Environmental Data

Environmental Data (Third-party audit completed)

The charts below show the results of our efforts over the past five years for energy and natural resource conservation and waste reduction.
Environmental data verified by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Ltd., a third-party environmental performance accreditation body.

*Greenhouse gas data (CO2 emissions data) is verified by a third-party organization based on ISO 14064-3. Other environmental data is assured by the same third-party organization using the procedure of the principles of AA1000AS and ISAE 3000.

We are also working to gain a better understanding of the environmental performance of Marubeni Group companies by collecting relevant data and information on their activities.

Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Ltd. Assurance Statement:

Electricity Consumption (MWh)

Fiscal Year* 2012 13,483
Fiscal Year* 2013 11,221
Fiscal Year* 2014 9,554
Fiscal Year* 2015 9,473
Fiscal Year* 2016 9,167

*For the year ended March 31

Water Consumption (m3)

Fiscal Year* 2012 122,385
Fiscal Year* 2013 108,107
Fiscal Year* 2014 96,105
Fiscal Year* 2015 97,143
Fiscal Year* 2016 91,382

*For the year ended March 31

Greenhouse gas (CO2) Emissions:

Fiscal Year* 2012 6,177 (1.52)
Fiscal Year* 2013 5,386 (1.29)
Fiscal Year* 2014 4,523 (1.05)
Fiscal Year* 2015 4,515 (1.03)
Fiscal Year* 2016 4,978 (1.12)

*For the year ended March 31

Waste Generated (tons)

Fiscal Year* 2012 773
Fiscal Year* 2013 706
Fiscal Year* 2014 580
Fiscal Year* 2015 531
Fiscal Year* 2016 791

*For the year ended March 31

Paper Consumption (thousands of A4 sheets)

Fiscal Year* 2012 40,199
Fiscal Year* 2013 40,499
Fiscal Year* 2014 42,599
Fiscal Year* 2015 42,659
Fiscal Year* 2016 39,288

*For the year ended March 31

Recycling Rate (%)

Fiscal Year* 2012 76.7
Fiscal Year* 2013 83.5
Fiscal Year* 2014 92.4
Fiscal Year* 2015 91.9
Fiscal Year* 2016 94.6

*For the year ended March 31

Green Product Procurement Rate (%)

Fiscal Year* 2012 87.4
Fiscal Year* 2013 84.8
Fiscal Year* 2014 86.5
Fiscal Year* 2015 86.6
Fiscal Year* 2016 85.8

*For the year ended March 31

Data collected from:

Tokyo Head Office, Branches (Hokkaido, Nagoya, Osaka, Kyushu, and Shizuoka) (six principal bases)
The Osaka Branch was relocated in July 2015, and energy usage for July was therefore calculated based on figures at both its previous and current site.

Greenhouse gas (CO2) emissions:

  • Emission amounts are calculated based on usage of electricity, city gas, fuel, and steam.
  • Basic units shown in brackets on the chart, calculated by dividing the greenhouse gas (CO2) emission amounts with the number of employees at Marubeni Corporation.
Actual emission factors for electricity:
  • Emissions from electricity are calculated using the separate actual emission factors for each electric power provider released by the Ministry of the Environment around December of each year.
Emission factors for city gas:
  • From the year ended March 31, 2012 to the year ended March 31, 2015, calculated using emission factors published by respective gas companies for the areas in which each of the six principal bases are located.
  • For the year ended March 31, 2016, default factors are used from the system for calculating, reporting, and publishing greenhouse gas emissions (Ministry of the Environment, Japan).
Emission factors for steam:
  • Default factors are used from the system for calculating, reporting, and publishing greenhouse gas emissions (Ministry of the Environment, Japan).

Environmental Accounting

The costs of the environmental conservation measures undertaken by Marubeni's Tokyo Head Office and branches (Hokkaido, Shizuoka, Nagoya, Osaka, and Kyushu) for the year ended March 31, 2016 are as follows.

Category (Units: thousand yen)
Area-related Cost
Environmental conservation cost to control environmental burdens which result from key business operations within a business area
536,667
Upstream/Downstream Cost
Environmental conservation cost to control upstream or downstream environmental burdens which result from key business operations
16,268
Administration Cost
Environmental conservation cost stemming from administrative activities
368,884
R&D Cost
Environmental conservation cost stemming from R&D activities
0
Social Activity Cost
Environmental conservation cost stemming from social activities
13,238
Environmental Remediation Cost
Cost incurred to address environmental degradation
0
Total 935,057

*The above data was calculated according to the categories specified in the “Environmental Accounting Guidelines, 2005” published by the Ministry of the Environment

Environmental Conservation Effects & Economic Effects

The environmental conservation effects and economic effects of Marubeni's paper usage and waste generation in the year ended March 31, 2016 are as follows.

Environmental conservation effects (Waste generation) Economic effects (Waste disposal costs)
260 tons increase 2,344 thousand yen increase

* Environmental conservation effects & economic effects are calculated by subtracting this year's actual figures from the previous year's actual figures.
* Scope of tabulation: Tokyo Head Office and branches (Hokkaido, Shizuoka, Nagoya, Osaka, and Kyushu)
* The rise of waste generation and waste disposal costs in the year ended March 31, 2016 were attributed to the office relocation.

The coverage of the environmental data is below :

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