Mass Balance (2013)
Sharp uses numerical values to gain an overview of the burden its business activities place on the environment and uses these values 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.
About the Environmental Data in This Report
*1 TJ (terajoule) = 10^12 Joules
*2 Amount of solar power generated; amount of green power certificates purchased.
*3 In Japan.
*4 Total weight of products in the 13 major categories sold in fiscal 2013 (estimate) and packaging materials used, plus waste, etc. generated.
*5 Amount recycled through closed-loop plastic material recycling technology.
*6 Estimate of annual energy used and amount of CO2 emitted by products in the 13 major categories sold in fiscal 2013.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Based on the GHG Protocol Initiative
Sharp calculates greenhouse gas emissions based on the GHG Protocol*7 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 2013 are as follows.
*7 The GHG Protocol is an international standard for calculating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It was jointly established by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a coalition of the world's leading companies, and the World Resources Institute (WRI), a United States-based think tank.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Scope 1/2/3 Categories Based on the GHG Protocol Initiative (Fiscal 2013)
||Emissions (thousand tons CO2)
|Scope 1 (direct GHG emissions from business activities)
||Emissions from combustion of gas, heavy oil, etc.
|Scope 2 (indirect GHG emissions from energy usage in business activities)
||Emissions from the use of electricity
|Scope 3 (indirect GHG emissions from areas outside the scope of business activities)
||Calculated for 10 categories such as Procurement, Shipping & Distribution, Product Usage, and Employee Commuting & Business Trips
Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Scope 3 Category
(thousand tons CO2)
||Purchased goods and services
CO2 emissions from the manufacture of materials procured for main products*8 that the Sharp Group sold in the relevant year
|Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in scope 1 or 2
||CO2 emissions from transmission losses of electricity purchased by the Sharp Group
|Upstream transportation and distribution
||CO2 emissions from transportation and distribution of materials procured by the Sharp Group
||CO2 emissions from business travel by all employees of Sharp Corporation
||CO2 emissions from commuting by all employees of Sharp Corporation
||Included in scope 1 and 2 CO2 emissions
||Processing of sold products
||CO2 emissions from processing at destination of Sharp Group products
|Downstream transportation and distribution
||CO2 emissions from transportation and distribution of products manufactured by the Sharp Group
|Use of sold products
||CO2 emissions*9 in the relevant year from the use of main products*8 that the Sharp Group sold in the relevant year
|End-of-life treatment of sold products
||CO2 emissions from recycling 4 types of appliances*10 that Sharp Corporation sold in Japan
*8 LCD TVs, air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, air purifiers, microwave ovens, LED lights, Blu-ray Disc recorders, facsimiles, mobile phones, LCD monitors, MFPs, solar cells (13 product types)
*9 The amount of CO2 emissions from the use of sold products does not include avoided emissions from the use of solar cells.
*10 LCD TVs, air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines
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