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Non-Financial Data

Key non-financial data for the Taiyo Nippon Sanso Group (environmental, social, governance and intellectual property/R&D-related data) is provided in the Non-Financial Data File (PDF).

Non-Financial Data File(Fiscal year 2019)(327KB)

Environmental Data

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • □ Scope 1: Direct greenhouse gas emissions from sources that are owned or managed by a company
  • □ Scope 2: Indirect greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the use of electric power, steam and heat
  • □ Scope 3: Indirect greenhouse gas emissions other than those included in Scope 2

Reporting boundary: Taiyo Nippon Sanso, directly owned consolidated subsidiaries in Japan and principal consolidated subsidiaries overseas
Greenhouse gas emissions in Japan are calculated using emissions factors provided in Japan’s Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures. For greenhouse gas emissions overseas, Scope 1 emissions are calculated using emissions factors set forth in Japan’s Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures, while Scope 2 emissions are calculated using country-specific emissions published by the International Energy Agency (IEA) in 2016. While not indicated below, Scope 3 emissions in categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 11 and 15 are also included.

(Years ended March 31)

Thousands of tonnes of CO2 2017 2018 2019
Scope 1 9 19 14
Scope 2 3,363 3,838 4,056
Scope 3 3,671 3,634

Contributions to Environmental Protection through Products*

Reporting boundary: Taiyo Nippon Sanso, directly owned consolidated subsidiaries in Japan
Contributions to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions are calculated in accordance with the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s Guidelines for Quantifying GHG Emissions Reduction Contribution (formulated in March 2018).

* I.e., by increasing sales of environment-friendly products such as hydrogen refueling stations, Scope-JET®, MG Shield®, SF6 Recovery Service and Thermos products

(Years ended March 31)

Thousands of tonnes 2017 2018 2019
Contribution to reduction in CO2 emissions 1,734 1,779

Energy Consumption

Reporting boundary: Taiyo Nippon Sanso, directly owned consolidated subsidiaries in Japan and principal consolidated subsidiaries overseas (except for fiscal year 2017, when the reporting boundary for fuel and heat was Taiyo Nippon Sanso and directly owned consolidated subsidiaries in Japan)
The unit calorific values for fuel used are calculated based of values provided in Japan’s Act on the Rational Use of Energy.

(Years ended March 31)

Thousands of GJ 2017 2018 2019
Energy consumption 62,516 67,613 72,014
Electric power 62,117 66,875 70,890
Fuel 189 398 418
Heat 210 340 706

Environmental Impact

Reporting boundary: Taiyo Nippon Sanso and directly owned consolidated subsidiaries in Japan

(Years ended March 31)

Tonnes 2017 2018 2019
NOx emissions 3
SOx emissions 1
Particulate emissions 1
VOC emissions 13 14 10
COD emissions 10
Nitrogen emissions in wastewater 11
Phosphorus emissions 1
Emissions of substances designated under the Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) 35 29 29

Fresh Water Withdrawn (Excludes seawater)

Reporting boundary: Gas production facilities of Taiyo Nippon Sanso and subsidiaries in Japan and principal consolidated subsidiaries overseas

(Years ended March 31)

Thousands of ㎥ 2017 2018 2019
Fresh water withdrawn 10,145 10,921 13,623

Waste

Reporting boundary: Taiyo Nippon Sanso and directly owned consolidated subsidiaries in Japan

(Years ended March 31)

Tonnes 2017 2018 2019
Waste discharged 2,917 2,910 3,023
Waste disposed of (landfilled) 385 379 362
Toxic waste discharged 149 240 156
       

Environmental Accounting

Reporting boundary: Taiyo Nippon Sanso and four directly owned consolidated subsidiaries in Japan (Japan Fine Products Co., Ltd.; Taiyo Nippon Sanso Engineering Corporation; Nissan Unyu K.K. and Thermos K.K.)

