Topcon aims to continue to be an entity that is needed by society by constantly creating and proposing new value in order to realize its management philosophy of ‘Topcon contributes to enrich human life by solving the societal challenges within healthcare, agriculture and infrastructure.’ Together with the Topcon Group, which is expanding globally, we will strive to contribute to society through our business activities to address important issues such as the global environment and energy issues.
Contribution to CO2 emission reduction
By leveraging the strength of vender neutral strategy,
penetrate automation technology
for existing construction and farming machinery.
Expecting further CO2 reduction by spreading of the automation technologies
※1：Source – Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism i-Construction promotion consortium “Progress of i-Construction” (2019)
※2：Basis of calculation
Based on the numbers with multiplying the estimated annual CO2 emissions per unit of construction machinery and the estimated reduction rate of working hours through the use of ICT, calculating the CO2 emissions reduction multiplying the estimated number of ICT automated construction machinery in operation worldwide and the estimated share of our company.
※3：Source – AEM “The Environmental Benefits of Precision Agriculture in the United States” (2020)
※4：Basis of Calculation
Based on the numbers with multiplying the estimated annual CO2 emissions per unit of farming tractor and the estimated reduction rate of working hours through the use of Auto Steering System, calculating the CO2 emissions reduction multiplying the estimated number of tractors with Auto Steering System in operation worldwide and the estimated share of our company.
*i-Construction is a registered trademark of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism’s National Institute for Land and Technology Policy.
Contribution to Greenhouse Gas Monitoring
Ibuki 2 was launched on October 29, 2018 as a successor to GOSAT Ibuki, the world’s first dedicated greenhouse gas observation satellite. Aiming to contribute to the targets agreed upon in the 2015 Paris Agreement (Temperature rises below 2℃, virtually zero emissions of greenhouse gases), Ibuki 2 will use 2 types of sensors, a greenhouse gas sensor type 2 and a cloud/aerosol sensor type 2, to observe the concentrations of greenhouse gases and P2.5 on the earth. Our company supplies the optical units mounted on the Cloud and Aerosol Sensor Type 2, and contributes to observations of clouds and aerosols to correct observed data of greenhouse gas concentrations, and estimates of PM 2.5 concentration and black carbon content. Ibuki 2 is expected to contribute to international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions because it can accurately measure greenhouse gas emissions in each country.
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About Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite-2 “IBUKI-2” (GOSAT-2)
* The name “Ibuki” was chosen from the public offering and it means a “breath”. The name well represents the activity of Ibuki as it observes the absorption and emission of CO2, which is a breath of the earth.