Japan Management Association “Management Issues for Japanese Companies 2022” Survey results bulletin Part 3 Carbon neutral initiatives account for more than 80% of major companies, and it is difficult to achieve both profit and environmental frie

Japan Management Association
“Management Challenges for Japanese Companies 2022” Survey Results [Part 3] More than 80% of major companies are carbon-neutral, and 40% of them say that it is difficult to achieve both securing and expanding profits and being environmentally friendly.

The Japan Management Association (Chairman: Masami Nakamura, JMA) started in 1979 with the aim of clarifying the management issues faced by companies and exploring themes and measures that will serve as management guidelines in the future. We are conducting a “Survey on Immediate Corporate Management Issues” for employees. This year, the survey was conducted from July to August 2022, and responses were received from 689 companies.
This time, as the third installment, we will report on the status and issues of efforts toward carbon neutrality at each company.
1. More than half of companies have started carbon neutral
initiatives. Over 80% of large companies
2. A majority of 80% of companies answered that they are “progressing as planned” or “progressing almost as planned”
3. Carbon neutrality is linked to management issues. 45% in the manufacturing industry positioned it as an important issue
Four. As an issue to be addressed, 40% answered that it is difficult to achieve both securing/expanding profits and being environmentally friendly.

Overview of the 2022 (43rd) Survey on Immediate Corporate Management Issues
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* When citing survey data, please specify the name of the source (Japan Management Association “Management Issues for Japanese Companies 2022”).
[Inquiries regarding this matter]
Japan Management Association Corporate Planning Center Public Relations and Marketing Office Satomi Watanuki
3-1-22 Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8522 TEL: 03-3434-8620 or 090-6510-9161 E-mail: jmapr@jma.or.jp
1. More than half of companies have started carbon-neutral initiatives Reaching over 80% of large companies
○ When asked about the status of efforts toward carbon neutrality at each company, as shown in [Fig.
○ By number of employees, 83.5% of large companies and 58.0% of medium-sized companies have started. Among SMEs, only 31.8% have already started initiatives, and 20.9% are “not taking or
considering”, showing a clear difference depending on the size of the company.
○ By industry, 66.4% of the manufacturing industry has started to take measures, while the non-manufacturing industry is 46.4%, a difference of about 20 points, indicating a difference in trends depending on the industry.
[Fig. 1] Status of carbon neutral initiatives
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In this survey,
Large companies: 3,000 or more employees
Medium-sized companies: 300-3,000 employees
Small businesses: less than 300 employees
It is classified as

2. A majority of 80% of companies answered that they are “progressing as planned” or “progressing almost as planned”
○ When we asked the companies (n=376) that responded that they were working on carbon neutrality about the progress of their efforts, as shown in [Fig. 63.3% of respondents answered that they are progressing almost as planned, and the total of those who answered that they are progressing almost as planned and that they are progressing almost as planned was 80%.
○ By company size, 30% of large companies are progressing as planned and 60% are almost as planned. %, “Almost as planned” 65.9%), SMEs (“Almost as planned” 11.0%, “Almost as planned” 63.0%). .
[Fig. 2] Progress of the Carbon Neutral Initiative Plan
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In this survey,
Large companies: 3,000 or more employees
Medium-sized companies: 300-3,000 employees
Small businesses: less than 300 employees
It is classified as
3. Carbon neutrality is linked to management issues. 45% in the manufacturing industry positioned it as an important issue
○ We asked about the positioning of carbon neutrality among management issues. Overall, as shown in [Fig. 3], 30.9% answered that they “positioned it as an important issue” and 33.8% answered that they “positioned it as an issue that should be addressed,” indicating that many companies are linked to management issues. understood.
○ By company size, only 0.7% of large companies answered that they are “not linked to management issues,” indicating that most companies have positioned carbon neutrality as an issue in some way. As the size of companies decreased, the ratio of “Important issues” decreased, while “Issues for future consideration” and “Not linked to management issues” increased.
○ By industry, 45.0% of the manufacturing industries regard carbon neutrality as an important issue, but only 21.3% of the
non-manufacturing industries. The result clearly shows the difference in the degree of relevance as an industry.
[Fig. 3] Positioning of carbon neutrality among management issues [Image 3

In this survey,
Large companies: 3,000 or more employees
Medium-sized companies: 300-3,000 employees
Small businesses: less than 300 employees
It is classified as
Four. As an issue to be addressed, 40% answered that it is difficult to achieve both securing/expanding profits and being environmentally friendly.
○ When asked about the challenges facing carbon-neutral efforts, as shown in [Figure 4-1], the highest percentage of respondents answered that it is difficult to achieve both profit securing/expansion and environmental friendliness. In addition, “lack of personnel in charge” and “lack of information and knowledge to tackle” are each around 40%, indicating that many companies see them as issues.
○ By company size, large companies in particular “difficult to achieve both securing/expanding profits and environmental friendliness” and “failure to engage in initiatives involving customers and business partners”, while medium-sized companies Insufficient
information/knowledge to work on” was higher than the overall ratio. I’ve come to see what I feel is an issue.
[Diagram 4-1] Carbon-neutral initiatives (by company size)
[Image 4

In this survey,
Large companies: 3,000 or more employees
Medium-sized companies: 300-3,000 employees
Small businesses: less than 300 employees
It is classified as
○ By industry, it can be seen that the manufacturing industry has a high ratio of “Difficulty in achieving both securing/expanding profits and environmental friendliness” and “Insufficient technical innovation in the company to achieve carbon neutrality.” [Fig. 4-2].
[Diagram 4-2] Carbon neutral initiatives (by industry)
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○ By looking at the status of carbon neutral initiatives, the ratio of companies that have already made efforts to achieve a balance between securing/expanding profits and being environmentally friendly and not being able to involve customers and business partners in their initiatives is higher than the overall ratio. It was found that companies in the consideration stage are facing issues such as lack of knowledge and human resources (Fig. 4-3).
[Figure 4-3] Issues to be addressed for carbon neutrality (by status) [Image 6

■Overview of responding companies
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■ Industry
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■ Number of employees
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■ Sales
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