ENVIRONMENT

  • Environmental policy

  • Environmental
    Management

  • Response to Climate Change
    through Business

Reduction of CO2 Emissions

The Group is contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions by greening the roof of the constructed warehouse and installing solar panels. We are also promoting energy saving by properly managing and controlling electricity usage and the operation of air-conditioning.

Rooftop greening

Our group of companies has pursued rooftop greening of our facilities, which contributes to curbing the temperature on them, blocking out heat, and improving the view.

Company name Site name Acreage
Mitsui Soko Co., Ltd. MSC Fukagawa Building, Annex 1 420㎡
Mitsui Soko Co., Ltd. MSC Fukagawa Building, Annex 2 495㎡
Mitsui Soko Co., Ltd. Tatsumi Office 1680㎡
Mitsui Soko Co., Ltd. Tama Records Center 108㎡

Installed solar panels and LED lighting

By installing solar panels on the rooftops of our warehouses and selling electricity, we contribute further to curbing CO2 emissions.

Kanto P&M Center

Expected annual power generation is 360,000kw, or an annual CO2 reduction of 182 tons.

Tobishima Terminal Center

Expected annual power generation is 300,000kw, or an annual CO2 reduction of 151 tons.

Kansai P&M Center, Annex A

Expected annual power generation is 210,000kw, or an annual CO2 reduction of 118 tons.

Kansai P&M Center, Annex B

Expected annual power generation is 310,000kw, or an annual CO2 reduction of 156 tons.

Promotion of Shared Warehousing and Joint Distribution

Reducing the number of delivery vehicles by collaborating with shippers and transporters on collection and deliveries, the Mitsui-Soko Group is also promoting shared warehousing and joint distribution to reduce CO2 emissions and air pollution. This approach simultaneously solves customer logistics issues, such as by helping to reduce logistics costs through greater efficiency and enabling the delivery of small-lot products. As a result of having collaborated with other companies in the industry to build a logistics platform for manufacturing and distribution, and promoted joint distribution to points of delivery, MITSUI-SOKO LOGISTICS Co., Ltd. received the Logistics Environment Special Award from the Japan Association for Logistics and Transport at the 2017 Logistics Environment Award ceremony

Joint distribution (with Mitsunori Corporation)

Shipping small quantities of cargo separately causes shipping costs to pile up and lead to more inefficient shipments; furthermore, it runs the risk of congestion on the road slowing down cargo still further.
One solution that has been proposed in the industry is having multiple shippers and forwarders working together to handle joint distribution, by collecting and shipping parcels together into bulk shipments.

The benefits to this method include reducing logistics costs, greater efficiency in delivery times, shipping high mix, low volume lots, and more. By reducing the number of vehicles on the road, CO2 emissions are curtailed, which also leads to positive benefits for the environment.

*Mitsunori Corporation is a comprehensive logistics firm founded in Fukui City in Fukui Prefecture in 1950.
It has both a warehousing and shipping division and acts as our group of companies’ hub in the Hokuriku region.

Tokyo Global Climate Change Policy Report

Mitsui-Soko Group strives to reduce the amount of energy it uses and CO2 it emits in conducting its operations, and will report its results in the Tokyo Global Climate Change Policy Report.