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 2018 Environmental Accounting

Environmental accounting

With the expansion of production, we have increased our investments in FYE 2018 with the introduction of highly efficient energy-saving equipment, wastewater treatment equipment, and so forth. We have also increased our investments in research and development to match the increase in development of new products.
The Tsubaki Group uses its environmental accounting system to analyze the cost of environmental conservation and the economic and ecological benefits obtained through environmental conservation activities. This information will be subject to disclosure and will also be utilized in future activities.

Environmental conservation costs

Unit: Thousands of yen
Category Details of Main Activities Investments Expenses
(1) Business area costs 444,277 437,731
Breakdown (1)-1 Pollution control costs Introduction and operational management of air pollution control facilities & wastewater treatment facilities 98,464 106,444
(1)-2 Environmental conservation costs Introduction and operational management of power management system 340,996 130,741
(1)-3 Resource recycling costs Waste disposal and recycling costs; improvements to industrial waste storage facilities 4,816 200,546
(2) Upstream and downstream costs Analysis outsourcing costs, including substances imparting an environmental impact 0 1,195
(3) Administration costs Establishment & operation of EMS; improving the greening of worksite interiors; installation of equipment for measuring air & water quality 1,900 256,248
(4) R&D costs Research & development of environmentally friendly products (reducing environmental impact during product use) 33,019 206,172
(5) Social activity cost Regional environmental activities 0 653
(6) Environmental remediation costs Purification of groundwater and the like 0 0
Total 479,196 901,999

Benefits of environmental conservation

Category Environmental performance indicators
FYE 2017 FYE 2018 Difference from Reference Period
(Environmental Conservation Benefit)
Conservation benefits related to environmental impact and waste emissions from business operations CO2 emissions
(tons of CO2)
73,744 74,625 Increase of 881 tons of CO2
Waste emissions (t)6,617 6,462 Reduction of 155 tons
Environmental conservation benefit from investing resources in business operations
Water (1,000 m3) 449 416 Reduction of 33,000 m3

Economic benefits of environmental conservation

FYE 2018 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 106,759 161,814 30,143 298,716
Gain on sale of machining swarf (scrap iron) 4,189 24,128 24,898 53,215
Gain on sale of long scrap 3,722 0 7,984 11,706
Gain on sale of scrap stainless steel 5,985 0 9,135 15,120
Gain on sale of scrap wire 128 1,951 3,925 6,004
Gain on sale of scrap aluminum 1,332 1,819 701 3,852
Gain on sale of scrap parts 23,093 6,425 3,505 33,023
Gain on sale of polishing scrap (2,227) 0 75 (2,152)
Gain on sale of processing scrap 0 621 1,032 1,653
Gain on sale of scrap vanadium 0 490 0 490
Gain on sale of plastic scrap 271 1,319 43 1,632
Gain on sale of waste oil 0 571 55 626
Other 0 0 38 38
Total 143,252 199,137 81,534 423,923
Note: Tsubaki E&M Co. was absorbed through merger in October 2017. However, in the “FYE 2018 gain on sale of valuable resources” table above, the data specific to Tsubaki E&M Co. have been merged with the data of the seven companies of the Group for convenience.