Quantitative Evaluation of Environmental Preservation
With transparent activities and efficient environmental preservation activities as our targets, we have employed environmental accounting since FY2002.
Our environmental accounting is conducted in accordance with Environmental Accounting Guidelines 2005, issued by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment.
Environmental Preservation Costs
(Unit: Millions of yen)
|(1)||Environmental preservation costs
to reduce the environmental impact caused by production and service activities on the sites
|Details||1) Pollution control costs||Reduction of air/water pollution and chemical substances emissions in the environment||154||1,140|
|2) Global environment preservation costs||Energy saving (prevention of global warming)||22||5|
|3) Resource recycling costs||Reduction, separation, and recycling of industrial waste||0||416|
|(2)||Costs for the reduction of environmental impact in upstream or downstream areas caused by production and service operations
|Assessment of environmentally hazardous substances in products, information provision, and green purchasing||1||147|
|(3)||Environmental preservation costs for administration
|Labor costs for environmental management, ISO 14001 operation and maintenance costs, environmental training costs, and environmental impact reduction costs||0||151|
|(4)||Environmental preservation costs for R&D activities
|R&D costs to reduce environmental impact in material development and processes||－||0||93|
|(5)||Environmental preservation costs for social activities (social activity costs)||Costs for greening, beautification, and other environmental activities as well as community event participation and membership fees||0||34|
|(6)||Costs for environmental damage (environmental damage costs)||Air pollution charges||－||0||30|
|(7)||Other environmental preservation costs||－||1||4|
Share of Environmental Preservation Activities in Business
|Rate of environmental preservation-related R&D costs as part of total R&D costs||13.7||10.9||5.8||1.8||2.4||1.7||3.2|
|Rate of environmental preservation-related investments as part of total equipment investment||1.9||2.5||2.0||2.8||8.1||5.2||4.0|
(Cumulative totals since 1990; accumulation started from 2004)
Changes in Environmental Preservation Costs
* Note: Added Taiwan and Malaysia from FY2004, China (PTM) from FY2008, China (PNL) from FY2014, Germany (LCPG) from FY2015, and Germany (Oberhausen) from FY2017. The data refer to the periods of January to December up to FY2012, and January to the following March for FY2013, and April to the following March for FY2014 and thereafter
Environmental Preservation Costs
Global environment preservation costs
Contributed to energy saving by investing about 50 million yen in a flash steam reuse system.
Resource recycling costs
Includes costs for replacing waste separation equipment (electric sieve) and purchasing furnishings such as containers for industrial waste.
Pollution control costs
This year we strengthened countermeasures for soil contamination by the 1,4-Dioxane from the cleaning agents used in our PBT plant. By changing to thicker piping lines for waste water treatment facilities, we were able to take thorough countermeasures against the occurrence of in-process leakage of waste water from the bilge pit.
Environmental impact reduction costs
Includes the initial cost difference caused by replacing the mercury vapor lighting in the interior of the plant with LEDs.
Environmental preservation costs for administration
Includes ISO14001 audit costs as well as personnel expenses related to environmental target education, analysis costs for atmospheric and water pollution, etc.