Environmental Accounting

We compile data on the cost and benefits of our environmental conservation activities.

Management Approach

Compilation MethodThe Sekisui Chemical Group Refers to Public Guidelines and Adds Its Own Concepts

To fulfill our reporting responsibilities as a company and promote efficient environmental management, we employ environmental accounting that is capable of identifying the cost and benefits of our environmental conservation activities. Calculation is conducted by referring to the Environmental Accounting Guidelines 2005 issued by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment, with the addition of the Sekisui Chemical Group’s own concepts, such as external economic benefits (estimated effects).

Performance Data

【Scope of Environmental Accounting】

  • (1)
    Summation period: April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018
  • (2)
    Scope of tabulation: 42 production sites + 5 research facilities + various departments in headquarters + indirect divisions of Companies + 15 housing sales companies
    • In fiscal year 2015, the scope of tabulation consisted of 45 production sites + 5 research facilities + various departments in headquarters + indirect divisions of Companies + 14 housing sales companies.
      Deleted: Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd. Tokyo Plant (plant closed), Sekisui Aqua Systems Co., Ltd. Shizuoka Plant (plant closed)
      Because of the effects of the Kumamoto Earthquake, it was impossible to tabulate data for a housing sales company and Sekisui Heim Kyushu Co., Ltd. in fiscal year 2015.
    • In fiscal year 2016, the scope of tabulation consisted of 40 production sites + 5 research facilities + various departments in headquarters + indirect divisions of Companies + 15 housing sales companies.
      Deleted: Four Sekisui Film production sites (outside the scope of consolidation), Sekisui Medical Co., Ltd. Amagasaki Plant (business transferred)
    • The business sites added to the scope of tabulation in 2017 are as follows:
      Addition: Hanyu Sekisui Co., Ltd. Tohoku Office, Sekisui Medical Co., Ltd. Ami Office
  • (3)
    Approach toward summation
    • Depreciation amounts are the same as those for financial accounting.
    • Investment amounts are based on budget approvals during the summation period.
    • Expenditures and investments that contain other than environmental conservation activities are distributed pro-rata in 10% increments.

During fiscal year 2017, the number of business sites counted as production sites increased.
Concerning costs, upstream and downstream costs, management activity costs, and R&D costs rose, while social activity and other costs decreased, but total costs amounted to more than in the previous fiscal year.

Meanwhile, in terms of investment, there was increased investment in measures countering global warming and on waste material reductions, and investment in R&D increased; thus the total amount exceeded that of the previous fiscal year.
In terms of economic effects, profit on the sale of valuables increased, as did profits from the sale of mega-solar electricity. Additionally, the amount saved on costs from energy-saving activities decreased, while the amount of costs saved from waste material reduction activities and other efforts increased. The external economic effects from housing equipped with solar power-generation systems and so forth are growing steadily.

Environmental Conservation Costs (Sekisui Chemical Group)

Environmental Conservation Benefits (Sekisui Chemical Group)

Economic Benefits of Environmental Conservation Measures (Sekisui Chemical Group)

Environmental Conservation Costs (by Company)

Environmental Conservation Costs (by Environmental Conservation Measure)

Environmental Conservation Benefits (by Company)

Economic Benefits of Environmental Conservation Measures (by Company)

Indicator Calculation Method
Environmental Accounting Calculation based on referring to the Ministry of the Environment's “Environmental Accounting Guidelines 2005 Edition” and adding Sekisui's own concepts, such as external economic effects (estimated effects)
Among the economic effects attendant with environmental conservation measures, the external economic effect consist of the effects of energy-savings from sales of housing equipped with solar power-generation systems and the effects of non-digging renovation methods for sewers, and so forth, converted to a monetary value