Environmental Accounting, Environmental Data by Principal Company

(1) Environmental Conservation Costs

The Nisshinbo Group’s total investment in the environment for fiscal 2016 was \1,194 million, up 39% from the previous year.

Major environmental investments included investments in R&D for the development of new materials at the Tatebayashi Plant of Nisshinbo Brake Inc. and the conversion to LNG of the boilers at Nisshinbo Paper Products Inc.

The Nisshinbo Group’s total spending on environmental conservation for the year was \3,575 million, up 22% from the previous year.

(2) Environmental Conservation Effects

The Nisshinbo Group’s decrease in greenhouse gas emissions due to environmental conservation activities was 19,524 tons of CO2, 944% more than in the previous year.

The main reasons were the impact of converting boilers at Nisshinbo Paper Products Inc. to LNG and the new calculation of reduced greenhouse gas emissions in the waste that had not been possible in the past.

(3) Income from Environmental Conservation Measures

The Nisshinbo Group’s total economic benefits from environmental conservation for fiscal 2016 were \406 million, down 9% from the previous year.

Environmental Accounting Spreadsheet for Fiscal 2016

Category (1) Environmental Conservation Costs
Investment (Million Yen) YOY Change (%) Costs (Million Yen) YOY Change (%)
On-site Pollution prevention costs 209.0 -30% 666.2 -6%
Environmental conservation costs 420.0 +238% 155.0 +8%
Resource recycling costs 0.2 -100% 547.4 +21%
Upstream/downstream costs 0 - 43.7 +47%
Management costs 0 -100% 355.5 +64%
R&D costs 564.1 +62% 1,042.4 -17%
Social activity costs 1.0 - 5.0 -25%
Environmental remediation costs 0 - 757.8 +523%
Other costs 0 - 1.8 -73%
Total 1,194.3 +39% 3,574.8 +22%
Category (2) Environmental Conservation Effects (3) Income from Environmental Conservation Measures
Greenhouse Gas Reduction (t-CO2) YOY Change (%) Income (Million Yen) YOY Change (%)
On-site Pollution prevention effects 15 -89% 0 -
Environmental preservation effects 13,648 +736% 175.6 +307%
Resource recycling effects 5,861 +6,181% 229.1 -39%
Upstream/downstream effects 0 - 0 -100%
Management effects 0 - 0 -
R&D effects 0 - 1.2 +72%
Social activity effects 0 - 0 -
Environmental remediation effects 0 - 0 -
Other effects 0 - 0 -
Total 19,524 +944% 405.9 -9%

Note: "-" indicates that the amount in the previous fiscal year was zero

Environmental Data by Principal Nisshinbo Group Company