Olympus Selected as a Supplier Engagement Leader 2021, the Highest Rating in the CDP Supplier Engagement Rating

February 25, 2022

Olympus Corporation ((”Olympus” –Director, Representative Executive Officer, President and CEO: Yasuo Takeuchi) has been selected by the CDP*1, an international non-profit organization, as a CDP 2021 Supplier Engagement Leader, the highest rating awarded under the Supplier Engagement Rating (SER).

SER evaluates how effectively companies work with their suppliers on addressing climate change issues. Companies receiving the highest rating are awarded as Supplier Engagement Leaders. In fiscal year 2021, the top 8% of respondents, or approximately 500 companies worldwide, including 105 Japanese companies, were selected as Supplier Engagement Leaders.

Olympus has specified carbon neutrality and enabling a circular economy as a materiality to be addressed, and has established a target of achieving carbon neutrality by 2030 with net-zero CO2 emissions from its site operations (Scope 1 and 2*2) . For this purpose, we are engaged in manufacturing improvement activities, energy conservation measures, renewable energy introduction, and other initiatives. In addition, Olympus will monitor and calculate greenhouse gas emissions generated at the raw material procurement, distribution, product use and other stages (Scope 3*2) for each category. And we are also working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout the supply chain by promoting green procurement, improving logistics efficiency and developing environmentally conscious products. Our selection as a Supplier Engagement Leader was made in recognition of these ongoing efforts.

Olympus regards Our Purpose of “Making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling” as the fundamental philosophy behind all our activities. Under this fundamental philosophy, we honor the safety and health of people, as well as the workings of nature that support these, and strive to find a balance between harmony with the environment and the economy within all our products, services and business activities, thereby contributing to the realization of a sustainable society and a healthy environment.

*1 CDP is an international non-profit organization founded in the United Kingdom in 2000. CDP collects, analyzes and evaluates information on the environmental activities of major companies around the world, and discloses the results of these to institutional investors. In fiscal year 2021, more than 590 institutional investors with a total of US$110 trillion in assets under management and 200 purchasing organizations with a total of US$5.5 trillion in funding endorsed the CDP’s activities.

*2 Scope 1: Direct greenhouse gas emissions by combustion of fuels in our sites
Scope 2: Indirect emissions from our sites use of electricity, heat or steam supplied by other companies
Scope 3: Other indirect greenhouse gas emissions (excluding Scope 1 and Scope 2)

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