Environmental Report
IHI Group Environmental Vision

Basic Policy and Environmental Action Plan

IHI is committed to protecting the environment, especially in communities where we have production bases. It is also our mission to reduce the impact of our products and services, and contribute to sustainable development.
IHI Group Environmental Vision 2013 was an interim three-year action plan designed to help IHI achieve a new environmental profile by FY2018. The plan was implemented in coordination with the overall business plan, IHI Group Management Policies 2013.
Under a companion three-year environmental action plan running through FY2015, most of the tasks were completed to establish a foundation for more environmentally friendly business. A new three-year action plan is now being implemented to further advance IHI’s Environmental Vision.

Environmental Vision

IHI Group Environmental Vision 2013 (FY2013 - 2018)

IHI, as a responsible global group, strives to help preserve the global environment on a continuous basis through cooperation with customers and business partners around the world.

Environmental Action Plan

Environmental Vision

What are the goals under the IHI Group Environmental Vision 2013 ending in FY2018? Described below are the goals IHI hopes to accomplish by lowering the environmental burdens of IHI products/services and business activities, and enhancing IHI’s environmental-management activities.

Reduce environmental burdens through products/services

  • ● Limit CO2 emissions from IHI operations to approximately 300,000 tons/year. Cut emissions from products/services worldwide by 10 million tons/year.
  • ● Hit specific targets for reducing CO2 emissions from products/services as stipulated by each Operation.
  • ● Increase Group-wide sales ratio of environmentally friendly products to over 70%.
  • ● Foster recognition among customers and employees that IHI products/services help to protect the environment.
  • ● Win awards with IHI products that contribute to global environmental preservation.

Reduce environmental burdens through business activities

  • ● Achieve the CO2 emissions-reduction target for Group-wide business.
  • ● Implement energy-savings activities at production sites and offices to avoid wasting electricity or fuel.
  • ● Promote green procurements by prioritizing eco-conscious suppliers.
  • ● Stringently manage chemical substances in products to enhance customer trust.
  • ● Make biodiversity protection a larger part of IHI’s business.

Strengthen environmental management

  • ● Share targets for reducing environmental burdens among production sites in Japan and overseas.
  • ● Leverage environmental management systems in main production sites worldwide to support IHI's consistent environmental management.
  • ● Globally share information on how to comply with increasingly strict local and regional environment-related laws and regulations/agreements.
  • ● Implement internal environmental audits to ensure that problems are quickly identified and addressed.
  • ● Inform the Group about the status of environmental activities via in-house journals, intranet, etc.

Environmental Vision

IHI, aiming to build sustainable societies that help to protect the global environment, works to reduce environmental burdens in four main business areas. These are newly defined when IHI introduced its new Environmental Vision: Resources, Energy and Environment; Social Infrastructure and Offshore Facility; Industrial System and General-purpose Machinery; and Aero Engines, Space and Defense.
Since IHI cannot achieve every goal alone, it is working closely with customers and business partners worldwide.
IHI also is taking measures to ensure that everyone in the Group acts with environmental awareness in their respective operations, leveraging high technological capabilities and monozukuri precision-manufacturing skills as professionals.

Achieving Our Environmental Vision

IHI has identified three major categories of activities under its Environmental Vision:

1. Measures to save energy and mitigate or adapt to climate change
2. Measures to establish material-cycle societies
3. Measures to protect the environment
  ● Chemical substances and environmental risks
  ● Biodiversity

IHI's business can be classified into nine basic categories: management, sales, R&D, design, procurement, manufacturing, transportation, construction and testing. The products and services resulting from these activities are classified into three stages: usage, maintenance and disposal. The following table describes the specific actions needed in these various categories to raise the environmental awareness of IHI employees.