SUSTAINABILITY Supply Chain

Environmental Preservation Activities throughout the Supply Chain
Reducing CO2 Emissions throughout the Supply Chain

LAWSON uses energy and various other resources in its store operations, impacting the environment

Our environmental impact is due not only to our own, direct operations, but to all stages in the supply chain, from raw material procurement to product manufacturing, logistics, sales, disposal, and recycling. We strive to understand our environmental impact at each stage, review steps needed for reduction, and take action to reduce energy consumption, resource use, and waste.

We are particularly focused on understanding the CO2 emissions of our supply chain, and every year we ask our business partners, including factories that manufacture rice products and distribution centers, to cooperate in a questionnaire to understand their CO2 emissions. Going forward, we will examine items that need to be addressed and promote the reduction of CO2 emissions by verifying changes over time and the effects of our reduction measures.

Material Flow in Our Supply Chain

Notes :

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The numbers placed after "CO2" correspond to those in the table below
Material Flow in Our Supply Chain

CO2 emissions from our supply chain in fiscal 2020

Categories Details CO2 emissions
(kt-CO2)
Scope1 (Direct emissions) Gasoline consumption of company vehicles (6) 4.3
Scope2 (Indirect emissions) Electricity consumption of the Headquarters, regional offices, branches, and stores (5) (7) 980.7
Scope3 (Other indirect emissions) Raw materials purchased
(Private and national brand products, plastic shopping bags, etc.)(1) (2)
4025.7
Electricity consumption associated with procurement of electric power 144.9
Energy consumption of the delivery centers (3) (4) 101.0
In-store waste, and industrial waste due to store closures and remodeling (5) 20.6
Business trips of Lawson Headquarters’ employees (7) 0.9
Disposal of containers, chopsticks, and plastic shopping bags (5) 23.8
Total 5,301.9

* Calculated in reference to Ver. 3.1 of the Emission Intensity Database based on Ver. 1.0 of the Industry-specific Explanation (Retail Industry) of the Basic Guidelines for Calculating Greenhouse Gas Emissions through the supply chain. It does not cover all of Lawson's supply chain. Scope 2 includes electricity consumption by stores from 2020.

Scope1
Direct CO2 emissions from sources such as fuels used by the company.
(For Lawson, this applies to the gasoline usage of company vehicles.)
Scope2
CO2 emissions from the use of purchased electricity (CO2 emissions from electricity used by offices and stores)
Scope3
CO2 emissions arising from company operations other than scopes 1 and 2.


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