Our Efforts to Tackle Climate Change

Our Basic Approach

The TOA Group aims to contribute to the protection of the earth’s environment, regarding this as a component of corporate responsibility and critical for our business activities. As part of that, we view action on global warming and other aspects of climate change as a key task, and believe that balancing economic value and social value from a long-term perspective is vital for corporate operations. We have therefore endorsed the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), and have been exploring ways for the TOA Group to ensure the sustainability of both itself and society.

Going forward, we will continue to appropriately manage risks associated with climate change, viewing the myriad of changes resulting from climate change as opportunities for achieving sustainable growth. As such, we will be leveraging the TOA Group’s technology and know-how as we endeavor to create business opportunities and resolve issues facing society.


We are executing a project to consider strategies, policies, and measures for responding to climate change, and assessing the importance of climate risks and opportunities in terms of their impact on the sustainability of the TOA Group. We are also taking steps to visualize greenhouse gas emissions, which are the cause of global warming, and implement measures to reduce them. Details of these initiatives are regularly reported to and discussed by the Management Committee, and important matters are referred to the Board of Directors.
In the near future we will be establishing a subcommittee under the purview of the Sustainability Promotion Committee. This subcommittee will be responsible for taking practical action on climate change and propagating sustainability throughout the Group. We will also confirm progress with specific activities as well as targets. For example, we will be following a PDCA cycle for measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and also monitoring risks/opportunities.

Metrics and Targets

Since FY2022, the TOA Group has been compiling data on our greenhouse gas emissions based on the GHG Protocol, with a view to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. We have also set medium- to long-term emission reduction targets for Scope 1 and Scope 2, as a first step toward monitoring and reducing emissions throughout our entire value chain.
The TOA Group is moving forward with company-wide energy-saving and eco-conscious initiatives, such as introducing the use of electric vehicles and installing energy-saving equipment. Alongside these measures, we will formulate and implement specific reduction plans on the use and application of renewable energy and energy creation as ways of achieving our targets going forward.
Furthermore, when viewing the greenhouse gas emissions throughout the entire supply chain including Scope 3, there is a high ratio of use of sold products (Scope 3, Category 11). So, we are focusing on the important task of reducing the environmental load of TOA products, and at the Sustainability Promotion Committee that launched in FY2023, there have been a series of discussions on achieving business growth that contributes to decarbonization. We will continue to steadily move forward with the roll out of initiatives and activities, not just on our own but together with our business partners as well, so that we can achieve emission reductions in the entire supply chain.

TOA Group’s Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Targets

Scopes covered Base FY Target FY Target reduction percentage
Scope1+Scope2 FY2021 FY2030 0.31

TOA Group’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions (t-CO2)

Scope Emissions covered FY2021 FY2022
Scope1 Direct emissions from the company’s own fuel use and industrial processes 1,156 1,421
Scope2 Indirect emissions associated with the use of electricity and heat purchased by the company 5,905 5,241