Reducing Our Environmental Impacts of Business Activities
To reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and mitigate global warming, MUFG actively seeks reductions in CO2 emissions from business activities and employee travel.
Environmental Accounting Information for Our Offices
MUFG announces the results of environmental accounting from FY 2009, as part of environmentally conscious business activities, for the quantitative management of environmental efforts.
Reducing CO2 Emissions
In FY 2009, MUFG Bank and Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking became the first companies in Japanese banking industry to introduce electric vehicles for official business use. Currently about 120 electric vehicles are used at their main offices and branches. These eco-friendly vehicles (i-MiEVs) produce no CO2 emissions when operated, and have total emissions (including CO2 emissions from the electricity used for charging) that are only about 30% of the level of emissions from gasoline vehicles in the same class.
MUFG Bank (the Bank)
In accordance with laws and ordinances, each building is being equipped with energy-saving air-conditioning and lighting equipment, in our effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, for buildings located in Tokyo, in accordance with Tokyo Metropolitan Government environmental protection laws, the Bank has obtained a third party inspection rating for greenhouse gas emissions, and has published its Plan for Global Warming Countermeasures.
The Trust Bank is reducing energy consumption by installing energy-efficient lighting equipment and updating HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning) equipment and transformer equipment at its main buildings and branches. The Trust Bank is also saving energy by increasing monitoring of energy consumption at some of its main buildings.
Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities (the Securities Business)
With the Mejirodai Building having been designed and constructed to facilitate a high level of energy conservation, the Securities Business is putting efficient energy management into practice here, with a focus on the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's GHG reduction ordinance. In addition, the Securities Business is working to reduce the amount of energy used at each building it occupies.
Mitsubishi UFJ NICOS (NICOS)
At NICOS's Head Office in the Akihabara UDX Building, NICOS utilizes a “universal plan” office layout that places no pillars or dividers in a space of 140 square meters. This layout works to improve efficiency for air conditioning and lighting systems. NICOS also engages in other initiatives to conserve energy such as replacing existing lighting and office equipment with more energy-efficient ones.
Environmental Targets and Results
MUFG Bank Environmental Targets and Results
|Medium-term target||By FY2020, reduce electricity use per unit (electricity use/total floor area) by 10.5% compared with FY2009|
|Long-term target||By FY2030, reduce electricity use per unit (same as above) by 19.0% compared with FY2009|
|Result of activities||Reduced electricity use per unit by 29.3% compared with FY2009|
|Medium- to long-term plan||Firmly establish zero emissions efforts (a recycling rate of at least 90%).|
|FY 2018 targets||Achieve a waste recycling rate of at least 90% at the headquarters buildings in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka.|
|FY 2018 Results||Though recycling rates at the Nagoya Building and the Osaka Building failed to reach 90% as they carried out the incineration of raw garbage, the Tokyo Marunouchi Building achieved a recycling rate of over 90%.
- Head Office Tokyo Marunouchi Building: 94.2%
- Head Office Nagoya Building (from April 2018 to July 2018): 88.7%
- Head Office Osaka Building (from June 2018 to March 2019): 59.7%
|Medium- to long-term plan||Work at reducing air pollution from vehicle emissions.|
|FY 2018 targets||Promote eco-driving, while reducing number of sales vehicles, shifting to compact vehicles, and introducing low-emission vehicles.|
|Results||Reduced by about 14 vehicles and shifted to about nine compact vehicles.|
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Environmental Targets and Results
|FY 2019 target at Head Office Building||Manage the volume of copy paper used at the Head Office Building.|
|Results||Managed the amount of copy paper purchased at the Head Office Building. As a result, each department reduced the amount of copy paper used.|
|FY 2019 target at Head Office Building||Carefully sorting waste at the Head Office Building.|
|Results||Regularly checked compliance with waste-sorting rules at each Head Office division and office.|
|FY 2019 target at Head Office Building||Implement program to reduce energy use at Head Office Building.|
|Results||Used some LED lighting at Head Office Building.
Clearly indicated which switches control which lights in the offices of Head Office Building.