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that Contribute to Environmental Solutions

The AGC Group's Approach

Aiming to Offset Annual CO2 Emissions by Six Times in 2020

Vast amounts of energy are needed to produce glass and chemicals. Therefore, with a keen awareness of the impact that its glass and chemical operations have on the environment, the Group is working to reduce energy consumption from its production activities, in addtion to proactively developing and supplying energy-saving and energy-creating products. To spur on these efforts, the Group created its own CO2 emissions reduction slogan in 2014.

CO2 Emissions Reduction Slogan
The AGC Group, through its energy-saving and energy-creating products, will enable avoidance of over six times AGC Group’s own annual CO2 emissions in 2020.

While the AGC Group projects its annual CO2 emissions to reach about 13 million tons in 2020, it is also aiming for an 80-million-ton reduction of CO2 emissions enabled through its energy-saving and energy-creating products by the same year. Accordingly, it expects the reduction through those products to offset its emissions by around six times. The amount of 80 million tons is equivalent to the energy consumed by approximately 16 million average households per year*1.

  • * 1Annual CO2 emissions for one household: Approx. 5 tons (2015)
  • Source:Greenhouse Gas Inventory Office of Japan (Japanese only)
  • * 2The AGC Group's estimated annual CO2 emissions in 2020
  • * 3The amount of CO2 reduction if the energy-saving and energy-creating products manufactured in 2020 are used to the end of their
    useful lives
  • The AGC Group's Major Energy-Saving and Energy-Creating Products

    Sunbalance(TM)Heat insulating Low-E double glazing glass

    Heat insulating Low-E
    double glazing glass
    SunbalanceTM

    ATTOCH(TM)Low-E glass ideal for energy-saving window restorations

    Low-E glass ideal for energy-saving window
    restorations
    ATTOCHTM

    Sunjoule(TM)Integrated building glass module for solar power generation

    Integrated building glass module for solar power
    generation
    SunjouleTM

    Glass that cuts 99% of ultraviolet rays

    Glass that cuts 99% of
    ultraviolet rays

    AMOLEA(TM)Next-generation low-GWP environmentally friendly fluorinated refrigerant

    Next-generation low-GWP environmentally friendly
    fluorinated refrigerant
    AMOLEATM

    HFO-1234yf Next-generation automobile air conditioning refrigerant

    Next-generation automobile air conditioning refrigerant
    HFO-1234yf

    Flemion(TM)Fluoropolymer ion-exchange membranes

    Fluoropolymer ion-exchange membranes
    FlemionTM

    Tough Coore(TM)Road surface thermal insulation ceramics

    Road surface thermal insulation ceramics
    Tough CooreTM

    Window film High-transmission heat shielding X-3 and HX-3 series films

    High-transmission heat shielding X-3 and HX-3 series
    films
    Window film

    Sunmax (TM) Premium Highly permeable light-condensing solar power generation mirror glass

    Highly permeable light-condensing solar power
    generation mirror glass
    SUNMAXTM Premium

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