Toward Net-Zero CO2 Emissions

JX Metals group considers climate change as an urgent issue that requires to be resolved on a global scale, and is further accelerating its efforts to achieve its ultimate goal of net-zero CO2 emissions.

JX Metals group's Environmental Targets (Long-term Targets)

fiscal 2030 of reducing the Group's CO2 emissions to 50 percent of fiscal 2018 emissions,(*) net-zero CO2 emissions by fiscal 2050

  • These targets are scope 1 and scope 2.

Scope 1 emissions are those from energy consumption (fuel), emissions other than from energy consumption (waste oil, waste plastic, sludge, waste wood), and emissions from reducing agents, converted to equivalent CO2.
Scope 2 emissions are those from electricity consumption converted to equivalent CO2. Emissions from electricity consumption include those from thermal energy (consuming steam, hot water, cold water) supplied by third parties.

Measures to achieve the targets

We take a variety of measures to achieve the targets.

  • Adoption of CO2-free electric power
  • Creation of renewable energy
  • Reduction of energy consumption
  • Fuel switching and fundamental process development

JX Metals group's plants with CO2-free electric power

We are progressively introducing CO2-free electricity to all of our business areas and offices, including our main business sites in Japan and overseas.

Mineral Resources Business

Caserones Copper Mine

Metals & Recycling Business

Saganoseki Smelter & Refinery (JX Metals Smelting Co.,Ltd.)

Functional Materials Business

Kurami works

Thin Film Materials Business

Isohara works

Tantalum and Niobium Business

Goslar (TANIOBIS GmbH)

Functional Materials Business, Metals & Recycling Business, others

Hitachi works

Head office in The Okura Prestige Tower

ICMM Member Companies' Responses to Climate Change

International Council on Mining & Metals(ICMM) is comprised of the world's non-ferrous metals companies.
In October 2021, ICMM announced its goal that all member companies will achieve net zero Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas(GHG) emissions by 2050 or sooner in line with the ambitions of the Paris Agreement.
As a member company of ICMM, we support this initiative and are promoting efforts to achieve the target.

Related materials can be found on the ICMM website. And you can also check out the video here.