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|
|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%|
|Social activity costs||1.1||+10%||5.1||+2%|
|Environmental remediation costs||0||-||3,311.9||+337%|
|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%|
|Social activity effects||0||-||0||-|
|Environmental remediation effects||0||-||0||-|
Note:"-" indicates that the amount in the previous year was zero.