Amid increasing social demands of corporate accountability and the revisiting of what information should be disclosed in corporate reporting, TEPCO provides this report as information disclosure concerning our environmental performance.
The scope of reporting extends to the TEPCO Group (Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc., TEPCO Fuel & Power, Inc., TEPCO Power Grid, Inc., TEPCO Energy Partner, Inc. and TEPCO Renewable Power, Inc.)
As disclosure information, we referenced the eight items outlined in the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standard 300 Series (Environmental topics) and selected topics that are deemed to have a significant impact on society through TEPCO Group business activities.
Through information disclosure, we aim to increase understanding of the TEPCO Group's environmental performance.
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Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc.
TEPCO Fuel & Power, Inc.
TEPCO Power Grid, Inc.
TEPCO Energy Partner, Inc.
TEPCO Renewable Power, Inc.
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc.
[ ESG Office ]
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc.
1-1-3 Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8560, Japan
TEPCO Group Environmental Policy
We, the TEPCO Group, fulfill our responsibilities to Fukushima, comply with environmental laws and regulations thoroughly, and contribute to creating of a sustainable society through our diverse array of businesses unique to an energy and utility company.
- Carbon neutrality
We contribute to achieving carbon neutrality on both the user and supplier sides, through especially the establishment of an ‘electrified society’ valuable for disaster preparedness, further development of renewables businesses, use of nuclear power with safety as a first priority, and technological development and innovation, etc.
- Reduction of environmental impact
We contribute to creating a sound resource-circulation society through efficient utilization of resources and water, while we reduce environmental impacts by ensuring measures against environmental pollutions and risk management.
- Biodiversity Conservation
We contribute to creating a society that values biodiversity, by striving to reduce impacts on regional ecosystems and conserve them.
- Promoting engagement
We promote to engage with stakeholders, proactively disclosing information and deepening mutual understandings, and also we continually improve our initiatives mentioned above.
Environmental Policy Concept
The TEPCO Group environmental policy puts forth the Group’s basic approach to handling various environmental issues that arise during the course of our business activities. This policy applies to TEPCO Holdings, Inc., core companies (TEPCO Fuel & Power, Inc., TEPCO Power Grid, Inc., TEPCO Energy Partner, Inc. and TEPCO Renewable Power, Inc.), and referred by subsidiaries and partners.
“Production operations” refers to our power generation business, including renewable energies, and “business facilities” widely encompasses power generation facilities, transmission and distribution facilities, facilities used for the sale of electricity and gas, and offices. “Products” refers to mainly electricity and gas, and “services” covers various fields related to supply and demand that energy operators are involved in.
In order to achieve carbon neutrality, we are engaged in initiatives, such as expanding our renewable energies business, so as to achieve the challenging goal of reducing CO2 emissions originating from the sale of electricity to 50% of FY2013 levels by FY2030. Furthermore, in order to contribute to creating a carbon neutral society by FY2050, we are promoting the electrification of every corner of society, including manufacturing facilities, homes, and the transportation sector, and aim to contribute to the development of technologies that utilize hydrogen. In order to reduce our own CO2 emissions, we are participating in the EV100 initiative by which we aim to replace all company vehicles, excluding specialized vehicles, with electric vehicles by the year 2030 in an effort to reduce emissions originating from logistics.
In order to reduce the burden on the environment we aim to maintain a high industrial waste recycling rate of more than 99% by the year 2030 in order to contribute to a circular economy through the management of waste. In regards to water resources, we carefully watch water stress trends throughout our sphere of business and coordinate with stakeholders to respond appropriately.
In recognition of the fact that various benefits of ecosystem are indispensable to our business activities, we conduct environmental impact assessments during construction and operation of power generation facilities, and suitably maintain/manage/conserve natural assets, such as green lands around out plants and headwater forests. The TEPCO Group owns approximately 40% of the Oze National Park and approximately 70% of the special protection area (wetlands registered under the Ramsar Convention), and for 60 years we have worked with regional partners to restore the ecosystem and conserve natural assets. These efforts in Oze are the origin of the TEPCO Group’s initiatives to conserve biodiversity.
