Environmental Accounting Sustainability
Since fiscal 2002, Kurabo has been disclosing environmental accounting as a part of its environmentally friendly business activities. Our environmental accounting report has been prepared with reference to the Environmental Accounting Guidelines 2005, published by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment. We will continuously work on disclosing environmental accounting that is both accurate and easy to understand.
In fiscal 2018, we also compiled data from the Tokushima Biomass Power Plant, which began full-scale operation. Although the start of operation of the plant increased our overall environmental burden, the renewable energy it generates contributes to the prevention of global warming.
Method of Aggregation
- ・Scope of aggregation: Kurabo, non-consolidated
- ・Period covered: April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019
- ・Expenses also include personnel costs and depreciation expenses
- ・In the purchase prices of facilities, we calculated the prices for functions that contribute to environmental conservation and added them to the investment and depreciation amount
- ・Economic benefits of environmental conservation measures are counted only when a financial effect is obtained
Environmental Conservation Costs (Unit: million yen)
|Business area costs||Pollution prevention costs||36||153|
|Global environmental conservation costs||22||45|
|Resource recycling costs||1||303|
|Social action costs||0||1|
|Environmental remediation costs||0||0|
Major environmental investments were in equipment that reduces environmental burden, such as acid treatment equipment and smoke treatment equipment.
Economic Benefits Associated with Environmental Conservation Measures (Unit: million yen)
|Description of benefit||Preceding FY||Current FY|
|Revenue||Sale of waste||34||26|
|Cost reduction||Energy conservation and resource recycling||288||334|
Major economic effects are brought about by the profit on sale of fiber waste such as cotton waste and the cost reduction due to recovery and recycling of raw materials such as caustic soda and ammonia.
Environmental Conservation Effects
|Categories of environmental conservation effects||Environmental performance indicators (Units)||Preceding FY||Current FY||Difference from preceding FY|
|Environmental conservation effects related to resources input to business activities||Total energy (GJ)||896 ,890||1,047,965||▲14.4％|
|Electric power (GJ)||476,819||563,585||▲15.4％|
|Heavy oil (GJ)||34,990||38,482||▲9.1％|
|Input of resources (t)||136,686||59,842||128.4％|
|Textile products (t)||21,085||26,362||▲20.0％|
|Synthetic resin (t)||3,678||2,863||28.5％|
|Inorganic materials (t)||8,022||5,923||35.4％|
|Chemical substances (t)||21,010||22,005||▲4.5％|
|Input volume of water (1,000 m³)||2,005||2,057||▲2.5％|
|Environmental conservation effects related to waste or environmental burden originating from business activities||Greenhouse gas emissions (t-CO₂)||44,913||53,384||▲15.9％|
|SOx emissions (t)||5.8||7.4||▲22.5％|
|NOx emissions (t)||39.3||13.5||191.1％|
|Total waste emissions (t)||6,294||5,530||13.8％|
|Landfill disposal (t)||590.4||46.4||1.171％|
|PRTR-listed chemical substance emissions (t)||170||179||▲5.0％|
|Wastewater (1,000 m³)||1,815||1,916||▲5.2％|
|Water quality (COD) (t)||39.6||56.7||▲30.2％|
The impact of structural reforms in the Textile Business Division has reduced energy consumption. In addition, data from the Tokushima Biomass Power Plant has been added, increasing the amount of resource input and waste (wood chips, burnt residue).