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- Environmental Benefits for Customers for FY 2016 -
The Kurita Group identifies the reductions in environmental impact attained with the improvements proposed to and adopted by customers as its original indicator under the name environmental benefits for customers.
For orders received in the one-year period from April 2015 to March 2016, environmental benefits for customers for FY2016 are quantified by estimating the environmental reductions before and after the introduction of the improvement presented in the written specifications and proposals to customers at the time of receiving orders.
CO2 emissions reduction
Reduction of environmentally harmful substances
Remediation of contaminated soil
Air pollutant treatment
- *1CO2 emission factors used for the calculations: electricity: (0.570 kg-CO2/kWh for customers in Japan, 0.734 kg-CO2/kWh for customers in China, 0.583 kg-CO2/ kWh for customers in Taiwan), city gas: 2.23 kg-CO2/m3, Class-A heavy oil: 2.71 kg-CO2/l, tap water and sewage water: 0.65 kg-CO2/m3. The conversion factor used for electricity for customers in Japan is the one in the "Environmental Action Plan of Electric Power Companies" that was announced by the Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan in September 2014. Reduced CO2 emissions attributable to water conservation is also included.
- *4Amount of waste generated by a household of four members, which is calculated based on per-capita waste generation shown in the Annual Report on the Environment, the Sound Material-Cycle Society and the Biodiversity in Japan 2016 (released by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment)