Material Balance and Environmental Accounting

Material Balance

The Kyowa Kirin Group strives to reduce its environmental impacts. The following shows an overview of our environmental impacts in fiscal 2018 imposed by our domestic plants and research laboratories*1 and overseas plants*2.

  • *1:
    The domestic plants and research laboratories of Kyowa Kirin Group and Kyowa Hakko Bio Group are covered.
  • *2:
    The overseas plants of Kyowa Hakko Kirin China Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., BIOKYOWA INC.(U.S.A.), SHANGHAI KYOWA AMINO ACID CO., LTD., and THAI KYOWA BIOTECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. are covered.
  • *3:
    Due to rounding, some totals may not correspond with the sum of the breakdown.

Environmental Accounting

The Kyowa Kirin Group identifies how much investment was made in environmental protection and the economic effects in quantitative terms. In 2018, total investment and total costs amounted to 620 million yen and 2,885 million yen, respectively. At the new plant building constructed in the course of reorganizing plants and research laboratories, environmentally friendly facilities were installed, including highly energy-efficient equipment. The economic effect generated by recycling waste (as valuable resources) and saving energy amounted to approximately 82 million yen.

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Environmental conservation cost*1,2,3
Cost classification FY2018 FY2017 FY2016
Investment Expense Investment Expense Investment Expense
(1) Business area cost 606 2,484 449 2,413 740 2,101
Details (1)-1 Pollution prevention cost            
1. Cost of preventing water contamination 327 1,208 259 1,145 371 980
2. Cost of preventing air pollution and other pollution 144 302 31 334 17 263
(1)-2 Global environment conservation cost 122 161 115 126 228 120
(1)-3 Resource circulation cost 14 813 43 808 125 737
(2) Upstream/downstream cost 0 7 0 23 0 91
(3) Administration cost 13 306 15 298 58 335
(4) R&D cost 0 84 0 64 0 40
(5) Social activity cost 0 4 0 4 0 9
(6) Environmental remediation cost 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 620 2,885 464 2,802 799 2,576

(Millions of yen)

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Economic benefit*1,2
Item Activities (FY2017) FY2018 FY2017 FY2016
Total investment Expansion and rationalization of production and research facilities

7,381

9,731 16,300
Total R&D cost R&D for new products and technologies

46,168

50,916 51,105
Sales of valuables in connection with (1)-3 and (2) Sale of dried fungus fertilizer, used catalysts, and by-product oil 11 14 4
Resource-saving effects in connection with (1)-2 and (1)-3 Energy and resource conservation and waste reduction 71 52 53

(Millions of yen)

  • *1
    The plants and research laboratories of Kyowa Kirin Group and Kyowa Hakko Bio Group are covered.
  • *2
    Calculated based on "Environmental Accounting Guidelines 2005 (Ministry of the Environment)".
  • *3
    Due to rounding, some totals may not correspond with the sum of the breakdown.