related to ATMOsphere Asia 2016
published on 9 February 2016
Lawson’s Shinichirou Uto described the group’s ambition to reach 20% energy savings in every store by 2020 (from 2010 baseline), adopting energy-saving equipment like CO2 refrigeration and air conditioning systems and LED lighting. Uto highlighted the merits of using natural refrigerants, and talked about the company’s overseas expansion in Indonesia.
Mr. Uto is in charge of the Store Development Division within Lawson, a Japanese leader in CO2 transcritical refrigeration systems installed in convenience stores (CVS). Mr. Uto's role encompasses the construction planning and promotion of Lawson's stores featuring the latest environmental technologies. Besides a specialty in CO2 refrigeration systems, Mr. Uto also carries out other energy saving measures in Japan and overseas.