Policies and Regulations

Being Aware of Climate Change

Corporations are expected to fulfill their social responsibility to address climate change resulting from global warming. Moreover, undertaking environmentally friendly business activities will help make corporations themselves more sustainable. Measures to address climate change include mitigation measures, which entail curbing the advance of global warming by reducing the emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs), and adaptation measures, which entail limiting the impact of water shortages, temperature increases, more frequent typhoons and other changes to the environment that are expected to arise due to global warming.
Our Theme Parks, which are visited by a large number of Guests every day, can be described as one large “city.” To ensure that our Guests can spend a comfortable time with peace of mind in this city and to preserve and pass on the precious global environment to future generations, while also continuing to deliver happiness, the OLC Group must shoulder the responsibility of implementing mitigating and adaptive environmental activities in a sincere manner.

The OLC Group’s Approach

We will take mitigation measures that is to reduce the emissions of GHGs to tackle climate change. We had been striving to reduce per-unit CO₂ emissions by 1% each year on average from the FY 2016 level by FY 2020.

We are now taking measures to achieve our new medium to long term target of reducing GHG emissions* by 51% in comparison to FY 2013 levels by FY 2030 and achieving net zero by FY 2050.
Furthermore, we are also working to take adaptation measures in order to minimize the impact of rising temperatures on our Guests.

 

*GHG emissions include Scope1 and Scoope2

Long-term Targets and Targets for 2030 for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction

Our group has set the following target in order to address our ESG materiality “Measures to address climate change and natural disasters.”

Key
Goal Indicator (KGI)
Quantitative target /
Qualitative target
Target year(FY)
Greenhouse gas
emissions*
51% reduction (vs. FY 2013 levels) 2030
Net zero 2050

*Greenhouse gas emissions include Scope1 and Scoope2

Medium-term Target in Reducing Per-unit CO2 Emissions by FY 2020

Our Group has been working to reduce per-unit*1 CO₂ emissions, aiming to achieve the FY 2020 medium-term target of reducing emissions by 1% each year from the FY 2016 level by FY2020. The target of per-unit CO₂ emissions in FY2020 was  0.158 t-CO₂/m².

Changes in per-unit CO2 emissions

*1 Amount of CO₂ emissions per floor-area of facilities pertaining to Tokyo Disney Resort business (CO₂ emissions / Gross floor area of buildings)

*2 Decreased due to the impact of the temporary closure and shortened operating hours of our Theme Parks(FY2020).

Information Disclosure based on TCFD Framework

Our Group endeavors to identify the diverse risks and opportunities stemming from environmental issues. Advancing climate change is expected to exacerbate natural disasters, including raising temperatures and sea levels and causing serious typhoons and floods. Such events may affect the business of our Group in different ways. Meanwhile, if we can address these issues appropriately, we believe that we can strengthen our competitiveness and gain new business opportunities. Based on this belief, we have categorized the risks and opportunities related to climate change. Having endorsed the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) in April 2022, our Group proceeds with the disclosure of information on the risks and opportunities related to climate change and their analyses.

 

Reference scenarios
Physical risks:RCP1.9,RCP2.6,RCP8.5
Transition risks:IEA B2DS,IEA 2DS,IEA SDS,IEA STEPS (previously IEA NPS)

 

 

Participation in the External Initiative

Our Group is a member of Tokyo Zero-emission Innovation Bay. The organization was established to build an innovative area of zero-emission technology around Tokyo Bay with various energy suppliers and users around it. The initiative aims to elevate the area into the biggest research/development and PR points against climate change with their pursuit of renewable energy technology or the electric network. 134 organizations and institutions participate in the initiative. We will take our responsibility towards climate change along with their philosophy. 

The OLC Group’s Environmental Policy (Revised May 2022)

The OLC Group undertakes environmental activities in line with Our Environmental Policy.

Management Structures

The OLC Group’s Structures to Address Climate Change

Our Group has established an Environmental Action Committee chaired by the Supervisor of the Corporate Strategy Planning Division (Executive Director and Executive Vice President Officer). The committee is responsible for planning and setting targets for the Company’s environmental activities including against climate change, and has established the Subcommittee on Climate Change to conduct fact-finding surveys, devise strategies for addressing climate change issues, and implement initiatives to reduce environmental impact. 
Since FY 2010, the Chairperson of the Environmental Action Committee has been appointed to supervise our energy management pursuant to the Amended Act on the Rational Use of Energy with the goal of systematically performing the proactive conservation of energy. Through Environmental Action Committee, targets and plans regarding environment actions are reported to the Board of Directors annually as well as when significant environmental issues come up. Approved by the Board of Dirctors, “Climate change and natural disasters” will be our focus area on environmental actions until 2030. We will establish plans of mitigations and adoptions to the climate change, while incorporating it to the business strategy.

Energy Management System

Visualization of electricity consumption
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Visualization of electricity consumption

Our proprietary energy management system (EMS) visualizes electricity consumption within our two Theme Parks and back office.
The EMS collects and analyzes data on energy consumption using IT through sensors attached to all facilities. This system has enabled us to identify inconsistent or wasteful electricity use by monitoring the operation hours and temperature settings of air conditioners, and the lighting time and illumination level settings of lighting equipment, among others, and to implement measures to make improvements based on collaborations with relevant organizations, contributing to the establishment of a Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle for CO₂ emissions reduction.