As far as engagement is concerned, we create social value through appropriate disclosure of ESG information and engagement with stakeholders such as institutional investors.
In addition to our initiatives mentioned above, we procure products and services by checking our due-diligence whether they are in compliance with the Group’s basic procurement policy, while asking that our suppliers, service providers and contractors perform in regards to the environment based on the policy, and engaging with them. Furthermore, through alliances with our business partners we promote initiatives that combine carbon neutrality with disaster preparedness, and contribute to the creation of a sustainable society, resolving social issues throughout the entire supply chain.
Environmental Management System
The TEPCO Group has introduced ISO14001 compliant environmental management system at all our Group companies. This system enables us, by properly managing environmental impact of our business activities, to reduce environmental risks, to conserve and improve local and global environments, to fulfill our corporate social responsibilities and to contribute to the realization of sustainable society. In this system, we carry out environmental audits internally. For auditors to carry out internal environmental audits, it is necessary to attend and complete an internal auditor training held by a certification body or an auditor training conducted in-house. We maintain, operate, and continuously improve this system in order to achieve our goals.
System for Promoting Environmental Management
We deliberate correspondence policies for overall the TEPCO Group's environmental issues at the Environmental Strategy Committee that are led by our director in charge of environmental affairs (Managing Executive Officer).
Materiality for Environmental Issues
We referenced the eight items outlined in the GRI Standard 300 Series (Environmental topics) and selected items related to TEPCO Group business activities that are thought to have a significant impact on society ((1)). We also select items that are of particular interest to our main stakeholders, including shareholders, customers, local communities, NGOs/NPOs, local government, and regulatory authorities, as well as main interests of the power industry ((2)). From (1) and (2), we designated "302 - Energy" and "305 - Emissions" as material topics of TEPCO Group.
|GRI standard material topics||(1) Reflect the reporting organization's significant economic, environmental, and social impacts||(2) Substantively influence the assessments and decisions of stakeholders|
|306: Effluents and Waste||△||△|
|307: Environmental Compliance||○||○|
|308: Supplier Environmental Assessment||△||△|
Explanation of Material Topics and Its Boundaries
|Specified material topics||Reasons believed to be important||Location impact occurred and involvement of organization|
|Location impact occurred||Involvement of organization|
|302: Energy||As an energy provider, it is vital that we contribute to the realization of 3E+S (economic, environmental, and energy security and safety) and promote low-carbon energy production and more efficient energy use.||Within organization||Direct|
|305: Emissions||As an energy provider, we contribute to a low-carbon, sustainable society by promoting more efficient energy use and reducing greenhouse effect gas emissions.||Within/outside organization||Direct / indirect|
Inside organization: Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings and core operating companies (TEPCO Fuel & Power, Inc.,TEPCO Power Grid, Inc.,TEPCO Energy Partner, Inc. and TEPCO Renewable Power, Inc.)
Procurement Initiatives on Our Supply Chains
The TEPCO Group promotes prioritizing the purchasing of materials and equipment with a low environmental load (green procurement). We work with our vendors towards building a resource recycle-based society.
Education and Training
Education on Environmental Laws
Every year, we provide education to TEPCO Group environmental practitioners on laws and regulations of waste management and other Group common matters. Furthermore, each company provide its employees environmental training based on the specific characteristics of each business. To ensure the provision of continuous educational opportunities, we develop eleven e-learning courses and support to promote understanding of environmental laws and regulations. Through these efforts, we strives to prevent deviation of environmental laws and regulations.
- Environmental e-learning participants: Total of approx. 25,000 employees as of FY2019
Promoting Employee Awareness
We provide environmental education during the new employee training to promote environmental awareness among employees.
Environmental Compliance <GRI 307-1>
Total number of non-monetary sanctions are as follows.
Initiatives for the EnvironmentTop|