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 2019 - March 2020
Category Key Activity and the Outcome Investment Cost
1.Business Area Cost   413,149 1,328,703
  1-1. Pollution prevention cost Concentrated wastewater treatment equipment, deodorization equipment, dust collection equipment, wastewater treatment maintenance costs 213,430 602,230
  1-2. Global environmental conservation Energy-saving equipment 193,953 112,242
  1-3. Resource circulation cost Sludge-to-fertilizer conversion equipment, waste disposal costs 5,767 614,231
2. Up- and downstream costs Green procurement 0 149,577
3. Administration cost Acquisition and maintenance of ISO 14001 certification, Greenspace management costs, cost of employee training and seminars 728 53,096
4. R&D costs Process development 26,304 0
5. Social activity cost Environmental conservation associations,residents associations 158 2,591
6. Environmental remediation cost Insurance premiums 39 4,740
Total   440,378 1,538,707

■Environmental Conservation Benefits
Period covered: April 2018 - March 2020 (Japan)   
January 2018 - December 2019 (Other than Japan)
Classification of
benefits
Environmental performance index UNIT FY2017 FY2018 Comparison (FY2018/FY2017)
Benefits relating to
resource inputs into
business operations
Electricity inputs MWh 79,017 74,030 -4,987
Heat Quantity by Electricity GJ 776,189 727,836 -48,353
Fossil Fuel and Input of heat GJ 594,128 556,359  
Waste Oil
(Incineration Amount)
GJ 28,974 40,491 11,517
Biomass
(Incineration Amount)
GJ 32,860 38,306 5,445
Water resource inputs m3 3,142,749 3,244,278 101,529
Benefits relating to environmental impacts of and waste from business operations Greenhouse gas emissions t-CO2 72,833 70,221 -2,612
Total waste generated MT 27,519 31,689 4,170
Amount of waste ultimately discarded MT 620 734 114
Total wastewater generated m3 2,603,580 2,710,662 107,082
Water quality BOD MT 76 173 97
COD MT 151 318 167
SS MT 24 20 -4
NOx MT 10 16 6
SOx MT 1 1 1
Dust MT 0 0 0

Finished Products MT 65,631 66,235 604