Environment -Achieve Environmental Sustainability-

Background and significance of materiality initiatives

Global initiatives towards decarbonization are accelerating and responding to the sustainability of the global environment has become an urgent task that the world must unite to address. As a Group that operates in 27 countries and regions around the world, we recognize that an inconsistent supply of energy, water, and other natural resources is a risk to our business foundation, and we consider it an extremely important mission to reduce the impact of our business activities on the global environment.
In addition to promoting initiatives to reduce our global environmental impact toward the new environmental targets announced in May 2022 (reduction of CO2 emissions, water consumption, and waste), we will analyze and enhance disclosure of climate change risks and opportunities based on TCFD recommendations, and reflect them in our management strategies to increase our corporate value over the medium and long term.

Sanwa Group’s opportunities to create value and the risks to be addressed


  • Reducing costs through such means as energy savings, water conservation, and waste reduction
  • Mitigating the impact of a future carbon tax and emissions trading costs
  • Improving our reputation by avoiding environmental risks
  • Boosting productivity by updating production sites and improving construction methods


  • Rising raw material prices, energy costs, and emissions reduction increasing transition costs
  • Eliminating specific materials and products due to tightening standards
  • Sullied reliability due to delayed environmental action
  • Supply chain disruptions due to extreme weather conditions
  • Increased risks of occupational accidents at production and installation sites due to rising surface temperatures

Targets (KPI) /Achievements and progress in fiscal 2022/Future challenges

ESG Materiality Targets (KPI) Achievements and progress in fiscal 2022 Future challenges
Initiatives for a decarbonized society Reduction of CO2 emissions (Scope 1+2):
Reduced by 10% compared to FY2019(FY2024)
Reduced by 30% compared to FY2019(FY2030)
Reduce by 6.6% compared to FY2019
  • Further use of renewable energy
  • Promotion of switch to eco-friendly cars
Water resources conservation Reduction of water usage intensity (at factories and offices):
Reduce by 10% compared to FY2020 (FY2030)
Reduce by 6.3% compared to FY2020
  • Promotion of water conservation
  • Facility upgrades
Waste Reduction Reduction of waste intensity (at factories and offices):
Reduce by 10% compared to FY2020 (FY2030)
Reduce by 26.1% compared to FY2020
  • Further thorough sorting and recycling
  • Facility upgrades