The AGC Group's CSR
For the Earth

2. Products and Technologies
that Contribute to Environmental Solutions

The AGC Group's Approach

Aiming to Offset Annual CO2 Emissions by Six Times in 2020

Vast amounts of energy are needed to produce glass and chemicals. Therefore, with a keen awareness of the impact that its glass and chemical operations have on the environment, the Group is working to reduce energy consumption from its production activities, in addtion to proactively developing and supplying energy-saving and energy-creating products. To spur on these efforts, the Group created its own CO2 emissions reduction slogan in 2014.

CO2 Emissions Reduction Slogan
The AGC Group, through its energy-saving and energy-creating products, will enable avoidance of over six times AGC Group’s own annual CO2 emissions in 2020.

While the AGC Group projects its annual CO2 emissions to reach about 13 million tons in 2020, it is also aiming for an 80-million-ton reduction of CO2 emissions enabled through its energy-saving and energy-creating products by the same year. Accordingly, it expects the reduction through those products to offset its emissions by around six times. The amount of 80 million tons is equivalent to the energy consumed by approximately 16 million average households per year*1.

  • * 2The AGC Group's estimated annual CO2 emissions in 2020
  • * 3The amount of CO2 reduction if the energy-saving and energy-creating products manufactured in 2020 are used to the end of their
    useful lives

The AGC Group's Major Energy-Saving and Energy-Creating Products

Sunbalance(TM)Heat insulating Low-E double glazing glass

Heat insulating Low-E
double glazing glass
SunbalanceTM

ATTOCH(TM)Low-E glass ideal for energy-saving window restorations

Low-E glass ideal for energy-saving window
restorations
ATTOCHTM

Sunjoule(TM)Integrated building glass module for solar power generation

Integrated building glass module for solar power
generation
SunjouleTM

Glass that cuts 99% of ultraviolet rays

Glass that cuts 99% of
ultraviolet rays

AMOLEA(TM)Next-generation low-GWP environmentally friendly fluorinated refrigerant

Next-generation low-GWP environmentally friendly
fluorinated refrigerant
AMOLEATM

HFO-1234yf Next-generation automobile air conditioning refrigerant

Next-generation automobile air conditioning refrigerant
HFO-1234yf

Flemion(TM)Fluoropolymer ion-exchange membranes

Fluoropolymer ion-exchange membranes
FlemionTM

Tough Coore(TM)Road surface thermal insulation ceramics

Road surface thermal insulation ceramics
Tough CooreTM

Window film High-transmission heat shielding X-3 and HX-3 series films

High-transmission heat shielding X-3 and HX-3 series
films
Window film

Sunmax (TM) Premium Highly permeable light-condensing solar power generation mirror glass

Highly permeable light-condensing solar power
generation mirror glass
SUNMAXTM Premium