Environmental Accounting, Environmental Data by Principal Company

(1) Environmental Conservation Costs

The Nisshinbo Group’s total investment in the environment amounted to 610 million yen*.

This includes 102 million yen in R&D cost, mainly from the development of new materials at Nisshinbo Brake Inc.

The Nisshinbo Group’s total spending on environmental conservation for the year came to 2,194 million yen*.
Landfill waste disposal is being continued at the now-closed Miai Plant.

(2) Environmental Conservation Effects

The Nisshinbo Group reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 14,018 tons of CO2* through its environmental conservation activities.

(3) Income from Environmental Conservation Measures

The Nisshinbo Group’s economic benefits from environmental conservation measures totaled 420 million yen*.

* The consolidated fiscal year that ended in December 2018 was a transitional period with an irregular fiscal year adjusted for changes in the fiscal periods of the Company and consolidated subsidiaries as follows: the Company and consolidated subsidiaries switching from fiscal years ending in March (nine-month consolidation from April 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018); consolidated subsidiaries switching from fiscal years ending in February (10-month consolidation from March 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018), and consolidated subsidiaries with fiscal years ending in December (12-month consolidation from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018).
Consequently, we do not indicate comparisons (% of change) versus past results.

Environmental Accounting Spreadsheet for Fiscal 2019

Category (1) Environmental conservation costs
Investment
(million yen)
YoY change (%) * Costs (million yen) YoY change (%) *
On-Site Pollution prevention costs 286 - 491 -
Environmental conservation costs 165 - 249 -
Resource recycling costs 53 - 400 -
Upstream/downstream costs 0 - 177 -
Management costs 4 - 252 -
R&D costs 102 - 566 -
Social activity costs 0 - 15 -
Environmental remediation costs 0 - 43 -
Other costs 0 - 1 -
Total 610 - 2,194 -
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 - 0 -
Environmental preservation effects 10,999 - 79 -
Resource recycling effects 1,948 - 340 -
Upstream/downstream effects 1,071 - 0 -
Management effects 0 - 0 -
R&D effects 0 - 0 -
Social activity effects 0 - 0 -
Environmental remediation effects 0 - 0 -
Other effects 0 - 0 -
Total 14,018 - 420 -

* The consolidated fiscal year that ended in December 2018 was a transitional period with an irregular fiscal year adjusted for changes in the fiscal periods of the Company and consolidated subsidiaries as follows: the Company and consolidated subsidiaries switching from fiscal years ending in March (nine-month consolidation from April 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018); consolidated subsidiaries switching from fiscal years ending in February (10-month consolidation from March 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018), and consolidated subsidiaries with fiscal years ending in December (12-month consolidation from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018).
Consequently, we do not indicate comparisons (% of change) versus past results.

Environmental Data by Principal Nisshinbo Group Company