Environmental Accounting

Range of Data Collection: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. Headquarters, Sendai Plant, Kuwana Plant, Hyogo Manufacturing Complex, Corporate Technology Center, Tire Technical Center, Automotive Parts Technical Center; Fukushima Rubber Co., Ltd.; Soflan Wiz Co., Ltd.; Toyo Soflan Co., Ltd.; Ayabe Toyo Rubber Co., Ltd.;
Period Covered: January 2016 – December 2016

Environmental Conservation Cost

Environmental Accounting Review for FY 2016:
Toyo Tires Group invested the highest amount in Global Environmental Conservation at 81 million yen. This includes the purchase of LED lighting, high-efficiency transformers, and new air conditioning equipment. The highest expense incurred was in R&D, following Pollution Prevention and Recycling. We continue to spend a large amount of money in these areas.

(Units: million yen)

Category Major Activities Investment Costs
FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2015 FY 2016
1. Business Area Costs   146 87 1,671 1,471
Pollution Prevention Cost Air pollution preventive measures and waste water treatment facilities improvement, etc. 59 6 810 620
Global Environment Conservation Cost Energy-saving measures, greenhouse gas emissions control measures, etc. 85 81 306 264
Resource Circulation Cost Processing and recycling of industrial waste, etc. 2 0 556 586
2. Upstream/
Downstream Costs
Purchasing of eco-friendly products, pulverization of waste tires, etc. 0 0 37 34
3.Administration Cost Operation of environmental management systems, environmental impact monitoring activities, etc. 7 9 81 89
4.R&D Cost Development of alternative materials, research and development of fuel-efficient tires, etc. 5 28 514 654
5.Social Activities Cost Tree-planting activities, contributions to the Environmental Protection Fund, etc. 0 0 30 29
6.Environmental Remediation Cost Payments of levies related to pollution burdens, etc. 0 0 6 5
Grand Total 158 124 2,339 2,283
  • The calculations conform to the Environmental Accounting Guidelines (2005 edition) published by the Ministry of the Environment.
  • Depreciation of investments is included in cost.
  • For costs spanning more than one category, only the costs related to environmental protection were included.
  • In cases where environmental protection costs cannot be clearly separated, a proportional calculation was made using the “environmental ratio” considering the degree of reference to the environmental protection efforts.
  • R&D costs include the costs of efforts to develop eco-friendly products and use alternative materials.
  • Personnel expenses were calculated by man-hours and average wages.

Environmental Conservation Benefit

Environmental conservation benefit amounted to 176 million yen, mainly from cogeneration, fuel switch, energy-saving activities and profits from recycling and the sale of waste.

(Units: million yen)

Category Major Activities Amount
FY 2015 FY 2016
Ⅰ.Reducing Costs through Energy-Saving. Implementing cogeneration. Changing fuel source. 177 116
Other energy saving activities. 68 49
Ⅱ.Profits from Recycling and Sale of Waste. Recycling and selling wastes. 11 11
Grand Total 256 176

Economic Benefit Associated with Environmental Conservation Activities (Quantitative Effects)

Category Environmental Performance Indicators Unit of Measure FY 2015 FY 2016 Year-on-Year
Environmental Conservation Benefit Related to Resources Input into Business Activities Total Energy Input Volume 1,000 GJ 5,875 5,861 -14
Electricity 1,000 GJ 2,486 2,378 -108
Petroleum Based Oils and Kerosene 1,000 GJ 535 562 27
Gas (city gas and LPG) 1,000 GJ 1,547 1,676 129
Other (coal and waste tires) 1,000 GJ 1,297 1,235 -62
Input Volume of Water million m³ 3.08 3.20 0.12
Environmental Conservation Benefit Related to Waste or Environmental Impact Originating from Business Activities CO2 Emissions 1,000
t-CO2
282 276 -6
PRTR Substances Emitted t 227 196 -31
PRTR Substances Transferred t 107 105 -2
Total Waste Emissions Volume 1,000 t 18.9 17.8 -1.1
Final Waste Disposal Volume t

3.2

0.15 -3
Wastewater Volume million m³ 1.91 1.77 -0.14
Pollution Impact Volume (BOD) t 6 5 -1
Pollution Impact Volume (COD) t 10 11 1
NOx Emissions Volume t 355 336 -19
SOx Emissions Volume t 19 23 4
Environmental Conservation Benefit Related to Goods and Services Produced from Business Activities Volume of Tires Collected t 6,972 6,689 -283

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