Efforts to realize a decarbonized society
In August 2021, we announced our endorsement of the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD). In addition to deepening our examination of climate-related risks and opportunities, we will work to expand our business and improve the accuracy of our analysis, with the aim of realizing a decarbonized society.
In April 2021, we joined the Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership, a corporate group that aims to realize a sustainable, decarbonized society.
As a company operating in the energy industry, we aim to achieve carbon neutrality as soon as possible by further strengthening our provision of technologies and services to help bring about a world in which renewable energy becomes the primary source of energy, and by providing support for the introduction of renewable energy and solutions to help realize sustainable environmental management.
We will support the promotion of the SDGs in the hairdressing industry by providing support for the introduction of electricity plans derived from renewable energy to hairdressing salons affiliated with this organization, which is working on environmental measures in the hairdressing industry.
As efforts to reduce CO2 emissions on a company-by-company basis are becoming increasingly important for the early realization of a decarbonized society, green power certificates, which trade environmental values, are also attracting attention. In cooperation with Japan Natural Energy, the largest provider of green power certificates, we jointly developed Green Cart, an online platform that enables the immediate issue of certificates. Trading in environmental values allows stores and tenants without their own power contracts to meet the standards of environmental initiatives such as RE100.
In December 2019, we established the Japan Energy Fund, an overseas-focused decarbonized energy fund, with the aim of realizing a sustainable society by promoting decarbonized energy investments overseas. The fund invests in renewable energy projects in emerging countries and actively invests in energy venture companies with advanced technologies in Europe and the United States.
For households, our electricity and gas comparison website ENECHANGE offers a function that allows users to easily select power companies that generate electricity from renewable energy sources. For corporate customers, we are expanding our ENECHANGE Biz lineup by strengthening our partnerships with power companies that offer renewable energy.
In line with the spread of electric vehicles (EVs), we are providing the ENECHANGE EV Charging Service, with the aim of improving convenience for EV users and increasing the value of parking spaces through the installation of EV chargers.