Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) / Environmental and Social Report 2013

We have long promoted a program of measures aimed at achieving specific environmental targets. In fiscal year 2012, we established new medium- to long-term targets, which we are striving to attain by implementing a broad range of ongoing, practical initiatives.

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.

Environmental Targets and Progress as of Fiscal Year 2013

  • Very good Very good
  • Good Good
  • More effort needed More effort needed
Theme Challenge Target Base fiscal year Progress as of fiscal year 2013 Assessment Relevant companies/
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 26.1%
(Reduction in fiscal year 2013)
Very good Gas production facilities belonging to and gas production companies managed by Taiyo Nippon Sanso
Down 24.0%
(Annual reduction from fiscal year 2009 through fiscal year 2013)
Reduce energy consumption at offices Reduction in absolute power consumption
(Average annual reduction in excess of 1% over the medium to long term)
Down 1.8% Very good All Taiyo Nippon Sanso sites (excluding production facilities)
Improve transport efficiency of tanker trucks Reduction in energy consumption per unit (volume of products transported) Fiscal year 1992 Down 27.9% Very good Group and subcontracted logistics companies
Environmental contribution-oriented development themes Pursue environmental contribution-oriented development themes Targets set for individual development themes All targets for individual development themes attained Very good Relevant departments
Greater sales of environment-friendly products Bolster efforts to sell environment-friendly products Targets set for individual products Most targets for individual products attained Very good Relevant departments

Reducing the Environmental Impact of our Products

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

Balance of Materials Input/Output in Fiscal Year 2013 (Taiyo Nippon Sanso Group)

Balance of Materials Input/Output in Fiscal Year 2013 (Taiyo Nippon Sanso Group)

1.Scope of data gathered: Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation, Taiyo Nippon Sanso Group logistics companies, principal subcontracted logistics companies and other subcontracted companies
2.Emissions 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 electric power utilities to reflect the impact of CO2 emissions credits.