Tokyogasgroup csr report

Contribution to the Environment

Targets and Performance

FY2017 Targets and Performance

Why Is this Materiality?

 
Climate Change Countermeasures

To fulfill our responsibility as an energy company that minimizes impact of climate change in response to growing demand for low-carbon solutions in the wake of the Paris Agreement. In the city gas business, we have set targets prioritizing reductions in CO2 emissions at customer sites, which release greater volumes of CO2 emissions than the Tokyo Gas Group.
 

Promotion of Resource Saving

To help create a recycling-based society by practicing the 3Rs of reduction, reuse, and recycling of waste to encourage resource recycling and thereby mitigate the social impact of waste and excavated soil generated by our business activities and at customer sites.
 

Promotion of Biodiversity Conservation

To promote biodiversity conservation by reducing the impact of our business operations on the ecosystem and by engaging in social contribution activities based on our awareness that creating thriving ecosystems is an important foundation of our business.
 

Promotion of Environmental Technologies Development

To address global environmental issues for the future as a total energy enterprise.

FY2017 Performance and Evaluation

Criteria for evaluating KPIs
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Target achieved (100% or above)
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Target not achieved but improved performance from the previous fiscal year
✕
Target not achieved

Note: Qualitative indicators with no evaluation axis are assessed on the basis of whether progress has been made since the previous fiscal year.

 
Environmental Protection Guidelines Materiality Target
(CSR KPIs)
FY2017 Results Evaluation
Climate change countermeasures Customer sites:
Reduction of CO2 emissions at customer sites by 3.9 million tons (from FY2011 levels)

■Reduction in CO2 emissions at customer sites: 4.04 million tons.

Third-party Assured
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Electric power business:
Reduction of CO2 emission factor at the
electricity retail level

■Promoted the procurement of electricity generated by high efficiency thermal power and renewable energy sources.

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Business activities 1:
Energy usage intensity at LNG terminals: 220 GJ/million m*1

■Energy usage intensity at LNG terminals:209 GJ/million m3

Third-party Assured
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Business activities 2:
Heat sales intensity for district heating
and cooling centers: 1.33 GJ/GJ*2

■Heat sales intensity for district heating and cooling centers: 1.22 GJ/GJ

Third-party Assured
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Business activities 3:
Energy usage at Tokyo Gas offices, etc.: 920 thousand GJ

Energy usage at Tokyo Gas offices, etc.: 902 thousand GJ

Third-party Assured
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Promotion of a wider use of renewable energy

Continued to make maximum use of renewable and unused energy sources in various Smart Energy projects.
 

485 thousand m3 of biogas derived from food waste was fed to city gas distribution
pipes.

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Promotion of resource saving Industrial waste 1:
Maintenance of zero emissions at production plants (final disposal rate of less than 0.1%)

■Final waste disposal rate at production plants: 0.6%

Third-party Assured
Industrial waste 2:
Maintenance of construction waste recycling rate at 98% or higher

■Recycling rate of construction waste: 97.7%

Third-party Assured
Industrial waste 3:
Recycling rate for industrial waste generated at offices: 88% or above

■Recycling rate for industrial waste generated at offices: 86.5%

Third-party Assured
General waste 1:
Recycling rate for general waste: 75% or above

■Recycling rate for general waste: 74.2%

Third-party Assured
General waste 2:
Reduction in copy paper usage by 8% to 1.32 million sheets or less than FY2012 levels

■Copy paper usage: 1.21 million sheets

Third-party Assured
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Pipeline construction:
Soil excavated during gas pipeline construction: maintain at 16% or lower

■Soil excavated during gas pipeline construction: limited below 21%

Third-party Assured
Promotion of biodiversity conservation Promotion of biodiversity conservation activities along the LNG value chain

・Surveyed the status of biodiversity consideration at source gas fields and confirmed that there were no problems.

・Managed ballast water discharged during LNG transport, conducted habitat surveys at green areas inside the three LNG terminals, and implemented conservation activities.

・Practiced the 3Rs (reduction, reuse, and recycling) on soil discharged when laying gas pipes to reduce the impact caused by excavation of pit sand on the ecosystem.

・Implemented forest conservation activities and habitat surveys at the Nagano Tokyo Gas Forest.

Promotion of environmental communication  

・Provided information on the Group’s activities and suggested ways to save energy in everyday life through a variety of channels, including participation in environmental events organized by local governments, organizing lectures and tours, and sharing information at our museums and on our website.

・Activities to support school education (total attendance: 1,102,087, as of March 31, 2018)

・Activities that contribute to the environment and society, including neighborhood cleanup activities at each site and the “Mori Sato Umi Tsunagu” (Connecting Forests, Villages and Ocean) Project

・Development of environmental awareness through internal educational programs such as a study group on environmental regulations and presentation of the Environmental Program Promotion Award

Promotion of environmental technologies development Promotion of development of low-carbon technologies

・Operated three hydrogen stations.

・Applied technological innovation to combined heat and power (CHP) systems*3 to achieve the highest power generation efficiency of 42.5% in our 1,000 kW-class systems and total efficiency of 80.1%.

・Began investing in venture capital firms and venture businesses specializing in energy technologies in order to incorporate innovative technologies from around the world.

*1 Energy consumed per unit of gas produced.
*2 Energy consumed per unit of gas sold.
*3 CHP systems generate electricity and recover waste heat generated as a by-product.

 
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.

Key Initiatives for FY2018 and Beyond

We reviewed the Tokyo Gas Group’s key CSR activities and materiality in fiscal 2017. Please visit the related link to view the latest information on our materiality and CSR KPIs.
 
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.