Japanese engineering and technology group Mitsubishi Electric has cut CO2 emissions from its manufacturing operations to 933,000 tons, according to the company’s latest environmental report.
The achievement surpassed the company’s 2012 target of 955,000 tons thanks to improvements in production processes and the installation of real-time energy controls, power-saving equipment and photovoltaic systems.
Using its own energy measuring unit EcoMonitor and energy-saving data collection server EcoServer, Mitsubishi Electric saved 106,000 tons of CO2 emissions over the three years, split roughly equally between equipment upgrades and production line improvements.
The company has also cut CO2 emissions by an average of 26% on 84 ‘eco’ products compared to the previous financial year.
The achievements are part of Mitsubishi Electric’s last three-year environmental plan, which set medium- term targets and policies for green activities. The latest of these was announced earlier this year, promising a 27% cut in emissions to reduce CO2 emissions by 121,000 tonnes for its 84 eco-products and a near doubling of its solar photovoltaic generating capacity.
In the longer-term, the company has set an overall target of reducing total manufacturing-related CO2 emissions by 30% compared to 1991 levels by 2012.
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04 July 2012