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Environmental Accounting (FY2016)

 The Alps Electric Group introduced environmental accounting* for monitoring environmental costs and economic benefits in fiscal 2000 based on Ministry of the Environment guidelines.

※:Environmental accounting: An accounting-style method for clarifying a company’s expenditure on efforts to improve its environmental performance and contribute to the creation of a sustainable society.

FY2016 Environmental Costs (Coverage: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.)

Unit:million yen

 

Category Main Objective Investment Costs
'15 '16 '15 '16
Operating costs Pollution prevention
Global warming abatement
161.4 102.4 384.4 361.7
Upstream and downstream production costs Green procurement,
Database for Chemical Substance Management
0.0 0.0 69.6 38.3
Administration costs ISO 14001 certification maintenance 1.7 1.7 96.0 112.1
R&D costs 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.9
Social contribution costs Community cleanup activities 0.0 0.0 4.9 8.2

Environmental restoration costs

Remediation of soil and groundwater 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.6
Other costs 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total   163.1 104.1 556.9 521.9

(*1) Environmental costs consist of all investments and expenses incurred solely for environmental preservation purposes, and do not include partially-related expenses.
(*2) Investment comprises capital investment and leasing expenses.
(*3) Costs include administrative, maintenance, depreciation, and lease expenses for the current period.

 

FY2016 Economic Benefit from Environmental Preservation Activities
(Coverage: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.)

Unit:million yen

 

Category Value
'15 '16
Profit on sales of materials 1344.8 1342.6
Cost reductions due to energy saving 68.1 55.5
Total 1412.9 1398.1

* Economic benefits include the sale of wastes that have been separated, recycled and recovered, as well as electric, fuel and other cost savings due to energy conservation. Economic benefits do not include deemed benefits.

 

Material Balance Data for Plants (FY2016)

Major domestic business locations

 

Major domestic business locations Electricity
(MWh)
Fuel
(crude-oil equivalent)
(kL)
CO2
emissions
(t)
Water
consumption - domestic mains
(t)
Waste
discharge
(t)
VOC
emissions into atmosphere
(t)
Furukawa Plant 22,532 6,197 14,384 101,687 1,775 12
Wakuya Plant 18,278 4,922 11,379 21,027 1,331 10
Kakuda Plant 19,605 4,935 11,311 30,685 1,320 2
Kitahara Plant 4,414 1,114 2,572 7,232 90 0
Onahama Plant 8,795 2,279 5,238 15,200 267 1
Taira Plant 13,506 3,966 9,285 176,461 1,033 2
Nagaoka Plant 39,365 10,194 23,586 241,852 811 35
Sendai R&D Center 2,164 685 1,519 10,770 26 0
Headquarters 2,433 614 1,208 11,630 118 0

Major Overseas Business Locations

 

Overseas production bases Electricity
(MWh)
Fuel
(crude-oil equivalent)
(kL)
Water consumption
(t)
CO2
emissions
(t)
Waste
discharge
(t)
Alps Electric Korea Co., Ltd. 25,930 673 26,211 14,195 1,415
Alps Electric (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. 25,113 40 199,170 16,379 1,037
Dandong Alps Electronics Co., Ltd. 5,204 78 22,505 6,266 184
Dalian Alps Electronics Co., Ltd. 38,019 85 112,968 44,744 3,727
Tianjin Alps Electronics Co., Ltd. 8,824 22 50,200 9,970 20
Wuxi Alps Electronics 40,395 99 208,300 35,160 2,208
Ningbo Alps Electronics Co., Ltd. 21,632 61 80,224 18,022 672
Dongguan Alps Electronics Co., Ltd. 13,427 49 82,678 8,979 242
Alps Electric (Ireland) Limited 5,906 170 6,774 3,128 332
Alps Electric Europe GmbH, Dortmund Plant 4,204 228 2,438 2,260 563
Alps Electric Czech, s.r.o. 3,915 141 4,202 2,300 566
Alcom Electronics de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. 27,928 133 27,844 13,012 1,953
Alps Electric (India) Private Limited 124 3 269 126 32

The GHG protocol’s coefficient has been used to convert purchased electricity volumes into CO2 values.

 

Data on Substances Subject to PRTR Law (FY2016)

Furukawa Plant

(Tons/Year)

 

Substance Volume Used Volume Emitted Volume Transferred
Air Water Sewage Transferred to Subcontractors
Silver and its water-soluble compounds 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Inorganic cyanide compounds 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Toluene 9.6 3.6 0.0 0.0 5.9
Nickel 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Methylnaphthalene 4.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Wakuya Plant

(Tons/Year)

 

Substance Volume Used Volume Emitted Volume Transferred
Air Water Sewage Transferred to Subcontractors
Silver and its water-soluble compounds 3.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
Inorganic cyanide compounds 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Nickel 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
Nickel compounds 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Methylnaphthalene 3.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2-aminoethanol 3.4 0.0 0.0 3.4 0.0
Ferric chloride 23.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 20.7

Taira Plant

(Tons/Year)

 

Substance Volume Used Volume Emitted Volume Transferred
Air Water Sewage Transferred to Subcontractors
Xylene 9.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1,2,4-trimethylbenzene 9.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Water-soluble salts of peroxodisulfuric acid 31.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 31.6

Nagaoka Plant

(Tons/Year)

 

Substance Volume Used Volume Emitted Volume Transferred
Air Water Sewage Transferred to Subcontractors
Nickel 22.8 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
Xylene 1.7 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.9
Dimethylacetamide 3.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.7
Toluene 13.0 12.4 0.0 0.0 0.6
Methylnaphthalene 6.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ethylbenzene 2.5 1.3 0.0 0.0 1.3
Boron compounds 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5

Not applicable to Kakuda Plant, Onahama Plant, Kitahara Plant, Sendai R&D Center, nor Headquarters.