Promoting Low Carbon Society

The Nikon Group recognizes that, in order to realize the goal of building a low-carbon society, it is important to implement measures not just within the Nikon Group, but in the supply chain as well. We are formulating strategies for a wide range of different production processes to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions throughout the product lifecycle.

Relevant SDGs

7 Affordable and clean energy 13 Climate Action

Main initiatives and results in the year ended March 31, 2018

Total CO2 Emissions from the Nikon Group


To help realize the low-carbon society, the Nikon Group is implementing measures to reduce CO2 emissions. We set ourselves the goal of reducing CO2 emissions by at least 5.85% compared to the level in the year ended March 31, 2014 by the year ending March 31, 2020. As of the year ended March 31, 2018, the Nikon Group's total CO2 emissions were reduced by −13.4% (204,000 tons) compared to the base year, reaching the target significantly ahead of schedule.

Participation in Earth Hour, an Environmental Event Aimed at Helping to Combat Global Warming


Every year, all Nikon Group (including non-manufacturing companies) are urged to participate in Earth Hour*, an environmental activity with the purpose which is to raise awareness of the need to combat global warming. In the year ended March 31, 2018, a total of 60 companies from the Nikon Group took part in Earth Hour.

  • *Earth Hour is a global environmental event organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). By getting people all over the world to switch off their lights at the same time on the same day, the activity provides an opportunity for everyone to show their determination to stop global warming and protect the global environment.

Nikon Sustainability Report

For more details, please see the Nikon Sustainability Report.