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.

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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CTC Group Environmental Declaration

Amid the increasing urgency of responding to climate change, the Group positions “Contribute to address climate change” as one of our materiality (material issues) and sets a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target as part of it. By , the CTC Group will reduce CO2 emissions by 50% compared with FY levels and by it will achieve net zero *1 Scope 1 and 2 *2 CO2 emissions. By 2030, the CTC Group will achieve a 22.5% reduction of its Scope 3 *3 CO2 emissions from the level and by it will achieve net zero Scope 3 CO2 emissions.
  • ※1Net zero: Reducing total Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions by 90% or more and neutralizing the remaining emissions by investing in absorption, storage, etc. (complies with the SBT Initiative's net zero standard)
  • ※2Scope 1: Greenhouse gases emitted directly by the reporting company itself (fuel combustion and industrial processes)
    Scope 2: Indirect emissions resulting from the use of electric power, heat and steam supplied by other companies
  • ※3Scope 3: Indirect greenhouse gas emissions which do not fall under Scope 1 or 2 (emissions of other companies associated with the activities of the reporting company)

CTC Group's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Targets

  • Achieving a 50% reduction in comparison with fiscal 2021 (5.6% reduction annually) by fiscal 2030
  • Achieving net zero emissions by FY2040
  • Achieving a 22.5% reduction in comparison with fiscal 2021 (2.5% reduction annually) by fiscal 2030
  • Achieving net zero emissions by FY2050
  • We submitted a commitment letter to the SBT Initiative, a certification agency, aiming to obtain the SBT (Science Based Targets) certification, which certifies the set targets as science-based targets that comply with the standards required by the Paris Agreement.
  • Since 2019, our goal has been to achieve a 30% reduction from the FY2015 level by FY2030 and zero CO2 emissions from our own business by 2050. We achieved a 32.6% reduction from the 2015 level in FY2021.

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 Nine companies and 21 bases of the CTC Group (20 bases in Japan and one base overseas), 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.


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 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 to equip them with the necessary capabilities to drive environmental activities throughout the year.

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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Environmental accounting

Domestic environmental conservation costs are as follows.

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

Environmental protection cost

(Unit: million)

Classification FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021 FY2022
(1) Cost within business area 299.3 521.2 814.1 792.5 815.6
(2) Upstream / downstream cost 0 0 0 0 0
(3) Management activity cost 45.8 54.2 52.8 69.0 100.0
(4) Research and development costs 34.8 11.5 20.5 66.4 354.8
(5) Social activity cost 8.2 10.8 6.5 3.8 6.5
(6) Environmental damage handling cost 0 0 0 0 0
Total 388.1 597.7 893.9 931.7 1,276.9

Response to climate change (Disclosures based on the TCFD recommendations)

Introduces CTC's efforts towards respnse to climate change (Disclosures based on the TCFD recommendations)

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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

Support for nature and biodiversity protection activities

The CTC Group supports the preservation of the environment and biodiversity. Such support includes donations to initiatives whose aims the Group endorses. Examples of such initiatives are Biodiversity Conservation projects by WWF Japan (as of July 2023); the Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund; the Morino Project, which seeks to preserve natural capital by cultivating forests that protect people from disasters; and more trees, an organization for preserving forests by forming connections between forests and cities.

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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