Environmental strategy Guidelines
Global Environmental Charter
Our Basic Philosophy
The NTT Communications Group will actively pursue conservation of the global environment and help to bring about an environmentally friendly society through all facets of its creation and provision of high quality services benefiting customers across the globe.
Our Basic Policy
The following policies apply to all our business activities.
1. Fulfillment of corporate responsibilities
We will comply with all domestic and overseas laws and regulations relating to environmental conservation as a matter of course and we will endeavor, having assessed the environmental impact of our business activities, to prevent pollution of the environment and seek continual improvements based on established targets in areas including energy and resource conservation and waste reduction.
2. Support initiatives for an environmentally friendly society
We will, through the development and provision of information-sharing platforms relating to environmental conservation and recycling as well as networking services enabling teleworking and other new lifestyle approaches, help to bring about a society with a low environmental impact which is friendly to people and to the Earth.
3. Contribution to the environment through social interaction
We will endeavor to support day-to-day environmental protection activities in partnership with local communities and government authorities.
4. Disclosure of environmental information
We will disclose environmental information and engage in relevant communication both internally and externally.
5. Biodiversity preservation and sustainable utilization (ecosystem preservation and sustainable utilization)
We will promote harmonious coexistence with the natural world by recognizing the benefits we receive from ecosystems and the impact of our business activities upon them (in addition to taking action to reduce environmental impact).
Biodiversity Action Plan
In compliance with the NTT Group biodiversity "approach concept," established by the NTT Group
- Development Centered on Business Activities
The Group recognizes that all activity is inextricably linked to the planet and to biodiversity, understands the scope and impact at home and overseas that are related depending on the nature of a business, and promotes initiatives that are recognized as having a preservation effect.
- Development Centered on Contribution to Society
In partnership with its stakeholders the Group widely promotes initiatives toward the preservation of biodiversity, regardless of their relevance to its business.
- Implement actions that take into account the preservation of biodiversity in business activities (Green of ICT)
- Contribute to preservation of social biodiversity in business activities (Green by ICT)
- Deepen understanding of biodiversity, promote nature conservation activities together with employees, their families and the planet (Green with Team NTT)
Green Procurement Guidelines
[Green Procurement Guidelines]
NTT Communications first put in place its Green Purchasing Guidelines in 1999. These Guidelines were revised to conform to the NTT Group Energy Efficiency Guidelines Initiative in 2010. In addition to incorporating a Green of ICT approach into the Company's own ICT efforts to promote energy efficiency, the name of the Guidelines was amended to the Green Procurement Guidelines. NTT Communications has supplemented its supplier selection criteria with specific features that include its own environmental conservation initiatives as well as environmental conservation concerns in the procurement of products by applying these Guidelines.
The Company is working with suppliers to raise the quality of environmental conservation activities through green procurement initiatives. In this manner, NTT Communications is endeavoring to contribute further to society.
- Scope of green procurement application
- Definition of green procurement
- Supplier environmental conservation initiatives
- Reducing the environmental impact of products
- Recycling and waste disposal methods
Following the NTT Group’s declaration of becoming an EV100 member in October 2018, the NTT Communications Group has been aggressively shifting to hybrid vehicles to help reduce impact on the global environment and achieve the SDGs as well as to lower energy costs.
・Replace 50% of general vehicles in the corporate fleet with hybrid vehicles
・Reduce annual carrying cost of vehicles by 15%
・Replace 100% of general vehicles in the corporate fleet with hybrid vehicles