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CO2 Emissions




Environmental Responsibility

Tokyo Powder is a growing company and we have become more concern of our actions and manufacturing procedures and its effect on the environment. As such – we’ve begun to monitor our CO2 emissions and are striving for ways to reduce them.

Our main activities consist of the development, manufacture and sale of products. At each step, we always are trying to find new methods to keep the emissions down to the lowest by increasing efficiency.


A good example is the way we make and pack our chalk – we reduce energy consumption by using a mostly manual process. This not only keeps electrical usage to a minimum, but also helps to ensure the most consistent quality of our products. Although many companies strive to achieve this consistency by utilizing machines – we have found through our trials that this is simply not possible with our products to maintain the high level of consistency that we want between packs, but also damaging to the machines because of the enhanced friction.
Emissions of 2018

These are further broken down into 15 categories as follows – of which category 8,10,13 and 14 are not applicable as they are only for franchise businesses.


CategoryContentEmission [CO2e-t]Proportion [%]YoY [%]
Category 1Purchased products / services8.3635.877.2
Category 2Capital goods00-100%
Category 3Not included in Scope 1 and 2
Fuel and energy related activities
0.261.1329.7
Category 4Transportation, delivery (upstream)0.070.393.1
Category 5Waste from business0.040.290.1
Category 6Trip8.4436.2-
Category 7mployers commuting5.2222.481.6
Category 9Transportation, delivery (downstream)0.723.1138.8
Category 12Disposal of products sold0.200.9118.2
TOTAL23.31100.086.1
Comparisons with 2017
It decreased for the first time since the survey began. Although there was no purchase of capital goods and bulk purchase of the previous fiscal year is the main factor, depending on the inventory the total value is likely to be almost same. However, the amount of electricity and water use has increased dramatically. In this fiscal year, we plan to reduce electricity by 100% renewable energy and water supply through consolidation of locations to be used.


Significant Emissions Costs explained – in order of most to least:
Purchased Products - other than materials
As a component ratio, magnesium carbonate accounted for 38%, while goods increased, such as T-shirts and imported items (friendly foot), 27% of the total. Packaging cardboard was 14%, building materials used for warehouse was 15%, packages and stickers etc were the remaining 5%. The wood part was necessary for warehouse renovation, so we plan to decrease this year. There is room for other reductions in cardboard for packaging, and I'm thinking about changing to a returnable box.
Category 2: Emission of capital goods
There was no additional purchase.
Category 6:Trip
The fuel cost of company cars was included from this season, it has increased significantly. It is caused by successive domestic self-travel business trips and poor fuel economy of company vehicles.
* Movement of own car is about 8 times higher than the public traffic
Category 7: Emissions from commuting
In Category 6, because the business trips continued, the figure increased, but this was able to be reduced by 18% thanks to employee bicycle commuting. The composition ratio fell below 8%.
Category 3: Power
This year it is the first time for us to calculate our own power consumption coefficient as we shared with other business until last year. It was 3.3 times that of last year and it was higher than I thought. The same is true for water supply. Based on this, I will work to reduce energy by producing energy conservation and renewable energy.
* Supplied from a power company with 100% renewable energy since February 2019.
2019
Since 2018 we have consolidated offices and factories in one place. Beyond expectations, emissions related to electricity and water were increasing. Because there are many possible reductions in fuel-related areas, we will take measures against the decline while taking into consideration the production of renewable energy.



Update : 1/27/2019


CO2 Emission 2017
CO2 Emission until 2016 (Japanese)
2013 - 2016 Emission data of CO2 (Japanese)