Environmental Accounting, Environmental Data by Principal Company

(1) Environmental Conservation Costs

The Nisshinbo Group’s total investment in the environment amounted to 275 million yen*.

This includes 16 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 1,889 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 3,878 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 451 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 2018

Category (1) Environmental conservation costs
Investment
(million yen)
YoY change (%)* Costs (million yen) YoY change (%)*
On-Site Pollution prevention costs 103 - 301 -
Environmental conservation costs 156 - 203 -
Resource recycling costs 0 - 307 -
Upstream/downstream costs 0 - 80 -
Management costs 0 - 236 -
R&D costs 16 - 509 -
Social activity costs 1 - 4 -
Environmental remediation costs 0 - 250 -
Other costs 0 - 0 -
Total 275 - 1,889 -
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 3,675 - 56 -
Resource recycling effects 203 - 395 -
Upstream/downstream effects 0 - 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 3,878 - 451 -

*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