Adding up environmental conservation costs and benefits

Environmental conservation costs are regularly totaled up

The Takasago International Group regularly discloses the costs and benefits of its environmental protection efforts in accordance with the Environmental Accounting Guidelines 2005.

■Environmental conservation costs of main production facilities and R&Ds in and outside Japan (unit: thousand yen)
Period covered: April 2016-March 2017
Category Key Activity and the Outcome Investment Cost
1.Business Area Cost   398,736 1,641,378
  1-1. Pollution prevention cost Concentrated wastewater treatment equipment, deodorization equipment, dust collection equipment, wastewater treatment maintenance costs 199,625 792,634
  1-2. Global environmental conservation Energy-saving equipment 193,515 158,389
  1-3. Resource circulation cost Sludge-to-fertilizer conversion equipment, waste disposal costs 5,596 690,356
2. Up- and downstream costs Green procurement 0 462,111
3. Administration cost Acquisition and maintenance of ISO 14001 certification, Greenspace management costs, cost of employee training and seminars 74 76,568
4. R&D costs Process development 76,920 0
5. Social activity cost Environmental conservation associations,residents associations 89 5,820
6. Environmental remediation cost Insurance premiums 664 5,512
Total   476,484 2,191,389

■Environmental conservation benefits
Period covered: April 2015 - March 2017 (Japan)
January 2015-December 2016 (Other than Japan)
Classification of
benefits
Environmental performance index UNIT FY2015 FY2016 Comparison (2016/2015)
Fluctuation Per unit of production
Benefits relating to
resource inputs into
business operations
Electricity inputs MWh 70,948 78,297 7,349.2 1.0
Heat Quantity
by Electricity
GJ 697,486 769,771 72,284.6 1.0
Fossil Fuel and Input of heat GJ 666,628 576,815 0.8
Waste Oil
(Incineration Amount)
GJ 27,145 26,607 -538.8 0.9
Biomass
(Incineration Amount)
GJ 37,316 30,954 -6,362.1 0.8
Water resource inputs m3 3,201,165 3,258,909 57,744.2 0.9
Benefits relating to environmental impacts of and waste from business operations Greenhouse gas emissions t-CO2 73,266 70,651 -2,615.7 0.9
Total waste generated t 23,582 26,883 3,301.2 1.1
Amount of waste ultimately discarded t 131 398 266.7 2.8
Total wastewater generated m3 1,315,954 1,303,264 -12,689.6 0.9
Water quality BOD t 96 124 28.1 1.2
COD t 204 232 27.5 1.1
SS t 28 27 -0.4 0.9
NOx t 19 7 -12.4 0.3
SOx t 0 0 -0.1 0.5
Dust t 1 1 -0.6 0.5
Used amount (PRTR*) t 52,302 1,272 -51,029.9 0.0

* Pollutant Release and Transfer Register