MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC Changes for the Better
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Primary sources of greenhouse gas emissions

17.04.20233 min read

According to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, globally the primary sources of greenhouse gas emissions are electricity and heat, agriculture, transportation, forestry and manufacturing. Energy production of all type accounts for 72% of all emissions.

A united front and a holistic approach towards carbon neutrality are required to make the change. This means all the key stakeholders in the greenhouse gas emission process (the industry sector, governmental and non-governmental sectors as well as society as a whole) are involved and take respective actions.

What can Mitsubishi Electric do to solve various factors that lead to environment issues? The company recognizes the importance of a comprehensive approach to this challenge. As per the Mitsubishi Electric Group’s Environmental Sustainability Vision 2050 we shall unite the wishes of each and every person, and strive to create new value for a sustainable future. To make this vision more tangible, Mitsubishi Electric identified areas in which we can contribute to a sustainable future.

Goals to be achieved

1. Apply diverse technologies in wide-ranging business areas to solve environmental issues

This can be achieved by activities in the areas of:
• mobility (e.g. supporting safe and comfortable car life, free from traffic accidents and congestion as well as safe and effective railway systems with high energy efficiency);
• lifestyles (e.g. creating spaces that are harmonious with nature in which high energy efficiency and amenity coexist, as well as supporting next-generation communications with advanced technologies);
• infrastructure (e.g. designing buildings and cities equipped with environment-friendly infrastructures and contributing to the supply of clean, safe water for everyone);
• industry (e.g. thorough reduction of CO2 and emissions from manufacturing processes and manufacturing that optimizes productivity, quality improvement, energy use, etc.).

2. Work to develop business innovations for future generations

This can be achieved by:
• investing in well balanced short-, mid- and long-term Research & Development activities addressing social issues;
• observation of the global environment by satellite (GHG, air pollution);
• study of Artificial Intelligence utilization for diversifying environmental issues;
• development of high-level recycle technologies (e.g. effective use of plastics).

3. Publicise and share new values and lifestyles

This can be achieved by:
• environmental exhibitions;
• discussions with experts;
• communication with local communities;
• school visits (in the case of Mitsubishi Electric, Satoyama conservation are the good example).

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