Eisai Co., Ltd. has pledged to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with an aim to achieve carbon neutrality. It has set its new medium- to long-term target for achieving the goals. Its medium-term target is to achieve 100 per cent renewable energy usage by 2030. Eisai will switch all electric energy, which accounts for 65.3 per cent (as of FY 2019) of the total energy usage used by the entire corporate group, to renewable energy. (Aiming zero CO2 emitted by the use of electric power classified in Scope 2). Its long-term goal is to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040.
Eisai will promote the following efforts to achieve these goals. To continue to install energy-saving equipment and to upgrade it; to expand the use of renewable energy; to switch company-owned vehicles used in business activities to electric vehicles or fuel cell vehicles; to utilize new technologies such as installing equipment for natural energy power generation in factories. Eisai will also enhance working with its suppliers to reduce GHG emission indicated in Scope 3.
Eisai has set its own goals for reducing GHG emissions based on the scientific grounds approved by the Science Based Targets initiative in 2019. In addition, Eisai has adopted the framework advocated by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Information to capture the impact of climate change on its business activities over the medium to long term, and has been working on to reduce risks in business and create business opportunities. Furthermore, Eisai is a member of the Japan Climate Initiative and is actively working with more than 600 actors, including companies, local governments and NPOs, to realize a carbon-free society. The new goals Eisai has set this time are to respond to the initiatives of governments intending to solve the issues of climate changes by realizing a carbon-free society and the demands for solving global social challenges, and thus to declare that Eisai will accelerate its efforts to protect the environment more than ever.