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Environmental Management System

We will strive to operate our businesses in ways that adapt to the impact of climate change. At the same time, we will be proactive in promoting business activities in an environmentally friendly manner and implementing environmental conservation activities.

Specific Policy on Promotion

In accordance with Japan Post Group CSR Basic Policy, Japan Post Group will promote business activities with consideration for climate change and environmental pollution in its efforts to achieve a sustainable society. At the same time, the Group will strive to make effective use of limited resources and reduce waste.

Reduction of Greenhouse Gases

In accordance with Japan's Plan for Global Warming Countermeasures based on the Paris Agreement, we have set the Group's greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target to achieve by FY2030 and an intermediate benchmark for FY2020. We will thus strive to reduce GHG arising from our business activities.

Reduction of Energy Consumption

To steadily promote measures for reducing GHG arising from our business activities, we have set the Group's FY2020 target concerning energy consumption and a specific plan to reduce the consumption. We will thus strive to reduce energy consumption in our business activities.

Effective Resource Utilization and Waste Reduction

We will use limited resources without wasting them and promote initiatives for building a recycling-based society, such as paperless operations and reducing, reusing and recycling.

Compliance with Laws, Regulations and Other Rules

We will comply with laws, regulations, various agreements and other rules in our efforts to prevent our business activities from causing pollution and other problems.

Collaborations with External Parties

In April 2019, Japan Post Holdings, Japan Post Bank and Japan Post Insurance expressed support for the TCFD* recommendations. Moving forward, we will deepen analysis of the impact of climate change on the Group's businesses and strive to disclose even more information in accordance with the TCFD recommendations.

*TCFD stands for the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, which was established by the Financial Stability Board.

Environmental Management System

Recognizing the importance of initiatives for tackling climate change and global warming, making effective use of resources and reducing waste, we have set the CSR Committee as an advisory body to the Management Meeting. The CSR Committee deliberates on policies related to sustainability and reports the content of the deliberations to the Board of Directors and the Management Meeting. We have also established the Group CSR Liaison Conference for Group companies to check and share the direction.

Japan Post Group GHG Emission Reduction Target

We have set the Group's FY2030 GHG reduction target and an intermediate benchmark for FY2020 for achieving the FY2030 target.

Energy Consumption Reduction Target, Plan and the costs related to climate change

To achieve its GHG reduction target, Japan Post Group has set an energy consumption reduction target linked with the FY2020 intermediate benchmark.

Energy Consumption Reduction Target

FY2020 target: -835,000 GJ (4.4% reduction from the FY2016 level)

To achieve the target, Japan Post Group will mainly take the following actions. And the amount of investment needed for tackling climate change is below.

[Action for FY2020 (Process Targets)](millions of yen)

Company Business Action for FY2020 (Process Targets) Reduction of energy consumption enabled by the action (GJ) Type of energy Amount of Investment Needed for Tackling climate change
Japan Post Postal and domestic logistics business Environmentally friendly delivery
  • Introduction of electric vehicles (including 1,200 four-wheeled vehicles)
  • Switching to fuel-efficient vehicles (approx. 7,000 four-wheeled vehicles and approx. 20,000 two-wheeled vehicles)
-72,000 Gasoline 14,130
Initiatives for reducing redelivery (including diversification of our channels for receiving mail) -39,000 Gasoline 2,706
Reduction of delivery vehicles through efficiency improvement of mail collection
(1,000 four-wheeled vehicles)
-49,000 Gasoline 0
Switching to high-efficiency air conditioning systems and LED lights (at approx. 100 post offices), etc. -49,000 Electricity, gas, etc. 27,882
Post office business Switching to high-efficiency air conditioning systems and LED lights (at approx. 3,000 post offices), etc. -196,000 Electricity, gas, etc. 17,639
Japan Post Bank Banking business Saving energy in offices (including introduction of LED lights) -7,000 Electricity and gasoline 183
Japan Post Insurance Life insurance business Saving energy in offices (replacement of air-conditioning systems with high efficiency ones) -200 Electricity 55
Switching to fuel-efficient vehicles (approx. 150 vehicles) -500 Gasoline 359
Japan Post Holdings Accommodation facilities and hospitals Saving energy at accommodation facilities (introduction of LED lights), etc. -30,000 Electricity, gas, etc. 254
Total -442,700   63,208

Performance Data

Status of Progress

Actions Taken in Collaboration with External Parties

Expression of Support for the TCFD Recommendations

TCFD logo mark

Japan Post Holdings, Japan Post Bank and Japan Post Insurance expressed support for recommendations by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), which was established by the Financial Stability Board (FSB). In Japan Post Group CSR Basic Policy, the Group declares: "We shall strive to undertake business operations adopted the impact of climate change and actively promote business and environmental conservation activities with consideration toward reducing our burden on the environment." At the same time, in Japan Post Group Medium-Term Management Plan 2020, the Group has set the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions as an action to take to achieve SDGs. The Group also promotes initiatives for helping to build a sustainable society, including investment in green bonds. In addition, Japan Post Group will deepen its analysis of the impact of climate change on the Group's businesses and strive to disclose even more information, in accordance with the TCFD recommendations.

Support for Cool Choice

Cool Choice logo mark

Japan Post Holdings, Japan Post, Japan Post Bank and Japan Post Insurance support Cool Choice.
Cool Choice is a national movement promoted by the Government of Japan (Ministry of the Environment). Aimed at achieving a 26% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the FY2013 level by FY2030, Cool Choice encourages wise choices that help tackle global warming, such as services and lifestyles that contribute to building a low-carbon society.

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