Preventing Global Warming

CO2 Emission Results

The graphs show the energy usage (crude oil equivalent*) from business activities at Shimadzu's production sites and research laboratories in Japan and the resulting CO2 emissions.
The CO2 conversion factor for electric power is published by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Ministry of the Environment, which is calculated using the actual emission factors for
each fiscal year. (The actual emission factor after FY 2014 is used for FY 2014.)
Each year Shimadzu implements ongoing company-wide measures to save electricity and other energy. The specific measures taken in fiscal 2015 include energy saving renovations made to buildings (replaced
transformation and lighting fixtures and improved thermal insulation), improved use of compressor, and so on.
As a result, energy usage decreased by 6.5 % of the level in fiscal 2010 (Shimadzu reference year), which was a 26 % improvement in terms of emission intensity based on consolidated sales. Energy usage
increased 1.3% from fiscal 2013 due to increased production volume, but the emission intensity improved by 6.9 %.
The CO2 emissions increased by 48 % of the level in fiscal 2010. This is because the CO2 emission factor used for converting the electric power usage to CO2 emissions increased in the regions where Shimadzu's manufacturing and sales bases are located.

* Value for quantifying and assessing energy consumption that is used in Japan's Act on the Rational Use of Energy

CO2 Emissions
(Total for manufacturing sites and research laboratories in Japan)

Energy Usage (Crude Oil Equivalent) and Emission Intensity Based on Consolidated Sales
(Total for manufacturing sites and research laboratories in Japan)

CO2 Emissions by the Shimadzu Group

Results for CO2 emissions from energy usage by the Shimadzu Group in Japan and other countries are shown to the right, broken down by region. Results for Japan are from all Shimadzu sites as well as group
companies' production sites and contracted analytical subsidiaries that consume relatively large amounts of energy. Results for other countries are from 9 subsidiaries in Asia, 2 in Europe, and 3 in the
Americas that consume relatively large amounts of energy, including all the production sites in countries outside Japan.
CO2 emissions in fiscal 2015 by the Shimadzu Group maintained comparable level of fiscal 2014.

"Save the Energy" Project

In addition to supplying environmental measuring instruments and industrial equipment that contributes to reducing environmental loads, we also intend to strengthen our line of products that contribute directly to establishing a low-carbon society. In January 2010, we announced, both within and outside Shimadzu, the "Save the Energy" project, which we established to strengthen our line of energy saving products.
This project promotes successively developing new key products that have the potential of significant energy savings and are consistent with a low-carbon society that would achieve energy savings of at least 25 %*1 through lower power consumption by the customer and lower operating costs. Consequently, the project resulted in reducing the power consumption of many products, and products with power savings of at least 25 % were identified as energy saving products and certified under Shimadzu's ECO-label system.
By the end of fiscal 2014, this resulted in developing and selling 39 energy saving models. Among these, 29 models were analytical and measuring instruments, seven were medical diagnostic imaging equipment, and three were industrial machine.

Shimadzu ECO-Label (Power Saving) Certified Products

*2 Energy savings rates were calculated based on operating products under the same conditions as the previous Shimadzu model. Actual energy savings may vary depending on operating conditions. Therefore, the indicated data is not intended as a guarantee of performance.

The total power consumption of the energy-saving models sold in fiscal 2014 saved 46 % compared to the energy that would have been consumed if the previous models had continued to be sold. Therefore, results far exceeded targetsavings.

The energy-saving models sold in fiscal 2014 also reduced customer CO2 emissions*3 by about 6,800 t-CO2. This is equivalent to about 15 % of the Shimadzu Group's total CO2 output of 46,437 t CO2 in fiscal 2014.
Considering all the energy-saving models sold globally between fiscal 2010 and 2014, this project has reduced CO2 emissions by over 18,000 t-CO2.

*3 CO2 reductions assume that customers operate the products using Shimadzu's standard operating conditions.

We are confident that by continuing to reduce the power consumption of products, we will contribute further to achieving a low-carbon society. Therefore, we intend to promote developing additional energy-saving models by deploying the technology used in current energy-saving products in other products throughout the company. We will also reduce the environmental impact of products by considering their entire product life cycle.

GHG emissions in the supply chain (By category)

Unit : thousand tons-CO2

FY2013 FY2014 FY2015
Scope 1 Emissions 3 4 4
Scope 2 Emissions (market-based) 41 42 43
Scope 3 1 Purchased Goods and Services 368 364 404
2 Capital Goods 19 30 26
3 Fuel and Energy-related Activities 0 0 0
4 Upstream Transportation and Distribution 5 5 5
5 Waste Generated in Operations 1 1 1
6 Employee Business Travel 3 4 4
7 Employee Commuting 3 3 3
8 Upstream Leased Assets 0 0 0
9 Downstream Transportation and Distribution 3 3 3
10 Processing of Sold Products 0 0 0
11 Use of Sold Products 1,261 1,767 1,540
12 End-of-Life Treatment of Sold Products 1 1 1
13 Downstream Leased Assets 0 0 0
14 Franchises 0 0 0
15 Investments 0 0 0

※0 means less than 500ton.
Cat11 is estimated based on the hypothesis, our products would be used for 10 years by customer.

Reducing CO2 Emissions from Logistics

We are also engaged in measures to reduce CO2 emissions during shipment, up to the point that products are delivered to the customer.
By improving the truck loading rate and promoting a modal shift, Shimadzu Logistics Service Corporation has reduced CO2 emissions by about 100 tons or more since fiscal 2011.
Primary activities include mixing shipments to optimize utilization of trips between locations, consolidating smaller freight shipments into chartered shipments, consolidating freight from regular commercial routes into chartered shipments, shifting freight modes to rail or ship, and shifting package with wood to reinforced cardboard.
The new transport system (TRINITY), which became operational in May 2010, enables us to share shipping information between different divisions of Shimadzu in real time.
For export shipments, an in-house bonded warehouse area has been used since 2006, which allows us to clear shipments through customs without the need to transport the items by truck. After clearing customs, items are transported by shuttle freight (running on natural gas since 2007) to the air or sea port. In addition, installation of hybrid vehicle for commercial use is promoted in 2011. This has provided a significant reduction in shipping costs as well.

Shuttle freight to airport

Shuttle freight to airport

Package with reinforced cardboard

Package with reinforced cardboard

Reducing Energy Consumption in IT Environments

Shimadzu Business Systems Corporation, which manages various Shimadzu Group servers, is reducing power consumption by migrating to virtual servers. Virtual servers use server resources more efficiently by establishing multiple virtual server environments within a single physical server. Using virtual servers not only reduces electrical power consumption, but also allows saving space and reducing expenses.
In 2012, 26 servers were consolidated into 4 servers, which reduced annual electricity consumption by an estimated 82 %, from about 45,500 kWh to about 8,400 kWh.

Diagram of Switching to Virtual Servers

Diagram of Switching to Virtual Servers