Environmental Reporting

Environmental Accounting

●Total investments for the current period: ¥35.7 billion
●Total research and development expenses for the current period: ¥14.3 billion

Costs for Environmental Conservation (Millions of yen)

Category Investments Cost Principal activities
Costs within the sites Pollution prevention costs 641 1,335 Operating cost of environmental facilities, measures to prevent emissions of toxic chemical substances
Global environmental preservation costs 74 12 Cost of energy conservation activities
Resource recycling costs 265 676 Recycling costs and waste processing costs
Total 980 2,023  
Upstream and downstream costs - 111 Recycling and reuse of packaging materials, improvement of container packaging
Administrative costs 103 90 ISO 14001, environmental measurements, environmental education
Research and development costs 69 177 Development of environmentally friendly products
Social activity costs - 0 Afforestation, beautification, provision of environmental information to host community residents
Environmental damage costs - -  
Total 1,153 2,402  
  • Note: Environmental damage costs are included in pollution prevention costs.

Environmental Preservation Effects (Kuraray)

Category Unit FY2016 FY20171) FY20182) Increase/decrease
2)-1)
Pollution prevention effect SOx emissions Tons 330 407 350 ▲ 57
NOx emissions Tons 1,705 1,855 1,779 ▲ 76
Soot and dust emissions Tons 27 33 31 ▲ 2
PRTR substance emissions Tons 905 976 902 ▲ 74
COD load Tons 532 514 554 40
Global environment preservation activities GHG emissions 1,000 tons-CO2 1,250 1,319 1,310 ▲ 9
Energy consumption 1,000 kL 413 434 433 ▲ 1
(crude oil equivalent)
Resource recycling activities Landfill and/or simple incineration Tons 866 849 875 26
Rate of effective waste utilization % 97.1 96.7 97.8 1.1
Water resource usage* million m³ 72 71 72 1
Total discharge of wastewater* million m³ 64 64 65 1
  • * Excluding seawater

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Environmental data

(1) Basis for environmental accounting calculations
  • Reporting period: January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018
  • Scope covered: Kuraray sites (Tsurumi Plant has been newly covered from fiscal 2017 due to the merger with the former Kuraray Chemical)
(2) Environmental conservation cost calculation criteria
  • Depreciation: Straight-line method
  • Standard for allocating costs: In principle, 100% of costs are allocated to individual environmental conservation items. However, a portion of costs is allocated on a pro-rata basis.
(3) Standard for calculating environmental conservation effects
  • Effects are calculated in a simple comparison with the total environmental load of the previous fiscal year and are not adjusted for production volume.
(4) Standard for calculating economic effects (benefits) of environmental conservation measures.
  • Although material effects such as income from recycling are known, benefits are deducted from environmental conservation costs.

Sites certified according to Environmental Management System (as of the end of December 2018)

(1) ISO14001
  • EVAL Europe NV
  • Kuraray Europe GmbH
  • Kuraray Europe GmbH Division Troisdorf
  • OOO TROSIFOL
  • Kuraray America, Inc.
  • Kuraray Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
  • Kuraray Korea Ltd.
  • Calgon Carbon Suzhou
  • Chemviron S.A. Feluy
  • Chemviron Carbon
  • Chemviron Italia SRL
  • Chemviron France SAS

*1 Includes the following affiliates located within the Kuraray plant sites:
Kuraray Kuraflex Co., Ltd., Kuraray Okayama Spinning Co., Ltd., Kuraray Tamashima Co., Ltd., Kuraray Saijo Co., Ltd., Kuraray Techno Co., Ltd., and Kuraray Noritake Dental Inc.

(2) RC14001
  • Kuraray America, Inc.
  • MonoSol, LLC

Sites certified according to Environmental Management System (as of the end of December 2017)

(1) ISO14001
  • EVAL Europe NV
  • Kuraray Europe GmbH
  • Kuraray Europe GmbH Division Troisdorf
  • OOO TROSIFOL
  • Kuraray America, Inc.
  • Kuraray Asia Pacific Pte.Ltd.
  • Kuraray Korea Ltd.

*1 Includes the following affiliates located within the Kuraray plant sites:
Kuraray Kuraflex Co., Ltd., Kuraray Okayama Spinning Co., Ltd., Kuraray Tamashima Co., Ltd., Kuraray Saijo Co., Ltd., Kuraray Techno Co., Ltd., and Kuraray Noritake Dental Inc.

(2) RC14001
  • Kuraray America, Inc.
  • MonoSol, LLC