Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) / Environmental Preservation

Companywide Environmental Targets

In fiscal year 1994, we laid out medium- to long-term initiatives with targets to be met by fiscal year 2011. In fiscal year 2007, we acquired integrated Companywide certification under ISO 14001, the International Organization for Standardization’s standard for environmental management. At that time, we added a new initiative—expanding sales of environment-friendly products—to our existing basic themes, which are to prevent global warming, promote the proper management of chemical substances and advance resource saving and recycling.

In fiscal year 2012, we established new medium- to long-term targets and identified the prevention of global warming as our single most important basic theme. We will also continue taking decisive steps to address our other basic themes.

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Theme Challenge Target Base fiscal year Progress as of fiscal year 2012 Assessment Relevant
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Prevention of global warming Reduce energy consumption at gas production facilities 20% reduction in power consumption per unit (average, from the fiscal year 2009 level, by fiscal year 2013) Fiscal year 1991 Down 26.0% Very good Gas production facilities belonging to and gas production companies managed by Taiyo Nippon Sanso
Reduce energy consumption at offices Reduction in absolute power consumption (average annual reduction of 1% over the medium to long term) Down 8.5% Very good All Taiyo Nippon Sanso sites (excluding gas production facilities)
Improve transport efficiency of tanker trucks Targets set for individual development themes Fiscal year 1991 Down 23.2% Very good Group and subcontracted logistics companies
Development of technologies that contribute to environmental preservation Address development themes that contribute to environmental preservation Targets set for individual products Most targets for individual themes attained Very good Pertinent departments
Greater sales of environment-friendly products Expand sales of environment-friendly products Targets set for individual products Most targets for individual products attained Very good Pertinent departments

Overall Environmental Impact

We quantify the overall impact imposed by our operating activities on the environment and implement various initiatives aimed at contributing to environmental preservation.

Material Balance of the Taiyo Nippon Sanso Group in Fiscal Year 2012

Material Balance of the Taiyo Nippon Sanso Group in Fiscal Year 2012

1Scope of data gathered: Taiyo Nippon Sanso, Taiyo Nippon Sanso Group logistics companies, principal subcontracted logistics companies and other subcontracted logistics companies

2Emissions of CO2 are calculated in line with laws aimed at helping to prevent global warming. Emissions due to the use of electrical power are after adjustment by relevant electrical power utilities to reflect CO2 emissions credits.