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The Hitachi High-Tech Group strives to reduce the burden that we place on the environment, controlling costs associated with efforts to reduce the environmental burden. We are also measuring the quantity of resource inputs into our business activities and the scale of emissions that impose a burden on the environment.
The Hitachi High-Tech Group has introduced environmental accounting since FY2001 as a tool for managing our environmental conservation activities. We confirm our cost-effectiveness with regard to environmental conservation and conduct evaluations of the Group's engagement in environmental initiatives.
As the result of our activities this year, our environmental conservation expenses rose by ¥479 million (about 17% year on year). The primary factor behind this rise in environmental conservation expenses was active R&D investment centered on growth fields declared in the Medium-Term Management Strategy of the Hitachi High-Tech Group.
In FY2017, our environmental conservation expenses were ¥3,303 million, and we made ¥747 million in environmental investment.
Compared with FY2016, environmental conservation expenses increased by ¥479 million and environmental investment rose by ¥146 million.
|1. Business area costs
Cost of minimizing the environmental burden arising from business activities in each business area
|665||827||162||Decrease is desirable due to contribution to environmental burden|
|Breakdown||Pollution prevention costs
Cost of preventing pollution, including air, water, and soil pollution
|Environmental conservation costs
Costs associated with the prevention of global warming and energy conservation
|Resource recycling costs
Costs associated with resource conservation and waste reduction and recycling
|2. Upstream and downstream costs
Cost of minimizing the upstream/downstream environmental burden arising from business activities
|3. Administration costs
Cost of management activities focused on environmental conservation
|635||573||▲63||Increase is desirable due to contribution to environmental initiatives|
|4. R&D costs
Cost of R&D activities
|5. Social activity costs
Cost of social projects
Environmental remediation costs
|Total expenses of environmental conservation (1-6)||2,824||3,303||470|
|A = All environmental conservation costs - environmental conservation effects (economic effects)||2,764||3,220||456|
* There were no environmental fines or penalties during the fiscal year.
Unit: ¥1 million/year
|Item||Conservation benefit (FY2016)||Conservation benefit (FY2017)||Key details|
|Economic benefit||Net earnings effect||27||49|
|Cost reduction effect||33||34|
|Material benefit||Reduction in electricity usage||453MWh/year||107MWh/year||Shift to LED lighting, adoption of double roofing, etc.|
|Reduction in the volume of waste sent for final disposal||2.1t||1.6t|
Unit: ¥1 million/year
|Total environmental investment||601||747||146|
Unit: ¥1 million/year
The Hitachi High-Tech Group is identifying our greenhouse gas emissions throughout the value chain and strives to reduce emissions.
In order to enhance the credibility of this report, FY2017 figures marked with have received independent assurance from KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd. in accordance with the International Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE) 3000 and ISAE 3410.
|FY2016 results||FY2017 results|
|Scope1 *1 *4||―||5,339||5,482
|Scope2 *2 *4||―||53,240||52,770
|Scope3 *3 *5||1. Purchased goods and services||1,523,335||1,463,846|
|2. Capital goods||94,970||34,466|
|3. Fuel and energy not included in Scopes 1 and 2||(Exempt)||(Exempt)|
|4. Upstream transportation and distribution||(Under consideration)||(Under consideration)|
|5. Waste generated by business activities||1,332||1,052|
|6. Business travel||7,972||7,760|
|7. Employee commuting||12,397||10,280|
|8. Upstream leased assets||(Calculated as part of Scope 1)||(Calculated as part of Scope 1)|
|9. Downstream transportation and distribution||6,958||7,272|
|10. Processing of sold products||(Exempt)||(Exempt)|
|11. Use of sold products||3,655,605||3,553,090|
|12. Disposal of sold products||8,844||1,017|
|13. Downstream leased assets||(Included in No. 11)||(Included in No. 11)|
|Scope1 + Scope2 Total||58,579||58,252|
|Scope1 + Scope2 + Scope3 Total||5,369,992||5,137,035|
The following information shows the quantity of resource inputs into the business activities of the Hitachi High-Tech Group and the scale of emissions that impose a burden on the environment.