Material Balance (2016)
Sharp gathers data to gain an overview of the burden its business activities place on the environment. Measured items include the consumption of energy and materials in business activities, the emissions of greenhouse gases, and the generation of waste. Sharp
then uses these values to reduce its environmental burden. The calculation standards for each item are listed on the following page.
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 Total weight of product shipments and waste, etc.
*4 Amount recycled through closed-loop plastic material recycling technology.
*5 In Japan.
*6 Annual energy used and amount of CO2 emitted by products in the 13 major categories sold in the reporting year (estimate).
*7 Total weight of products in the 13 major categories sold in the reporting year and packaging materials used (estimate).
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Based on the GHG Protocol Initiative
Sharp calculates greenhouse gas emissions based on the GHG Protocol*1 and then works to limit those emissions resulting from customer use of Sharp products and Sharp's business activities including those in the supply chain. The results for fiscal 2016 are as follows.
*1 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 2016)
||Emissions (thousand tons CO2)
|Scope 1 (direct GHG emissions from business activities)
||Emissions from combustion of fuel, 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 Based on the GHG Protocol Initiative (Fiscal 2016)
||Emissions(thousand tons CO2)
||Purchased goods and services
CO2 emissions from the manufacture of materials procured for products in the 13 major categories*2 that the Sharp Group sold in the reporting 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
||Waste generated in operations
||CO2 emissions from waste disposal and treatment by the Sharp Group
|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
||Lifetime CO2 emissions*3 from the use of products in the 13 major categories*2 that the Sharp Group sold in the reporting year
|End-of-life treatment of sold products
||CO2 emissions from recycling 4 types of appliances*4 that Sharp Corporation sold in Japan
*2 13 product categories: LCD TVs, air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, air purifiers, microwave ovens, LED lights, Blu-ray Disc recorders, facsimiles, mobile phones, LCD monitors, copiers/MFPs, solar cells
*3 Annual power consumption of each product × number of units sold × product life × CO2 emission coefficient
*4 TVs(CRT TVs, flat-panel TVs), air conditioners, refrigerators/freezers, washing machines/dryers
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