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New Anritsu Climate Change Action PGRE 30 Plan for Reducing own Greenhouse Gas Emissions

4/22/2020
Targeting 30% Private Generation of Renewable Energy by around 2030

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Anritsu Corporation (Hirokazu Hamada) is pleased to announce its (Anritsu) Climate Change Action PGRE 30 Plan for Reducing own Greenhouse Gas Emissions (PGRE 30*1).

This PGRE 30 plan aims to increase the share of solar power generation in the renewable energy mix of companies in the Anritsu Group from 1% of total energy consumption in FY2018*2 to about 30% in FY2030.

PGRE 30 is Anritsu's ambitious attempt to exceed Japan's 2030 renewable energy target from 22% to 24% (7% of which is from solar generation).

Our mission is to achieve the PGRE 30 goal through the introduction and increase of solar power generation to power up Anritsu's three principal business operations - the Atsugi HQ in Kanagawa, the Koriyama Factory in Fukushima, and the Morgan Hill Campus in California.

Target 7.2 in the SDGs goal No.7 promotes increasing the share of renewable energy in the world's energy mix. To that end, Anritsu strives in the realization of PGRE 30 worthy call.

Background to Approach

As countermeasures to the problems of climate change and manmade global warming, the COP21 Paris 2015 accord passed a resolution to not exceed, the greenhouse gas emissions, the global temperature rise by 2°C when compared to the temperature of pre-industrial levels. This approach became the key issue among the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the UN in the same year.

SDGs

Anritsu's proposed plan to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions is a Science-Based Target (SBT) initiative and was approved in December 2019 as a plan matching the proposed reduction based on the IPCC*3 climate science (2019 News Release).

Changes to energy-saving facilities, the introduction of renewable energy generation, and the purchase of renewable energy credits/certificates (RECs) were all examined. To help solve social issues, the analysis lead for Anritsu to focus on the PGRE for the SDGs' lofty goals by implementing sustainability programs in its business operations.

SCIENCE BASED TARGETS

Consequently, Anritsu decided to promote the PGRE 30 by generating its own indispensable electricity for its business operations. Through these initiatives, Anritsu aims to increase the share of its private renewable energy generation from 1% of its energy consumption in FY2018 to about 30% in FY2030.

The company is promoting the concept of contributing the SDGs by "Recognize own issues" and the PGRE 30 plan is one approach to achieving this. Moreover, these activities do not preclude the future possibility of purchasing RECs as well.

Glossary

*1 PGRE is the abbreviation for Private Generation of Renewable Energy; 30 refers to achieving the 30% goal by FY2030.

*2 Excluding AT Techmac Co., Ltd. power consumption because not applicable to 100% wholly-owned subsidiary.

*3 Abbreviation for Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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