In recognition of our organizational EMS-based energy-saving initiative, we received the 2018 Minister of the Environment Award for Global Warming Prevention Activity in the category for practical environmental measures and proliferation in December 2018.

Actions and Performances

Mitigating Climate Change

Approximately 70% of our Group’s current CO₂ emissions result from electricity use. Our Group has introduced a combination of different measures related to the mitigation of climate change in an effort to reduce CO₂ emissions on an ongoing basis. In FY 2020, we suspended the use of all show effects and reduced the number of filtration pumps operating in the water areas at Tokyo DisneySea.
We will continue exploring mitigation measures to stop the progress of global warming.

Initiative example

Outline

Installation of power generators

  • Total output: 17,500 kW
  • Aims to help cut peak-demand grid energy use in summer

Installation of energy-efficient facilities and equipment in the Central Energy Plant*

  • Introduced large-scale heat-source facilities in the planning stages of Theme Parks
  • Installe turbo refrigerators

Carbon Offset

  • Continued since FY 2014
  • Selected total of 2,000 t-CO₂ of carbon for fuel cell battery for home use in FY 2020

Switching to LEDs

 

Tokyo Disney Resort

  • Switched lighting to LEDs for Cinderella’s Castle, Mount Prometheus, roof rim illumination, and outdoor spaces and stores
  • At “it’s a small world” the attraction reopened in 2018, the amount of lighting equipment was increased by over 60% while energy consumption was cut by more than 50%.

Use of renewable energy

 

Tokyo Disney Resort

  • Installed solar panels atop eight buildings (output of over 600 MWh)
  • Introduced geothermal and hot spring energy at our proprietary strawberry farm (Teshikaga, Hokkaido), significantly reducing the consumption of fossil fuels

Use of Biomass Packaging

 

Tokyo Disney Resort

  • Using biomass packaging made partly from plant-based materials
  • Cultivating plants used as raw materials in a way that protects the ecosystem
  • Reduced yearly CO₂ emissions by about 40% compared to conventional products, which mainly used petroleum-based materials

Conversion of Vehicles inside Theme Parks to Electric Vehicles

 

Tokyo Disney Resort

  • Converted seven vehicles to electric vehicles
    [Electric vehicles introduced]
  • Big City Vehicles that operate inside Tokyo DisneySea
  • Vehicles used for Disney’s Royal Dream Wedding program offered at Tokyo Disneyland

*It is an integrated heat-source unit that generates heat for the air-conditioning systems at a single location for distribution to various facilities, thus making it unnecessary to install this equipment in individual buildings.

Central monitoring system at the Central Energy Plant
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Central monitoring system at the Central Energy Plant
Solar panels installed atop company building
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Solar panels installed atop company building
Biomass packaging materials made from plants
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Biomass packaging materials made from plants
Electric car in operation in Tokyo DisneySea
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Electric car in operation in Tokyo DisneySea

FY 2020 CO2 Emissions

In FY 2020, CO₂ emissions by our Group amounted to 144,000 t-CO₂
*Decreased due to the impact of the temporary closure and shortened operating hours of our Theme Parks.

Unit: t-CO₂
FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020
198,000 198,000 186,000 144,000

 

For the amount of CO₂ emitted at the Tokyo Disney Resort, please refer to the Environment Related Data.

Environmentally Friendly Transport

Our Group is endeavoring to reduce the environmental impact of transportation.

Initiative example

Outline

Emissions Reductions for Commercial Vehicles and Low-Emission Vehicles

  • Promoting the use of light, hybrid and electricity-powered vehicles to reduce CO₂, nitrogen oxide (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) emissions from company vehicles
  • Replaced all company buses operating on our office grounds with hybrid vehicles

Formulation of the OLC Group Eco-driving Rules

  • Formulated based on the eco-driving rules promoted by the Japanese government
  • Requesting employees and suppliers to comply with our Group’s Rules
Installed signs aimed at discouraging idling in Theme Park parking areas
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Installed signs aimed at discouraging idling in Theme Park parking areas

Adapting to Climate Change

Tokyo Disney Resort

As a form of adaptation, our Group continues to take measures against thunderstorms, typhoons and other natural disasters, and to address rising temperatures in order to prevent heat stroke both indoors and outdoors. We intend to keep exploring such adaptive measures, anticipating changes that are expected to occur in relation to the climate due to global warming.

Measures taken in FY 2020

Installed fans in the Guests’ waiting area for Jasmine’s Flying Carpets

Installed spot air coolers at locations where Cast Members stand (at some attractions)

Fans installed in the waiting areas for Jasmine’s Flying Carpets
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Fans installed in the waiting areas for Jasmine’s Flying Carpets
Spot air coolers installed at locations where Cast Members stand
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Spot air coolers installed at locations where Cast Members stand

Positions Regarding Climate Change Laws and Regulations

Our Group supports laws and regulations regarding climate change such as the Act on the Rationalization etc. of Energy Use and the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures. We annually submit reports of our energy use, progress against the targets of energy conservation, and emissions of greenhouse gasses.

Environment Related Data

Tokyo Disney Resort

Data on environmental performances of FY2020.