Mitsui Chemicals

Environmental Protection

Environmental Accounting

Mitsui Chemicals invests as much as is necessary in responsible care, including environmental initiatives and occupational health and safety. We also compile and publish our environmental accounts in accordance with the Environmental Accounting Guidelines set out by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment in 2005.

In fiscal 2017, we invested approximately ¥1.3 billion on protecting the environment. Expenses totaled around ¥21.20 billion, while the economic impact of our environmental activities this year, including conserved resources and saved energy, was equivalent to approximately ¥1.3 billion. Specific examples of our efforts include the updating of aging wastewater treatment facilities, construction to comply with the Sewerage Act, and installation of an air pollution eliminating system. Moving forward, will continue to actively focus on environmental protection activities.

Environmental Accounts (Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.)

Environmental Accounts (Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.)

Environmental Accounts
Breakdown of Investment and Expenditure (FY2017 Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.)

Unit: Million yen

Category Main initiatives Investment Expenditure
1 Business area costs
(Cost of reducing the environmental impact of production and service activities within our business area)
1,289 13,437
1-1 Pollution prevention cost Measures to prevent VOC air pollution, odors, reduce wastewater, etc. 412 10,935
1-2 Global environmental conservation cost Energy saving equipment 876 117
1-3 Resource circulation cost Recycling waste plastics, etc. 2 2,385
2 Upstream / downstream costs
(Cost of reducing the environmental impact of production and service activities in upstream or downstream areas)
0 0
3 Administration cost
(Cost of environmental management activities)
Maintaining environmental management systems, training employees, etc. 0 569
4 R&D costs
(Cost of environmental research and development activities)
Developing products and processes to protect the environment, reduce environmental impact, etc. 0 6,300
5 Social activity costs
(Cost of environmental social activities)
Increasing greenery, funding measures to combat pollution, etc. 0 193
6 Environmental remediation cost
(Cost of remediating environmental damage)
Remediating pollution, etc. 0 725
Total 1,289 21,224

Environmental Accounts
Breakdown of Economic Impact (FY2017 Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.)

Unit: Million yen

Category Main benefits Economic impact
1 Income from recycling Recycling waste into resources 364
2 Income from saving energy Saving energy 477
3 Income from saving resources Improving our raw material intensity index 462
Total 1,303
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Scope of Mitsui Chemicals, Inc: Parent company production sites and the Sodegaura Center