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. Miyoshi Plant; Ayabe Toyo Rubber Co., Ltd.; Toyo Seiki Co., Ltd.
Period covered: January 2015 – December 2015

Environmental protection costs

Environmental accounting review for fiscal 2015:
For the Toyo Tires Group overall, in comparison with the previous fiscal year, the amount of investment decreased while the amount of costs increased.

Costs of air pollution preventive measures and wastewater treatment facilities improvement (within business area costs) accounted for the largest portion of the total environment-related expenses. A large amount of money is spent on R&D on a continuous basis.

(Unit: million yen)

Category Major activities Investment Cost
FY2014 FY2015 FY2014 FY2015
1. Business area costs   318 146 957 1,671
Pollution prevention costs Air pollution preventive measures and wastewater treatment facilities improvement, etc. 156 59 243 810
Global environment protection costs Energy-saving measures, greenhouse gas emissions control measures, etc. 156 85 278 306
Resource recycling costs Processing and recycling of industrial waste, etc. 6 2 436 556
2. Upstream/
downstream costs
Purchasing of eco-friendly products, pulverization of waste tires, etc. 0 0 33 37
3. Administration costs Operation of environmental management systems, environmental impact monitoring activities, etc. 6 7 79 81
4. R&D costs Development of alternative materials, research and development of fuel-efficient tires, etc. 17 5 499 514
5. Social activities costs Tree-planting activities, contributions to the Environmental Protection Fund, etc. 0 0 34 30
6. Environmental remediation costs Payments of levies related to pollution burdens, etc. 0 0 9 6
Total 341 158 1,611 2,339
  • 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.

Economic effects of environmental protection measures

The economic effects of environmental protection measures amounted to 256 million yen, mainly from cogeneration, fuel switch, energy-saving activities and profits from recycling and the sale of waste.

(Unit: million yen)

Category Major activities Amount
FY2014 FY2015
Ⅰ. Cost reduction through energy saving Cogeneration 207 177
Energy-saving activities 58 68
Ⅱ. Profits from recycling and sale of waste Recycling and sale of waste materials 15 11
Total 280 256

Environmental protection effects (quantitative effects)

Category Environmental
performance
indicators
Unit FY2014 FY2015 In
comparison
with the
previous
year
Effects
related
to resources
input in
business
activities
Total energy input 1,000
giga-J
5,851 5,875 24
Electricity

1,000

giga-J

2,406 2,486 80
Heavy oil and kerosene 1,000
giga-J
719 535 -184
Gas (city gas and LPG) 1,000
giga-J
1,393 1,547 154
Other (coal and waste tires) 1,000
giga-J
1,322 1,297 -25
Water resource input Million
m3
3.16 3.08 -0.08
Effects
related to
environmental
impacts and
waste generated
by business
activities
CO2 emissions 1,000
t-CO2
289 282 -7
Emissions of PRTR-designated chemical substances t 208 227 19
Transfer of PRTR-designated chemical substances t 94 102 8
Total emissions of waste materials 1,000 t 18.9 18.9 0
Waste materials sent to landfills 1,000 t 0.4 0.003 -0.397
Total wastewater Million
m3
2.0 1.9 -0.1
Water quality BOD t 6 6 0
Water quality COD t 11 10 -1
NOx emissions t 462 355 -107
SOx emissions t 88 19 -69
Effects
related to
goods and
services
produced
by business
activities
Volume of tires collected t 6,688 6,972 284
  • * Pursuant to the revision of the unit calorific value and carbon emission factor of city gas, CO2 emissions in fiscal 2014 were recalculated using the revised values. Therefore, the value of CO2 emissions in fiscal 2014 presented here is different from that reported last fiscal year.

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