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The NTT Group Environmental Statement

NTT Group Environmental Statement

The NTT Group has formulated The NTT Group Environmental Statement to serve as a framework for our environmental activities. In the statement, we have expressed the future of our planet that stakeholders and the NTT Group are creating and the kind of enterprise we would like to be in that future.

In the future of "People & Planet in Harmony," a sustainable society has been realized and everything in the world is connected and communicating. To realize that future, the NTT Group will engage in environmental activities with the aim of becoming a member of eco-friendly corporations in the world.

We envision three futures in which people are living in harmony with the planet. While focused on realizing those futures, we will continue to develop our core competencies: developing and providing the most advanced ICT services and technologies.

The NTT Group Environmental Statement

People & Planet in Harmony
Dedicated to Environmental Preservation

To ensure a future that is better for all life on Earth,
we are devoting a great amount of resources to groundbreaking technological advances
and superior eco-oriented ICT services.

*Adaptation: A response to the effects of climate change defined as "an action that moderates harm or exploits beneficial opportunities" according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Adaptation is positioned as an action that complements the effects of mitigation, such as reducing CO2 emissions.

Message

Five years have passed since we announced "THE GREEN VISION 2020" as the NTT Group's environmental vision in 2010. Over this period, dramatic changes associated with the global environment have taken place in the world. In Japan, East Japan and Kumamoto were ravaged by earthquakes. Countries around the world set targets for reducing greenhouse gases toward 2030, and the idea of "natural capital" emerged as a new way of looking at environmental issues.

Considering these global trends, we at the NTT Group have decided to review our environmental activities to advance toward the future beyond 2020.

The NTT Group has contributed in various ways to social development by connecting people with people through its telephone business for over a century and by connecting people and companies with information, and information with other information and goods through the information and communications businesses. We have sought to do "connecting" at every opportunity and thereby have contributed to resolving the social challenges of each era.

We believe that the NTT Group can contribute to resolving global environmental issues in a united effort involving people around the world through the value generated by "connecting."

The Paris Agreement reached at the COP21 conference in 2015 stipulates that each country sets its targets for addressing the climate change issue and takes action toward 2030 and the future that lies beyond. The agreement also included expectations for contributions that could be made by ICT. Furthermore, there is growing expectation that ICT could be applied to address other issues as well, such as the effective use of fossil and mineral resources, chemical substances, protection of water and forest resources, and biodiversity.

Aspiring to meet these expectations, we have formulated "The NTT Group Environmental Statement," which expresses the future of our planet that we hope to create with all our stakeholders, the kind of enterprise we would like to become in that future, and the environmental activities we should carry out toward that common future.

We also set "The Eco Strategy 2030," which is the targets of our environmental activities until fiscal 2031, to guide us toward the future expressed in "The NTT Group Environmental Statement."

United under "The NTT Group Environmental Statement," the NTT Group will continue to engage in environmental activities as it plays its part in the sustainable development of society.

the NTT Group Environmental Statement

The Eco Strategy 2030

As a result of our materiality analysis, we have identified the NTT Group's key environmental issues to be climate change, energy (electricity), resources, and ecosystems. Related to these important issues, we have set "The Eco Strategy 2030" as the targets of the environmental activities of fiscal 2030.

Realizing a Low Carbon Future
  • We will contribute to reducing the CO2 emissions of society by at least 10 times more than the NTT Group's own emissions.
  • We will raise power efficiency per data transmission in our telecommunications businesses by at least 10 times compared to fiscal 2014 levels.
  • We will play our part in adapting to climate change by actively promoting initiatives through all our activities and by collaborating with our stakeholders.
Implementing Closed Loop Recycling
  • We will achieve zero emissions* with regard to the final disposal rate for waste discharged from the NTT Group.
Planning a Future of Natural Harmony
  • We will play our part in preserving ecosystems by actively promoting initiatives through all our activities and by collaborating with our stakeholders.

*Zero emissions: The NTT Group considers a final disposal rate of 1% or less to satisfy zero emissions conditions.



Realizing a Low Carbon Future

Low Carbon

To realize a low carbon future and adapt to the effects of climate change, we have set three targets leading up to fiscal 2031. These are reducing overall CO2 emissions across society, improving telecom power efficiency, and adapting to climate change.

Reduction of CO2 Emissions across Society

We will contribute to reducing the CO2 emissions of society by at least 10 times more than the NTT Group's own emissions.

