TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced today that it has fulfilled the major targets of its just-completed Environmental Vision 2021 that the company introduced in 2007. By achieving the targets of this vision, Mitsubishi Electric has contributed to the realization of a more sustainable, low-carbon world that emphasizes recycling and harmony with nature. The vision’s guiding principles were to contribute to people and the earth through technological and other initiatives through 2021, Mitsubishi Electric’s 100th anniversary.
Mitsubishi Electric is now striving to achieve the targets of its current long-term environmental vision, Environmental Sustainability Vision 2050, under which the company aims to create new value and contribute to an increasingly sustainable world through diverse environmental initiatives, including decarbonization.
1) Low-carbon Society: Reduced greenhouse gas (CO2) emissions from product use and production
Mitsubishi Electric achieved a 36% reduction from the FY2001 level in greenhouse gas (CO2) emissions generated during use of the company’s products, thereby exceeding the original 30% reduction target. This was accomplished through technological innovations and the development of highly energy-efficient products. As for CO2 emissions from manufacturing operations, Mitsubishi Electric’s investments in energy conservation at each manufacturing site led to a 56% reduction from the FY1991 level, significantly better than the original 30% target.
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