Read about our sustainability efforts

Achieving Net Zero by 2050

By 2030, we will reduce GHG emissions by at least 29%* through fuel conservation and manufacturing process optimization, as well as increased clean energy and biomass feedstock utilization and fuel conversion. Further, we are committed to reaching net zero GHG emissions by 2050 while maintaining sustainable growth.

*Scopes 1 & 2, compared to FY2019 baseline

Sustainable Innovation

Through our chemical expertise, deep understanding of the complex needs of the automotive industry, and customer partnerships, Mitsubishi Chemical Group is advancing the vehicles of tomorrow. We combine next-generation material science, engineering processes, and innovative design to improve vehicle performance while ensuring passenger safety and comfort.

Mitsubishi Chemical Group has developed a vision of the ideal EV concept for 2030. This innovative vehicle is comprised of next-generation material technologies focused on circular economy principles and environmental impact reduction.

This graph compares the current life cycle CO2 emissions* for internal combustion engine (ICE) and battery electric vehicles available today to the calculated CO2 life cycle of the 2030 concept car utilizing Mitsubishi Chemical materials.

To achieve the 15% CO2e reduction, we have focused on lightweight and sustainable materials to extend the range. Next-generation battery materials also enable the production of safe and sustainable power sources.

*Based on internal calculations

Current ICE Current BEV 2030 EV Concept
Vehicle Weight (kg) 1,220 1, 640 1,080
Milage (km/charging) 385 740

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*1: Tank to Wheel: CO2 emitted from fuel in the fuel tank (passenger driving)
*2: Well to Tank: CO2 emitted before it is in the fuel tank or before electricity is generated and stored in a battery
IEA (2020), Global EV Outlook 2020, IEA, Paris, License: CC BY 4.0 2030 concept EV is independently calculated with reference to published values
Value at 15,<> km
CO2 for power generation is common to all data

Efforts Toward a Circular Economy

In response to the impact of global warming and tightening environmental regulations, customer and consumer demand for more sustainable products is continually increasing. Additionally, declining natural resources have made the transition to a circular economy even more dire. Our dedicated team of researchers and material scientists is developing innovative technologies and solutions to extend our precious resources while reducing the overall environmental impact.

Circular Economy Loop for AF v2_1

C O 2

CO2 Recycling

We are developing technology to convert CO2 emissions from factories and power plants into chemical raw materials using solar energy to extract clean hydrogen from water.

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