Conserving the Environment (Connecting and Protecting Lives)

Connecting and protecting livesConserving the environment

We will proactively drive a shift to renewable energy to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050 and reduce the environmental burden on society through the use of ICTs.

Social Issue

Achieving net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050 to curb rapid temperature increases

Case 01

KDDI GREEN PLAN 2017-2030

KDDI promotes the following three focus topics, namely, (1) Climate Action, (2) Creating a Recycling-Oriented Society, and (3) Conservation of Biodiversity. In particular, KDDI has been promoting initiatives in Climate Action with a target of reducing our CO2 emissions by 7% in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2031 compared to the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014 based on the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement adopted by COP21 and the Plan for Global Warming Countermeasures by the Japanese government.

Case 02

Mobile Phone Recycling: 99.8% Material Recycle Rate

KDDI manually disassembles used mobile phones collected from customers into circuit boards and plastics. We collect gold, silver, and copper from circuit boards while recycling as much plastics as possible. When a machine is used to disassemble mobile phones, plastics end up being burned in the incineration process and cannot be recycled. Therefore, we at KDDI perform all disassembly manually to prevent recyclable resources from being wasted.