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 2019 Environmental Accounting

Environmental accounting

We have increased our investments in a solar power generation system installed on a new materials handling plant within the Saitama Plant, other new energy-saving equipment, and wastewater treatment equipment including drainage pipes to discharge industrial wastewater into sewers, etc.
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 597,355 666,295
Breakdown (1)-1 Pollution control costs Introduction and operational management of air pollution control facilities & wastewater treatment facilities 234,900 152,361
(1)-2 Environmental conservation costs Introduction and operational management of power management system 348,880 166,941
(1)-3 Resource recycling costs Waste disposal and recycling costs; improvements to industrial waste storage facilities 13,575 346,992
(2) Upstream and downstream costs Analysis outsourcing costs, including substances imparting an environmental impact 0 636
(3) Administration costs Establishment & operation of EMS; improving the greening of worksite interiors; installation of equipment for measuring air & water quality 48,138 234,661
(4) R&D costs Research & development of environmentally friendly products (reducing environmental impact during product use) 60,074 233,712
(5) Social activity cost Regional environmental activities 0 641
(6) Environmental remediation costs Purification of groundwater and the like 0 0
Total 705,567 1,135,945

Benefits of environmental conservation

Category Environmental performance indicators
(Unit)
FYE 2018 FYE 2019 Difference from Reference Period
(Environmental Conservation Benefit)
Conservation benefits related to environmental impact and waste emissions from business operations CO2 emissions
(tons of CO2)
71,353 68,707 Decrease of 2,646 tons of CO2
Waste emissions (t) 6,932 6,892 Reduction of 40 tons
Environmental conservation benefit from investing resources in business operations
Water (1,000 m3) 416 393 Reduction of 23,000 m3

Economic benefits of environmental conservation

FYE 2018 gain on sale of valuable resources

Unit: Yen in thousands
Kyotanabe Plant Saitama Plant Hyogo Plant Nagaokakyo Plant Okayama Plant Six group companies Total
Punch press scrap 130,542 145,982 49 0 0 33,018 309,591
Machining swarf (scrap iron) 4,334 27,218 0 15,526 3,982 8,415 59,475
Long scrap 6,128 0 0 0 0 9,640 15,768
Scrap stainless steel 5,270 0 0 0 0 7,355 12,625
Scrap wire 167 6,421 0 56 0 17 6,661
Scrap aluminum 1,201 2,046 0 25 385 395 4,053
Scrap parts 20,396 10,962 0 2,890 594 1,414 36,256
Polishing scrap (2,772) 0 0 0 19 63 (2,691)
Processing scrap 0 600 0 0 0 1,336 1,936
Scrap vanadium 0 357 40 0 0 0 397
Plastic scrap 461 1,669 0 0 0 20 2,151
Cardboard 0 122 0 0 24 0 146
Waste oil 0 540 22 0 52 0 613
Other 0 0 0 141 0 0 141
Total 165,727 195,916 111 18,638 5,055 61,674 447,121
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.