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Environmental Accounting

Lintec uses environmental accounting to ascertain the costs and benefits of environmental protection, and continues to carry out environmental protection activities as effectively as possible. Environmental investments*1 made in fiscal 2018 totaled 350 million yen, while environmental costs*2 incurred for the same year totaled 2,648 million yen. The total environmental investments, used to introduce new gas cogeneration systems, among others, decreased by 285 million yen from the previous year. The total environmental costs increased by 17 million yen year on year.

  • *1 Environmental investments: The amount of investments made during a year for the purpose of environmental conservation. Since the effect of the investments lasts for several years or longer, the invested amounts are recognized as costs over those years.
  • *2 Environmental costs: Costs or losses arising from consuming goods and services for the purpose of environmental conservation

Calculation Basis

  1. 1.The scope of data collection covers Lintec Corporation and Tokyo Lintec Kako. Other affiliates are not included.
  2. 2.The data is for the period from April 1, 2018, to March 31, 2019.
  3. 3.The Environmental Accounting Guidelines (2005) from the Japanese Ministry of the Environment were used as a reference.
Fiscal 2018 Environmental Conservation Costs(Million yen)
Category Target equipment Investments Details of main initiatives Expenses
1.Business area cost Pollution prevention cost
a.Preventing air pollution Exhaust treatment system 70 Management and maintenance of equipment to prevent air pollution 327
b.Preventing water pollution Wastewater treatment system 7 Management and maintenance of equipment to prevent water pollution 148
c.Preventing overall pollution - - PCB and sludge disposal costs 29
Global environmental conservation cost
a.Preventing global warming Exhaust treatment system 10 Management and maintenance of fuel conversion systems 85
b.Energy conservation Waste heat recovery system 259 Management and maintenance of in-house power generation equipment 400
Resource circulation cost
a.Efficient utilization of resources Waste paper treatment system 0 Management and maintenance of wastepaper processing equipment; use of wastepaper as raw material 336
b.Treating, reducing, and recycling waste Waste-derived fuels system 5 Management and maintenance of incinerator and boiler equipment; industrial waste processing 397
2.Upstream / downstream cost Collecting, recycling, and reusing byproducts - - By-product pickup 58
Green procurement and purchasing - - Purchase of environmentally friendly office supplies 10
3.Administration cost Constructing and operating environmental management systems - - ISO 14001 certification investigation/registration; operation of environmental conservation organizations 344
Environmental information disclosure - - Preparation of the CSR Report and webpages; participation in the Eco-Products fair 30
Monitoring and measuring environmental impact - - Analysis and measurement of regulated substances 40
Environmental education - - Participation in seminars and workshops 1
Environmental improvement measures - - On-site beautification; garden tree pruning 25
4.R&D cost - - R&D relating to environmental protection 401
5.Social activity cost - - Biodiversity project activity reporting presentation 0
6.Environmental remediation cost - - Payment of pollution load levy; compensation for fisheries 16
Total - 350 - 2,648
  • Note: Investment in exhaust treatment system installation includes spare parts and miscellaneous work.
Fiscal 2018 environmental conservation effects
Environmental conservation effect categories Environmental performance indicators Base period
(FY2017)
FY2018 Environmental conservation effect
(difference against base period)
1. Environmental conservation effects related to resources put into business activities Purchased electricity usage (crude oil equivalent) 1,000 kl 41 37 -4
Fuel usage (crude oil equivalent) 1,000 kl 51 54 3
Organic solvent usage 1,000 t 9.4 9.7 0.3
Water usage 1,000 t 8,263 8,484 221
2. Environmental conservation effects related to environmental impact and waste output from business activities CO2 emissions from manufacturing 1,000 t-CO2 186 179 -7
Toluene emissions to air 1,000 t 0.482 0.489 0.01
Waste discharg 1,000 t 29.89 28.94 -0.95
Waste incinerated 1,000 t 4.19 4.29 0.10
Waste buried in final landfills 1,000 t 0.50 0.04 -0.46
Total effluent 1,000 t 6,637 6,795 158
SOxemissions t 6.4 8.4 2.0
NOxemissions t

65

77 12
3. Other environmental conservation effects Fuel usage associated with transportation (crude oil equivalent) kl 4,096 4,088 -8
CO2 emissions associated with transportation 1,000 t-CO2 10.9 10.9 0.00
Amount of product transportation Million ton-km 9.7 9.8 0.1