CyberAgent is making efforts to reduce environmental burdens and maintain optimization in its operations to contribute to preserving the global environment and achieving a sustainable society.
Due to the nature of our business, which is mainly in the Internet domain, the calculation of CO2 emissions covers emissions from our main domestic offices, emissions from the data centers for the operation of the internet services we provide, employees' commuting, and business trips, etc. As a result of the consolidation of dispersed offices from March 2019 and a decrease in travel and business expenses due to the encouragement of telecommuting at the time of spread of coronavirus infection, total emissions (location-based) decreased by 35% in FY2020 compared to FY2019 and by 20% in FY2021 compared to the previous year. In addition, the emissions intensity per net sales (t-CO2/million yen, location-based) for FY2021 is very low at 0.0113. We expect to expand our business continuously in coming years and increase the number of employees accordingly. However, we will strive to reduce the emissions intensity per net sales (t-CO2/million yen) by improving our business efficiency and work environment.
Promotion of Digitalization
CyberAgent is working on digitalizing internal documents, including cost calculations, invoices, and received faxes to reduce the amount of paper used in the office. By developing and providing “GEPPO,” a tool to assess employee conditions and promoting digitalization of various kind of documents related to business transactions, we create an environment where each employee can focus on their primary duties by preparing an internal system.
Security Protection and Recycle
For the disposal of documents in the office, we use a dedicated recycling box called "Mamoru-kun" (Japan Purple Inc.) to both maintain confidentiality and recycle. The amount of documents disposed of using "Mamoru-kun" decreased by 28% compared to the same period last year.
Conversion of Studio Lights into LED
CyberAgent reduces the environmental burden by saving energy. An example is to adopt LED lights for the studio that "ABEMA" uses for shooting. LED emits less harmful rays, such as heat rays and UV, and will also lead to cutting down stress found in shooting, like heat factors.
Collection of Used Cosmetic Bottles
"N organic," a natural lifestyle brand operated by Shiroku, Inc., a subsidiary of CyberAgent, is engaged in sustainable beauty initiatives such as recycling marble (Terazo) made from crushed used cosmetic bottles into floors and sinks in its directly managed stores. In July 2020, in collaboration with TerraCycle, Inc., N organic launched the Eco Program to collect used cosmetic containers and recycle them as a new resource. All used cosmetic containers (plastic, glass, and aluminum containers) of N Organic and other brands will be collected at the Yurakucho Marui store, and customers who bring their used cosmetic containers will receive a 500 yen off coupon to be used in the store. We aim to contribute to marine plastic pollution and the reduction of waste, which are currently global problems.