Environmental Data

Environmental Data

The charts below show the results of our efforts over the past five years for energy and natural resource conservation and waste reduction.

The environmental data marked with ★ are assured by KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd., through an independent assurance engagement in accordance with the International Standard on Assurance Engagement (ISAE) 3000 “Assurance Engagements Other than Audits or Reviews of Historical Financial Information” (revised December 2013), ISAE 3410 “Assurance Engagements on Greenhouse Gas Statements” (December 2012), and the Practical Guidelines for the Assurance of Sustainability Information (revised December 2014) of the Japanese Association of Assurance Organizations for Sustainability Information.

KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd. Independent Assurance Report:

Greenhouse Gas (CO2) Emissions (energy-related)

  • Marubeni Corporation’s six principal offices・Scope1
  • Marubeni Corporation’s six principal offices・Scope2
  • Marubeni Corporation’s other offices + consolidated subsidiaries・Scope1
  • Marubeni Corporation’s other offices + consolidated subsidiaries・Scope2

(Unit: t-co2

Scope1 Scope2 Total
Fiscal Year* 2013 148 5,238 5,386
Fiscal Year* 2014 137 4,482 4,619
Fiscal Year* 2015 135 4,380 4,515
Fiscal Year* 2016 91 4,887 4,978
Fiscal Year* 2017 41 3,425 3,466
626,237 277,706 903,943
Total 626,278 Total 281,131 907,409

*For the year ended March 31

Energy Consumption (Electricity consumption for FY ended March 2013 -FY ended March 2016)

  • Marubeni Corporation’s six principal offices
  • Marubeni Corporation + consolidated subsidiaries

(Unit: MWh)

Electricity consumption of Marubeni Corporation's six principal offices
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

(Unit: TJ)

Energy consumption of Marubeni Corporation and consolidated subsidiaries
Fiscal Year* 2017 12,740

The electricity consumption of Marubeni Corporation’s six principal offices in FY ended March 2017 was 7,239 MWh.

Water Consumption

  • Marubeni Corporation’s six principal offices
  • Others of Marubeni Corporation + consolidated subsidiaries

(Unit: thousand m3

Fiscal Year* 2013 108
Fiscal Year* 2014 96
Fiscal Year* 2015 97
Fiscal Year* 2016 91
Fiscal Year* 2017 51,025

*For the year ended March 31

Waste Generated

  • Marubeni Corporation’s six principal offices
  • Others of Marubeni Corporation + consolidated subsidiaries

(Unit: t)

Fiscal Year* 2013 706
Fiscal Year* 2014 580
Fiscal Year* 2015 531
Fiscal Year* 2016 791
Fiscal Year* 2017 108,539

*For the year ended March 31

Paper Consumption (A4 paper sheet equivalent)

(Unit: thousand sheets)

Fiscal Year* 2013 40,499
Fiscal Year* 2014 42,599
Fiscal Year* 2015 42,659
Fiscal Year* 2016 39,288
Fiscal Year* 2017 30,841

*For the year ended March 31

Recycling Rate

(Unit: %)

Fiscal Year* 2013 83.5
Fiscal Year* 2014 92.4
Fiscal Year* 2015 91.9
Fiscal Year* 2016 94.6
Fiscal Year* 2017 88.7

*For the year ended March 31

Green Product Procurement Rate

(Unit: %)

Fiscal Year* 2013 84.8
Fiscal Year* 2014 86.5
Fiscal Year* 2015 86.6
Fiscal Year* 2016 85.8
Fiscal Year* 2017 87.6

*For the year ended March 31

Data collected from the following offices:

For FY 2012-FY 2016:
Marubeni Corporation’s six principal offices (Tokyo Head Office, and Hokkaido, Nagoya, Osaka, Kyushu, and Shizuoka Branches). Due to the relocation of the Osaka Branch in July 2015, the energy consumption of the office in July is calculated based on figures at both its previous and current site for FY 2015 data.
For FY 2017:
Marubeni Corporation and its domestic and international consolidated subsidiaries, excluding the grain procurement and export company based in northern U.S., Helena Chemical Company, and the subsidiaries that are designated to be liquidated or sold.

Greenhouse gas (CO2) emissions (energy-related):

  • Emission factors stipulated by the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures are used for fuel and steam.
  • Emission factors for electricity:
    Emission factors for each electric power provider released by the Ministry of the Environment (actual emission factors) are used for Marubeni Corporation. International Energy Agency (IEA) 2014 emission factors by country (CO2 emissions per kWh from electricity generation) are used for the domestic and international consolidated subsidiaries.
  • Emission factors for city gas:
    From FY 2012 to FY 2015, emission factors released by the gas companies in each location of the six principal offices are used.
    From FY 2016, the emission factor stipulated by the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures is used.
Waste Generated
  • Materials with resale or reuse value are not included.
Energy Consumption
  • 3.6 GJ/MWh is used for heat value per unit for electricity.
  • The heat values per unit described in the Law Concerning the Promotion of Measures to Cope with Global Warming are used for fuel.
  • Biomass energy is not included.

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, 2017 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
433,978
Upstream/Downstream Cost
Environmental conservation cost to control upstream or downstream environmental burdens which result from key business operations
14,782
Administration Cost
Environmental conservation cost stemming from administrative activities
461,922
R&D Cost
Environmental conservation cost stemming from R&D activities
0
Social Activity Cost
Environmental conservation cost stemming from social activities
13,889
Environmental Remediation Cost
Cost incurred to address environmental degradation
0
Total 924,571

*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, 2017 are as follows.

Environmental conservation effects (Waste generation) Economic effects (Waste disposal costs)
359 tons decrease 4,958 thousand yen decrease

* 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 coverage of the environmental data is below :

75% to 100%
50% to 74%  
25% to 49%  
0% to 24%  

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