Fiscal 2019 CSR Activity Report- Safety, Accident Prevention, and Environmental Preservation

Environmental Accounting

Environment

Fiscal 2019 Environmental Accounting Report (Toray Industries)

Toray Industries, Inc. has been practicing environmental accounting since 1999, to track investments and gauge their cost effectiveness.
In fiscal 2019, the Company's environment-related investment amounted to 1.31 billion yen, up 0.05 billion yen compared to the previous year. Cost totaled 7.13 billion yen, up 0.15 billion yen compared to the previous year.

Fiscal 2019 Environmental Accounting Report (Toray Industries, Inc.)

Expenses
Item Subcategory and description Investment (million yen) Cost (million yen)
Business area costs Pollution prevention costs Air (including CFC countermeasures) 101 2,168
Water quality 715 2,239
Noise and vibration 13 13
Greening 5 314
Odors and other 52 206
Global environment conservation costs Energy conservation and combating global warming 237 107
Resource recycling costs Industrial waste reduction, recycling, disposal, and PCB waste disposal services 42 1,274
Upstream and downstream costs Product recycling 142 81
Container and package recycling 0 1
Management activity costs Indirect labor costs, ISO certification and maintenance, environmental communications, and education 0 448
Social initiative costs Regional initiatives, support for organizations, etc. 0 84
Environmental remediation costs SOx fines, soil purification, etc. 0 189
Total 1,307 7,125
Effectiveness
Item Amount (million yen)
Financial effects Reduction in energy costs 107
Reduction in industrial waste disposal costs 58
Sale of valuable recycled resources with monetary value 719
Quantitative environmental effects Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions 6,400 tons-CO2eq
Environmental Facility Investment and Environmental Conservation Costs (Toray Industries, Inc.)
Environmental Facility Investment and Environmental Conservation Costs (Toray Industries, Inc.)

Facility Investment in Safety, Health, Accident Prevention, and Environmental Preservation Projects (Toray Group)

Toray Group reports on facility investments relating to safety, health, accident prevention, and environmental preservation projects. The Group continues to invest in safety improvements to facilities. As part of its environmental conservation efforts, the Group has invested in the expansion of exhaust gas emissions and wastewater treatment facilities and additional instrumentation to enhance wastewater management.

Fiscal 2019 Facility Investment in Safety, Health, Accident Prevention, Environmental Preservation, and Energy Conservation Projects (Toray Group)
Fiscal 2019 Facility Investment in Safety, Health, Accident Prevention, Environmental Preservation, and Energy Conservation Projects (Toray Group)

Toray Industries Environmental Accounting Standards

  • Some categories were changed based on the Ministry of the Environment's Guidelines for FY2005.
  • Only economic effects that can be determined with a high degree of certainty are included in the calculation. Presumed effects are not included.
  • Capital investment also includes facility investments for which environmental preservation is not the main objective. Capital investment resulting from leases is also included. Expenses include labor costs and depreciation. However, internal labor costs related to local volunteer activities are not included.
  • Energy cost reduction figures show the amount of reduction for the 12 months after the completion of an energy saving facility. Expenses are not recorded as they are deducted when the effect is calculated.
  • Waste disposal cost reduction figures show the amount of reduction achieved through waste reduction efforts and resource recycling for 12 months after the measures are undertaken.
  • Effects of reducing greenhouse gas emissions are measured over a 12-month period following the completion of measures or facilities to save energy.