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Environmental Report 2017

Environmental Accounting Data

The JAE Group adopted environmental accounting in fiscal 2002. Quantitatively comparing the cost of environmental activities with their effects helps the Group ensure efficiency.

Fiscal 2016 Data

Costs in fiscal 2016 were largely unchanged from fiscal 2015. Investments increased compared to fiscal 2015 mainly due to capital investments in the area of global warming countermeasures and environmental quality.

●Investments and R&D costs    Unit: Thousand yen
Item Breakdown Investment amount Cost
Cost within business area Pollution control costs Maintenance and operations, including exhaust gas-scrubbing facilities 0 3,880
Maintenance and operations, including wastewater treatment facilities 26,890 65,330
Boiler maintenance and maintenance and operations of other environment-related facilities 0 20,280
Subtotal 26,890 89,490
Global environment cost Expenditures for measures against climate change 137,370 17,870
Subtotal 137,370 17,870
Recycling costs Investments and expenditures for treating/recycling industrial waste 2,960 66,150  
Investments and expenditures for treating/recycling general waste 390 8,450
Operation of raw garbage processing machines 0 200
Investments and expenditures for other waste 6,510 540
Subtotal 9,860 75,340
Total for costs within business area 174,120 182,700
Upstream/downstream costs Expenditures for studying eco-friendliness of products and checking environmental quality 9,420 66,170
Subtotal 9,420 66,170
Management activity costs Labor expenses for dedicated environment personnel, ISO audit expenditures, and environmental activity man-hours in each division, etc. 0 198,160
Creation of environmental reports and web pages 0 1,960
Measurement of exhaust gas, wastewater, noise, and groundwater 580 14,250
Education by position and training in emergency response 0 8,660
Cleanup and tree planting around each site 0 7,360
Subtotal 580 230,390
R&D costs R&D investments and expenditures for complying with chemical substance regulations 0 5,250
R&D other than the above 14,030 45,670
Subtotal 14,030 50,920
Communal activities costs Expenditures for JAE Group Forest and activities at each site that contribute to society 0 4,440
Subtotal 0 4,440
Costs for dealing with environmental destruction Cost of environmental pollution remediation, compensation and other payments associated with environmental protection/td> 0 0
Subtotal 0 0
Total 198,150 534,620

●Amount invested and R&D expenditures    Unit: Thousand yen
Item Description Amount
Total investment for period under review Investments for detoxifying countermeasures and other equipment installation, wastewater treatment facilities, and chemical substance-related regulations 198,150
Total R&D expenditures for period under review Compliance with chemical substance regulations and other R&D man-hours, etc. 50,920

●Economic effect of environmental protection measures    Unit: Thousand yen
Item Description Amount
Revenue for period under review Revenue from sales of unneeded valuable materials 2,031,480
Scope: JAE Group sites in Japan
Reference guidelines, etc. 2005 edition of Environmental Accounting Guidelines issued by Japan's Ministry of the Environment
Target period:  April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017
Data criteria:
  • All sums are rounded off to the nearest 1,000 yen.
  • All costs (excluding R&D) that are prorated as environmental activities out of all labor expenditures at environment-dedicated divisions and labor expenditures at other divisions are aggregated into management activities costs. Labor costs that may also be applicable to the following costs are also included.
    1. Pollution control costs
    2. Recycling costs
    3. Communal activities costs
  • R&D costs are posted as total amounts without prorating the portion related to environmental activities..