Epson's initiatives to mitigate global warming revolve around reducing CO2 emissions by conserving energy, and reducing global emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) other than CO2.
In the 2020 fiscal year, Epson accelerated the use of renewable electricity in addition to driving site-based energy-saving initiatives, enabling us to already reach our 2025 goal of reducing scope 1 and scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 19% compared to FY2017. Some 50% of the reduction, or about 62,000 tonnes, came from boosting our percentage of renewable energy use from less than 1% to about 13% (19% from electricity).
Our energy use is expected to increase as we grow our business. However, we will achieve our target primarily through energy-saving initiatives, including production innovations, as well as by using low-carbon electricity. In the future, we will switch to a reduction target that is in line with the more ambitious 1.5°C scenario.