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Breakdown of Energy Consumption Warranty mark

Global energy usage in fiscal 2015 by the Astellas group amounted to 3,917 terajoules (TJ), for a decrease of 3 TJ (0.09%) over the previous year.
This breaks down to energy usage in Japan amounting to 3,149 TJ, for a year-on-year increase of 3 TJ (0.11%), and 768 TJ for overseas operations, down 7 TJ (0.89%) year on year.

In Japan, the proportion of total energy usage occupied by electricity is gradually increasing, having risen from 57.9% in fiscal 2005 to 62.3% in fiscal 2015. Use of renewable energy sources includes electricity generation from photovoltaic panels at the Tsukuba Research Center and the Kashima R&D Center, amounting to 302 GJ (84 MWh), all of which was used in business operations at each facility. A co-generation system generated 7,744 MWh of electricity, which was not counted toward electricity usage volume, but the pipelined city gas consumed as fuel in the system was counted as energy consumption.

Overseas, our plant at Kilorglin in County Kerry in the Republic of Ireland used 36 TJ of heat produced by a woodchip boiler, and 7 TJ (1,950 MWh) was generated by wind turbine system. The combined power generated by these two forms of renewable energy rose by 1 TJ over the previous year. Overseas plants are engaged in an initiative to purchase electricity designated as being generated from renewable energies such as wind power or hydroelectricity, and of the electricity purchased in fiscal 2015, the Norman Plant purchased 20,590 MWh, the Meppel Plant 12,956 MWh, the Dublin Plant 6,525 MWh and the Kerry Plant 6,382 MWh of electricity generated by renewable energy sources. The percentage of total energy accounted for by electricity decreased from 64.9% in fiscal 2005 to 63.6% in fiscal 2015.

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