Environmental Data

Environmental Accounting

The Kubota Group performs environmental accounting and publicizes data about the cost of investments in environmental conservation and the economic and environmental benefits of these investments.

Environmental conservation costs

(Yen in millions)

Classifications Main activities The nine months ended December 31, 2015 The year ended December 31, 2016
Investment Expenses Investment Expenses
Within the business area cost   1,204 1,524 1,795 2,610
  Local environmental conservation cost Prevention of air and water pollution, soil contamination, noise, vibration, etc. 179 438 505 399
Global environmental conservation cost Prevention of climate change 1,015 420 1,282 854
Resource recycling cost Minimizing waste production, reducing quantity of waste, and recycling 10 666 9 1,357
Upstream and downstream costs Collection of used products and commercialization of recycled products 0 25 0 35
Management activities cost Environmental management personnel, ISO maintenance and implementation, environmental information dissemination 3.8 1,083 3.5 1,552
R&D cost R&D for reducing of product environmental load and developing environment conservation equipment 181 4,830 540 6,757
Social activities cost Local cleanup activities and membership fees and contributions to environmental groups, etc. 0 1 0 1
Environmental remediation cost Contributions and impositions, etc. 0 74 0 87
Total   1,389 7,537 2,339 11,042
Total capital investment (including land) for the corresponding period (consolidated data) 65,400
Total R&D costs for the corresponding period 43,000

Environmental Conservation Effects

Effects Items The nine months ended December 31, 2015 The year ended December 31, 2016
Environmental effect related to resources input into business activities Energy consumption (Except for transportation fuel) [units of heat; in terajoules (TJ)] 5,988 7,660
Water consumption (million m³) 2.92 3.66
Environmental effect related to waste or environmental impact originating from business activities CO2 emissions (Energy related) (kilotons CO2e) 380 468
SOx emissions (tons) 5.4 29.2
NOx emissions (tons) 44.8 58.6
Soot and dust emissions (tons) 2.2 2.7
Releases and transfers of PRTR-designated substances (tons) 710 636
Waste discharge (kilotons) 59.6 67.1
Waste to landfills (kilotons) 1.8 2.1

Economic effects

(Yen in millions)

Classifications Details Annual effects of the year ended December 31, 2016
Energy conservation measure Use alternative fuels for production facilities and switch to more efficient lighting and air handling systems 360
Zero-emissions measures Reduce the amount of industrial waste; promote resource recycling 162
Sales of valuable resources 813
Total   1,335

<Environmental accounting principles>

1)
The nine months ended December 31, 2015 means April 2015 to December 2015, and the year ended December 2016 means 12 months from January 2016 to December 2016.
2)
The data of business sites in Japan are considered in the calculation.
3)
Data was calculated referring to the Environmental Accounting Guidelines 2005, published by Japan's Ministry of the Environment.
4)
"Expenses" includes depreciation costs.
Depreciation cost was calculated based on the standards applied to Kubota's financial accounting, and assets acquired in and after 1998 were considered in the calculation.
"Management activities" and "R&D costs" include personnel expenses.
"Resource recycling costs" does not include costs incurred during disposal of construction waste at construction sites.
"R&D costs" represents that which was spent on environmental purposes, calculated on a pro-rata basis.
5)
"Economic effects" is obtained only by adding up tangible results and does not include estimated effects.

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