Environmental Impacts of the Nittobo Group

The Nittobo Group manufactures a wide range of products by using natural resources and chemical substances as raw materials and consuming fuel and electric energy.
Major environmental impacts include carbon dioxide generated as a result of energy consumption, chemical substances that are discharged to the environment without being collected, and industrial waste that is simply incinerated or sent to external landfill sites. The Nittobo Group is striving to reduce environmental impacts by using resources in a reasonable way while taking the needs of the environment into consideration.

Range of Data Collection

The Nittobo Group conducts an environmental protection survey for its consolidated subsidiaries once a year.
The material balance presented here has been obtained by collecting data from Nittobo and its consolidated subsidiaries in Japan and abroad on environmental impacts (Data on certain items are not collected from some overseas business sites).

Results for fiscal year 2018(updated in July 2019)

  • - Domestic business sites: Data collected from April 2018 to March 2019
  • - Overseas business sites: Data collected from January to December 2018
Results for fiscal year 2018 (updated in July 2019)Results for fiscal year 2018 (updated in July 2019)
  • *1 Energy input: Amount of energy obtained by converting fuel used at factories and other sites for manufacturing and electricity purchased into crude oil.
  • *2 Amount of recycled goods received: Amount of recycled resources received by Nittobo's factories and other sites from other companies as raw materials.
  • *3 Energy-derived CO₂ emissions: Amount of carbon dioxide emitted by consuming energy at factories and other sites for manufacturing.
  • *4 Amount of industrial waste disposed of: Portion of industrial waste generated at factories and other sites, which is not used effectively and is simply incinerated, sent to landfill sites, or otherwise disposed of.
  • *5 Amount recycled: Portion of industrial waste generated at factories and other sites, which is effectively used or recycled for reuse.
  • *6 Amount of PRTR substances discharged to the environment: Amount of substances discharged to air and water by factories and other sites, which are subject to the stipulations in the PRTR Act. (Act on Confirmation, Etc. of Release Amounts of Specific Chemical Substances in the Environment and Promotion of Improvements to the Management Thereof)

Key environmental parameters of Nittobo group

1. Chronological changes of key environmental parameters of Nittobo group

Chronological changes in the amount of energy-derived CO2 emission
Chronological changes in the amount of air pollutant emission
Chronological changes in the amount of industrial waste disposal and recycling rate
Chronological changes in the amount of PRTR substances
Chronological changes in the amount of withdrawal water
Chronological changes in the amount of water pollutant and drainage

2. Amount of Scope 3 greenhouse gas emitted by the Nittobo Group

  • In fiscal year 2017, the Nitto Group started to calculate the amount of Scope 3 greenhouse gas emitted in its value chain. The results for fiscal year 2018 are as follows:
  Category
Amount of CO₂ emitted
(t-CO₂)
Calculation method
1 Category 1 Products and services purchased 121,975 Calculated by multiplying the purchase prices of the top 70% of products and services purchased by business sites by the CO₂ unit value stipulated in the guidelines
2 Category 2 Capital goods 25,116 Calculated by multiplying the amount of capital goods (buildings, structures, machinery, and equipment) by the CO₂ unit value stipulated in the guidelines.
3 Category 5 Waste 456 Calculated by multiplying the amount of each type of waste by the CO₂ unit value stipulated in the guidelines.
4 Category 6 Business trips 313 Calculated by multiplying the number of employees by the CO₂ unit value stipulated in the guidelines.
5 Category 7 Commuting to/from work 221 Calculated by multiplying the amount of transportation expenses paid by the CO₂ unit value stipulated in the guidelines.
6 Category 9 Transport and delivery (downstream) 3,785 Amount of CO₂ emitted as included in the periodic reports of specified shippers under the Energy Conservation Act.
  • * The amount of CO₂ emitted in each category was calculated with reference to the Ministry of the Environment's Green Value Chain Platform and other guidelines.
    Reference materials:
    - Basic Guidelines on Accounting for Greenhouse Gas Emissions throughout the Supply Chain (Ver.2.2), Ministry of the Environment
    - Database of Emissions Intensity for Accounting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Organizations throughout the Supply Chain (Ver.2.4), Ministry of the Environment