ESG Data(Environmental)

Compiled on this page are ESG-related data from the Japan Post Group.

Environmental Social Governance

Environmental Data

Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Energy Consumption

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Results*1(tCO₂)

  FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Japan Post Group Scope1 334,307.0 328,821.9 969,276.5 872,102.0 533,772.9
Scope2 714,428.3 650,418.2 671,583.0 636,544.8 608,411.9
Scope3 - 1,098,782.6 1,202,651.3 1,169,251.2 1,133,874.4
Total 1,048,735.3 2,078,022.7 2,843,784.2 2,677,898.0 2,276,059.2
Japan Post Holdings Scope1 44,751.6 42,250.3 37,024.1 24,199.6 27,954.7
Scope2 46,475.8 47,558.7 38,632.4 27,780.7 28,430.9
Scope3 - 8,955.5 14,245.3 10,195.1 10,320.8
Total 91,227.4 98,764.5 89,901.8 62,175.4 66,706.4
Japan Post Scope1 279,784.7 277,316.7 271,617.6 259,022.4 242,078.6
Scope2 618,281.0 560,777.0 535,152.8 522,961.1 526,092.6
Scope3 - 1,009,154.1 601,083.3 609,384.6 596,081.6
Total 898,065.7 1,847,247.8 1,407,853.7 1,391,368.1 1,364,252.8
Japan Post Bank Scope1 4,514.6 4,591.9 4,349.2 3,509.3 3,126.7
Scope2 35,411.7 29,017.2 25,748.5 23,496.6 23,144.4
Scope3 - 68,638.5 62,208.1 69,805.8 72,376.0
Total 39,926.3 102,247.6 92,305.8 96,811.7 98,647.1
Japan Post Insurance Scope1 5,256.1 4,663.0 4,171.3 3,120.6 2,881.1
Scope2 14,259.7 13,065.3 12,602.3 12,253.3 9,933.2
Scope3 - 12,034.5 11,160.6 8,654.6 8,993.8
Total 19,515.8 29,762.8 27,934.2 24,028.5 21,808.1
Japan Post Transport Scope1 - - 59,848.9 58,796.3 60,388.6
Scope2 - - 2,888.7 2,643.3 2,835.4
Scope3 - - 360,915.6 365,318.0 402,998.8
Total - - 423,646.9 426,757.6 466,222.8
Toll Holdings Scope1 - - 592,265.4 523,453.8 197,343.2
Scope2 - - 56,838.0 47,409.8 17,975.4
Scope3 - - 153,038.4 105,893.1 43,103.4
Total - - 802,141.8 676,756.7 258,422.0
  1. Figures for Group companies indicate greenhouse gas emissions from facilities and vehicles owned by each.
  2. The emission factor of electricity has been changed from the basic emission factor to the adjusted emission factor from FY2019.
  3. Since Toll Holdings sold its express business in FY2021, the emissions from the sold portion of the express business are not included from FY2021.

Japan Post Group received independent verification by a third party based on ISO 14064-3 certification criteria concerning its actual greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1, 2 and 3) in FY2021.

Verification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions by a third party

Verification Report[PDF: 8,256 KB]

Emission Intensity results

Emission Intensity of Facilities(tCO₂/m2)

  FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Japan Post Holdings 0.130 0.110 0.119
Japan Post 0.051 0.050 0.050
Japan Post Bank 0.077 0.066 0.068
Japan Post Insurance 0.062 0.061 0.047
Japan Post Transport 0.035 0.026 0.043
Total for Japan Post Group 0.055 0.053 0.053

Emission Intensity of Vehicles(tCO₂/km)

  FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Japan Post Holdings 0.0 0.0 0.0
Japan Post 0.000142 0.000132 0.000126
Japan Post Bank 0.000133 0.000135 0.000135
Japan Post Insurance 0.000140 0.000124 0.000121
Japan Post Transport 0.000496 0.000503 0.000492
Total for Japan Post Group 0.000170 0.000161 0.000158
  1. Revision of data acquisition method applied from FY2019.

