Framework for Establishing the Guidelines Index
The framework for establishing quantitative indices for the Environmental Protection Guidelines is explained in the following section.
Guidelines for Global Warming Countermeasures
Guidelines for Promotion of Resource Saving
- In our city gas business, the amount of CO2 emissions at customers' sites far exceeds that from our business operations. Thus, reducing the amount of CO2 emissions at customers' sites is the utmost importance, and our targets have been established accordingly.
- Regarding the CO2 emissions from our own business operation, our primary goal is to reduce the energy usage intensity of city gas production at our LNG terminals, which have the highest energy usage. We also reduce absolute emissions from energy usage at our offices, etc. Targets have also been set for reducing CO2 emission factors and the heat sales intensity of power generation and heating and cooling business.
Guidelines for Promoting Green Purchasing
- The gas industry is involved in three waste management fields: industrial waste, general waste, and excavated soil.
- In particular, industrial waste is managed by: efforts to achieve zero emissions targets at production plants of Tokyo Gas Group, and by promoting the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle); and efforts to enhance recycling rate of industrial waste generated from locations other than those production plants.
- Under the Guidelines revised in fiscal 2014, we are stepping up such efforts by further dividing industrial waste from locations other than production plants into that from construction sites and that from offices and other locations.
- When conducting construction work of gas pipeline, roads and other surfaces must be drilled, which results in the generation of excavated soil (soil, asphalt concrete, etc.). Thus, we are involved in efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle in order to reduce the amount of excavated soil generated.
- We strive to reduce our overall environmental burden not only by working to improve our own operations to use less energy and produce less waste, but also by helping to reduce the environmental burden in upstream activities through the promotion of green purchasing. Among our efforts, we are indexing and controlling the green purchasing rate targeting overall purchases from electronic catalogs (however, this excludes difficult to acquire eco-friendly items such as tools, safety items, and physics and chemistry equipment).
DFF Inc., Corporate Social Responsibility Sect, General Administration Dept., Corporate Planning Dept., Resources & Global Business Division, Energy Solution Div, Power Buisiness Dept., Pipeline Network Division, IT Division, Residential Sales Div., Fundamental Technology Dept., Energy Solution Div, Environmental Affairs Dept., Purchasing Dept. , Health Insurance & Employees' Welfare Sect., Personnel Dept., Internal Audit Dept., Audit & Supervisory Board Member's Office, Compliance Dept., Regional Development Div., Finance Dept, ＴＧＥＳ, TOKYO GAS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.