Climate Change Countermeasures
The CSR Committee takes a lead in determining Company policies and key items related to global climate. These are discussed by the CSR Committee, before being reported to the Group Executive Management Committee.
Strategies and Responses
Based on the Group’s environmental policy, the CSR Committee conducts performance evaluations on sustainability and provides feedback to business units through the CSR Promotion Committee. During this process, risks and opportunities are discussed from medium- and long-term perspectives. This is imperative, given that environmental protection is one of the key targets of the Group’s Medium-term CSR Strategy 2020.
Risks and Opportunities
With the recent expansion of our international business involving M&As and other arrangements, our global environmental burden may increase. Recognizing the issue as an emerging risk, in collaboration with DAN we are working on ways to reduce this burden.
Initiatives to Reduce CO2 through SBT
To realize a decarbonized society, the Dentsu Group aims to achieve the 2°C target* stipulated in the Paris Agreement, an accord within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions based on scientific evidence by establishing Science Based Targets (SBT). Dentsu received the international Science Based Targets initiative certification in recognition of having established science-based goals. The Dentsu Group aims to reduce Scope 1 and 2 CO2 emissions 24% by 2030 compared with 2014 levels, and to reduce Scope 3 (business trips) CO2 emissions 25% per employee by 2050 compared with 2015 levels. We plan to continue tackling climate change issues by making further efforts to reduce CO2 emissions.
*According to the framework for global warming countermeasures adopted at COP 21, the planet’s average temperature increase is to be held at under 2°C compared with pre-industrial revolution levels. It was agreed that we must reduce global greenhouse gas emissions to zero during this century.