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2021.09.22

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Zeroboard Inc. and NAGASE & CO., LTD. Enter Business Alliance for Expansion of CO2 Visualization Service

Supporting Decarbonization of Companies Through Technology and a Trading Firm Network

Zeroboard Inc. (Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director and President: Michitaka Tokeiji) and NAGASE & CO., LTD. (Chuo-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director and President: Kenji Asakura) have agreed on a business alliance for sales and expansion of zeroboard, a cloud service developed by Zeroboard Inc. for calculating and visualizing CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions to support the decarbonization of companies. Zeroboard Inc. will develop and improve zeroboard, and manage its database, while NAGASE will sell the service mainly to the chemical industry, collect information on customer needs, and develop and provide CO2 emissions reduction solutions.

With countries around the world aiming to reduce overall CO2 emissions to zero and achieve carbon neutrality, companies are expected to be aware of not only their own emissions, but of all CO2 emissions along the supply chain for their business. However, companies are faced with issues such as the labor burden of collecting data on CO2 emissions from multiple locations, the cost of implementing specialized solutions, and the difficulty of acquiring primary data on emissions throughout the supply chain*1.

zeroboard is a SaaS cloud service developed with the goal of improving the efficiency of calculating your company’s CO2 emissions, as well as visualizing CO2 emissions along the supply chain. The main feature of the service is using APIs to enable sharing CO2 emissions data among all the companies along the supply chain. With an easy-to-use interface and a low-cost entry model making it simple for SMEs to adopt the service, zeroboard helps with labor burden and cost issues.

In the future, in addition to working towards increased adoption of zeroboard through sales of the service, mainly in the chemical industry in which NAGASE has a large international and domestic network, efforts will be made to further improve the service and expand its database. Starting in the 2022 fiscal year, both companies will collaborate on expanding the business, such as by using the database for a business-to-business matching platform providing CO2 emissions reduction solutions, and by proposing efficient environmental data calculation methods responding to changes in the external environment.

Through this business alliance, Zeroboard Inc. and NAGASE will contribute to the realization of a decarbonized society by supporting the decarbonization of business operations.

Features and Functions of CO2 Emissions Calculation and Visualization Cloud Service zeroboard

•Data linkage between user companies

•Calculate CO2 emissions (Scope 1-3)*2 based on the GHG Protocol*3 through simple data entry

•Reporting functions for integrated reports and environmental regulations

•Monthly fee structure matching different company sizes

This service will be exhibited at the 1st Decarbonisation Expo (Booth No. 1-3), being held at Tokyo Big Sight from Wednesday, September 29 to Friday, October 1, 2021.

*1: Data collected directly by the business carrying out the calculations.

*2: Categories for calculating/reporting CO2 emissions by businesses (Scope 1: Direct CO2 emissions from your company’s business activities, Scope 2: Indirect CO2 emissions from the use of electricity, heat, and steam provided by another company, Scope 3: CO2 emissions along the supply chain other than those listed above)

*3: International standard for calculating and reporting greenhouse gas emissions

About Zeroboard Inc.

(1) Company Name Zeroboard Inc.
(2)Head OfficeMinato-ku, Tokyo
(3)Representative Representative Director: Michitaka Tokeiji
(4)EstablishedAugust 2021
(5)Business OverviewDevelopment and provision of CO2 emissions calculation and visualization cloud service zeroboard, electricity/environmental value consulting, branding/campaign support
(6)URLhttps://zeroboard.jp

About NAGASE & CO., LTD.

(1) Company NameNAGASE & CO., LTD.
(2)Head OfficeChuo-ku, Tokyo
(3)RepresentativeRepresentative Director and President: Kenji Asakura
(4)EstablishedJune 1832
(5)Business OverviewImport/export and domestic sales of chemicals, plastics, electronics materials, cosmetics and health foods
(6)URLhttps://www.nagase.co.jp

Inquiries

<Inquiries About CO2 Emissions Calculation and Visualization Cloud Service zeroboard>

Zeroboard Inc. Mail: info@zeroboard.jp

<Inquiries About Business>

Corporate Sustainability Office, Corporate Communication Department, NAGASE & CO., LTD.

Tel: +81-3-3665-3206     Mail: nagasesustainability@nagase.co.jp

<Inquiries About Press Release>

Public Relations & Branding Office, Corporate Communication Department, NAGASE & CO., LTD.

Tel: +81-3-3665-3640

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