Significance

We will seek to curb our own CO2 emissions (red ball) generated by the NTT Group's businesses while contributing to overall reductions in CO2 emissions across society (green ball) through the provision of services and technologies.

Actions

  • Provide services and technologies that contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions across society
  • Promote R&D that contributes to reducing CO2 emissions
  • Disseminate examples of contributions made inside and outside the Company


Reduction of CO2 Emissions across Society


Improvement of Telecom Power Efficiency

We will raise power efficiency per data transmission in our telecommunications businesses by at least 10 times compared to fiscal 2014 levels.

Significance

We will seek to raise the efficiency of our electricity use, which is essential for us to continue our business. Achieving this target will also contribute to reducing CO2 emissions since electricity is the primary cause of our CO2 emissions.

Actions

  • Reduce energy consumption of communications equipment
  • Raise efficiency of communications facilities including networks and data centers
  • Promote R&D that contributes to energy conservation


Improvement of Telecom Power Efficiency

Adaptation to Climate Change

We will play our part in adapting to climate change by actively promoting initiatives through all our activities and by collaborating with our stakeholders.

Significance

We will take action on climate change by adapting as a means of moderating its effects that have already materialized and those that will be unavoidable in the mid- to long-term.

Actions

  • Disseminate examples of adaptation inside and outside the Company
  • Promote R&D that facilitates adaptation to climate change
  • Engage in initiatives with employees of the Group as well as with customers and business partners


Implementing Closed Loop Recycling

Recycling

To realize a future in which resources can be sustainable, we have set the target for fiscal 2031 as Emission of zero waste.

Emission of Zero Waste

We will achieve zero emissions* with regard to the final disposal rate for waste discharged from the NTT Group.

*Zero emissions: NTT Group considers a final disposal rate of 1% or less to satisfy zero emissions conditions.

Significance

We will seek to promote resource circulation by effectively utilizing resources, which are primarily mineral and fossil resources, in the NTT Group's operations.

Actions

  • Maintain and advance 3R activities
  • Prolong the useful life of communications infrastructure
  • Promote R&D that contributes to the effective utilization of resources


Emission of Zero Waste


Planning a Future of Natural Harmony

Natural Harmony

To realize a future where the beauty and bounty of our natural world is sustained, we have set the target for fiscal 2031 as Preservation of the Earth's ecosystem.

Preservation of the Earth's Ecosystem

We will play our part in preserving ecosystems by actively promoting initiatives through all our activities and by collaborating with our stakeholders.

Significance

Recognizing ecosystem as the foundation that sustains our social activities, we will promote preservation of the Earth's ecosystem. We will pursue initiatives centered on preserving biodiversity and work to solve issues related to the blessings from these ecosystems, such as water and food.

Actions

  • Promote activities for preserving ecosystems, such as tree planting and greening, both inside and outside the Company
  • Carry out educational activities and human resource development both inside and outside the Company
  • Promote R&D that contributes to preserving ecosystems
  • Engage in initiatives with employees of the Group as well as with customers and local communities


Roadmap to 2030

We plan to annually disclose results regarding "The Eco Strategy 2030" and consider necessary improvements for our activities and targets for fiscal 2031 every five years based on our achievements.

Roadmap to 2030

Identifying the Priority Environmental Issues of NTT Group

When identifying NTT Group's CSR Priority Activities, we carried out a detailed materiality analysis of environmental issues. Consequently, climate change and ecosystems have been identified as important environmental issues in society. Climate change, energy (electricity) and resources have been identified as important environmental issues to NTT Group's business activities. We are contributing to solving important environmental issues in society through all our activities, such as by providing ICT services and developing groundbreaking technologies and activities undertaken by our employees. Based on this perspective, we have identified using ICT to contribute to the environment, reducing the environmental impact of business operations, and effectively using resources as NTT Group's CSR Priority Activities.

We will work to reduce our own environmental impact with regard to the environmental issues of significant importance to NTT Group's business activities.