(Years ended March 31)

Millions of yen 2017 2018 2019
Environmental protection costs      
Investments 5,323 11,740 9,655
Costs 807 732 844
Environmental protection benefits 14 1,375 15

Social Data

Employees (consolidated)

(Years ended March 31)

Number of individuals 2017 2018 2019
Employees (consolidated) 15,860 16,746 19,229
Japan 5,827 6,172 6,461
Overseas 10,033 10,574 12,768

Employees (Registered Employees of Taiyo Nippon Sanso)

(Years ended March 31)

Number of individuals 2017 2018 2019
Employees (registered employees of Taiyo Nippon Sanso) 1,890 1,940 1,983
Employees overseas 70 79 76
Employees overseas as a percentage of total labor force 3.7% 4.1% 3.8%
Employees by gender      
Male 1,716 1,746 1,758
Female 174 194 225
Employees by age group      
20s and below 312 330 355
30s 358 379 393
40s 721 664 631
50s 499 567 604
Years of consecutive service 18.7 18.5 18.1
Male 18.9 18.8 18.6
Female 17.0 15.5 14.4
Average age 42.8 43.5 42.6
New hires 70 90 108
Separations (including retirees) 42 44 55
Union members (Taiyo Nippon Sanso is a union shop.) 995 1,048 1,106
Union members as a percentage of total labor force 52.6% 54.0% 55.8%
Layoffs 0 0 0

Diversity (Registered Employees of Taiyo Nippon Sanso)

(Years ended March 31)

  2017 2018 2019
Female employees as a percentage of total labor force 9.2% 10.0% 11.3%
Female employees in management positions as a percentage of the management team 1.2% 1.5% 1.4%
Individuals with disabilities as a percentage of total labor force 2.0% 2.0% 2.2%
Number of individuals reemployed after retirement 46 51 57

Work–Life Balance (Registered employees of Taiyo Nippon Sanso)

(Years ended March 31)

Number of individuals 2017 2018 2019
Employees using childcare leave systems 9 7 7
Male 2 0 2
Female 7 7 5
Employees using nursing care leave or long-term nursing care leave 0 0 0
Usage rate for annual paid leave 56.7% 60.0% 61.3%

Other (Registered employees of Taiyo Nippon Sanso)

(Years ended March 31)

  2017 2018 2019
Employees using volunteer leave system 2 0 4
Contributions to social contribution initiatives (thousands of yen) 49,021 57,623 40,396
Employee job satisfaction (scale of 1–5) (calculated based on in-house research) 3.79 4.00 3.74

Occupational Health and Safety

Reporting boundary: Taiyo Nippon Sanso, consolidated subsidiaries in Japan and overseas (principal production departments) (Data used in fiscal year 2019 includes data for Europe for the three months ended March 31, 2019.)

(Years ended March 31)

  2017 2018 2019
Frequency rate of occupational accidents resulting in lost workdays (number of injuries/deaths due to occupational accidents per million work hours)      
Japan 0.71 0.45 0.71
Overseas 4.09 4.15 3.20

Governance Data

Management Configuration

(Years ended March 31)

  2017 2018 2019
Directors (number of individuals) 10 7 6
Inside directors 8 5 4
Independent outside directors 2 2 2
Directors serving concurrently as executive officers 5 2 3
Percentage of directors serving concurrently as executive officers 50.0% 28.6% 50.0%
Independent outside directors as a percentage of total Board of Directors members 20.0% 28.6% 33.3%
Female directors as a percentage of total Board members 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Term of appointment (years) 1 1 1
Frequency of Board of Directors’ meetings (meetings/year) 13 11 15
Attendance at Board of Directors’ meetings 97.7% 98.9% 97.8%
Attendance of independent outside directors at Board of Directors’ meetings (percentage of directors) 100.0% 95.5% 96.7%
Number of directors attending less than 75% of Board of Directors’ meetings 0 0 0
Audit & Supervisory Board members 4 4 4
Inside Board members 1 1 1
Independent outside Board members 3 3 3
Independent outside Board members as a percentage of total Audit & Supervisory Board members 75.0% 75.0% 75.0%
Female Board members as a percentage of total Audit & Supervisory Board members 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Frequency of Audit & Supervisory Board meetings (meetings/year) 17 13 18
Attendance at Audit & Supervisory Board meetings 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Attendance of independent outside Board members at Audit & Supervisory Board meetings (percentage of directors) 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Number of Board members attending less than 75% of Audit & Supervisory Board meetings 0 0 0
Average age of directors and Audit & Supervisory Board members 66.6 67.1 65.5
Number of executive officers 28 25 23
Female executive officers as a percentage of total executive officers 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

