Preventing Global Warming
CO2 Emissions from Manufacturing
Targets and Results for Fiscal 2012 (Manufacturing)
Continued to implement the Green Factory Certification System
The Group is also striving to improve energy efficiency in manufacturing using its Green Factory Certification System. After all business units achieved Level 1 certification in fiscal 2011, five of them went on to earn Level 2 certification in fiscal 2012 by making even more rigorous efforts to reduce environmental impact.
Fiscal 2012 Targets and Results (compared with fiscal 2005)
Self-assessment *** Achievement more than 100% ** Achievement more than 80% and less than 100% * Achievement less than 80%
|Objectives||Fiscal 2012 Targets||Fiscal 2012 Results||Self-assessment|
|Preventing global warming||CO2 emissions from manufacturing: +32.5% (per unit of sales)||+27.7%||***|
Energy Conservation of Facillities and Equipment
Example: Production Lines Reorganized to Cut Emissions
Konica Minolta Technoproducts Co., Ltd., which produces medical diagnostic imaging devices, has achieved a substantial reduction in CO2 emissions at its Sayama location by reorganizing its production lines to reduce production area and optimize lighting and air conditioning. Konica Minolta Opto Products Co., Ltd., which is the mother plant for production of optical devices such as pickup lenses for optical disks, cross-deployed measures for reducing CO2 emissions that it had found effective to Konica Minolta Opto (Dalian) Co., Ltd. in China. Thanks to these efforts, these three companies became the first in the Group to attain Level 2 Green Factory certification in fiscal 2012.