Emission Intensity of Parcel Delivery

Emissions per unit of operating revenue (t-CO2/100 million yen) and per unit of parcel volume (g-CO2/piece) related to parcel delivery service in Japan Post

Scope 3 Performance by Category(t-CO2

  FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Total 1,098,782.8 1,202,651.3 1,169,251.2 1,133,850.4
Category 1 (Purchased goods and services) 833,000.2 738,241.4 761,207.8 782,138.7
Category 2 (Capital goods) 33,424.1 55,029.0 35,228.9 25,877.9
Category 3 (Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or 2) 97,074.2 261,714.0 247,406.7 195,356.1
Category 6 (Business travel) 28,003.6 33,611.8 12,479.4 24,664.5
Category 7 (Employee commuting) 81,938.5 90,111.7 89,699.4 84,200.6
Category 11 (Use of sold products) 15,766.8 16,175.4 16,131.1 14,826.4
Category 12 (End-of-life treatment of sold products) 2,486.9 2,408.2 2,465.2 2,507.9
Category16 (Other) 7,088.5 5,359.8 4,632.7 4,278.3
(Coverage)
  • <Category 1・2・3・6・7・12・16>Japan Post Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan Post Co., Ltd., Japan Post Bank Co., Ltd., Japan Post Insurance Co., Ltd., and Toll Holdings Limited (* Japan Post Transport and Toll Holdings were added to the scope in 2019)
  • <Category 11>Tokyo Beiyu Co., Ltd (* Additionally disclosed and not subject to third-party guarantees)

Scope3 Emissions of Category 15(Investments)

Other Greenhouse Gases Results(tCO₂)

FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
HFCs * 510.5 879.1 1,037.6
PFCs 0.0 0.0 0.0
SF6 0.0 0.0 0.0
NF3 0.0 0.0 0.0
  1. HFCs was emitted due to maintenance of refrigeration, freezing and air-conditioning equipment for commercial use (Class I Specified Product) in the postal and domestic logistics business.

Energy Consumption Results(GJ)

Scope FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Total for Japan Post Group Utility gas Scope 1/ Facilities 1,071,517.9 1,165,223.7 1,112,963.1
LPG 104,266.9 69,956.8 53,359.7
Kerosene, light oil and heavy oil 895,195.7 756,006.9 782,706.2
Gasoline Scope 1/ Vehicles 2,866,396.6 2,560,506.6 2,391,526.2
Light oil 84,907.2 77,105.3 929,659.2
Other fuels 8,325,665.1 7,365,643.6 2,799,848.4
Electricity Scope 2/ Facilities 12,848,510.4 13,113,188.0 12,953,503.5
Cold water 241,776.9 223,651.9 205,680.8
Hot water 36,915.5 41,334.5 38,667.9
Steam 122,898.9 133,108.9 114,952.7
Total   26,598,051.1 25,505,726.2 21,382,867.7
  Japan Post Holdings Utility gas Scope 1/ Facilities 72,486.5 61,159.0 59,588.1
LPG 41,029.1 18,366.2 24,166.9
Kerosene, light oil and heavy oil 447,594.0 289,922.7 340,362.6
Gasoline Scope 1/ Vehicles 0.0 0.0 0.0
Light oil 0.0 0.0 0.0
Electricity Scope 2/ Facilities 755,207.6 558,555.9 580,995.3
Cold water 24,324.9 19,115.5 11,498.9
Hot water 6,266.7 6,847.5 6,928.6
Steam 25,884.9 21,905.7 5,118.4
Total   1,372,793.7 975,872.5 1,028,658.8
Japan Post Utility gas Scope 1/ Facilities 943,168.2 1,045,494.4 1,000,183.7
LPG 31,368.9 31,100.6 27,608.4
Kerosene, light oil and heavy oil 436,530.2 454,871.8 428,346.9
Gasoline Scope 1/ Vehicles 2,787,981.2 2,513,656.1 2,328,439.2
Light oil 84,817.8 77,058.9 73,779.1
Electricity Scope 2/ Facilities 11,132,904.8 11,601,022.4 11,542,464.5
Cold water 155,435.9 138,459.1 132,386.9
Hot water 14,495.2 14,478.8 13,671.5
Steam 93,806.7 107,751.3 106,078.0
Total   15,680,508.9 15,983,893.3 15,652,958.2
Japan Post Bank Utility gas Scope 1/ Facilities 28,643.3 29,428.4 27,252.7
LPG 227.6 380.2 354.4
Kerosene, light oil and heavy oil 10,427.2 10,411.6 9,366.7
Gasoline Scope 1/ Vehicles 32,491.2 19,307.2 16,334.4
Light oil 89.4 46.4 33.9
Electricity Scope 2/ Facilities 467,564.2 484,297.9 463,956.3
Cold water 56,053.2 59,626.1 56,050.2
Hot water 10,675.4 12,348.7 11,276.2
Steam 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total   606,171.5 615,846.5 584,624.8
Japan Post Insurance Utility gas Scope 1/ Facilities 26,739.3 28,601.3 24,153.9
LPG 0.0 0.0 0.0
Kerosene, light oil and heavy oil 644.3 800.8 1,100.9
Gasoline Scope 1/ Vehicles 41,657.1 24,423.8 23,851.6
Light oil 0.0 0.0 0.0
Electricity Scope 2/ Facilities 255,392 249,401.3 224,468.8
Cold water 5,962.9 6,451.2 5,744.9
Hot water 5,478.2 7,659.5 6,791.6
Steam 3,207.3 3,451.9 3,756.3
Total   339,081.1 320,789.8 289,868.0
Japan Post Transport Utility gas Scope 1/ Facilities 1,982.0 1,793.7 1,784.7
LPG 1,371.6 1,219.2 1,230.0
Kerosene, light oil and heavy oil 4,072.5 4,143.9 3,529.0
Gasoline Scope 1/ Vehicles 27,320.9 24,656.0 21,101.2
Light oil 841,048.5 828,483.9 855,846.2
Electricity Scope 2/ Facilities 60,394.7 57,638.4 61,415.1
Cold water 0.0 0.0 0.0
Hot water 0.0 0.0 0.0
Steam 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total   936,190.2 917,935.1 944,906.2
Toll Holdings Utility gas Scope 1/Facilities 480.6 540.5 0.0
LPG 31,641.3 20,109.8 0.0
Gasoline Scope 1/Vehicles 4,267.1 3,119.6 1,799.8
Aviation gasoline 32,652.1 64,953.4 81,549.5
Diesel/Gas oil 6,204,097.8 5,401,343.5 2,625,787.3
Aviation kerosene 988,907.4 939,759.8 4,452.3
Compressed Natural Gas 4,958.9 8.1 0.0
Heavy Fuel Oil (used in ships) 1,095,048.9 959,578.8 88,059.4
Electricity Scope 2/Facilities 237,441.8 219,910.5 80,203.5
Total   8,599,495.9 7,609,324.0 2,881,851.7
  1. Figures for Group companies indicate energy consumption of facilities and vehicles owned by each.

