TOKYO, Japan – June 7, 2019: Azbil Corporation is proud to announce that the targets it set for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 have been approved by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) as having a scientific basis for achieving the Paris Agreement’s goal of keeping global temperature increase below 2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels.
Since its founding, Azbil, along with the azbil Group, has supported the development of society and industry, and worked to reduce environmental impact through not only internal activities but also products, services, and solutions based on measurement and control technology.
Azbil set its targets to cover a wide range, from its own business activities to its entire supply chain and considers them to be the type of important and actionable goals to counteract global warming that corporations around the world are striving for. Through this, the SBTi recognized those targets as meeting its rigorous guidelines. In order to ensure that it reaches those targets, Azbil plans to set numerical goals every three years and engage in initiatives such as advancing and enhancing energy-saving measures within the azbil Group and increasing usage of solar power and other renewable energy sources, all the while working to formulate new measures.
As part of Azbil Corporations philosophy of “human-centered automation,” Azbil strives to realize a sustainable, low-carbon society and contribute to solving the societal issues of global warming and climate change, global aims that are also shared by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out by the United Nations.