Decarbonization and a Recycling-based Society
SECOM promotes environmental conservation initiatives across the supply chain to realize sustainable growth with society and to deliver enduring peace of mind to future generations.
In May 2021, we set a target of achieving a 45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from those of fiscal 2018, by fiscal 2030. This initiative will serve as one of the milestones in our progress toward achieving carbon neutrality—net zero greenhouse gas emissions—by 2045. For our supply chain, we aim to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and have set a target of realizing a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from those of fiscal 2018, by fiscal 2030.
In July 2021, these targets were approved by the SBTi as Science Based Targets (SBT). We have also joined RE100 with the objective of the entire SECOM Group transitioning fully to renewable energy by 2045.
SECOM asks its major suppliers to calculate their greenhouse gas emissions, distributes the CSR Guidelines for Suppliers, and continuously requests their collaboration in creating a decarbonized society. In recognition of these efforts, the CDP has selected SECOM for three consecutive years for the SER Leaderboard, which is the highest Supplier Engagement Rating in the CDP's climate change questionnaire.
We also record the driving distance, fuel consumption, and fuel efficiency of each and every one of the more than 9,000 vehicles in the Group's fleet. As one concrete step toward achieving decarbonization, we plan to switch all our four-wheeled vehicles to either HVs, PHEVs, BEVs or FCVs by fiscal 2030. Furthermore, by 2045, we plan to switch all the vehicles in our fleet, including two-wheeled vehicles, to BEVs or FCVs.
To deal with the increasingly severe problem of marine plastic, in 2022, several related departments collaborated to set a target of eliminating the use of plastic derived from fossil resources in packaging by 2045. SECOM has begun working toward this goal.
To achieve decarbonization and create a recycling-based society, it is important that all employees view these issues as ones directly related to them. Guided by the SECOM Group Basic Sustainability Policy, in October 2022, we completely overhauled our environmental policy and are currently carrying out in-house educational activities to provide a deeper understanding of our revised environmental policy. We will further collaborate and coordinate with all our stakeholders, striving to realize decarbonization and create a recycling-based society, while also considering enhancing measures for reducing emissions that result from our business expansion as a global company.