Efforts to Address Climate Change
The proper management of climate change risk and the promotion of measures to deal with global warming will lead to solutions to social problems and will contribute to maintaining and increasing corporate value. The Nomura Group, as a multinational corporation with offices around the world, is making every effort to help resolve climate change issues through its business activities and to reduce the impact of its business activities on the natural environment.
We collect and disclose environmental information, and, since FY2009/10, we have introduced third-party assurance verifications to ensure the reliability of this information. Moreover, Nomura participates in the "Project for Improving the Basis for Disclosure of Environmental Information." Nomura also engages in initiatives aimed at appropriate environmental information disclosure. In each region, based on the regulations established by local governments, we prepare plans for dealing with global warming and submit these to the government authorities.
Reducing Power Consumption
We are reducing power consumption at Group-owned buildings under an ongoing program of replacing electrical equipment and air-conditioning equipment with energy-saving models and managing these with greater efficiency. For example, we are encouraging the replacement of air-conditioning units with more efficient models and implementing energy-saving operations by reducing hours of usage and adjusting room temperature settings. We are also lowering emissions from our heating systems by replacing oil-fueled models with gas-powered units.
Expanding the Use of Renewable Energy
The Nomura Group is working to lighten the impact of its activities on the environment through the purchase of renewable power. Our purchases of green power began domestically in 2006, and these reached a cumulative total of 95.76 million kWh in FY2020/21. Beginning in 2014, we have set a goal of continuing these purchases of green power (from biomass power generation and other green sources) until FY2022. Since FY2020, the Toyosu Bayside Cross Tower, our new base following the relocation of our head office functions in the Nihonbashi area in Tokyo, has also been powered by green electricity. In addition, in London and other EMEA offices, most of the electric power is generated by renewable energy sources, including hydroelectric power.
Green Power Certificate Consumption from Nomura Group Events
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|January 2013||Nomura New Year's Reception "Japan in the World"||Tokyo / Nagoya / Osaka / Sapporo / Fukuoka||3,600|
|May 2013||32nd Central Bank Seminar||Tokyo||3,100|
|December 2013||Nomura Investment Forum 2013||Tokyo||10,200|
|December 2013||Nomura IR Individual Investor Fair 2013||Tokyo||7,000|
|January 2014||Nomura New Year's Reception "Japan in the World"||Tokyo / Nagoya / Osaka / Sapporo / Fukuoka||3,600|
|April 2014||33rd Central Bank Seminar||Tokyo||3,000|
|December 2014||Nomura Investment Forum 2014||Tokyo||3,744|
|January 2015||Nomura New Year's Reception "Japan in the World"||Tokyo / Nagoya / Osaka / Sapporo / Fukuoka||3,570|
|April 2015||34th Central Bank Seminar||Tokyo||3,400|
|December 2015||Nomura Investment Forum 2015||Tokyo||6,465|
|December 2015||Nomura IR Individual Investor Fair 2015||Tokyo||20,410|
|January 2016||Nomura New Year's Reception "Japan in the World"||Tokyo / Nagoya / Osaka / Sapporo / Fukuoka||4,893|
|March 2016||Nomura Holdings, Inc. 90th Anniversary Event||Tokyo||9,205|
|December 2016||Nomura Investment Forum 2016||Tokyo||2,130|
|January 2017||Nomura New Year's Reception "Japan in the World"||Tokyo / Nagoya / Osaka / Sapporo / Fukuoka||4,893|
|December 2017||Nomura Investment Forum 2017||Tokyo||2,130|
|January 2018||Nomura New Year's Reception "Japan in the World"||Tokyo / Nagoya / Osaka / Sapporo / Fukuoka||4,893|
|December 2018||Nomura Investment Forum 2018||Tokyo||2,100|
|January 2019||Nomura New Year's Reception "Japan in the World"||Tokyo / Nagoya / Osaka / Sapporo / Fukuoka||4,892|
|December 2019||Nomura Investment Forum 2019||Tokyo||2,100|
|January 2020||Nomura New Year's Reception "Japan in the World"||Tokyo / Nagoya / Osaka / Sapporo / Fukuoka||4,113|
Responding to Regional Regulations and Policies for Energy
In each region, based on the regulations established by local governments, we prepare plans for dealing with global warming and submit these to the government authorities.
