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Environmental Vision 2050

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Environmental Vision 2050

messageEstablishing the Brother Group
Environmental Vision 2050

Hiroyuki Wakahara

On March 19, 2018, the Brother Group established the Brother Group Environmental Vision 2050. This environmental vision recognizes environmental issues in society such as climate change, resource depletion, environmental pollution, and destruction of the ecosystem as business risks for the Brother Group and clearly states the Brother Group’s continuous commitment to solving these issues over the long term.
The environmental vision also requires that the Brother Group makes every effort to solve social issues and disclose information in good faith. This offers an ideal opportunity not only to reduce risks in business operations but also to become a company that gains public trust and that is chosen by customers and investors.

Impressed by the president’s commitment to corporate management, I will actively take on challenges to achieve the environmental vision so that the Brother Group can create common value with society and continuously offer such value both in existing and new businesses.

Hiroyuki Wakahara
Managing Executive Officer
Responsible for: Human Resources Dept.,
Law, Environment & General Affairs Dept.,
and CSR & Corporate Communication Dept.
Brother Industries, Ltd.
September 2018

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Environmental Vision 2050

In this Environmental Vision, the Brother Group outlines its plan to address the escalation of environmental problems, including climate change, depletion of resources, pollution caused by waste, and disruption of ecosystem (loss of biodiversity), on a long-term basis and in a continuous way, perceiving these problems as serious challenges as well as our business risks.

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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).

Reduction of CO2 emissions

GOAL

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.

Mid-term target for FY2030*

[Scopes 1 and 2]
Achieve 30% reduction from the FY2015 level

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[Scope 3] Categories 1, 11, and 12
Achieve 30% reduction from the FY2015 level

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To achieve the ambitious target of a 30% reduction from the FY2015 levels (the mid-term target for FY2030), the procurement, development, manufacture, logistics, sales, and service divisions will work closely with each other to address the challenge.

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The vision aims to ensure sustainable use of natural resources in business operations and minimize the environmental impact due to wastes.

Resource recycling

GOAL

Toward 2050, the Brother Group will maximize resource recycling to ensure the sustainable use of natural resources and minimize the environmental impact due to wastes.

Mid-term target for FY2030

Mechanisms for recycling 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.

The mid-term target aims to reduce* the consumption of resources for main products, achieve efficient use of water resources, and ensure proper treatment of wastewater.

Maximize resource circulation

* Regarding the reduction of consumption of resources for products, the reduction target values will be set by FY2020 while monitoring the development of global environmental regulations.

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The vision aims to minimize the environmental impact of business operations and promote activities to restore and conserve the ecosystem beyond the impact.

Biodiversity conservation

GOAL

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.

Mid-term target for FY2030

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.

Based on the mid-term target, the Brother Group will continue activities to reduce environmental impact on the ecosystem, quantitatively evaluate respective activities, and properly avoid and reduce environmental impact on the ecosystem.

*: The mid-term target for FY2030 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.

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