Non-Financial Data

Non-financial information related to the Kuraray Group's business activities is presented below.

Note: All figures have been truncated.

CO2 Emissions (Scope 1, 2)

(Thousand tons-CO2e)


2015 2016 2017 2018
Scope1 1,173 1,186 1,224 2,000
Scope2 1,027 1,032 1,120 1,188

Note:The figures are for domestic and overseas subsidiaries.
Emissions attributable to overseas affiliate offices are not included because they cannot be calculated.

CO2 Emissions (Scope 3)

(Thousand tons-CO2e)


2015 2016 2017 2018
Purchased goods and services 628 643 767 846
Capital goods*1 - 97 92 121
Fuel- and energy-related activities (not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2) 23 8 8 8
Upstream transportation and distribution 11 11 12 12
Waste generated in operations 95 31 25 24
Upstream leased assets*2 - - - -
Downstream leased assets*3 - - - -
Franchises*4 - - - -
Investments*5 - - - -

*1. Kuraray began tracking this category in fiscal 2016.
*2. Although Kuraray leases offices, electric products, and company cars, they are included in Scope 1 or Scope 2.
*3. This category is not applicable because Kuraray does not lease assets to other companies.
*4. This category is not applicable because Kuraray does not have franchises.
*5. As stated in its securities reports, Kuraray does not own shares of other companies for investment purposes.

CO2 Emissions Intensity

(Tons-CO2/million yen)


2015 2016 2017 2018
CO2 Emissions Intensity 4.20 4.57 4.67 5.15

VOC Emissions

(Tons)


2015 2016 2017 2018
VOC Emissions*6 825.5 796.7 890.0 871.2

*6. The figures are for the Kuraray Group in Japan.

Raw materials used

(Thousands of tons)


2015 2016 2017 2018
Raw materials used*7 654 633 655 675

*7. The figures are for the Kuraray Group in Japan.

Water resources used*8

(Millions of cubic meters)


2015 2016 2017 2018
Tap water 0 0 0 0
Subterranean river water 40 42 42 41
Well water 26 27 26 28
Industrial water 2 2 2 2
Total water resources used 69 72 71 72

*8. Excluding seawater

Infractions of Environmental Laws or Regulations


2015 2016 2017 2018
Infractions of Environmental Laws or Regulations 0 0 0 0

Frequency rate of lost time incidents*9


2015 2016 2017 2018
Kuraray Group*10 2.91 2.24 2.14 3.33

*9. The number of lost time incidents resulting in at least minor injury per million work hours
*10. Including domestic Group companies and overseas affiliates

ISO 14001 Acquisition Rate


2017 2018
ISO 14001 Acquisition Rate*11 82.1% 74.2%

*11. The figure is for main domestic and overseas production bases.

Employee capability development


2017 2018
Total hours of employee capability development 269,012 283,142
Average number of hours per employee 57.2 58.2
Average number of days per employee 7.3 7.5