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 2015-March 2016
Category Key Activity and the Outcome Investment Cost
1.Business Area Cost   307,896 20,489,300
  1-1. Pollution prevention cost Concentrated wastewater treatment equipment, deodorization equipment, dust collection equipment, wastewater treatment maintenance costs 98,630 19,555,103
  1-2. Global environmental conservation Energy-saving equipment 208,996 468,008
  1-3. Resource circulation cost Sludge-to-fertilizer conversion equipment, waste disposal costs 270 466,190
2. Up- and downstream costs Green procurement 0 1,869
3. Administration cost Acquisition and maintenance of ISO 14001 certification, Greenspace management costs, cost of employee training and seminars 3,653 449,109
4. R&D costs Process development 73,214 4,127
5. Social activity cost Environmental conservation associations,residents associations 4,882 12,552
6. Environmental remediation cost Insurance premiums 546 5,659
Total   390,191 20,962,617

■Environmental conservation benefits
Period covered: April 2014-March 2016
Classification of
benefits
Environmental performance index UNIT FY2014 FY2015 Comparison (2015/2014)
Fluctuation Per unit of production
Benefits relating to
resource inputs into
business operations
Electricity inputs MWh 70,261 71,543 1,281 0.9
Heat Quantity
by Electricity
GJ 690,657 703,436 12,779 0.9
Fossil Fuel and Input of heat GJ 1,152,542 552,866 -599,676 0.4
Waste Oil
(Incineration Amount)
GJ 25,916 27,145 1,230 1.0
Biomass
(Incineration Amount)
GJ 44,684 37,316 -7,367 0.8
Water resource inputs m3 3,173,043 3,197,557 24,514 0.9
Benefits relating to environmental impacts of and waste from business operations Greenhouse gas emissions t-CO2 96,008 66,168 -29,841 0.6
Total waste generated t 46,523 27,181 -13,942 0.5
Amount of waste ultimately discarded t 374 188 -187 0.5
Total wastewater generated m3 1,358,658 1,309,963 -48,695 0.9
Water quality BOD t 124 101 -23 0.7
COD t 222 210 -13 0.9
SS t 22 27 5 1.1
NOx t 12 19 7 1.4
SOx t 1 0 0 0.7
Dust t 2 1 -1 1.3
Used amount (PRTR*) t 38,239 52,302 14,063 43.8

* Pollutant Release and Transfer Register