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March 29, 2022

TOKYO, JAPAN - March 29, 2022 - Terumo Corporation (TSE: 4543) today announced that it will implement large-scale solar panels on the premises of Terumo Vietnam factory in Hanoi city which produces products for the Cardiac and Vascular Company. The installation is scheduled to be completed in FY2022 starting April 1, 2022. With the solar panels and by utilizing a Tradable Green Certificate, the factory will reduce the amount of CO2 (Carbon dioxide) emissions and all the electricity used at the factory will be derived from renewable energy.

In Vietnam, coal-fired power generation is the main resource of electricity supply and with the increase in electricity usage recently, the impacts on the environment are also drawing attention.
Under this situation, the Terumo Vietnam factory will implement large-scale solar panels with a total output of approximately 3.15MW in all three buildings in FY2022. Through this initiative, it will reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 2,700 tons annually and cover 14% of the total power consumption in the factory. In addition, the factory will aim for stable factory operation by this in-house power generation.

 

Furthermore, all the electricity used at the factory will be derived from renewable energy by obtaining the Tradable Green Certificate I-REC*1 which originates from electricity generated by renewable energy in Vietnam. The factory is expected to achieve virtually zero CO2 emissions from electricity use in FY2022.


Terumo commits to achieve carbon neutrality*2 for greenhouse gas emission (Scope 1 and 2) by 2040. Terumo also has been tackling with reducing the environmental impact through reducing CO2 emission and waste, making effective use of natural resources, as well as developing environmentally friendly products. Through these activities, Terumo will work towards shrinking the global issue of climate change.
 

  • *1 International Renewable Energy Certificate(I-REC) is a standard to certify the renewable origin of electricity and is certified and issued by The International REC Standard Foundation, a non-profit organization, according to "the rule book and the tracking system based on it".
    *2 Carbon neutrality means having a balance between emitting carbon and absorbing carbon.
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    Terumo Vietnam factory in Hanoi city

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About Terumo

Terumo (TSE: 4543) is a global leader in medical technology and has been committed to “Contributing to Society through Healthcare” for 100 years. Based in Tokyo and operating globally, Terumo employs more than 28,000 associates worldwide to provide innovative medical solutions in more than 160 countries and regions. The company started as a Japanese thermometer manufacturer, and has been supporting healthcare ever since. Now, its extensive business portfolio ranges from vascular intervention and cardio-surgical solutions, blood transfusion and cell therapy technology, to medical products essential for daily clinical practice such as transfusion systems, diabetes care, and peritoneal dialysis treatments. Terumo will further strive to be of value to patients, medical professionals, and society at large.

Among the information that Terumo discloses, the forward-looking statements including financial projections are based upon our assumptions using information available to us at the time and are not intended to be guarantees of future events or performance. Accordingly, it should be noted that actual results may differ from those forecasts or projections due to various factors. Factors affecting to actual results include, but are not limited to, changes in economic conditions surrounding Terumo, fluctuations of foreign exchange rates, and state of competition.

 

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