October 7, 2019
Fujikura Ltd. (President & CEO: Masahiko Ito) has joined RE100 * 2, an initiative led by international NGO, The Climate Group* 1, in partnership with CDP.
RE100 is an initiative that aims to convert the electric power used in business activities into 100% renewable electricity, and 204 companies (as of October 7, 2019) are affiliated around the world.
We have established the “Fujikura Group Long-Term Environmental Vision 2050” * 3, which includes zero CO2 emissions from business activities by 2050. Renewable electricity, taking advantage of this RE100 membership Will accelerate the achievement of the long-term vision and contribute to the mitigation of climate change risk, which is an issue of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) * 4.
■Fujikura Group's target for using renewable energy
Target: 100% by 2050
Intermediate target: 90% by 2040
“We welcome Fujikura to RE100 – a tech and energy company who are taking important steps to ensure they are sustainable across their global operations. They are the 24th Japanese company to make the RE100 commitment, so we’re certainly seeing a strengthening demand signal from Japan and look forward to seeing the momentum increase in this market.”
1．The Climate Group
The Climate Group’s mission is to accelerate climate action to achieve a world of no more than 1.5°C of global warming and greater prosperity for all. We do this by bringing together powerful networks of business and governments that shift global markets and policies. We focus on the greatest global opportunities for change, take innovation and solutions to scale, and build ambition and pace. We are an international non-profit organization, founded in 2004, with offices in London, New Delhi and New York. Our business campaigns are brought to you as part of the We Mean Business coalition, and we lead business initiatives on energy productivity (EP100), renewable power (RE100) and electric vehicles (EV100). Visit TheClimateGroup.org and follow us on Twitter @ClimateGroup and Facebook @TheClimateGroup.
Led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP, RE100 is a collaborative initiative bringing together the world’s most influential businesses committed to 100% renewable power. Renewables are a smart business decision, providing greater control over energy costs while helping companies to deliver on emission reduction goals. RE100 members, including Global Fortune 500 companies, have a total revenue of over US$5.4 trillion and operate in a diverse range of sectors – from information technology to automobile manufacturing. Together, they send a powerful signal to policymakers and investors to accelerate the transition to a clean economy. RE100.org | #RE100
3．Fujikura Group Environment Long-term Vision 2050
A long-term vision established by the Fujikura Group in 2016, including “Four Challenges” aimed at minimizing environmental impacts with an eye to the future of 2050.
[Challenge 1] Zero CO2 emissions at plant by 2050 ⇔ Climate change
[Challenge 2] Minimize use of water at plants and wastewater management ⇔ Water risk
[Challenge 3] Symbiosis between plant workers and nature ⇔ Destruction of biodiversity
[Challenge 4] Effective use of resources and resource cycle ⇔ Depletion of resources and increased waste
4．United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
SDGs are international goals from 2016 to 2030 described in the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” adopted at the United Nations Summit in September 2015. The 17 goals of SDGs include global environmental protection such as “7: Clean energy” and “13: Climate change”.
■Fujikura Company Profile
Fujikura is a global, Tokyo-based electrical equipment manufacturing company, developing and manufacturing power and telecommunication systems , electronic and automotive products.
Fujikura commit to sourcing 100% renewable electricity across their global operations by 2050 with an interim target of 90% by 2040.
Fujikura Group Long-Term Environmental Vision 2050
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