Environmental Approach

The Tsubaki Group utilizes environmental accounting to quantify the economic and ecological benefits obtained through its environmental conservation activities as well as the cost of these activities. We use this information to analyze the progress of environmental conservation activities and implement continuous improvements. Here we provide a summary of our main environmental accounting data.

FYE 2016 Environmental Accounting

Environmental accounting

Despite a reduction in large-scale investment for energy conservation measures in FYE 2016, CO2 emission reductions greater than or equal to those of an average year were obtained through initiatives such as improvements to productivity and the operation of utility equipment. The Tsubaki Group utilizes its environmental accounting system to analyze the cost of environmental conservation activities and the economic and ecological outcomes of these activities, as well as to reflect these findings in future activities. This system is also used to disclose information.

Environmental conservation costs

Unit: Thousands of yen
Category Details of Main Activities Investments Expenses
(1) Business area costs 127,537 438,829
Breakdown (1)-1 Pollution control costs Introduction and operational management of air pollution control facilities & wastewater treatment facilities 55,133 108,901
(1)-2 Environmental conservation costs Introduction and operational management of power management system 72,025 160,834
(1)-3 Resource recycling costs Waste disposal and recycling costs; improvements to industrial waste storage facilities 379 169,094
(2) Upstream and downstream costs Analysis outsourcing costs, including substances imparting an environmental impact 0 529
(3) Administration costs Establishment & operation of EMS; improving the greening of worksite interiors; installation of equipment for measuring air & water quality 1,500 284,157
(4) R&D costs Research & development of environmentally friendly products (reducing environmental impact during product use) 10,482 113,451
(5) Social activity cost Regional environmental activities 0 0
(6) Environmental remediation costs Purification of groundwater and the like 0 0
Total 139,518 836,966

Benefits of environmental conservation

Category Environmental performance indicators
(Unit)
FYE 2015 FYE 2016 Difference from Reference Period
(Environmental Conservation Benefit)
Conservation benefits related to environmental impact and waste emissions from business operations CO2 emissions
(tons of CO2)
58,198 57,622 Reduction of 576 tons of CO2
Waste emissions (t) 5,281 5,779 Increase of 498 tons
Environmental conservation benefit from investing resources in business operations
Water (1,000 m3) 396 457 Increase of 61,000 m3

Economic benefits of environmental conservation

FYE 2016 gain on sale of valuable resources

Unit: Yen in thousands
Kyotanabe Plant Saitama Plant Seven group companies Total
Gain on sale of punch press scrap 59,717 96,113 11,735 167,564
Gain on sale of machining swarf (scrap iron) 3,103 13,228 8,595 24,926
Gain on sale of long scrap 1,117 0 5,624 6,741
Gain on sale of scrap stainless steel 4,676 0 6,977 11,653
Gain on sale of scrap wire 172 3,179 4,078 7,428
Gain on sale of scrap aluminum 1,363 2,667 734 4,764
Gain on sale of scrap parts 3,618 16,899 1,523 22,041
Gain on sale of processing scrap 0 520 365 885
Gain on sale of scrap vanadium 0 1,523 0 1,523
Gain on sale of plastic scrap 462 1,656 30 2,148
Gain on sale of waste oil 0 472 187 659
Other 0 471 0 471
Total 74,227 136,729 39,848 250,804