Promoting a Low-carbon Society

The Nikon Group recognizes that, in order to realize the goal of building a low-carbon society, it is important to implement measures not just within the Nikon Group, but in the supply chain as well. We are formulating strategies for a wide range of different production processes to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions throughout the product lifecycle.

Relevant SDGs

7 Affordable and clean energy 13 Climate Action

Main initiatives and results in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019

Total CO2 emissions from the Nikon Group


To help realize the low-carbon society, the Nikon Group is implementing measures to reduce CO2 emissions.
In the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, total CO2 emissions from Nikon business facilities were reduced by 19.3% as compared to the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, representing successful achievement of the initial target of reducing emissions by at least 14.4% compared to this benchmark.

Participated in Earth Hour, an environmental event aimed at helping to combat global warming


Every year, all the Nikon Group (including non-manufacturing companies) is urged to participate in Earth Hour*, an environmental activity the purpose of which is to raise awareness of the need to combat global warming. In the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, a total of 64 companies from the Nikon Group took part in Earth Hour.

  • *Earth Hour is a global environmental event organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). By getting people all over the world to switch off their lights at the same time on the same day, the activity provides an opportunity for everyone to show their determination to stop global warming and protect the global environment.

Nikon Sustainability Report

For more details, please see the Nikon Sustainability Report.