Main initiatives and results in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016
All facilities and group companies in Japan succeeded in reducing the amount of waste disposed in landfills to less than 0.5% of total waste (achieving the best rating of Level S according to the Group's internal rating system).
A total of 85 facilities of the Nikon Group around the world participated in Earth Hour, a global event organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to raise awareness of global warming.
CO2 emission totals were 98,000 tons for Nikon Corporation, 57,000 tons for group companies in Japan, and 61,000 tons for group companies outside Japan.
In accordance with its corporate philosophy of Trustworthiness and Creativity, the Nikon Group regards mutual prosperity in partnership with communities as one of the highest priorities for management. At the same time, based on the Nikon Basic Environmental Management Policy, the Group promotes activities aimed at helping communities develop sustainably so that a healthy environment can be passed down to future generations.
In April 2016, Nikon formulated the Nikon Long-term Environmental Vision, through which it aims to achieve three goals: to contribute to realizing a low-carbon society, a resource-circulating society, and a healthy and environmentally-safe society. To make steady progress towards these objectives, it set Nikon Medium-term Environmental Goals as targets extending to 2030. For example, as an initiative for combatting climate change, Nikon is targeting a 26% reduction of the Group's CO2 emissions across the entire supply chain over the fiscal 2013 level by 2030. To achieve the goals, the company established its Nikon Three-year Environmental Plan effective from the current fiscal year, and is working to achieve the specific targets of its one-year Environmental Action Plan.