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Building a Framework to Promote Environmental Activities

Through environment accounting, environment management system utilization, and through PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Action) cycle, we are implementing appropriate and effective environmental activities.

Environmental Measures Promotion Framework

Environmental accounting

To execute environmental management more efficiently, Sagawa Express has introduced environmental accounting. Monitoring investments and expenses relating to environmental measures is helpful for setting indexes for future investments and analysis of each project.
In fiscal 2010, our environmental investment was approximately 90 million yen, and the environmental expenses were approximately 6.3 billion yen.

Cost around environmental conservation (unit: million yen)
Items Main effort content 2009 2010
Environ-
mental
investment
Environ-
mental
expense
Environ-
mental
investment
Environ-
mental
expense
(1) Cost within business areas   31 995 87 949
Breakdown 1. Cost for pollution control Air pollution, water contamination, noise control (Construction of sound barriers, car washing equipment installation, etc.) 0 34 - 20
2. Cost for environmental conservation Global warming, prevention of ozone depletion. (Natural gas fueled vehicles, solar power generation systems, introduction of energy saving devices, etc.) 30 193 86 202
3. Cost for recycling of resources Disposal of waste, water saving, recycling of tires, etc. 1 768 1 727
(2) Cost in upper/lower stream   - - - -
(3) Management cost Introduction of an environment management system, promotion of green business management, environmental advertisements, environmental education, disclosure of environmental information. - 240 - 45
(4) R&D cost Development of services relating to environmental conservation. - 67 - 32
(5) Cost for social activities Donation to domestic and overseas environmental organizations, enlightening activities. - 64 - 36
(6) Compensation cost for environmental damage Measures against asbestos dust. - - - -
(7) Cost for safety measures Vehicle inspection, employee education, enlightening activities such as safety measures. - 5,424 - 5,222
Total 31 6,790 87 6,285
■Effects on environmental conservation
Environmental performance indexes 2009 2010 Effects on environmental
conservation
(Result in 2009 -result in 2008)
Diesel oil(㎘)
(including biodiesel)
87,856 89,860 2,004
Heating oil(㎘) 253 259 6
Heavy fuel oil(㎘) 90 81 -9
Natural gas(km3)
*including biogas
18,110 18,125

15(*1)

Utility gas(km3) 1,070 1,160 89(*1)
Propane gas(kg) 371,847 351,854 -19,993(*2)
Gasoline(㎘)
*including premium gasoline and biogasoline
19,028 20,400 1,372
Electric power(kWh) 225,470,000 238,590,000 13,120,000
Water (clean)(km3) 876 947 67
Water (sewage)(km3) 850 954 104
Industrial water (clean)(km3) 26 19 -7(*3)
Industrial water (sewage)(km3) 26 19 -6(*3)
Number of recycled PET bottles - - 556,421(*4)
  • * Effects on environmental conservation are calculated as simple mathematical differences from the result in fiscal 2009.
    • *1 The volume of natural gas and utility gas depend on the values shown on the invoices from suppliers, hence before temperature and pressure corrections.
    • *2 The value was converted into weight by multiplying the volume (m3)shown on the invoices from suppliers by 2.07kg/m3.
    • *3 Statistics on industrial water usage started in 2006.
    • *4 Based on the number of uniforms used in fiscal 2010, the number of PET bottles recycled was calculated using the conversion factors , as those uniforms were made from recycled PET bottles. (Conversion factor: shirt weight (195 g short-sleeved shirt or 246 g long-sleeved shirt) × number of shirts × 0.65 (percentage of polyester used in shirts 65%) × 0.8 (80% of polyester is reused)÷20 (a 500ml plastic PET bottle weighs 20-23 g).)
Rules of statistics
  • Period: fiscal year 2010 (March 21, 2010- March 20, 2011)
  • Coverage: Sagawa Express Co., Ltd. (though some of the statistics include SG Motors Co., Ltd)
  • Reference: "Environmental Accounting Guidelines 2005" published by the Ministry of Environment
  • The acquisition of assets that cost 200,000 yen and above are booked as investments.
  • The depletion of environmental facilities is calculated by a fixed installment for 4 years.
  • The labor cost is calculated by hours for environmental activities multiplied by Sagawa Express' average hourly labor cost.

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