To protect the global environment that serves as the stage for all human endeavors, we are working to expand the scope of our environmental efforts through our business activities, and services in order to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.
In June 2016, we defined our environmental motto: "FOR A HAPPY PLANET" as well as our promises in four areas of activity. In parallel to this, we are working to expand the scope of our environmental efforts through our business activities, and services in order to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.
Our 4 Environmental Sustainability goals
1. Combating Climate Change
In the frame reductions in carbon dioxide emissions, we will work together with the people who use our services, clients, business partners, and employees in a broad range of activities aimed at preventing climate change.
Indeed, we are focused on dramatically increasing ambition to tackle the climate crisis by promoting the best climate solutions, including a transition to 100% renewable energy.
2. Ocean & Marine Species Protection
Our Oceans provide half of the world’s oxygen supply, regulate the global climate system, and provide the primary source of protein for more than 3 billion people.
As around 3% of the of the world’s oceans are formally protected, Tesla Duo Group is accelerating efforts to have a much larger part protected through the creation and expansion of marine protected areas (MPAs).
MPAs allow fish populations to rebound and increase the resilience of marine ecosystems, acting as a buffer against the damaging effects of climate change.
Tesla Duo Group partners worked with international organizations, and local coalitions to secure as much as possible of marine protected areas in all 5 oceans (hopefully 1+ million square kilometers).
We are also working to constrain overfishing and prevent the extinction of threatened marine species. An estimated 25% of all sharks and rays are threatened with extinction and roughly 100 million are killed each year, yet conservation efforts have not kept pace. To combat this, Tesla Duo Group and other partner groups will fund projects around the world to protect these species through improved regulatory frameworks, campaigns to reduce demand for shark fins and strategic marine protected areas and to protect the health of the world’s fisheries at both the global and local levels.
3. Promoting Ecological Awareness
The Tesla Duo Group began vigorously implementing ecological activities in company offices in fiscal 2016. Examples include educational components with many illustrations for easy understanding, to show specific efforts being made in the Group.
We also put notices asking employees to save energy and avoid wasteful use of paper in our office. An annual compliance test given to employees includes items related to the environment to check the knowledge and awareness of each person.
4. Innovative & Technological Solutions
Tesla Duo Group’s partnering with the Mendez Sainkoudje initiative (MSi) to develop a new vision for the future, one in which humanity & the natural world coexist in harmony.
Innovation: The MSi funds global clean energy deployment, and roadmaps to greatly expand the protection of intact wilderness, and marine reserves worldwide.
Technology: The MSi seeks to scale the most important breakthroughs in environmental technology given the technological advancements such as web and mobile Apps, cloud computing, mapping and monitoring, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, remote sensing and big data processing, decision-making algorithms, DNA detection, peer-to-peer finance, solar and battery storage, and many other innovations. In the environmental sector the application of these new disruptive technologies is still in its nascence.