Reducing CO2 Emissions

The Itochu Enex Group complies with the ISO 14001 international standard for environmental management systems and implements the standard in every aspect of environmental management system development and operation.

Environmental Management Systems and ISO 14001

Itochu Enex has developed and implemented environmental management systems taking as a framework the ISO 14001 international standard, under which we obtained certification in 2000.

Responsibility as a Specified Shipper

Itochu Enex has been designated as a specified shipper under the revised Law Concerning the Rational Use of Energy. In compliance with the law, since fiscal 2008 we have submitted an annual report on our energy conservation plans and performance to the responsible cabinet minister and have formulated and implemented CO2 emissions reduction measures with the aim of reducing energy consumption per unit of output by 1% or more per year on a medium- to long-term basis.

Offering Products That Contribute to CO2 Reduction

  • Highly energy-efficient glass top cooking ranges and high-efficiency water heaters that offer excellent energy conservation characteristics
  • Promotion of clean-exhaust LPG vehicles and auto gas stations
  • Generation of renewable energy
  • Sale of photovoltaic power generation systems

Participation in Technology Development That Contributes to CO2 Reduction

Group company Enex Clean Power Energy Co., Ltd. (at present: ITOCHU ENEX HOME-LIFE KANTO CO., LTD.) and Shimamura Precision Co., Ltd. have jointly developed the "hybrid + bi-fuel Prius ," which can use both gasoline and LP gas as fuel and has half the CO2 emissions of gasoline-powered cars.

Joint Action that Contributes to CO2 Reduction

  • In collaboration with other companies in the industry, the Itochu Enex Group is developing a transportation network and endeavoring to use more efficient trucks and use trucks more efficiently.
  • The Group holds “Ecodrive Training” annually for companies to which it outsources delivery operations.
  • The Group participates in the Coexistence and Cooperation Forest Development Project of the Tokyo Development Foundation for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

Involvement in Eco Energy

At Itochu Enex, the Home-Life Division plays a central role in the sale of photovoltaic power generation systems and ENEFARM, the development of infrastructure for electric vehicles, the development of residential lithium-ion electricity storage system (ENE-POWABO-S), and the promotion of eco energy.