The Green Plan 2018 is focused on maximizing the size of our contribution in reducing CO2 emissions through products and services, which is an indicator that represents our efforts for CO2 reduction, as well as on steady and continual reduction in CO2 emissions from our factories to contribute to making net CO2 emissions from the entire community peak and decline thereafter at an earlier timing.
Panasonic has introduced its own indicator called "the size of contribution in reducing CO2 emissions" to strengthen CO2 reduction efforts through products and services. The size of contribution in reducing CO2 emissions had been disclosed from the fiscal 2011 results to represent the volume of our direct contribution to CO2 emissions reduction by cutting down power consumption during product use through energy-saving designs for our key consumer products. Now, we are also engaged in business development in the areas of housing, automotive, and B2B. Accordingly, more of our products are being integrated into finished goods and services of other companies, contributing to their energy-saving performances. For this reason, we have defined the CO2 emissions reduction effect in these business areas as "the size of indirect contribution to reduction," and disclosed the figures from the fiscal 2015 results. In addition, the revised Green Plan 2018 clearly stated the target amount of CO2 reduction to clarify our contribution in these areas.
Furthermore, we define our products and services that accelerate the transition to a sustainable society, such as energysaving performances, as Strategic Green Products (GPs). Of these, we call the products that deliver the industry’s top class environmental performance "Super GPs," and are actively working for business expansion and wider use.
In production activities, exhaustive energy-saving measures have been implemented in all factories worldwide, pushing for further CO2 emissions reduction in our production activities. As for resources recycling, we promote higher recycled resource utilization ratio and factory waste recycling rate, as well as create more resources recycling-oriented products to materialize recycling-oriented manufacturing.
In addition, the revised Green Plan 2018 has set new targets such as 100% completion of water risk assessments for our factories. It also clearly states zero violation of laws and regulations related to environmental pollution by factories, and products.
Further, we have expanded the coverage of our eco-conscious products and business to B2B products, services, and solutions, while inheriting our conventional business strengths in the area of home appliances. We have been working to create environmental value for customers, towards concrete targets set in accordance with our updated Green Plan 2018.
We also have been expanding our environmental initiative beyond Panasonic to cover the entire supply chain by deepening alliances with various partners to engender a positive effect across society.
By continuing such efforts over the past nine years since 2010, we have achieved almost all the targets we set out in Green Plan 2018.