Overview of fiscal 2020 performance
In fiscal 2020, 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, were valued at ¥13 million. The costs of environmental conservation included ¥508 million for recycling products, parts, and toner cartridges and other consumables and ¥382 million for energy saving, air and water pollution measures and the like, bringing the total to ¥890 million. The economic benefits associated with environmental conservation measures were ¥677 million due to real effects including business revenue from recycling activities.
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 2019 - March 2020)
|Category by business activity||Environmental investment
|Business area costs (costs arising in the main areas of business activity (manufacturing, processing, sales, distribution etc.))||13||271|
|(1) Pollution prevention cost||Preventing air and noise pollution||2||35|
|(2) Global environmental conservation cost||Maintenance of energy-saving systems||10||160|
|(3) Resource circulation cost||Processing, reducing in volume, and recycling of general and industrial waste||1||76|
|Upstream/downstream cost*2||Collection and recycling of products, parts, supplies||-||508|
|Administration cost||Secretariat operation costs, environmental information disclosure||-||108|
|R&D cost||R&D for reduction of environmental impact||-||-|
|Social activity cost||Participation in, donations to, and support for environmental conservation organizations||-||3|
- *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 2019 - March 2020)
|Type of benefit||Amount
|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.||607|
|Cost reduction||Cost reduction through energy saving activities||69|
|Reduction of waste processing costs arising from resource saving or recycling||1|
- *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 indicator||Unit||FY2019||FY2020||Environmental conservation effect|
|Environmental conservation effect relating to resources used in business activities||Water resources||Thousand m3||418||362||56|
|Environmental conservation effect relating to environment impact and waste generated by business activities||CO2 emissions*4||Tons-CO2||35,796||28,598||7,198|
- *4 See “Calculation Standards” in the “Environmental Performance Data” section for the calculation of CO2 emissions for electricity.
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.