The purpose of the "G7 Platform for Net-Zero and Well-Being in Life"
What is net-zero?
Net-Zero refers to the initiative of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, such as carbon dioxide, to zero.
Greenhouse gases are said to be the cause of global warming. In Japan, to achieve ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets for the fiscal year 2030, it has been promoting the rationalization of all energy use, including non-fossil energy, the transition to non-fossil energy, as well as the optimization of electricity demand. 2)
What is well-being?
Well-being is a term derived from the words “well” (good) and “being” (state). In 1946, the term “well-being” was used in the preamble of the WHO Constitution to define health, and the term “well-being” spread worldwide. It states, “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." 3)
The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in Japan defines “well-being” as a concept that means “a state where individual rights and self-realization are guaranteed, and one is in a good physical, mental, and social state.” 4)
Enel X’s vision for net-zero and well-being
Enel X aims to support net-zero and well-being through various initiatives and solutions, and is expanding its innovation projects, which started in Italy where its headquarters are located, to its business entities in 18 countries around the world.
From the perspective of net-zero, Enel X is promoting a Circular Economy and aiming for clean and sustainable manufacturing not only within the company but also with all stakeholders we interact. Examples are circular fashion involving the Italian fashion industry and giving a second life to used EV batteries at Rome Airport.
We are committed to building a culture of health, safety, and environmental protection for the benefit of all stakeholders who interact with us.
Enel X Japan, Head of People & Organisation, APAC
1) Ministry of the Environment, Japan
G7 Climate, Energy and Environment Ministers’ Communiqué
2) Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan: News Releases
Cabinet Decision on the Basic Policy on the Rationalizing Use of Energy and Shifting to Non-fossil Energy
Constitution of WHO
4) Mininstry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan