By continuing to truly focus upon babies, we want to make the world more baby-friendly.
At the same time, we aim to achieve sustainable growth as a company by reducing environmental impact and solving social issues surrounding babies and mothers in all countries and regions where we conduct business activities. We particularly recognize the urgency of climate change. Pigeon’s Seventh Medium-Term Business Plan identifies climate change as one of the most important management challenges and outlines measures to tackle it.
Reduction Targets and Results
CO2 Emission Reduction Results per Business Segment (Scope 1 and 2)
In FY2020 the Pigeon Group’s CO2 emissions of Scope 1 and 2 totaled 24,922 t-CO2. This result constituted a reduction from the base year figure of 2,344 t-CO2 or 8.6%.
|CO2||Reduction (vs FY2018)||CO2||Reduction (vs FY2018)|
Lansinoh Group's Long-term Targets for Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The Pigeon Group recognizes that measures to counteract climate change must be implemented throughout the entire value chain. To take appropriate measures against Scope 3 emissions, we have set specific reduction targets for the Lansinoh Group.
These targets are consistent with keeping global warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels and are recognized by the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi) as science-based targets in line with the Paris Agreement.
|Scope 1 Total||149||1%||100||0%|
|Scope 2 Total||1,153||6%||338||2%|
|Scope 3 Total||19,005||94%||21,816||98%|
|Purchased Goods & Services||12,705||63%||14,647||66%|
|Upstream Transportation Distribution||958||5%||1,256||6%|
|Waste Generation in Operations||5||0%||6||0%|
|Downstream Transporation & Distribution||2,244||11%||3,310||15%|
|Use of Sold Products||101||0||108||0%|
|End-of -Life Treatment of Sold Products||1,743||9%||1,843||8%|
|Scope 1, 2 & 3 Total||20,306||100%||22,255||100%|
CO2 Reduction Initiatives and Results
Use of Renewable Energy
The Pigeon Group advances the use of renewable energy as a means of reducing emissions of greenhouse gases. In 2020 renewable energy comprised 4.8% of total energy consumed by the Group, contributing to a 1,200t reduction in CO2 emissions.
On August 1, 2021, the Pigeon Group’s head office in Chuo Ward, Tokyo began using renewable energy. The Group head office thus became the first Pigeon Group facility to achieve 100% use of renewable energy, reducing CO2 emissions by 252 t per year.
The Group began introducing solar power generation facilities in May 2019 with projects in two Group companies located in China, Pigeon Industries (Changzhou) Co., Ltd. and Pigeon Manufacturing (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Subsequently, solar power generation facilities were introduced at Pigeon India Pvt. Ltd. in October 2019 and at PT Pigeon Indonesia in September 2020. In January 2021, installation of solar-power generation facilities was completed at Thai Pigeon Co., Ltd. in Thailand.
In Japan, adoption of hydroelectric power is beginning in FY2020 at Pigeon Manufacturing Hyogo Corporation and Pigeon Manufacturing Ibaraki Corporation.
The Pigeon Group will continue to expand its adoption of renewable energy in Japan and overseas, and further advance our efforts for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
PIGEON INDUSTRIES (CHANGZHOU) CO., LTD.
PIGEON MANUFACTURING (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD
PIGEON INDIA PVT. LTD.
PT PIGEON INDONESIA
THAI PIGEON CO., LTD.
Amount of Usage （thousand kwh)
Share of Electricity Consumption of Pigeon Group (%)
|CO2 Reduction (t-CO2)|
Total Consumption of Renewable Energy
|Of which: Total of Solar Energy||1,164||3.0%||946|
|PIGEON INDUSTRIES (CHANGZHOU) CO., LTD.||774||2.0%||623|
|PIGEON MANUFACTURING (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.||162||0.4%||130|
|PIGEON INDIA PVT. LTD||217||0.6%||184|
|PT PIGEON INDONESIA||12||0.0%||8|
|Of which: Total of Hydroelectric Energy||699||1.8%||257|
|Pigeon Manufacturing Hyogo Corporation||500||1.3%||167|
|Pigeon Manufacturing Ibaraki Corporation||199||0.5%||90|
- Cessation of use of fuel oil generating equipment
To reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in FY2020 Pigeon Manufacturing Hyogo ceased using on-site generating equipment fed by heavy oil.
- Reduction in number of trucks and containers used to transport materials
Pigeon Manufacturing Ibaraki is increasing its lading efficiency per container when shipping materials, thereby reducing the number of trucks required for shipping.
- Reduction of energy consumption by adopting LED lighting
The Central Laboratory and Pigeon Manufacturing Ibaraki are switching over to LED lighting, thereby reducing energy consumption at their business locations.
Climate change is an urgent issue for the entire world. Determined to invigorate its response to this challenge, the Pigeon Group is considering and preparing a plan to assess emission volumes across its entire supply encompassing all of its businesses, carry out climate-change risk analysis, and set long-term targets.