By making our climate change response and the reduction of CO2 emissions a top environmental priority, we aim to contribute to the realization of a carbon-free society.
- We always strive to make energy saving efforts by increasing the efficiency of the energy use required for our business activities.
- We utilize renewable energy through the installation of solar panels and switched-mode power supplies.
- Through cooperation with our customers and trading partners, we make efforts to reduce CO2 emissions across our entire supply chain.
- We strive to design products and services that are human-friendly, of utmost safety, and which result in low environmental and ecological impact.
Reduction of CO2 emissions
By FY Mar/2051Net zeroFY Mar/2023 : 4,012t-CO2
(A year-on-year reduction of 62.6%)
Solar power generation
In February 2011, FANCL installed a solar power system at FANCL B&H Co., Ltd.'s Shiga Plant (in Hino-machi, Shiga Prefecture), a cosmetics manufacturing facility of the FANCL Group, which at the time was the largest in the prefecture. In June 2018, a solar power system began operation at the Gunma Plant (Ora-machi, Gunma Prefecture); in June 2021, a solar power system, the largest among the Group's bases, went into full-scale operation at the Kansai Logistics Center (Kadoma, Osaka Prefecture); and in November of the same year, a solar power generation system began operation at the Mishima Plant, a key plant for supplements.
The total amount of electricity generated by these four facilities in the fiscal year ended March 2023 was approximately 1,411 MWh, 122% of the previous year, and an increase of about 2.8 times from the fiscal year ended March 2021, before the additional installation of solar panels at the two sites.
Use of electricity from renewable energy
In December 2021, the FANCL Group converted the power used at its Head Office building in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture to 100%-renewable-sourced electricity. Following on from this initiative, in April 2022 we completed the conversion at all 12 domestic facilities (6 plants, a logistics center, our Head Office, and other offices) to use renewable energy-derived electricity.
|FANCL Building (Yokohama City, Kanagawa）
|Chiba Plant (Nagareyama City,Chiba)
|FANCL Research Institute (Yokohama City, Kanagawa）
|Shiga Plant (Hino Town, Shiga)
|FANCL Ginza Square (Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
|Gunma Plant (Oura Town, Gunma)
|Kansai Logistics Center (Kadoma City, Osaka)
|Mishima Plant (Mishima City, Shizuoka)
|Iijima Building (Yokohama City, Kanagawa）
|Yokohama Plant (Yokohama City, Kanagawa）
|Shonan Training Center (Hayama Town, Kanagawa)
|Nagano Plant (Toumi City, Nagano)
Use of carbon-neutral gas
Our efforts to become carbon-neutral have also focused on the gas we use in the boilers and air-conditioning plants at our factories. From June to October 2022, we converted from city gas used at the Chiba Plant, Gunma Plant, and Mishima Plant, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied propane gas (LPG) used at the Shiga Plant, to carbon-neutral gas.
Note. "Carbon-neutral gas" is where the greenhouse gases generated during the process from the mining of the raw materials to the eventual combustion of the gas are offset against CO2 credits created by environmental conservation projects around the world. This procedure renders the CO2 emissions from carbon-neutral gas to be net zero.
Wind power generation
There is a large windmill in one corner of Yokohama Port, which is close to FANCL's Head Office building, serving as a wind power plant that was set up by the city, and which is commonly known as Hama Wing. The city of Yokohama issues "green power certificates" for power generated via wind farms so that this power can be officially recognized as contributing to evaluations of the city's CO2 reductions. As a company, FANCL supports these aims and has been co-sponsoring such efforts since FY Mar/2008. Wind power is obtained as a natural source of energy and results in reduced CO2 emissions as compared with thermal power. Also, since wind is a non-depletable energy source, as long as necessary equipment continues to function properly, it will be possible to continue generating electricity. Amid climate change risks caused by global warming, wind power continues to be the subject of global research and development efforts as one form of environmentally friendly renewable energy. FANCL is utilizing wind power not only in Japan, but also in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China. Carbon offset has been introduced to offset the CO2 emissions resulting from the PGA Senior Tour "FANCL Classic," as well as from our "FANCL Kids Baseball" event. The CO2 emitted during the preparation and execution of these events is offset by the wind energy generated as part of the "Inner Mongolia Zhuozi 40MW Wind Power Generation Project 1327," which is conducted in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China and has been UN-certified for its production of green energy.
Designated Delivery Place
In 1997, FANCL launched the first service in Japan that allows customers to designate a specific delivery location (service name: Designated Delivery Place) without the need for a receipt or stamp, regardless of whether the customer is home to receive the delivery. Through this service, customers can designate a location that is suitable for their individual living situation and personal convenience, such as their home's entrance or a nearby gas meter box, in order to receive deliveries even when they are not home. As an online retailer, we have launched this service in partnership with courier companies to solve customer issues related to parcels arriving during the daytime on weekdays having to be redelivered. At the same time, this service is thought to reduce the burden placed on delivery workers, and is also expected to contribute to reduced CO2 emissions. The service has now been replaced by Japan Post's own designated location system for direct deliveries, which has further contributed to improved convenience for our customers and reduced environmental burden.
Participation in the Japan Climate Initiative
Extreme weather is occurring all over the world due to the effects of climate change. It is estimated that by the year 2100, the average temperature will be 5°C greater than during the Industrial Revolution in the latter half of the 18th Century, and nearly 4°C higher than it is today if no countermeasures are taken. To keep this temperature rise as low as possible, national governments, corporations, local governments, and NGOs around the world are beginning to join forces. In July 2018, the Japan Climate Initiative was established with the declaration of "Joining the front line of the global push for decarbonization from Japan." Many organizations are participating in this initiative, including FANCL. We will make serious efforts to achieve a decarbonized society.