Activities of Committees

(Years ended March 31)

  2017 2018 2019
Advisory Committee on Appointments and Remuneration members 4 3 3
Inside Committee members 2 1 1
Independent outside Committee members 2 2 2
Frequency of Advisory Committee on Appointments and Remuneration meetings (meetings/year) 2 6 8
Attendance at Advisory Committee on Appointments and Remuneration meetings 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Frequency of Management Committee meetings (meetings/year) 12 16 21
Attendance at Management Committee meetings 98.3% 99.6% 99.1%
Frequency of KAITEKI Promotion Committee meetings (meetings/year) 2 2 2
Attendance at KAITEKI Promotion Committee meetings 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Frequency of Technological Development Committee meetings (meetings/year) 2 2 2
Attendance at Technological Development Committee meetings 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Frequency of Investment Committee meetings (meetings/year) 1 2 2
Attendance at Investment Committee meetings 100.0% 100.0% 97.3%
Compliance Committee members 33 33 33
Frequency of Compliance Committee meetings (meetings/year) 2 2 2
Attendance at Compliance Committee meetings 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Global Compliance Committee members 14 20
Frequency of Global Compliance Committee meetings (meetings/year) 1 1
Attendance at Global Compliance Committee meetings 100.0% 100.0%
Risk Assessment Committee members 15 18 21
Frequency of Risk Assessment Committee meetings (meetings/year) 1 1 1
Attendance at Risk Assessment Committee meetings 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Technological Risk Management Committee members 18  19  19 
Frequency of Technological Risk Management Committee meetings (meetings/year)
Attendance at Technological Risk Management Committee meetings 100.0% 97.6% 100.0%

Remuneration for Officers

(Years ended March 31)

Millions of yen 2017 2018 2019
Remuneration for directors (excluding independent outside directors) 455 331 249
Basic remuneration* 455 331 151
Performance-linked bonuses 97
Remuneration for Audit & Supervisory Board members (excluding independent outside members) 25 25 25
Basic remuneration 25 25 25
Remuneration for independent outside officers 103 102 102
Basic remuneration 103 102 102
Remuneration for independent auditors 160 162 212
Remuneration for audit services 157 161 209
Other remuneration for independent auditors 3 1 3

* In fiscal years 2017 and 2018, basic remuneration for directors included performance-linked bonuses.

Other Data

(Years ended March 31)

  2017 2018 2019
Anti-takeover measures Not adopted Not adopted Not adopted
Code of ethics Adopted Adopted Adopted
Policy on transparency of tax affairs Adopted (internal) Adopted (internal) Adopted (internal)
Taiyo Nippon Sanso Group Code of Conduct, Code of Conduct Guidebook (rules for the prevention of corruption, bribery, conflict of interest transactions and leaks of trade secrets, etc.) Adopted (internal) Adopted (internal) Adopted (internal)
Corporate political contributions (yen) 0 0 0
Violations of rules for the prevention of corruption 0 0 0
Monetary penalties incurred as a result of violations of guidelines for the prevention of corruption (yen) 0 0 0

Intellectual Property and Research and Development Data

Intellectual Property

Registered patents as of December 31

(Years ended March 31)

Patents 2017 2018 2019
Registered patents 1,029 1,094 1,147
Japan 701 738 774
Overseas 328 356 373

R&D

(Years ended March 31)

Millions of yen 2017 2018 2019
Research and development expenses 3,323 3,255 3,494
Gas business in Japan 2,660 2,612 2,846
Gas business in the United States 600 593 614
Thermos business 62 48 34