Reduction of GHG emissions

We are working to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which are considered to be a cause of climatechange, in order to reduce our environmental impact.

Managing GHG emissions by the sustainability committee

In September 2021, we established the Sustainability Committee. This committee sets targets for reducing GHG emissions, and comprehensively plans and manages measures to conserve energy and collaborate with suppliers.
We will continue to monitor and disclose quantitative information to achieve this goal.

  • Reduce GHG emissions of Scope1 and 2 by 50% from fiscal 2019 levels by fiscal 2030
  • Reduce GHG emissions of Scope3 by 30% from fiscal 2019 levels by fiscal 2030
  • Achieve net zero Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by fiscal 2050

Efforts to Reduce Energy Use

The Law Concerning the Rational Use of Energy (Energy Conservation Law) sets a goal of reducing energy consumption by at least 1% per year. To achieve this goal, we are promoting energy conservation by installing LED lights in our stores and offices and by sharing awareness of energy conservation.

In November 2022, we switched to LED illumination at our Tokyo Head Office building, and since then, electricity consumption in the building has been reduced by 8% compared to the previous year.

We are working to reduce energy consumption by internally educating employees about turning off unnecessary lights in our offices, switching OFF unnecessary air conditioning, checking for turning off lights and switches when leaving the office, and reducing paper consumption through the use of data.
We are also gradually switching to energy-efficient OA equipment.

Unit energy consumption per year

  2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Reduction from the previous year (%) ▲1.8 ▲6.8 ▲4.9 +2.3 ▲3.3 ▲0.5

Actual progress: Domestic offices
(Tokyo Head Office, Osaka Branch, Nagoya Branch, Fukuoka Branch, Sapporo Sales Office, directly managed offices)

  2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Electricity consumption (Thousand kWh) 5,033 4,682 3,638 3,735 3,587 3,563
Gas consumption (Thousand ㎥) 156 112 120 120 133 134
Water consumption (Thousand ㎥)* 13 13 9 8 8 8
  • Water usage is the total for the Tokyo head office and directly managed stores, excluding 3 branches and 1 sales office.

Initiatives throughout the supply chain

Modeling of own factories with the aim of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

We conduct regular inspections of the equipment at our garment factories in Aomori and Fukushima to quantitatively manage GHG emissions. We share issues with plant managers, formulate plans for reducing greenhouse GHG emissions, and conduct monitoring. We work to model our own factories in order to contribute to the resolution of environmental issues.

As part of our internal awareness-raising efforts, we held information sharing meetings for all plant employees. In this way, we will promote further energy conservation that leads to the minimization of costs and resources, improvement of operational efficiency, digitization, energy conversion, and waste reduction efforts in cooperation with the field. We also aim to create a sustainable system that will lead to problem-solving by verifying the results of our activities and sharing information throughout the supply chain.

Information sharing meeting for all plant employees (held in June 2023)

Aomori Factory
Fukushima Factory

Examples of activities

  • Switch to LED for all lights at plants
    (completed in september 2016 at aomori and august 2014 at fukushima)
  • Local production for local consumption project by D2C
    (Aomori: Started direct sales of plant in October 2019, opened EC website)
  • Announced plans incorporating "Aomori-ai" on crowdfunding platform
    (August 2021, August 2022)

GHG emissions from our plants

  2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
GHG emissions (t) 1,019 934 880 877 873