Reducing Our Environmental Impacts of Business Activities
To reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and mitigate global warming, MUFG actively seeks reductions in CO2 emissions from business activities and employee travel.
Environmental Accounting Information for Our Offices
MUFG announces the results of environmental accounting from FY 2009, as part of environmentally conscious business activities, for the quantitative management of environmental efforts.
Reducing CO2 Emissions
Each group company is implementing plans for phasing in more environmentally friendly equipment at their offices and sales outlets. Efforts are also being made to reduce CO2 emissions, including turning off lights when not needed, stopping some elevators, promoting casual (cooler) attire in the summer time, changing the settings of air conditioning and heating, and having staff turn off their computers and monitors when they leave their desks.
In FY 2009, MUFG Bank and Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking became the first companies in Japanese banking industry to introduce electric vehicles for official business use. Currently about 118 electric vehicles are used at their main offices and branches. These eco-friendly vehicles (i-MiEVs) produce no CO2 emissions when operated, and have total emissions (including CO2 emissions from the electricity used for charging) that are only about 30% of the level of emissions from gasoline vehicles in the same class.
MUFG Bank (the Bank)
In accordance with laws and ordinances, each building is being equipped with energy-saving air-conditioning and lighting equipment, in our effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, for buildings located in Tokyo, in accordance with Tokyo Metropolitan Government environmental protection laws, the Bank has obtained a third party inspection rating for greenhouse gas emissions, and has published its Plan for Global Warming Countermeasures.
The Trust Bank is reducing energy consumption by installing energy-efficient lighting equipment and updating HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning) equipment and transformer equipment at its main buildings and branches. The Trust Bank is also saving energy by increasing monitoring of energy consumption at some of its main buildings.
Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities (the Securities Business)
With the Mejirodai Building having been designed and constructed to facilitate a high level of energy conservation, the Securities Business is putting efficient energy management into practice here, with a focus on the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's GHG reduction ordinance. In addition, the Securities Business is working to reduce the amount of energy used at each building it occupies.
Mitsubishi UFJ NICOS (NICOS)
At NICOS's Head Office in the Akihabara UDX Building, NICOS utilizes a “universal plan” office layout that places no pillars or dividers in a space of 140 square meters. This layout works to improve efficiency for air conditioning and lighting systems. NICOS also engages in other initiatives to conserve energy such as replacing existing lighting and office equipment with more energy-efficient ones.