Data Related to Resources

Waste Emissions, Amount of Recycled Waste and Copy Paper Consumption(t)

  FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Amount of general waste 18,078 26,167 26,212 27,254 26,773
Amount of recycled waste included in the above 10,191 10,132 7,604 7,699 7,159
Amount of non-recycled waste included in the above 7,887 16,035 18,608 19,555 19,614
Amount of industrial waste 8,305 10,468 13,694 11,000 11,035
Amount of recycled waste included in the above 1,009 1,433 1,558 1,455 1,217
Amount of non-recycled waste included in the above 7,296 9,035 12,136 9,545 9,818
Amount of hazardous waste - 30.6 28.0 34.0 29.2
Copy paper consumption 269 236 322 244 178
(Coverage)
  • Amount of general waste and industrial waste: the amount of waste occurring at the main facilities for four main Group companies*
  • Amount of hazardous waste: a reposting of the amount of Japan Post Co., Ltd.'s specially managed industrial waste from among the amount of industrial waste
  • Copy paper: Consumption at head office facilities of the four main Group companies*
  1. Japan Post Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan Post Co., Ltd., Japan Post Bank Co., Ltd., and Japan Post Insurance Co., Ltd.

Data on the Amount of Chemicals Generated(t)

  FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Nitrogen Oxides(NOx) 15.5 13.6 13.5 14.5
Particulate matter, Particulates(PM) 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1
Sulfur Oxide(Sox) 0.1 0.1 0.1 1.4
Volatile Organic Compounds(VOC) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
(Coverage)
Includes facilities and vehicles of Japan Post Co., Ltd.

Data Related to Use of Water(1,000 m³)

FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Tap water consumption 5,206 5,122 4,787 3,932 3,956
Sewage discharge 3,875 3,729 3,579 3,253 3,131
(Coverage)
  • Tap water consumption and sewage discharge: Consumption and discharge from major facilities of the four main Group companies*
  1. Japan Post Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan Post Co., Ltd., Japan Post Bank Co., Ltd., and Japan Post Insurance Co., Ltd.