 3)
Mandom is helping the move toward a carbon-free society. We believe that reducing greenhouse gas emissions is vital throughout the value chain, from the procurement of materials to the manufacture of products, and then on to their sale, use, and disposal. As such, since FY2018, we have been calculating the greenhouse gas emissions produced throughout the value chain based on the Scope 3 Standard established by the GHG Protocol.
Our calculations show that more than 90% of greenhouse gas emissions fall under Scope 3 and we were able to see that emissions were particularly large in Category 1 (Purchased goods and services) and Category 11 (Use of sold products).
In addition to improving the accuracy of future calculations, we will strive to reduce our environmental impact throughout the value chain, such as by developing environmentally friendly products that can help reduce emissions in the categories detailed above.
Fukusaki Factory Systems
Power Monitoring System and Effective Use of Power
At the Fukusaki Factory, the power consumption data taken from the power monitoring system is shared at a monthly supervisors' meeting by the plant manager and used in the various sections of the factory to develop energy-saving measures.
A switch was made to thermal energy for nighttime power for the air conditioning and refrigeration system, and an ice thermal storage system was adopted for daytime for the most effective use of power.
Power monitoring system
New Boilers and Initiatives to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Boiler Fuel
When relocating the boilers at the Fukusaki Factory, we decided to install new boilers, changing our kerosene-fired units into LPG-fired ones. The new set-up began operations in November 2018 and will lead to a significant reduction of the boilers' environmental impact by reducing carbon dioxide emissions by around 15 percent, improving combustion efficiency, and slashing emissions of pollutants like sulfur oxides and nitrogen oxides. Other benefits will include lower administration costs, and moving forward, we are also eager to boost the efficacy of our energy-efficiency initiatives by providing visual measures of steam use.
Our head office building uses demand monitoring to manage electric power consumption in different ways at different times of the day and reduce peak demand-side consumption.
Furthermore, we are engaged in an ongoing shift to energy conservation for lighting systems in our head office and other buildings, including the use of LED lighting for Some floors, corridors, Smoking room, footpath guides, and underground parking lots. We are also moving forward with a plan to switch to a high-efficiency multi-transformer system for the head office building.
We take many measures to reduce power consumption in the peak summer and winter seasons from July to September and December to March. We carefully control indoor temperatures, keep some lights off, use computers in energy-saving mode, and turn off or limit use of equipment that draws power.
To reduce CO2 emissions in distribution, we have been streamlining operations and pursuing a modal shift from trucks to freight trains and cargo ships. We started outsourcing operations in October 2004 with the aim of streamlining distribution, using freight trains primarily for transporting products from Himeji to Kyushu, and cargo ships for transporting products from Maizuru to Hokkaido.
In truck transportation we strive to continue achieving close to a 100% load efficiency.