We will contribute to a sustainable society by supplying energy efficient, environmentally friendly products.

image, Environmental Officer

Masahiko Nozaki

Executive Vice President, Environmental Officer

In recent industries, an industrial revolution using IoT and AI (Industry 4.0 and Society 5.0) and the high functionality of equipment, such as the 5G services that will start in 2020, have rapidly been taking place. It is expected that all familiar equipment will be network-connected and that functions will be drastically improved via remote monitoring and control technologies. Our company develops and delivers many semiconductor products and solutions to facilitate customers' best practices in the fields of self-driving technology, energy management systems, and industrial automation.

The Renesas Electronics Group contributes to the realization of an affluent society by meeting customer needs and delivering semiconductor products and solutions in a timely manner. We provide not only high-performance, but also safe and environmentally friendly semiconductor products that comply with domestic and overseas laws and regulations throughout the life cycle from design to disposal.

Meanwhile, the semiconductor manufacturing process consumes a substantial amount of energy because of the high-tech equipment used in the fabrication of fine elements in a clean room where dust is eliminated and an extremely high degree of cleanliness is achieved. In addition, many different chemical substances are used, thus the environmental load from the production activities is quite substantial. Therefore, in our factory, we have proceeded with the active introduction of a production process that is more energy efficient than conventional processes, improved the efficiency of material use, and installed pollution abatement facilities that do not affect the environment in order to realize a smart factory through improvements in the manufacturing equipment using AI to reduce abnormalities. Furthermore, we have implemented strict self-regulatory standards. These standards are much more strict than government regulations in terms of the waste generated from our factory as we strive to maintain and manage the environment of the local community.

The Renesas Electronics Group will continue supplying high-quality, environmentally friendly products made in clean, highly efficient manufacturing sites. In addition, we are convinced that the technological evolution obtained through the Group’s semiconductor devices will directly contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.

This report summarizes the Group's environmental activities and its future outlook. The information provided herein includes the objectives and outcomes of all environmental activities throughout the processes of development, manufacturing, and sales, as well as the use and disposal of our products by the customer. We hope this report will help you understand our environmental activities and establish a better line of communication with you in order to garner more effective environmental activities.

Corporate Outline

Company Name
Renesas Electronics Corporation
TOYOSU FORESIA, 3-2-24 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0061, Japan
Capital Stock
22,213 million yen
November 1, 2002 (Started Operation on April 1, 2010)
Major Operations
Research, development, design, manufacture, sale, and servicing of semiconductor products
18,958 (Consolidated, as of December 31, 2019)
Representative Director
Tetsuya Tsurumaru, Representative Director, Chairman
Hidetoshi Shibata, Representative Director, President and CEO
Stock Listing
Tokyo Stock Exchange, First Section (Securities Code: 6723)

Editorial Policies

This Environmental Report is intended for the many stakeholders of the Renesas Electronics Group, including employees, customers, members of the local communities where we conduct business, suppliers, partners, shareholders and investors. With the objective of promoting two-way communication between the Company and these stakeholders, this report explains our approach to the environment and illustrates our specific activities in an easy-to-understand fashion.


Guidelines Used

  • Environmental Reporting Guidelines 2012 (Ministry of the Environment, Japan)
  • Environmental Accounting Guidelines 2005 (Ministry of the Environment, Japan)
  • ISO 26000: 2010 Guidance on Social Responsibility (Japanese Standards Association)


Reporting Scope

The report covers the Renesas Electronics Group, which consists of Renesas Electronics Corporation, 4 domestic Group companies and 4 overseas Group companies.

*As of the end of December 2018


Reporting Period

Mainly from January 1 to December 31, 2018 while also including activities after this period.


Publication Date

July 2019 (Next issue: Scheduled in July 2020)