CSR in Business Activities
Key Issues Addressed by IHI
IHI is committed to contributing to the resolutions of problems of society through manufacturing technology.
IHI focuses on the following four key issues through its business activities.
Efforts by Each Business Area
|Key Issues Addressed by IHI||Business Area|
Energy & Environment
|Social Infrastructure and Offshore Facilities||Industrial Systems and General-Purpose Machinery||Aero Engine,
Space & Defense
Realize low-carbon societies and reduce environmental burdens
Provide stable energy supplies
Respond to industrialization, advancement and urbanization in society
food and water solutions
Determining Key Social Issues for IHI to Address
Efforts & Priority Activities
Realize low-carbon societies and
reduce environmental burdens
・Increase energy efficiency
・Control and reduce use of natural resources (fuels)
|GHG reduction||・Control and reduce greenhouce gas emissions, including CO2|
|・Control and reduce consumption of natural resources|
|Environmental risk reduction||
・Expand anti-pollution measures (seven types of pollution)
・Prevent chemicals in products from being released into the atmosphere
|Biodiversity protection||・Protect native species|
Provide stable energy supplies
||Respond to increasing electric power demand
|・Improve efficiency of existing energy-generating technology|
New energy development
(LNG and renewable energy)
|・New energy development・Resources & energy ・Develop energy-generating technologies|
Respond to industrialization,
urbanization in society
|・Land conservation and create new urban functions|
|Upgrade existing infrastructure to increase lifespan||
・Improve disaster prevention measures, land conservation and accessibility
・Reduce public expenses
|Respond to increased movement of people and goods Develop and enhance transportation systems||・Expand mobility|
|Respond to evolution of industrialization and changes in industrial structure Further develop industrial and chemical technologies||・Improve manufacturing process, develop new technologies and labor-saving innovation, conduct research into advanced technologies|
Develop medical, food and water solutions
||Medical care||・Expand delivery of medical care|
|Food supply||・Increase food production efficiency in agricultural and fishery sectors|
・Increase water-use efficiency
・Develop water resources
Initiatives targeting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
IHI also believes that another of society’s expectations is for the company to contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015. With the aim of creating more sustainable societies, IHI will continue to adhere to its Basic Code of Conduct and contribute to the achievement of the SDGs through its business.
Businesses helping to solve problems in society
Businesses for low carbon and reduced impacts
Type approval obtained for GE Passport 20 engine for large business jets
IHI received type approval from the US Federal Aviation Administration for the GE Passport 20 turbofan engine it is jointly developing for business jets through an international project. IHI, which has a roughly 30% share in the project, is responsible for developing and manufacturing the fan stator, low-pressure turbine and gear-drive system.
Using advanced aerodynamic design technologies, IHI developed a high-efficiency low-pressure turbine blade and an integrated guide vane that functions as both an outlet guide vane and a structural support for the fan case. These IHI innovations greatly improve fuel consumption by reducing weight and enhancing efficiency. Going forward, IHI will continue contributing to safe and comfortable air transportation by supplying eco-friendly engines for civil aviation aircraft.
Development of innovative chrome finishing technology
IHI Hauzer Techno Coating B.V. (Hauzer) has developed Cromatipic®, a new plastic chrome-coating technology, and opened the Cromatipic Competence® Center with an automated processing line in Spain.
Cromatipic® is a high-quality, environmentally friendly technology that does not use chromium 6, a hazardous material that is used in conventional chrome plating. Chromium 6 is coming under restrictions in Europe, so the demand for a more eco-minded chrome-coating technology is expected to increase.
Hauzer, in addition to its manufacture and sale of equipment, plans to launch contract-based coating services.
Leveraging the suitability of Cromatipic® for a wide variety of plastic products, we expect to expand this new coating business in fields including vehicle interiors/exteriors, home appliances, sanitary goods, décor goods.
Businesses for stable energy supplies
IHI awarded contract for ultra-supercritical boiler for coal-fired power plant in Indonesia
In March 2016, IHI was awarded a contract by Sumitomo Corporation to supply a coal-fired boiler for a 315MW ultra-supercritical (USC) coal-fired power project in Indonesia.
This will be the fourth boiler of the Lontar power station, which is operated by PT. PLN, an Indonesian state-owned electricity company. The boiler is expected to start operating in 2019. The USC boiler adopted for the project will use extremely high steam pressure and temperature to enable the plant to achieve high efficiency, including reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. A USC boiler design in corporating Japan’s highly efficient coal-firing technologies was downsized to meet local needs for medium-capacity while also reducing the environmental footprint.
In countries such as Indonesia that expect to achieve high rates of economic growth over the coming years,
IHI will continue to supply power generation equipment and systems, primarily consisting of boilers boasting high efficiency and quality as well as low emissions, thereby contributing to stable and efficient electricity supply in these countries.
Orders for high-capacity LNG storage tanks at Soma Port in Fukushima Prefecture
Fukushima Gas Power Co., Ltd. submitted an order to IHI’s joint venture with Shimizu Corporation to perform engineering, procurement and construction for one above-ground LNG storage tank (230,000 kl capacity).
This order for LNG storage tanks at Soma Port in Fukushima Prefecture is a follow-on to an above-ground LNG storage tank under construction at the Soma LNG Receiving Terminal of Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd. (JAPEX). We expect to achieve a much shorter construction period this time using a new method developed by IHI (construction to begin in 2017 and commercial operation in 2020).
Businesses for industrial, advanced and urban societies
Opening of Izmit Bay Crossing Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in Turkey
Izmit Bay Crossing Bridge (Turkish name: Osman Gazi Bridge), constructed in Turkey by IHI Infrastructure Systems Co., Ltd., was opened in a ceremony held on June 30, 2016. The bridge is the world’s fourth-longest suspension bridge, and the longest overseas bridge constructed by IHI. The opening of the bridge has reduced the crossing time over the bay from one hour by car or ferry to just six minutes, and has brought dramatic improvement in transportation efficiency.
Successful launch of Epsilon-2
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) Epsilon-2was launched on December 20, 2016 and the Exploration of energization and Radiation in Geospace (ERG) was successfully separated.
This success demonstrates our technological capabilities related to rocket systems, such as the improved launch capabilities and the expanded satellite loading space.
Businesses for medical, food and water needs
Sustainable food production thanks to fast and precise GPS Navicaster fertilizer spreader
IHI Star Machinery developed, manufactures and sells the GPS Navicaster, which spreads chemical fertilizers with high accuracy and efficiency.
Delivering fertilizer conventionally requires great skill to drive a tractor across a field at a constant speed and in equidistant patterns to spread fertilizer properly. Moreover, in the interest of sustainable farming, it is important not to overload the environment by using excessive fertilizer. The GPS Navicaster uses GPS data to control fertilizer amounts automatically according to tractor speed and fertilizer fluidity. Driving is assisted with an onboard guidance system, so virtually anyone can spread fertilizer easily and accurately.
In response to aging agricultural workforces in advanced nations and growing populations in emerging nations, IHI is developing low-cost, stable and eco-friendly ways to produce food by incorporating IC technologies in farming equipment for improved produce quality and yields.