Environmental Initiatives

The CTC Group is deeply aware of the importance of reducing the amount of energy it uses (as part of our efforts to prevent global warming), promoting the effective utilization of resources and preserving biodiversity, such that a sustainable global environment may be passed on to future generations; and is engaged in various environmental improvement activities.

CTC Environmental Declaration

The CTC Group slogan is “Challenging Tomorrow’s Changes.” In its aim of changing future for the Global Good, the CTC Group has established several goals as challenges to attempt with regard to the environment. Specifically, the Group aims to cut CO2 emissions by 30% (in comparison with ) by , and to achieve zero emissions in its business operations by .


                    Changing future for the Global Good
                    Aims to Eliminate Its CO2 Emissions
                    Indirect contribution : Providing value to resolve customer issues
                    - Developing and proposing technologies and products geared towards decarbonization
                    - Proposing and delivering design and operational approaches that contribute to decarbonization
                    Direct contribution : Reducing the environmental impact of business activities
                    - Introducing low-energy solutions at CTC Group facilities
                    - Making effective use of water resources, etc.
                    Wide-ranging contribution : Coexisting with nature
                    - Preserving ecosystems
                    - Engaging in forest protection activities

Environmental Activities Policy

The CTC Group has established an Environmental Activities Policy based on its corporate philosophy, and is working to fulfill its social responsibilities as a good corporate citizen, aiming to achieve harmony between its business activities and the global environment.

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Environmental Management System

In addition to contributing to the reduction of environmental burdens by our clients as one aspect of our CSR activities through our businesses, we are also working to reduce environmental burdens associated with our own business activities by driving environmental improvement initiatives under our environmental management system framework, which centers around the use of PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) cycles.
We have attained ISO14001 certification at a total of 26 business locations (23 offices and 3 data center locations), and are engaged in efforts to expand this number further. We are also working to drive environmental improvement activities at business locations across the entire CTC Group, regardless of their ISO certification status.

Environmental Management Structure

We engage in group-wide environmental improvement activities under the management of the Sustainability Committee chairman and Environmental Control Manager; with our Environmental Managers and Eco Leaders and Deputy Eco Leaders (who are responsible for driving environmental activities) in their particular departments, including at group companies, taking a central role in these activities.

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Environmental Improvement Activities

Based on Groupwide environmental targets, each organization works to reduce environmental impact by using virtualization and cloud technologies to improve the efficiency and cut the energy consumption of client IT systems. The Group also strives to reduce its own energy usage by installing highly efficient equipment at proprietary datacenters and by encouraging staff to start work earlier in order to cut electricity consumption at offices at night time. CTC has been certified as an S-class company,the highest grade.

Environmental Education

We conduct environmental education for the entire CTC Group via e-learning on an annual basis. For Eco Leaders and Deputy Eco Leaders, we conduct training courses via e-learning and streaming to equip them with the necessary capabilities to drive environmental activities throughout the year. We also select internal auditors from amongst our employees, and conduct basic training (via e-learning) and external instructor-run training sessions for them on an annual basis to develop their skills and knowledge.

Environmental Compliance Status

We conduct periodic checks for changes and revisions to laws and regulations, and check our compliance status on a regular basis. We also conduct annual internal audits. No violations of environmental laws or regulations (such as atmospheric pollution or waste disposal issues) have taken place over the last three years.

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Preventing Global Warming

Introduces CTC's efforts towards reducing energy usage and CO2 emissions

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Environmental accounting

Domestic environmental conservation costs for after fiscal 2017 are as follows.

Aggregation scope : ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation
Period covered : April - March next year

Environmental protection cost

(Unit: million)

Classification FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
(1) Cost within business area 267 299.3 521.2
(2) Upstream / downstream cost 0 0 0
(3) Management activity cost 44.9 45.8 54.2
(4) Research and development costs 34.5 34.8 11.5
(5) Social activity cost 9.2 8.2 10.8
(6) Environmental damage handling cost 0 0 0
Total 355.6 388.1 597.7

Effective Utilization of Resources

Presents the state of the CTC Group's efforts to increase the percentage of waste recycled into resources and minimize the use of paper, etc.

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Reducing Environmental Burdens

CTC checks with vendors regarding the status of all the products it handles with respect to RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) directives, etc., and shares the latest, up-to-date information throughout the CTC Group.

Biodiversity Conservation Initiatives

Aid and Support for Reforestation in Borneo

From fiscal 2009 to 2012, CTC provided aid and support for an environmental reforestation (i.e. forest planting) program on the island of Borneo as a member of the ITOCHU Group.

Tree Planting Project

CTC Group employees are engaging in tree planting project in the Sen-nen Kibou no Oka (hill of thousand-year hopes) support program in Iwamura City, Miyagi Prefecture to help rebuilding the affected area and to protect the lives of local resident when disasters strike.

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