Responding to Climate Change

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

Target for FY2022
Reduction of CO2 emission intensity
(Scope 1 and 2)
10% from 2018 base year.
Result in FY2020
3.7% reduction
from 2018 base year

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%.

Unit:t-CO2

Business segment FY2018
CO2
(base year)
FY2019 FY2020
CO2 Reduction (vs FY2018) CO2 Reduction (vs FY2018)
Group total 27,266 25,785 -1,481 24,922 -2,344
   Japan Business 5,881 5,301 -580 4,890 -991
   China Business 9,974 8,859 -1,116 8,902 -1,072
   Singapore Business 10,629 10,516 -112 10,546 -82
   Lansinoh Business 782 1,109 327 584 -198

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.

  • LANSINOH LABORATORIES INC. COMMITS REDUCE ABSOKUTE SCOPE 1&2 GREENHOUSE GAS(GHG) EMISSIONS 46% BY 2030 FROM A 2019 BASE YEAR. LANSINOH LABORATORIES INC. COMMITS REDUCE ABSOKUTE SCOPE 3 SCOPE 3 GHG EMISSION 69% PRE VALUE ADDED BY 2030 FROM A 2019 BASE YEAR.

Lansinoh Group's Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Scopes 1, 2 and 3)

  FY2019

FY2020

t-CO2e Ratio t-CO2e Ratio
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%
  Capital Goods 353 2% 342 2%
  Upstream Transportation Distribution 958 5% 1,256 6%
  Waste Generation in Operations 5 0% 6 0%
  Business Travel 577 3% 92

0%

  Employee Commuting 319 2% 211 1%
  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.

 

FY2020

Amount of Usage (thousand kwh)

Share of Electricity Consumption of Pigeon Group (%)

CO2 Reduction (t-CO2)

Total Consumption of Renewable Energy

1,863 4.8% 1,203
   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

Other Activities

  • 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.

Further Initiatives

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.