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Law concerning the Rational Use of Energy, Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures, 1979.

Japan Current 1979

It states that companies that consume a certain amount of energy are obligated to report the amount of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions to the government. The reported information is made public.

Issuer name

Agency for Natural Resources and Energy

Government ministry

Ministry of minning and Energy

More information

The Government also issued the GHG Monitoring and Reporting Manual, which gives detailed guidance on how to calculate emissions. Many companies refer to this manual; the law has therefore indirectly helped increase the comparability of GHG data in CSR reports.

Organizations covered by the instrument

Large private and listed companies

Target organization notes

Applies to companies with GHG emission potential

Industry scope

All/none specified

Industry scope notes

Companies that consume a certain amount of energy

Disclosure venue

Data disclosure to government

ESG coverage - E (Environment)

Energy, Climate & GHG emissions






Asia Pacific

Date of publication


Issuer type

Governments (governmental department, agency)

Reporting requirements

Public law and regulation

Mandatory or voluntary


The geographical scope


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