Measures to Address Global Warming

Activities to Conserve Energy and Address Climate Change

In addition to the active introduction of equipment with outstanding energy conservation performance that emits lower levels of greenhouse gas (CO2), Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma is aiming for efficient energy use in all of its business activities and addressing CO2 emissions reduction.
In fiscal 2015, we continued our initiatives already in place to introduce various kinds of energy-saving equipment to operations and hybrid vehicles to our leased sales fleet as well as measures to conserve energy in both the summer and winter months. However, CO2 emissions rose slightly compared to the previous fiscal year as production increased.

CO2 emissions

CO2 emissions

Note: We use a fixed value determined in-house for CO2 conversion factor. This is to exclude the impact from external factors such as operations at nuclear power stations to clarify the outcomes of our initiatives. Therefore, these values differ from values reported under the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures.

We have also introduced solar power generating systems at the Central Research Laboratories and the Osaka Research Center. In fiscal 2015, 143.3MWh of electricity was generated. Climate change is currently the most pressing issue worldwide. We will continue to actively introduce new technologies throughout all of our business activities, and will continue tackling the reduction of CO2 emissions while using energy efficiently.

  • CO2 emissions
  • CO2 emissions

(Left photo: Solar panels on the roof of a Central Research Laboratories building)
(Right photo: The solar power generation is displayed real-time on a monitor screen inside the research building to enhance environmental awareness of the employees.)

Energy and Electricity Consumption

In FY 2015 Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma consumed a total energy of 42,492 kiloliters (crude oil equivalent), down 27 kl from the previous year. It corresponded to 99.0% (minus 415 kl) of the base year energy consumption.
Our electric power consumption in fiscal 2015 was 109,965 MWh, up 731 MWh from the previous year. It corresponded to 124.7% (plus 21,761 MWh) of the base year electric power consumption.

Energy and Electricity Consumption

Energy and Electricity Consumption