SUSTAINABILITY

Environmental Management

Environmental Policies

We are aware that climate change in conjunction with increases in greenhouse gas emissions is a major issue that will impact business activities, and we are working to reduce environmental impact by improving the efficiency of energy usage, reducing resource use, preserving biodiversity, reducing waste, and taking other measures to mitigate climate change while achieving business growth.

In addition, we actively disclose information through all our businesses and services to raise the awareness of all stakeholders regarding environmental preservation, and we report on our environmental preservation initiatives and their results.

Responses to Climate Change

Measures to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

We will calculate total greenhouse gas emissions during the entire lifecycles of offices and business activities and take active measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save energy, prevent environmental pollution, preserve biodiversity, and reduce waste.

Boundary of greenhouse gas (GHG) calculations

The boundary of greenhouse gas emissions calculations is the Direct Marketing MiX Group (Direct Marketing MiX Inc. and its subsidiaries).

Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets and Results

We set a target of reducing CO2 emissions from electricity consumption by 100% compared to 2020 emissions by 2030, which is one of the sustainable development goals (SDGs), and are reducing CO2 emissions and contributing to adaptation to climate change by actively using renewable energy and other means.

Scope Setting Base Year Target Year Level
Entire Group Total emissions FY2020 Long term FY2030 100% reduction

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions

(Unit : t-CO2 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Scope 1 0 0 0
Scope 2 757 870 1,017
Emissions per employee 0.024 0.023 0.022

Energy Consumption

(Unit : MWh) FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Scope 1 0 0 0
Scope 2 1,714 2,359 2,855

Measures at Offices

Reduction of Electricity Use

We encourage implementation of Cool Biz and Warm Biz (campaigns for wearing more casual attire in the office and taking other measures so that the use of air conditioning can be limited) and are working to save electricity through measures such as adjusting air conditioning temperature in offices by setting them higher in the summer and lower in the winter, turning off non-essential equipment, and fostering environmental awareness among executives and employees.

Reduction of Paper Use

We use an internal application and approval system and are digitalizing various paper resources such as internal application forms and reports. We are also reducing paper use by posting bulletins and the like on the company intranet.

In addition, we have prohibited employees from bringing paper into or removing paper from centers from the perspective of information security and have digitalized all personal information and the like for storage in order to shift to paperless operations.

Furthermore, we introduced a system of printing following confirmation of identity at the time of printing using an ID card issued to each employee in order to determine the amount of copy paper used and raise awareness of the need to reduce usage.

Reducing Resource Use through Paper Alternatives

By using business cards made from limestone we avoid cutting down trees, which are the raw material for paper, thereby reducing the amount of wood resources used. This also contributes to reducing water use as almost no water is required in the manufacturing process.

Risks and Opportunities of Climate-Related Issues

The risks and opportunities that the Company identified as arising from climate change are as follows.

Climate Change-Related Risks

Risk Type Risk Period Details of Anticipated Risk
Risks associated with the transition to a low-carbon economy Policy and legal risks Medium to long term Increased costs due to strengthening and introduction of carbon taxes, introduction of emissions trading systems, etc.
Market risks Short to long term Increased costs from shifting to renewable energy and materials and purchasing energy-efficient and energy-saving products
Reputation risks Short to long term Negative assessments in conjunction with rising stakeholder concerns regarding climate change
Risk associated with physical changes caused by climate change Acute risks Short term Shutdown of social infrastructure and restriction of business activities due to sudden natural disasters such as torrential rainfall, flooding, storm surges, droughts, and wildfires
Chronic risks Long term Long-term changes in climate patterns, such as rising temperatures and the sea level, will reduce labor productivity, resulting in lower revenues and higher costs

Climate Change-Related Opportunities

Opportunity Type Opportunity Period Details of Anticipated Opportunity
Markets Medium to long term Expansion into new markets in conjunction with growing demand for environmentally-friendly products and services
Medium to long term Gaining new business from growing demand for renewable energy
Reputation Short to long term Improving stakeholder reliability and market reputation