Within the "size of the contribution in reducing the amount of the energy used," we classify the contribution into two; 1) the contribution by our finished products, as "direct contributions"*2 and 2) the contribution by products and services except our finished products, as "indirect contributions."*3
The "size of the contribution in reducing the amount of the energy used" in fiscal 2020 was 31 TWh. Of this, the direct contribution was 30TWh and the indirect contribution was 1.8 TWh.
*2 Scope of the direct contribution: Household air conditioners, commercial air conditioners, lighting equipments and lamps, household refrigerators, commercial refrigerators, LCD TVs, washing and drying machines, fully-automatic washing machines, dish washer and dryers, IH cooking heaters, EcoCute, bathroom ventilation dryers, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, air purifiers, ventilation fans, electric fans, electronic rice cookers, microwave ovens, electric bidet toilet seats, irons, hair dryers, electric showers, electric water heaters, under-rug heaters, vacuum cleaners, electric water boilers, range hoods, projectors, mounting machines, etc.
*3 Scope of the indirect contribution: Motors, thermal power conversion unit.
Reduction of the amount of the energy used is also reduction in GHG emissions. The size of the contribution in reducing CO2 emissions converted*4 from the size of the contribution in reducing the amount of the energy used was 17 Mt.
*4 CO2 emission factors (kg-CO2/kWh) used by region: 0.522 (Japan); 0.331 (Europe); 0.421 (North America); 0.623 (China & Northeast Asia); 0.718 (India & South Asia); 0.395 (Southeast Asia & Oceania); 0.297 (Latin America); and 0.709 (Middle East & Africa).