Mass Balance (2011)
Sharp uses numerical values to accurately assess the relationship between its business activities and the environment, and uses them to promote environmental sustainability management. By making use of these current values at all stages of business activities to create proposals for policy measures and to analyze and evaluate the results, Sharp is aiming to effectively reduce the impact it has on the environment.
*1 TJ (terajoule) = 10 *7 For details, see page 30. 12 Joules
*2 Amount of solar power generated; amount of green power certificates purchased.
*3 Total weight of products in the 15 major categories sold in fiscal 2011 (estimate), plus waste, etc. discharged from production sites.
*4 Estimate of annual energy used and amount of CO2 emitted by products in the 13 major categories sold in fiscal 2011. Calculation based on each product’s annual energy consumption rate.
*5 A measure of how much a given amount of greenhouse gas will contribute to global warming, expressed relative to an equivalent mass of CO2.
*6 Amount of electricity generated (kWh) annually by Sharp solar cells shipped in fiscal 2011, plus CO2 emissions reduction (tons CO2).
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Based on the GHG Protocol Initiative
Sharp calculates greenhouse gas emissions based on the GHG Protocol Initiative *8 and then works to limit those emissions resulting from customer use of Sharp products and Sharp’s business activities including the supply chain. The results for fiscal 2011 are shown at right.
*8 Jointly established in 1998 by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the World Resources Institute (WRI), the GHG Protocol Initiative develops and promotes the use of standards relating to greenhouse gas (GHG) emission calculation and reporting.
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