Environmental Accounting

Environmental Accounting

Overview of FY 2017 Results

Total environmental conservation expenses increased by 84 million yen from the previous year. Investment in environmental capital equipment increased by 47 million yen from the previous year (year-on-year), due to efforts to improve the energy efficiency of buildings and replace environmental equipment. The ratio of total capital investment spent on environmental equipment was 4.4 %, which is roughly the same as the 5.9 % spent the previous year. Environmental R&D expenses increased by 27.2 % from the previous year, with the ratio of total R&D expenses also increasing from 51.3 % in FY 2016 to 60.4 % in 2017.

1. Environmental Conservation Activity Costs

(Unit: million yen)

Classification Primary Measures Investment Expenses
2016 2017 2016 2017
1 Costs Within
Business Areas
Pollution
Prevention Costs

Noise control, etc.

73 135 100 140
Global Environment
Conservation Costs
Reduction of
substances damaging
the ozone layer, etc.
357 372 175 195
Waste Reduction
and Recycling Costs

Commissioned waste
processing, emission
reductions, and waste
separation

0 1 106 103
Subtotal 430 488 381 438
2 Environmental Management Costs

Office expenses,
training/educational
expenses

0 0 149 175
3 Social Activity Costs

Monetary donations,
greening, cleaning
of areas near plants, etc.

24 13 94 95
4 Costs of Environmental Damage   0 0 0 0
Total 454 501 624 708
Reference Total Capital Investments for the Applicable Period   7,759 11,450    

2. Research and Development Costs

(Unit: million yen)

Item Primary Details Investment Cost
2016 2017 2016 2017
1 R&D Costs

Development of
environmentally friendly and
environmentally beneficial products

66 7 7,194 9,152
Reference Total R&D Expenses for the Applicable
Period
      14,022 15,151

3. Calculation conditions

  1. Business operations included in totals: ISO certified operations (Sanjo Works, Murasakino Works, Technology Research Laboratory, Hadano Works, Atsugi Works, Seta Works, branch office of Tokyo, Kansai, Tsukuba and Kyusyu.)
  2. Period covered: April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018
  3. Expenses related to education, conferences, and social activities: Calculated by multiplying the total number of man-hours expended by personnel involved in these activities by an hourly labor cost of 5,000 yen.

Environmental Accounting
(* Total number of sites in Japan with ISO 14001 certification)

Preventing Global Warming