Key Environmental Priorities and Goals

Renesas has set medium- to long-term goals for three major environmental protection items: Climate Change Initiatives, Water Resource Conservation, and Waste Initiatives. We strive to systematically implement our environmental conservation efforts globally. (2021 was set as the base year for our targets regarding reducing GHG emissions and improving the basic unit of total water consumption.)

GHG emission reduction target: Achieve 38% reduction with 2021 as the base year by 2030, and carbon neutrality (Scope1 and Scope2) by 2050
Total water usage target: Improve the total amount of water used per revenue by 33% by 2030, with 2021 as the base year
Water recycling rate: Increase the water recycling rate at global production bases to 35% by 2030
Waste recycling: Ratio with the final disposal amount as the numerator and the total waste emissions as the denominator

2021 Major Environmental Priorities and Results

In 2021, due to increased operation of manufacturing bases to meet the strong demand for semiconductors, PFC emissions and overall GHG emissions increased from the previous year, though we reduced the energy use compared to the previous year. As for the water resource conservation, while the operation of production bases increased, the total water consumption intensity improved significantly due to more effective control of water usage. The waste recycling rate remained at over 90%. (Medium- to long-term targets noted above are based on 2021 and the following statistics reflect the actual results for 2021 compared to 2020.)

GHG emissions: Ratio of increase/decrease in comparison to 2020 (Scope1 and Scope2)
Energy usage: Ratio of increase/decrease in comparison to 2020; Total energy used by Renesas Group (electricity, light oil, steam, etc.)