*1: SBT: Science Based Targets. The SBT Initiative promotes the setting of science-based targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in order to achieve the targets of the Paris Agreement, and also assesses and approves such targets. The SBT Initiative was established in 2015 collaboratively by four organizations: CDP (an international NGO focused on the disclosure of environmental information), the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
*2: TCFD: Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. Established by the Financial Stability Board (FSB), whose members consist of central bank governors and finance ministers of major countries. The TCFD aims to assess and disclose information about the financial impact of risks and opportunities related to climate change, and it released the TCFD Recommendations regarding information disclosure in June 2017. Financial institutions, corporations, and governments around the world have expressed their support for the Recommendations.
*3: Scope 1: Direct emissions from owned or controlled sources Scope 2: Indirect emissions from the generation of purchased energy, such as electric, steam, etc.
*4: Scope 3: All indirect emissions (not included in scope 2) that occur in the value chain of the reporting company, including both upstream and downstream emissions (e.g. raw materials, parts procurement, transportation, product usage, etc.)