Environmental Contribution

We will contribute to environment
by products and services.

Basic Concept

In order to create many models (products and services) which contribute environment, we specify the assessment systems and assessment standards, and certify "Super Advanced Eco-Model", "Advanced Eco-Model", and "Eco-Model", in the order of higher environmental contribution. We award the development division of the certification model, and utilize as purpose to promote communication such as information sharing to inside/ outside of company, submit application to the internal environmental contribution award, etc.

Evaluation System
for Environmental Friendly Products

  1. Super Advanced Eco-Model
  2. Advanced Eco-Model
  3. Eco-Model

Super Advanced Eco-Model

Products with outstanding environmental performance

Products with industry-leading environmental performance or products incorporating Pioneer's original environmental technologies. The Environment executive officer certifies it.

Advanced Eco-Model

Products with superior environmental performance

Products with environmental performance of a certain level, such as products with higher environmental performance than previous products.


Products with basic environmental performance

Activities' introduction

Environmental Contribution (Maximization of Positive Output)

Our cloud-based operation management service helps companies that implement it reduce travel time and distance. And it contributes to the environment by helping increase the efficiency of energy such as gasoline and electricity, and reducing the CO2 emissions they produce. Furthermore, using the real-time driving support information we provide can help drivers reduce the risk of driving associated with climate change (e.g. sudden weather changes).

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Environmental Considerations (Minimization of Input)

Improving the effective utilization rate of printed circuit boards

Our products use printed circuit boards (hereinafter “circuit boards”) on which electrical components are mounted. The circuit boards are cut and mounted onto products in the production line, and the unused portion is recycled. Wanting to reduce the portion that is recycled, we defined an “effective utilization rate” (calculated by dividing the used area by the total area) as an indicator, set a target, and began managing it in product development. At the same time, we also optimized the shape of our circuit boards with the shape of the circuit board panels supplied from manufacturers. This enabled the circuit board manufacturers to use raw materials efficiently, and for us it led to reducing recycled circuit board material, raising awareness on wastefulness, and accelerating cost reduction. It had a positive effect on lowering the environmental impact across the supply chain by reducing waste and CO2 emissions from the manufacturing and transportation of circuit boards.

Before improvement: Effective utilization rate 90.4%, After improvement: Effective utilization rate 97.7%

Environmental Contribution
by Electrical Power Reduction
at the Data Center

We relocated the data center which engages data management at Pioneer to reduce the disaster risk and cost. For the relocation, we had proceeded server virtualization and abolition/ reduction of the equipment, so we could execute procedures to reduce energy consumption of IT infrastructure (reduce 61% of consumption power). Moreover, when we select the data center, we considered environmental friendly viewpoint such as utilization of recycled energy and energy saving performance, so energy consumption of accompanied facility such as light and air conditioning have been drastically improved. By this relocation, we could achieve reduction of disaster risk such as earthquake or flood damage and cost reduction of consumption power on IT equipment or accompanied facility. It also improved PUE value* to evaluate energy saving at the data center.

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Smaller PUE value means better power efficiency at the data center.
Calculation methods of the PUE value: PUE = Consumption power in entire data center (kWh) / Consumption power of IT equipment (kWh)

Change of consumption power on IT equipment
due to the relocation

Reduction of 61%

Change of PUE value
due to the relocation

Power efficiency is twice