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Material Balance and Environmental Accounting

Material Balance

The Kyowa Hakko Kirin Group strives to reduce its environmental impacts. The following shows an overview of our environmental impacts in fiscal 2016 imposed by our domestic plants and research laboratories*1 and overseas plants*2.

Environmental Accounting

The Kyowa Hakko Kirin Group identifies how much investment was made in environmental protection and the economic effects in quantitative terms. In 2016, total investment and total costs amounted to 799 million yen and 2,576 million yen, respectively. At the new plant building constructed in the course of reorganizing plants and research laboratories, environmentally friendly facilities were installed, including highly energy-efficient equipment. The economic effect generated by recycling waste (as valuable resources) and saving energy amounted to approximately 57 million yen.

Environmental conservation cost*1,2,3
(Millions of yen)
Cost classification FY2016 FY2015 FY2014
Investment Expense Investment Expense Investment Expense
(1) Business area cost 740 2,101 1,105 2,573 745 2,523
Details (1)-1 Pollution prevention cost            
1. Cost of preventing water contamination 371 980 541 1,121 476 1,125
2. Cost of preventing air pollution and other pollution 17 263 267 417 139 398
(1)-2 Global environment conservation cost 228 120 178 276 94 119
(1)-3 Resource circulation cost 125 737 119 758 37 881
(2) Upstream/downstream cost 0 91 0 52 0 64
(3) Administration cost 58 335 4 327 23 410
(4) R&D cost 0 40 0 90 0 144
(5) Social activity cost 0 9 0 8 0 10
(6) Environmental remediation cost 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 799 2,576 1,109 3,051 768 3,152
Economic benefit*1,2
(Millions of yen)
Item Activities (FY2016) FY2016 FY2015 FY2014
Total investment Expansion and rationalization of production and research facilities 16,300 15,326 11,807
Total R&D cost R&D for new products and technologies 51,105 51,064 48,362
Sales of valuables in connection with (1)-3 and (2) Sale of dried fungus fertilizer, used catalysts, and by-product oil 4 9 14
Resource-saving effects in connection with (1)-2 and (1)-3 Energy and resource conservation and waste reduction 53 37 27
*1
The plants and research laboratories of Kyowa Hakko Kirin, KyowaMedex, Kyowa Hakko Bio and Kyowa Pharma Chemical are covered.
*2
Calculated based on "Environmental Accounting Guidelines 2005 (Ministry of the Environment)".
*3
As a result, the sum and breakdown of data may not equal the totals.


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