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Environmental Accounting

Environmental Accounting

Astellas calculates the costs of investment and expenses related to environmental conservation for its facilities in Japan and their outcomes based on the Ministry of the Environment's "Environmental Accounting Guidelines."

Environmental conservation costs in fiscal 2016 comprised ¥1,134 million in investments and ¥1,182 million in expenses (including depreciation costs). The main investments for preventing pollution were in the maintenance of wastewater treatment plants and the repair of underground water-supply pipelines. Among investments in global environmental protection, there were updates made to such devices as a small one-through boiler which had reached its update time and to the latest model of chiller. The economic benefits generated through environmental protection activities amounted to ¥57 million, which includes lower costs owing to energy savings, the sale of waste organic solvents and waste metals, lower costs of treating waste materials and the purchase of regenerated organic solvents. In fiscal 2016, we completed all the load-figure registrations of high-concentration PCBs and calculated the cost based on the weight, including the containers. As a result, the allowance for PCB treatment was increased and amounted to approx. ¥300 million.

Total environmental conservation costs in fiscal 2016

Category Environmental
Conservation Costs
(¥ million)
Investments Costs
Total Expense Depreciation
Business Area Cost 1,078 1,133 770 363
Breakdown Pollution Prevention Prevention of atmospheric pollution 23 209 195 14
Prevention of water pollution 557 231 152 79
Prevention of soil contamination 8 8 3 5
Prevention of noise, bad odors and vibrations 0 3 3 1
Other 0 6 3 3
Subtotal 588 457 355 102
Global Environmental Conservation Mitigation of climate change 170 241 44 197
Prevention of Ozone layer depletion 161 7 7 0
Management of chemical substances 0 70 67 3
Other 0 36 0 36
Subtotal 330 354 118 236
Resource Circulation Efficient use of wastes 0 146 146 0
Conservation of water 0 0 0 0
Treatment of wastes 159 150 126 23
Other 0 26 24 1
Subtotal 159 322 297 25
Upstream/Downstream
costs
0 53 53 0
Administration costs 1 246 246 0
R&D costs 55 83 71 12
Social activity costs 0 3 3 0
Environmental
remediation costs
0 293 293 0
Total 1,134 1,812 1,437 375
Total environmental conservation costs, excluding environmental remediation costs 1,134 1,519 1,144 375
Economic Benefit Related to Environmental Conservation (¥ million)
Measures taken Economic Benefit Related to Environmental Conservation*
Cost reductions through energy conservation 25
Sludge drying, reduction in amount of waste liquid disposal contracted out (through increased disposal in-house) 0
Conservation of resources through reuse of solvents, and reduction in fuel purchases through conversion of solvents to fuel 37
Sale of waste solvents 5
Total 67

* Quantifiable items only included in calculations

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