Responding to Environmental Issues
Reason for Priority
With the increasing effects of climate change becoming apparent such as with more frequent occurrences of abnormal weather, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a special report, Global Warming of 1.5°C, which sets out more challenging goals. Businesses are expected to develop long-term strategies and take more innovative initiatives to address climate change. Due also to the depletion of natural resources and problems with waste disposal, a circular economy which implements resource circulation is garnering attention, as opposed to an economy that simply consumes resources. In contrast, for the chemical substances contained in products, legally regulated substances and applicable areas are steadily on the rise which means companies need to respond appropriately and reliably in their business activities.
In recognizing the critical situation our planet faces, Nikon has revised its Long-Term Environmental Vision and Medium-Term Environmental Goals. The Long-Term Environmental Vision contains the keyword decarbonize, with a resolve to accelerate countermeasures to address climate change. Nikon is committed to not only reducing greenhouse gas emissions within its supply chain, but also helping reduce these emissions in all aspects of society through its businesses.
Moreover, Nikon aims to achieve its Science Based Targets (SBTs) approved in November 2019. Nikon will strive to grasp the risks and opportunities related to climate change and respond to stakeholders’ requests for information disclosure following the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations, which Nikon has been supporting since 2018.
Furthermore, Nikon aims to minimize environmental impacts and achieve a resource circulating, healthy and safe society through new businesses and innovation, in addition to our existing environmental activities.
Senior Vice President
General Manager of Corporate Strategy Division
Chairperson of the Environmental Committee
Nikon Sustainability Report
For more details, please see the Nikon Sustainability Report.
The Nikon Group conducts product assessments from the product planning and design stages, taking into account the impact on the environment. Among them, we certified products that conform to more rigorous standards in product assessment are classed as either Eco-friendly Products or Super Eco-friendly Products.