Responding to Environmental Issues
Reason for Priority
With the increasing effects of climate change becoming apparent such as with more frequent occurrences of abnormal weather and the IPCC's special report, Global Warming of 1.5℃, more innovative initiatives and a sense of urgency are more than ever necessary to control climate change. Due also to the depletion of natural resources and problems with waste disposal, a circular economy which implements resource circulation is garnering attention, as opposed to an economy that simply consumes resources. In contrast, for the management of chemical substances contained in products, legally regulated substances and applicable areas are steadily on the rise which means companies need to respond appropriately and reliably in their business activities.
In November 2018, Nikon signed the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). So that we may contribute to the transition to a low-carbon economy, We we would like to respond to stakeholders' requests for information disclosures on climate change.
The Nikon Group positions the realization of a low-carbon society, a source circulating society, and a healthy and environmentally safe society as the Group's Long-Term Environmental Vision, and promotes various activities aimed at the realization of this Vision.
We shall continue to work to reduce greenhouse gases throughout the entire supply chain by first streamlining the development and production processes and expanding the uses for renewable energy, as well as by reducing the size and weight of products, and by reducing the amount of power products use.
Nikon is also working to reduce its environmental impact through more efficient use of resources, promoting the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), and more appropriate management of chemical substances.
Nikon Sustainability Report
For more details, please see the Nikon Sustainability Report.
The Nikon Group conducts product assessments from the product planning and design stages, taking into account the impact on the environment. Among them, we certified products that conform to more rigorous standards in product assessment are classed as either Eco-friendly Products or Super Eco-friendly Products.