Japan Federation of Construction Contractors (JFCC)

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Tokyo, Japan

Climate Lobbying Overview: Japan Federation of Construction Contractors (JFCC) appears to have limited engagement with climate and energy related policies, despite some positive top-line messaging on climate change.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: JFCC appears to have some positive top-line messaging on climate change. In a publication on its website in June 2022, JFCC recognized the Japan’s 2050 net zero goal and stated that “it is clear that we must work harder than ever before” to reduce emissions. In a statement on the fiscal 2022 government budget, on JFCC’s website in December 2021, JFCC Chairman Yoichi Miyamoto stated support for the Japanese government to address the achievement of 2050 carbon neutrality. Additionally, in a report published on its website in March 2020, JFCC appeared to recognize some climate change science, and stated support for global green infrastructure policies, although it did not specify a position on a wider range of policy solutions to climate change.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: JFCC has disclosed its engagement activities on climate-related policies in its annual business report, but without detail on the outcomes sought. It appears to have limited engagement with climate-related regulations. In a hearing in April 2021 with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) on energy conservation measures for houses and buildings, JFCC requested a “phased revision” of building energy conservation standards for 2030, appearing to emphasize costs involved, while also suggesting government subsidies to promote energy conservation, including zero emission buildings (ZEBs). In a report published on its website in May 2021, JFCC stated that it set GHG emissions reduction targets for the industry “in response to policies and targets” including Japan’s 2050 net-zero target, but it did not specify a position on legislative GHG emissions targets.

Positioning on Energy Transition: JFCC has had limited, positive engagement on the energy transition in recent years. In its Voluntary Action Plan published in April 2021, it expressed support for an increase in renewable energy “through the government’s power supply policy,” as well as the introduction of “low-carbon construction equipment.” In the MLIT hearing in April 2021, JFCC requested expanded government subsidies for renewable energy to increase ZEBs.

InfluenceMap collects and assesses evidence of corporate climate policy engagement on a weekly basis, depending on the availability of information from each specific data source (for more information see our methodology). While this analysis flows through to the company’s scores each week, the summary above is updated periodically. This summary was last updated in Q4 2022.

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