Brother Global Environmental Conservation and the related SDGs
“Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” consisting of 17 goals and 169 targets was unanimously adopted by the 193 member states in U.N. General Assembly, and they are common goals for the international community.
The Brother Group has actively undertaken the issues to create shared values for the future prosperity to contribute to the SDGs goals through businesses under the Brother Group Environmental Policy.
Regarding social critical issues such as climate change, resource depletion, environmental pollution and destruction of the ecosystem, we formulated Brother Group Environmental Vision 2050 in 2018, set Mid-term Target for FY2030 as a milestone, and engage in various efforts.
Brother Group Environmental Vision 2050
Established on March 19, 2018
The Brother Group Environmental Vision 2050 recognizes environmental issues in society as business risks for the Brother Group and clearly states the Brother Group’s continuous commitment to solving these issues over the long term as a company providing products using bio-based such as paper, sewing thread and cloth while utilizing energy and resources.
Three key issues for the Brother Group
Reduction of CO2 Emissions
The vision indicates that the Brother Group will contribute to creating a carbon-free society that the Paris Agreement aims to achieve (i.e., substantially eliminating greenhouse gas emissions.)
Mid-term target for FY2030 30% reduction (from FY2015 levels)
[Scopes 1 and 2] Achieve 30% reduction from the FY2015 level
[Scope 3] Categories 1, 11, and 12 Achieve 30% reduction from the FY2015 level
※The mid-term target for FY2030 on reduction of CO2 emissions has been recognized as a target based on scientific evidence by Science Based Targets (SBT), an international initiative established to help achieve greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.
- Brother Became the First Company in the Chubu Region to Have CO2 Emissions Reduction Targets Approved by the "Science Based Targets Initiative"
- Click the link above to read a press release.
Environmental Vision 2050 Contribution for decarbonized society
By 2050, the Brother Group will actively reduce CO2 emissions from the entire value chain in all business operations and contribute to creating a carbon-free society that the global community aims to achieve.
The vision aims to ensure sustainable use of natural resources in business operations and minimize the environmental impact due to wastes.
Mid-term target for FY2030 Reduction of new natural resources
Mechanisms for circulate resources have been established throughout the value chain. Efforts have been made to reduce the amount of new natural resources that are used in main products.
The group’s manufacturing facilities continuously endeavor to ensure efficient use of water resources and proper treatment of wastewater.
Environmental Vision 2050 Maximize resource circulation
Toward 2050, the Brother Group will maximize resource circulation to ensure the sustainable use of natural resources and minimize the environmental impact due to wastes.
The vision aims to minimize the environmental impact of business operations and promote activities to restore and conserve the ecosystem beyond the impact.
Mid-term target for FY2030 Reduction of ecosystem
The Brother Group will assess the environmental impact of its business operations on the ecosystem and the effectiveness of restoration and conservation activities, and work to avoid and reduce the environmental impact on the ecosystem.
The manufacturing and sales facilities of the entire group will work on ecosystem restoration and conservation activities on a voluntary basis depending on the situation in each region.
Environmental Vision 2050 Positive net gain for biodiversity
By 2050, the Brother Group will minimize the environmental impact of business operations on the ecosystem and promote activities to restore and conserve the ecosystem beyond the impact.