We introduced environmental accounting to collect data on our environmental conservation costs, identify their effects, and improve our environmental efficiency.
Environmental Conservation Costs
|Field of activity||Main initiatives||FY2016||FY2017|
|1.CO2||Introduction of energy-saving equipment||62||1,457||86||1,280|
|2.Waste||Introduction of equipment for waste reduction, appropriate treatment of waste||−||238||−||213|
|3.Chemical substances||Personnel expenses for the management of chemical substances||15||15||45||16|
|4.Water||Introduction of exhaust equipment to improve the working environment||94||522||154||506|
|5.Air||Enhancement and maintenance of wastewater treatment systems||13||28||19||26|
|6.Soil||Improvement of in-house equipment for storage of liquid chemicals||−||11||4||9|
- Units in the table above are round off. As such, total amounts shown may not equal the individual sum.
Environmental Benefits and Economic Benefits
|Environmental impact||Environmental benefits (Reduction)||Economic benefits
|CO2emissions (t)||192,815||191,412||99.3%||1,403||Expense reduction||-57|
|Class-A heavy oil(kℓ)||683||623||91.1%|
|Waste amount(t)||33,756||27,538||81.6%||6,218||Reduction in treatment expenses||327|
|Specially regulated industrial waste(t)||3,235||2,451||75.8%|
|Waste sold as valuable resources(t)||587||465||79.2%||Income from the sale of waste||-20|
April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017
- (1)Environmental conservation costs
Kurita Water Industries, Ltd. : Kurita Global Technology Center, Shizuoka Plant, Yokkaichi Sub-branch, Kameyama Sub-branch, Sakai Sub-branch Domestic Subsidiaries: Head Office of Kurita Chemical Manufacturing Ltd., Mie Plant, Iga Plant, Ooita Plant of Kuritec Service Co., Ltd.
- (2)Environmental and economic benefits
The Kurita Group
- *The calculation range of "environmental preservation cost" accounted for 96% of the Kurita Group’s total CO2 emissions and 94% of the Kurita Group,s total waste generation.
- (1)Calculation is performed according to the Environmental Accounting Guidelines (2005 edition) of the Japanese Ministry of the Environment.
- (2)Environmental conservation expenses include depreciation of environmental investments made in previous years (on environmentally conscious equipment) and personnel expenses necessary for environmental improvement activities.
- (3)Items whose environmental effects are difficult to quantify directly are evaluated by estimating the proportion that serves for environmental improvement.
- (4)Economic benefits are calculated by applying a unit price as of March 2016 for every item of the emission reduction of CO2 and waste.