Environmental Accounting

Overview of fiscal 2019 performance

In fiscal 2019, environmental accounting showed that investment in environmental conservation decreased from the previous fiscal year, and costs and the economic benefits (real effects) associated with environmental conservation measures also decreased.

Investments in environmental conservation, including energy saving systems and light replacements to LED, were valued at ¥31 million. The costs of environmental conservation included ¥537 million for recycling products, parts, and toner cartridges and other consumables and ¥482 million for energy saving, air and water pollution measures and the like, bringing the total to ¥1,019 million. The economic benefits associated with environmental conservation measures were ¥691 million and included business revenue from recycling activities as real effects.

Moving forward, Casio will accurately ascertain and disclose the effects of its environmental management activities from an economic perspective and will strive to engage in efficient and effective environmental conservation efforts.

Environmental conservation costs (April 2018 - March 2019)

Category by business activity

Environmental investment
(¥ million)

Environmental expenses
(¥ million)*1

Main initiatives

Business area costs (costs arising in the main areas of business activity (manufacturing, processing, sales, distribution etc.))

31

320

  (1) Pollution prevention cost Preventing air and noise pollution

2

29

  (2) Global environmental conservation cost Maintenance of energy-saving systems

29

175

  (3) Resource circulation cost Processing, reducing in volume, and recycling of general and industrial waste

0

116

Upstream/downstream cost*2 Collection and recycling of products, parts, supplies

-

537

Administration cost Secretariat operation costs, environmental information disclosure

0

156

R&D cost R&D for reduction of environmental impact

-

2

Social activity cost Participation in, donations to, and support for environmental conservation organizations

-

4

Total

31

1,019

  • *1 Depreciation costs are included in the expenses.
  • *2 Costs arising before and after the processes of the main business activities.

Economic benefits of environmental conservation (April 2018 - March 2019)

Type of benefit

Amount (¥ million)

Actual benefit (benefit that contributes to profits as a result of the promotion of environmental conservation measures)*3
  Profits Business revenue from recycling of used products, etc.

671

  Cost reduction Cost reduction through energy saving activities

17

Reduction of waste processing costs arising from resource saving or recycling

3

Total

691

  • *3 Only economic benefits that could be aggregated were included, and deemed benefits based on estimates were not included.

Environmental conservation effect

Types of environmental conservation effects

Environmental performance indicato

Unit

FY2018

FY2019

Environmental conservation effect

Environmental conservation effect relating to resources used in business activities Water resources

Thousand m3

506

418

88

Environmental conservation effect relating to environment impact and waste generated by business activities CO2 emissions*4

Tons-CO2

36,597

35,796

801

Waste emissions

Tons

4,653

4,244

409

  • *4 The country-specific coefficients published in the GHG Protocol’s calculation tool are used in the calculation of CO2 emissions for electricity. See “Calculation Standards” in the “Environmental Data” section for details.

Scope of data compilation for accounting: Casio Computer Co., Ltd., and consolidated subsidiaries in and outside Japan.
Reference guideline: Environmental Accounting Guidelines 2005, Ministry of the Environment, Japan.