We calculate the environmental costs (investments and expenditures) and benefits (material quantities), as well as economic impacts (in monetary units) of environmental measures on a consolidated basis for parent and group companies in Japan.
Results of Environmental Accounting for Fiscal 2015
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Compared to the previous fiscal year, environmental costs (for investments) declined by about 40 million yen and 30 million yen, respectively, for pollution prevention and resource recycling.
Environmental costs (for expenditures) declined by about 240 million yen and 80 million yen, respectively, for pollution prevention and resource recycling, but increased by about 310 million yen for research and development.
Regarding the economic impacts of environmental measures, we had a cost reduction of approximately 300 million yen due to better resource efficiency (output per unit of input) and a cost reduction of about 320 million yen due to energy conservation and other savings.
Note: These calculations are based on the 2005 edition of Environmental Accounting Guidelines by Japan's Ministry of the Environment and other reference materials, with partial modifications.
■ Environmental Costs
Millions of yen
|Cost Classifications||Main Efforts||Fiscal 2015|
|1. Pollution Prevention||Air and water pollution prevention||939||3,266|
|2. Environmental Conservation||Addressing climate change and energy saving||-||-|
|3. Resource Recycling||Waste processing, recycling, and reduction||115||1,909|
|Upstream and Downstream||Product recycling, collection, and processing||1||10|
|Management Activities||Environmental education for employees and environmental impact monitoring and measurement||5||388|
|Research and Development||Research and development of products contributing to environmental conservation||0||6,680|
|Social Activities||Greening, beautification, and disclosure of environmental information||0||93|
|Environmental Damage||Payment of sulfur oxide emission charges||0||10|
Figures do not include research and development investment and global environment conservation costs.
■ Quantitative Impact of Environmental Conservation Efforts
|Category||Initiatives||Items||Units||Changes between Previous Year and Fiscal 2015|
|Pollution Prevention||Reduce atmospheric and water discharges of hazardous substances||SOx emissions||Tons||23.2|
|Chemical oxygen demand||Tons||- 21.9|
|PRTR Law-designated chemical emissions||Tons||5.5|
|Environment||Lower greenhouse gas emissions||CO2 emissions||Thousands of tons||- 53.0|
|Use less energy||Crude oil equivalents||Thousands of kiloliters||- 30.0|
|Resource Recycling||Reduce final landfill||Final landfill||Tons||- 7.0|
|Increase external recycling||Amounts recycled||Tons||171|
■ Economic Impacts of Environmental Measures
Millions of yen
|Revenue from Recycling||249|
|Cost Reductions by Better Resource Efficiency (Output per Unit of Input)||345|
|Waste Disposal Cost Reductions by Recycling||157|
|Cost Reductions by Energy Conservation||631|
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We continue to invest in the environment. Investments related to the environment in fiscal 2015 totaled about 750 million yen, of which 44.8% was for air quality, 23.8% for the work environment, 19.6% for water quality, 6.8% for noise, 2.7% for dust, and 2.3% for odors.
Cumulative environmental investments come to about 12.8 billion yen during the 16 years since fiscal 2000, with the most being for air quality (44%), followed by water quality (22%), and the work environment (17%). We will continue to invest proactively to maintain and improve the environment.
■ Environmental Investments in Fiscal 2015
■ Cumulative Environmental Investments