The Environment

Based on our “Environment Policy,” we are striving to reduce environmental risk and environmental burden, as well as develop sustainable social infrastructure.

Realization of a Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly Society

Promoting Environmental Management

Under the group philosophy “To Create a Vibrant Environment for All Members of Society,” Taisei Corporation, through its construction activities, strives for development of high-quality social infrastructure and improvement of the living environment in harmony with nature.

Moreover, considering the realization of a sustainable society to be the origin of environmental management, Taisei Corporation and its Group companies actively strive for an “environmentally friendly society,” while setting medium- to long-term targets and single-year targets in line with the Environmental Policy and pursuing environmentally friendly activities to achieve those targets.

Single-year environmental targets are set each year on a company-wide scale, based on our medium- to long-term targets.
Specifically, Taisei Corporation operates an environmental management system (EMS) in compliance with ISO14001:2015, and identifies risks and opportunities related to environmental problems taking into account compliance with environmental laws and regulations, various issues in the construction business and social demands and expectations related to climate change and other issues. We pursue environmental activities while implementing a PDCA (plan-do-check-act) cycle with a view to achieving our planned environmental targets.

Promoting Environmental Management

*TGT2050:TAISEI Green Target 2050

Environmental Management System Organization Chart

Environmental Management System Organization Chart

Environmental Management System Organization Chart

* Central Safety Committee: Since FY2012, environmental incidents are investigated and discussed by the Central Safety Committee.

TAISEI Green Target 2050

Taisei Corporation revised its medium- to long-term targets in 2018 in light of the most recent developments such as the effectuation of the Paris Agreement and the adoption of the SDGs, which are attracting keen interest worldwide. Based on our Environmental Policy, we aim to realize a sustainable environmentally friendly society, which is one of the Taisei Group’s material issues (materiality).

TAISEI Green Target 2050

Fiscal Year Environmental Targets and Results

Taisei Corporation’s Fiscal Year environmental targets are set based on the Environmental Policy and on medium- to long-term targets. Aiming to realize an environmentally friendly society, we have set out methods for implementing company-wide measures in four areas and numerical targets thereof in FY2018.

We have published the “Guide for Achieving Targets,” which explains in an easy-to understand manner how to calculate the amount of CO2emissions, and provides examples of specific initiatives, their effects and how they relate to achieving those targets. The guide is used to understanding and environmental awareness of employee's at all business sites that set out those targets.

FY2017 Results Against Environmental Targets and FY2018 Targets

Environmentally Conscious Society Implementation Measures Management Indicators FY2017 FY2018 targets
Targets Results
Low Carbon Society
Low Carbon Society
Reduction of CO2emissions At construction stage*1
CO2emissions per construction cost(intensity) KPI
-18% -28.4% -25%
At construction stage*1
Total CO2emissions KPI
-47% or more -48.4% -51%
At building operation stage*1
Predicted CO2emissions of design-build projects KPI
-37% or more -48.1% -38%
Back-office departments*2
Energy consumption (Intensity)
-17% or more -20.5% -18%
Recycling Society
Recycling Society
Promotion of building designs that consider resource recycling At building design stage Number of green (environmentally conscious) procurement items 9 per project or more 9.5 per project 10 per project or more
Promotion of recycling construction waste Final disposal rate KPI 4.0% or less 3.2% 3.7% or less
Society Coexisting with Nature
Society Coexisting with Nature
Implementation of proposals that consider biodiversity Number of proposals KPI 30 or more 52 30 or more
Implementation of biodiversity conservation activities at construction stage Number of implemented
projects
- - 20 or more
Safety Secured Society
Safety Secured Society
Proper management of construction waste, construction waste water, polluted soil, harmful and / or chemical substances and radioactive materials Zero environmental accidents
(Implementation of management procedure based on “Operation Manual for Priority Environmental Issues” ) KPI
0cases 0cases
  • *1 Target base year : FY1990.
  • *2 Target base year : FY2010.
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