Environmental Accounting, Environmental Data by Principal Company

(1)Environmental Conservation Costs

The Nisshinbo Group’s total investment in the environment was 553 million yen, down 54% year on year. This is primarily due to the completion of large-scale investments in the papers business.

Nisshinbo Brake Inc.’s investments into research and development were a primary contributor to total R&D investment costs, which were 237 million yen. The primary contributor to resource recycling investment costs (72 million yen) was expenses associated with SAGA ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.’s reuse of water resources.

The Nisshinbo Group’s total spending on environmental conservation for the year was 5,753 million yen, up 61% from the previous year. This was due to expenses from soil cleanup and disposal of buried waste at the former Miai and Mitaka plants.

(2)Environmental Conservation Effects

The Nisshinbo Group’s decrease in greenhouse gas emissions due to environmental conservation activities was 7,812 tons of CO2, 60% less than in the previous year.

(3)Income from Environmental Conservation Measures

The Nisshinbo Group’s total economic benefits from environmental conservation were 659 million yen, up 62% from the previous year. This was primarily due to the inclusion of Nanbu Plastics Co., Ltd. in results starting in fiscal 2017.

Environmental Accounting Spreadsheet for Fiscal 2017

Category (1)Environmental conservation costs
Investment
(million yen)
YoY change (%) Costs (million yen) YoY change (%)
On-site Pollution prevention costs 109.9 -47% 505.5 -24%
Environmental conservation costs 113.8 -73% 260.1 +68%
Resource recycling costs 72.4 +36,100% 577.8 +6%
Upstream/downstream costs 17.0 - 94.6 +116%
Management costs 0.9 - 360.6 +1%
R&D costs 237.4 -58% 637.1 -39%
Social activity costs 1.1 +10% 5.1 +2%
Environmental remediation costs 0 - 3,311.9 +337%
Other costs 0 - 0.7 -61%
Total 552.5 -54% 5,753.4 +61%
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 0 -100% 0 -
Environmental preservation effects 7,790 -43% 186.7 +6%
Resource recycling effects 22 -100% 472.2 +106%
Upstream/downstream effects 0 - 0 -
Management effects 0 - 0 -
R&D effects 0 - 0 -100%
Social activity effects 0 - 0 -
Environmental remediation effects 0 - 0 -
Other effects 0 - 0 -
Total 7,812 -60% 658.9 +62%

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

Environmental Data by Principal Nisshinbo Group Company