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Environmental Accounting

Environmental Accounting

Calculations performed according to the Environmental Accounting Guidelines (2005 edition) issued by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment.

Environmental Conservation Costs

(Billions of yen)

Category Details of Key Activities 2016
Investment Cost
(1) Business Area Cost   0.75 7.66

Details

Pollution Prevention Cost Air, water and soil pollution prevention, etc. 0.28 4.41
Global Environmental Conservation Cost Energy conservation, efficient logistics, prevention of global warming, etc. 0.24 1.21
Resource Circulation Cost Efficient resource use, waste reduction, sorting, recycling, etc. 0.23 2.04
(2) Upstream / Downstream Cost Green procurement initiatives, product recycling*1, etc. 0.28 7.12
(3) Administration Cost Environmental education, environmental management system, tree planting, information disclosure, environmental advertising, personnel, etc. 0.0 3.79
(4) R&D Cost*2 R&D for reducing environmental impact 0.0 0.0
(5) Social Activity Cost Contributions to organizations, sponsorships, memberships, etc. 0.0 0.13
(6) Environmental Remediation Cost Soil remediation 0.0 0.04
(7) Other Other environmental protection-related costs 0.0 0.13
Total   1.03 18.86
  • *1 In connection with the recycling of used products, expenses for product collection, storage, sorting, shipment, etc.
  • *2 Expenses for basic research on environmental technologies
Environmental Conservation Benefit
Details of Benefit Environmental Protection Indices
Index Index Value
Benefit Related to Business Area Cost Benefit related to resources input into business activities Energy conservation(t-CO2) 39,548
Benefit related to waste or environmental impact
originating from business activities
Recycled resources volume (t) 92,323

Benefit Related to Upstream / Downstream Cost

Benefit related to goods and services produced from business activities Product energy conservation amount(t-CO2)*3 2,606
Recovery of used products (t)*4 74,441
  • *3 CO2 reduction resulting from energy-conservation technologies in electrographic multifunction devices and laser printers.
  • *4 Amount of recovered copying machines, cartridges, etc. (including outsourced material recycling and thermal recycling)
Economic Benefit Associated with Environmental Conservation Activities

(Billions of yen)

Details of Benefit 2016
Revenue Sales revenue from waste recycling 2.99
Cost Reduction Reduction in energy costs from energy conservation 2.07
Reduction from green procurement 0.0
Reduction in waste handling costs from resource conservation and recycling 1.5
Total   6.56
Benefit of Upstream /
Downstream Costs

(Billions of yen)

Details of Benefit 2016
Lower energy costs from reduced product energy consumption*5 63.06
Profit from used product recycling 6.42
  • *5 Calculated as the reduction in energy consumption of electrographic multifunction devices and laser printers sold in 2014 (excluding production printers) × 12 yen/kWh (economic effect for the customer).