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Environmental Report 2015

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.

FY 2014 Data

Fiscal 2014 costs declined from those of fiscal 2013 owing to lower maintenance costs and other factors. Investment amounts increased from fiscal 2013. Reasons for this included measures taken at companies around the Group to mitigate the risk of environmental pollution, including upgrades to retainer walls and reconfiguring pipes to run above ground, as well as investments related to an upgrade of power supply facilities at JAE Hirosaki.

●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 3,480
Maintenance and operations, including wastewater treatment facilities 4,920 71,130
Boiler maintenance and maintenance and operations of other environment-related facilities 204,800 14,850
Subtotal 209,720 89,460
Global environment cost Expenditures for measures against climate change 46,410 22,110
Subtotal 46,410 22,110
Recycling costs Investments and expenditures for treating/recycling industrial waste 170 66,450
Investments and expenditures for treating/recycling general waste 20 9,420
Operation of raw garbage processing machines 0 1,130
Investments and expenditures for other waste 690 580
Subtotal 880 77,580
Total for costs within business area 257,010 189,150
Upstream/downstream costs Expenditures for studying eco-friendliness of products and checking environmental quality 150 69,680
Subtotal 150 69,680
Management activity costs Labor expenses for dedicated environment personnel, ISO audit expenditures, and environmental activity man-hours in each division etc. 0 176,570
Creation of environmental reports and web pages 0 1,520
Measurement of exhaust gas, wastewater, noise, and groundwater 0 10,460
Education by position and training in emergency response 0 7,750
Cleanup and tree planting around each site 0 10,070
Subtotal 0 206,370
R&D costs R&D investments and expenditures for complying with chemical substance regulations 0 3,500
R&D other than the above 109,480 21,460
Subtotal 109,480 24,960
Communal activities costs Expenditures for JAE Group Forest and activities at each site that contribute to society 0 5,430
Subtotal 0 5,430
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 366,640 495,590

●Amount invested and R&D expenditures    Unit: Thousand yen
Item Description Amount
Total investment for period in question Investments for measures against climate change, introduction of pretreatment measures and measurement facilities, and other R&D 366,640
Total R&D expenditures for period in question Compliance with chemical substance regulations and other R&D man-hours, etc. 24,960

●Economic effect of environmental protection measures    Unit: Thousand yen
Item Description Amount
Revenue for period in question Revenue from sales of unneeded valuable materials 2,377,390
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, 2014 to March 31, 2015
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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