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For the Environment Environmental Accounting

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.

K KANEKA
J JAPAN
W WORLDWIDE

Results of Environmental Accounting for Fiscal 2015

K J 

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
Investments Expenditure
Business Area   1,054 5,175
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
Total 1,060 12,356

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
NOx emissions Tons 51.6
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

Measures Fiscal 2015
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
Total 1,382

Environmental Investments

K J 

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

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