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Environmental Report 2016

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 2015 Data

Excluding resource recycling related costs, the amount of fiscal 2015 costs has increased overall since fiscal 2014. Investments declined compared to fiscal 2014, but R&D costs associated with compliance with chemical substance regulations increased slightly.

●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 18,400
Maintenance and operations, including wastewater treatment facilities 95,800 55,770
Boiler maintenance and maintenance and operations of other environment-related facilities 12,340 21,950
Subtotal 108,140 96,120
Global environment cost Expenditures for measures against climate change 16,990 12,430
Subtotal 16,990 12,430
Recycling costs Investments and expenditures for treating/recycling industrial waste 100 59,820
Investments and expenditures for treating/recycling general waste 10 8,610
Operation of raw garbage processing machines 0 200
Investments and expenditures for other waste 210 860
Subtotal 320 69,490
Total for costs within business area 125,450 178,040
Upstream/downstream costs Expenditures for studying eco-friendliness of products and checking environmental quality 760 74,540
Subtotal 760 74,540
Management activity costs Labor expenses for dedicated environment personnel, ISO audit expenditures, and environmental activity man-hours in each division etc. 0 195,470
Creation of environmental reports and web pages 0 1,850
Measurement of exhaust gas, wastewater, noise, and groundwater 0 14,380
Education by position and training in emergency response 0 12,260
Cleanup and tree planting around each site 0 6,280
Subtotal 0 230,240
R&D costs R&D investments and expenditures for complying with chemical substance regulations 0 10,930
R&D other than the above 7,500 20,930
Subtotal 7,500 31,860
Communal activities costs Expenditures for JAE Group Forest and activities at each site that contribute to society 0 6,260
Subtotal 0 6,260
Costs for dealing with environmental destruction Cost of environmental pollution remediation, compensation and other payments associated with environmental protection 0 0
Subtotal 0 0
Total 133,710 520,940

●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 133,710
Total R&D expenditures for period under review Compliance with chemical substance regulations and other R&D man-hours, etc. 31,860

●Economic effect of environmental protection measures    Unit: Thousand yen
Item Description Amount
Revenue for period under review Revenue from sales of unneeded valuable materials 2,018,990
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, 2015 to March 31, 2016
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.

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