Environmental Security Regulations of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Report on Climate Change Policies
Under its Environmental Security Regulations, the Tokyo metropolitan government has prepared and submitted this report since fiscal 2010 based on the System for Reporting on Climate Change Activities of Small and Medium-Sized Companies, which covers stipulated business establishments within the City of Tokyo.
Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) Framework
The Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting was implemented on 1st April 2019 in the UK. The introduction of SECR coincides with the end of the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC), with Nomura completing their final year of CRC reporting in 2019 following seven years of successfully delivering compliance.
Nomura as a qualifying company is required to report on their UK GHG emissions with intensity metrics and any energy efficiency initiatives as part of their annual Director’s Report. Nomura is well positioned to meet and deliver on these annual reporting requirements with its existing robust data collection and reporting processes, and successfully undergo any external auditing requirements.
The United Kingdom Government introduced the SECR Scheme in 2019. The scheme mandates the reporting of carbon emissions and energy use in the business premises of qualifying companies.
EU Energy Efficiency Directive (EU EED) Article (Europe)
Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive came into force in 2014 which mandates all qualifying large organizations to undertake energy audits every 4 years to ensure understanding of their own energy use and identify any cost effective energy saving measures.
ESOS was developed by the UK government in response to Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive and came into force in July 2014. In order to meet these requirements, NIP met compliance by establishing an ISO 50001 certified Energy Management System. This system is audited every year to ensure compliance is continuously met and certification awarded.
Energy audits have been completed at other European Nomura sites to ensure compliance is met and energy efficiency improvement opportunities are identified and implemented where possible.
Reducing CO2 Emissions from Employee Travel
Approximately 99.9% of company vehicles that we lease in Japan are defined by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport as low-emission models. All newly introduced vehicles in FY2019/20 were low-emission models. We have also introduced fuel cell vehicles since fiscal 2014. We will deploy more such low-emission vehicles as existing leases expire. In FY2021/22, Nomura Securities is working to reduce total CO2 emissions from all of its leased vehicles in comparison with the fiscal year ended March 2020.
In 2019, we introduced telematics in our leased vehicles. Telematics is an IoT solution that enables the acquisition of various data using communication devices installed in automobiles. Using this system, we can collect information on the dangerous driving situations in our fleet vehicles and their fuel efficiencies, and then we can use the system to promote eco-driving and safe driving. It is also possible to check the operating status of each leased vehicle and make effective use of the vehicle.
Furthermore, in order to respond to the COVID-19, we are promoting a remote work via the effective use of various IT equipment and teleconference, and less business travels, (reducing travels by trains, vehicles, and airplanes), and therefore, we are consequently reducing the environmental impact.
Our German office has also been using a program by Deutsche Bahn, Germany's national railway operator, to run 100% of its trains on renewable energy. As a result, business travel using Deutsche Bahn has been CO2 free since 2011, cutting carbon emissions by 4,799 kilograms in the last 12 months alone.
Participating in BE FREE Tokyo Bicycle Sharing Project
Nomura is a leading partner of the Be Free Tokyo bicycle sharing project. By sharing bicycles that have a low environmental impact, the project aims to help further reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
We believe that bicycle sharing will contribute to the health of users, revitalize the area, and improve the central Tokyo environment. We continue to tackle various economic, social, and environmental issues as part of our efforts to support sustainable communities.
The Be Free Tokyo project aligns with the national Cool Choice campaign being promoted by Japan's Ministry of the Environment.
Participating in Earth Hour 2021
Nomura Group offices globally participated in the World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour 2021 on March 27. Lights were turned off for one hour starting at 8:30 p.m., local time, while employees were also encouraged to turn off unnecessary lights at home and in the office, allowing the entire group to share a renewed awareness of the importance of saving energy.
Plan Bee -Rooftop Beehive Project-
We have hosted beehives on the roof of our offices in London for the past 8 years. Honey bees are vital to sustaining our ecosystem as they pollinate the majority of the fruits, vegetables and crops that end up on our plates. Without the honey bee, our environment could change dramatically. The plight of the honey bee illustrates perfectly the interconnectivity of living things.
Through the breeding of honeybees, our employees learn about the ecosystem around the London base and experience connecting with nature. At 2020 World Environment Day, Nomura's representative hosted an interactive webinar on a themed event "Biodiversity". Based on these activities, we aim to raise our awareness of biodiversity.