Responding to Climate Change

The Amano Group recognizes that addressing environmental issues, including climate change, is one of the most important management issues for solving social issues and improving corporate value, and has established an environmental policy. Going forward, we will continue to strengthen our environmental protection activities to mitigate climate change risks in all of our business activities, and we will strive to proactively disclose information in accordance with the TCFD information disclosure framework.

Endorsement of the TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures)

Amano discloses its evaluation of the impact of climate change on our business in four areas: Governance, Strategy, Risk Management, and Metrics and Objectives, compliant with the TCFD Recommended Framework. Considerling the response to climate change to be an important issue, we expressed our endorsement of the TCFD recommendations in October 2022. We will continue our efforts to address climate change and disclose information based on the TCFD recommendations.

Corporate Governance

In order to respond to environmental issues such as climate change, the Amano Group has created an Environmental Management Committee and implemented initiatives such as reducing CO₂ emissions, etc. In addition, in April 2022, we created the Sustainability Committee, which encompasses the Environmental Management Committee, to promote efforts to both achieve a sustainable society and improve corporate value.
In cooperation with relevant departments and the Risk Management Committee, the Committee has formulated a basic policy for responding to climate change, activity goals, and practical issues, and has also expanded them to our Group companies. In addition, the Board of Directors receives a report at least once a year on the basic policies and activity goals examined by the Committee regarding how our business contributes to the realization of a sustainable society and environmental issues such as reductions of CO₂ emissions to respond to climate change, evaluates their progress, approves the effectiveness of the activity policies, and provides monitoring and supervision.


At the Amano Group, the Sustainability Committee works to identify and evaluate climate change scenario analysis and the financial impact of risks and opportunities for each business. Currently, in the Group, which develops, manufactures, and sells products in Time Information System business and Environment System business, the risks and opportunities common to all businesses are identified as follows.

Transition scenario (temperatue rise of 2℃ )

Evaluation items Assumptions Risks and Opportunities (R & O) Impact High, Medium, Low Measures & Actions
Main Classification Sub Classification Specific Examples
Policies, Laws & Regulations CO₂ Emission Restrictions Strengthening energy-saving standards for buildings (i.e.mandatory compliance with ZEB(*))
  • Increase in capital investment costs for energy-saving measures in self-owned factories and offices
  • Expand adoption of renewable energy such as solar power generation, invest more to energy-saving facilities
  • Relocate branches and offices to buildings with high energy-saving performance
Implementation of Carbon Tax Implementation of carbon tax and adoption of emissions trading (carbon pricing)
  • Increase in raw material procurement costs due to carbon taxes imposed on emission at suppliers and passed on to purchase prices
  • Negotiate to pass on the increase in material costs to sales prices
  • Find new procurement sources / investigate alternatives
  • Modify design to reduce materials with high CO₂ emissions
  • Shift to materials and parts with low carbon emissions
  • Increased tax costs due to the burden of carbon tax imposed on own CO₂ emissions
  • Increased costs of own emissions trading and purchase of certificates (credits)
  • Promote energy-saving measures and expand adoption of renewable energy for self-consumption
Market Changes in the Energy Mix Promoting the adoption of expensive clean energy (renewable energy and hydrogen)
  • Increased production costs due to rising energy bills
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  • Reduce energy costs by promoting energy-saving activities
  • Renew or modify the facilities that use energy sources with high CO₂ emissions
  • Negotiate to pass on cost increases to selling prices
Technology Changes in Demand and Consumer Intentions Research and development associated with transition to low-carbon technology
  • Increased introduction and development costs for CO₂ capture, utilization, and storage technology (CCUS)
  • Technical cooperation with advanced low-carbon technology companies
  • Increase in R&D expenses and capital investment costs to expand the development of environmentally friendly products (other than CCUS)
  • Develop energy and resource saving products that meet customer needs
Reputation Changes in Consumer Behavior In order to utilize resources more efficiently, recycling and circular economy are making progress
  • Reduced product manufacturing costs and waste disposal costs associated with progress in recycling-oriented (manufacture ⇒ use ⇒ retrieve ⇒ manufacture) economy and processes
  • Initiatives to retrieve usable materials from discarded products
Due to the growing demand for low-carbon products and services, environmentally friendly products and services are expanding to meet that demand
  • Increase in sales by selling products that contribute to a low-carbon society as well as environmentally friendly products and services
  • Develop energy efficient products which reduce environmental burden to meet customer needs
  • Expand the use of recycled materials

*ZEB:Net "Zero Energy Building" (A building that aims to achieve a comfortable indoor environment while achieving zero annual primary energy balance.)

Physical scenario (temperature rise over 4℃)

Evaluation items Assumptions Risks and Opportunities (R & O) Impact High, Medium, Low Measures & Actions
Main Classification Sub Classification Specific Examples O
Acute Intensification of Extreme Weather Conditions Severity and frequency of natural disasters/extreme weather due to extreme temperature changes (heavy rain, floods, typhoons, etc.)
  • Loss of sales opportunities and increased recovery costs due to damage to self-owned factories, etc.
  • Continuous review of BCP
  • Strengthen the capability of mutual alternative production between the factories
  • Loss of sales opportunities and decreased sales due to damage to the suppliers' production equipment
  • Thoroughly practice multi-company purchasing
Chronic Rise in Average Temperatures and Extreme Weather Improving the working environment and considerations given for health risks
  • Increase in employee health maintenance and air conditioning costs due to rising average temperatures
  • Reduced work efficiency due to restrictions on outdoor work hours and time zones due to extreme weather conditions (heatwave, heavy rain etc.)
  • Improve the work environment and upkeep the infrastructure
  • Promote work efficiency to shorten the work time
Spread of infectious diseases such as viruses and outbreaks of pandemics
    • Loss of sales opportunities and decreased sales due to factory shutdowns caused by the spread of infectious diseases
    • Loss of sales opportunities and decreased sales due to stagnated operations arising from shortages of parts and supplies caused by the spread of infectious diseases
  • Constrain losses through damage prevention measures in line with the guidelines and policies of each country

Risk Management

In consultation with the relevant departments, the Sustainability Commit tee annually identifies sustainability risks, including climate-related risks, and conducts scenario analyses and financial impact assessments as appropriate. The Sustainability Committee and the Risk Management Committee that manages risks discuss and review the strategy for responding to the significant risks identified.
The identified key risks and response policies are to be reported to the executives in charge of risk management via the Risk Management Committee and approval is obtained.

Metrics and Targets

We have selected CO₂ emissions as a metric for assessing climate change risks, and we disclose the target values and results on “Initiatives to Reduce our Environmental Burden”.

Items to be disclosed in the future

Disclosure of Scope 3 CO₂ emissions will be considered in the future.