Mitsubishi Public Affairs Committee

Green Diamonds highlights the ongoing efforts of Mitsubishi companies to foster a greener, more sustainable planet and brighter, more vibrant communities through wide-ranging environmental and social initiatives.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), was awarded the 2016 Grand Prize for Excellence in Energy Efficiency and Conservation (Director-Generalfs Prize) by the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy for its GART (constant speed) and GART I (variable speed) series of centrifugal chillers.
     The GART / GART- I series offers cooling capacities ranging from 500 to 5,400 refrigeration tons. MHI Thermal Systemsfs award-winning products were highly acclaimed for their performance, compactness, and compatibility with larger capacity systems which have earned praise from a wide range of users.
     Mitsubishi Electric, meanwhile, was awarded the 2016 New Energy Award by the New Energy Foundation for its station energy-saving inverter (S-

EIV). These inverters reduce grid power requirements by supplying surplus regenerative energy generated from train brakes to station facilities.
     With a drip-proof, dustproof and anticorrosion housing protecting it from harsh outdoor conditions, the cubedesign S-EIV was highly acclaimed for its compact size and low weight which enable it to be installed at stations with limited space, as well as making a significant energy saving contribution in Japanfs railway network.

GART series

The station energy-saving inverter (S-EIV), Compact and high performance.

The mid-term greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target set by Kirin Holdings for Kirin Group companies in Japan and overseas has been approved by the Science Based Target (SBT) international initiative. Kirin Holdings is the first Japanese food products company to achieve this. The company has set water resources, bioresources, containers and packaging and global warming as its four main targets in its Long-term Environmental Vision for the Kirin Group. The target approved by the SBT initiative relates to the prevention

of global warming, and the Kirin Groupfs participation in the initiative is expected to see an acceleration in the number of companies adopting such an approach both in Japan and overseas.
     After the approval of its target, Kirin Holdings started using hydroelectric power, which produces no carbon, at two Kirin Group plants in April this year and is also looking to utilize its Green Power Certificates in switching to renewable energy sources to power its operations.

Kirin Beverage Shonan Plant

Kirin Brewery Toride Plant

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On April 1 this year, a deck officer named Tomoko Konishi became the first woman in NYKfs 132-year history to be promoted to the rank of captain. In 2004, NYK became the first oceangoing Japanese company to accept women deck officers when it employed Ms Konishi, who had graduated from the National Institute of Technology, Toba College in Mie prefecture, that year. After joining NYK, Ms Konishi has worked aboard containerships, pure car and truck carriers, and LNG carriers, among others, as a pioneering female officer. She has been active in a number of fields and has also used her onboard

Captain Tomoko Konishi

experiences in office work.
     Since 2004, the number of women officers has continued to rise, and the

company currently has 19 working all over the world at sea and on land. NYK will continue with its efforts to encourage diversity in the workforce by improving the workplace environment and promoting human resources.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources in February regarding a joint study into environmental load reduction using the electrification technology employed in the companyfs Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid EV and i-MiEV EV models. CEO Osamu Masuko stated that he very much wanted to contribute

to environmental load reduction utilizing the electrification technology the company had developed and evolved in its Outlander PHEV and i-MiEV models. The company is looking to invite other Philippine governmental institutions and research institutions, including universities, and electric companies, to participate in the project.