NTT Group CSR Priority Activities (Protect the Global Environment)

NTT Group CSR Priority Activities
(Protect the Global Environment)

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Important environmental issues in society

Priority issues Climate change Ecosystems
Risks Climate change may cause various risks including abnormal weather and shortages of water or food. Blessings from ecosystems, including biodiversity, are essential to all life, including humankind, and the loss of ecosystems may cause stagnation in social activities.
Response We must pursue initiatives on mitigation aimed at reducing CO2 emissions for all society. We must also pursue adaptation initiatives. Efforts must be made across society to coexist with nature and ensure that we receive the blessings from the ecosystems on a sustainable basis.

Contribute to resolving environmental issues for society through all our activities

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Important environmental issues in NTT Group's business activities

Priority issues Climate change Energy Resources
Risks Disasters associated with climate change may lead to a suspension of our operations. Energy, electricity in particular, is essential for the provision of our services, and a shortage may lead to a suspension of our operations. Depletion of resources, both metal and nonmetal, affects the maintenance of the communications infrastructure (communications networks) and may disrupt business continuity.
Response Approximately 95% of the NTT Group's CO2 emissions are generated by electricity. Therefore, initiatives to address electricity use are important both as measures for mitigating climate change and for reducing power shortages. It is important to use resources in sustainable ways.

Reduce our own environmental impact


Steps of Materiality Analysis to Focus on Our Priority Environmental Issues

STEP 1 Identification of environmental issues

We examined environmental issues by focusing on the entire value chain and identifying deficiencies in our input (procurement and purchasing) and the environmental impact generated by our output (emissions and waste). We referred to a number of guidelines to assist in identifying issues.

*Referenced guidelines
GRI-G4, ISO 26000, ISO 14000:2015, DJSI, Quick ESG assessment criteria, LIME3

Identification of environmental issues

STEP 2 Assessment of environmental issues

We assessed the identified environmental issues based on the two axes of "Significance of risks to society" and "Significance of risks to the NTT Group's business activities."

As shown in the diagram at right, we identified important environmental issues in society and important environmental issues to the NTT Group's business activities.

The assessment was carried out through internal discussions incorporating external third-party opinion, and the results of the assessment were approved by the NTT Group Global Environmental Protection Promotion Committee chaired by the general manager of the NTT Environmental Protection Office.

*Risks were assessed solely on the basis of their significance and not on their causes, and impact was assessed as being global in scope.

Assessment of environmental issues

STEP 3 Decision on actions for resolving environmental issues

We are aware that contributing to resolving the important environmental issues in society by providing ICT services and technologies is a unique activity of the NTT Group. We will take action toward resolving these issues for society by contributing through all our activities, including activities of our employees.

With regard to the environmental issues that are important in the NTT Group's business activities, we will particularly focus on measures and initiatives for reducing the environmental impact of the NTT Group's own business activities.

Decision on actions for resolving environmental issues

Participating in international initiatives

Participation in SBT*1

NTT Corporation has set greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for 2030 as NTT Group and was approved by the SBT (Science Based Targets) initiative.

NTT group will steadily promote initiatives based on SBT, such as the use of renewable energy, so that we achieve zero environmental impact and contribute to the reduction of the environmental impact of our customers, companies, and society.

NTT Group Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Targets

Scope1 and 2*2 : 30% reduction by FY2030 from FY2018(Well-below2.0℃)

Scope3*3 : 15% reduction by FY2030 from FY2018

*1.Science Based Targets : Scientifically based greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for corporates in accordance with the Paris Agreement. The SBT initiative, a climate change initiative by the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), designates the targets.

*2.Scope1 : Direct emissions of greenhouse gases by businesses, such as fuel combustion
Scope2 : Indirect emissions from the use of electricity, heat and steam supplied by other companies

*3.Scope3 : Indirect emissions other than Scope 1 and Scope 2 (Emissions in the supply chain related to business activities)



Participation in EP100*4 and EV100*5

NTT Group has participated in the EP100 and EV100 international initiatives for energy efficiency sponsored by The Climate Group. By participating in international initiatives like these, we will be declaring NTT Group's environmental initiatives to the outside world and expressing our stance toward addressing international environmental issues.

EP100 : We will double energy efficiency between fiscal 2018 and fiscal 2026 in our telecommunications business.

EV100 : We will have 50% of our vehicles be electric vehicles by 2025, and 100% by 2030.

*4.EP100 : An international initiative by which participating companies aim to double the energy efficiency of their businesses (through 50% improvement in energy consumption efficiency, etc.).

*5.EV100 : An international initiative to promote companies' use of electric vehicles and to improve the environment for electric vehicles.