Detailed Data on Group Activities

Overview of Environmental Impact

DENSO quantitatively assesses the input and output of materials and energy, and utilizes the resulting information to pursue comprehensive and efficient activities for reducing the environmental impact of our operations.

Note 1: Year-on-year changes are recalculated and shown because the number of Group companies has changed.

Note 2: Year-on-year changes are not included for items marked with (-) since boundaries differ due to revision to laws or equipment.

Action 2

CO2  emissions basic unit of the DENSO Group

CO2  emissions

Scope 1 CO2  emissions: DENSO Corporation

Proportion of total CO2  emissions throughout value chain

The proportions expressed in the graph are based on the international guideline "GHG Protocol Scope 3 Standard" related to the calculation and reporting of CO2 emissions throughout the value chain.

* Of the "scopes" (scope of emissions) for greenhouse gases: (a) Scope 1 emissions are direct GHG emissions from the entity such as gasoline or the combustion of heavy oil; (b) Scope 2 emissions are indirect GHG emissions resulting from the generation of electricity; and (c) Scope 3 emissions include indirect GHG emissions from related activities undertaken outside of the entity such as raw material procurement, production, disposal, logistics, and sales. Figures for Scope 1 and Scope 2 are accumulative figures that include business sites in non-production fields.

For reference: Basic rationale on the calculation of total greenhouse gas emissions at DENSO

At DENSO, all greenhouse gases defined in the Kyoto Protocol are cumulatively calculated, specifically, CO2 (an energy-related greenhouse gas) and five gases (non-energy-related greenhouse gases), including PFC, HFC, SF6, N2O, and CH4. The emission coefficient set by region is the conversion factor for CO2 at DENSO. In Japan, the Company uses the conversion factors shown in the table below. Outside Japan, DENSO uses the factors publicly announced in each global region.

Please note that in this report the reduction effect of CO2 by co-generation is converted by the average of conversion factors for different types of thermal power generation. The effect of co-generation is included in the CO2 emissions of the Company. As for the emissions of the five gases, from fiscal 2007, the Company began using the instructions of the Law Concerning the Promotion of the Measures to Cope with Global Warming enacted and enforced in Japan.

Conversion factors for CO2 used in the calculation of CO2 emissions

Electricity 0.2966kg-CO2/kWh
Heavy fuel oil (A) 2.7093kg-CO2/L
Kerosene 2.4907kg-CO2/L
Propane 3.0404kg-CO2/kg
City gas 2.2702kg-CO2/m3

* Reference of conversion factor for CO2: Japan Auto Parts Industries Association

Electric power usage (fiscal 1991 - fiscal 2017) [DENSO Corporation (Japan)]

CO2  emissions from logistics [DENSO Corporation]

Amount of CO2  emissions in logistics / Physical production and sales (Unit: 100 million yen) [DENSO Corporation]

Action 3

Percentage of clean energy vehicles and low-pollution emitting cars comprising the Company's fleet [DENSO Corporation]

Action 4

Eco-Materials & Low-Emissions

Product reconditioning volumes at DENSO REMANI [Japan]

Action 5

Emissions of PRTR targeted substances
(FY 2017) [DENSO Corporation and domestic Group companies]

Reduction of PRTR targeted substances [DENSO Corporation]

* Reviewed PRTR-listed substances, etc.

VOC emissions [DENSO Corporation]

* VOC: Volatile organic compounds, which refer primarily to toluene, xylene and ethyl acetate included in coating material, printing ink, adhesives, cleaning agents, gasoline and thinner, etc.

Total CO2  emissions of five gases

Breakdown of greenhouse gas emissions (excluding energy-source CO2 ) [DENSO Corporation]

Amount of packing materials used (1,000t)
[DENSO Corporation (Japan)]

Material usage (t) / Physical production and sales (Unit: 100 million yen)
[DENSO Corporation (Japan)]

Water Intake (Usage) Amount

DENSO Corporation's water resource management system

Action 6

Fiscal 2016 Participants in Environmental Education, DENSO Corporation (Japan)

Target Total Participants
FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
New recruits*1 1005 545 680
Mid-level skilled workers 1807 2067 1983
Assistant managers, team leaders 1294 578 1240

Managerial level

(e.g., managers, plant managers, general managers)

342 36 592

Total participants

(Total seminar hours)

4448

5039

3226

3061

4495

(3664) 

*1 Include temporary employees who transitioned to permanent employees.

Action 8

Tree-planting activities based on cooperation with the local community [DENSO Corporation and Japan Group]

Site Species Category

Zenmyo Plant

(Nishio, Aichi Prefecture)

Pseudorasbora pumila subsp.

(freshwater fish)

CR: Critically Endangered (as designated by Ministry of the Environment)

Daian Plant

(Inabe, Mie Prefecture)

Tanakia limbata

(freshwater fish)

NT: Near Threatened (as designated by Ministry of the Environment)

Abashiri Test Center

(Abashiri, Hokkaido)

Hynobius retardatus

(amphibian)

DD: Data Deficient (as designated by Ministry of the Environment)

Paeonia abovata Maxim

(seed plant)

VU: Vulnerable (as designated by Ministry of the Environment)

*VU: Species considered to be moving toward extinction.

Action 10

< Environmental risk management >

Environmental incidents and complaints (Fiscal 2017)

DENSO did not incur any fines, penalties, or environmental lawsuits in Japan or overseas.

Category

DENSO Corporation

Group companies in Japan

Group companies overseas

Legal violations

0

0

0

Fines, penalties, lawsuits

0

0

0

Incidents

0

0

0

Complaints

0

0

0

ISO 14001 environmental audit results [DENSO Corporation]

Target
(12 business locations)
Number

FY 2015

FY 2016

FY 2017

External audits

Nonconformity
(minor)

0

0

3

Observation

10

9

24

Internal audits

Improvement guidance issued

0

3

5

Points noted for improvement

52

49

49

Internal auditors

 (in total)

90

91

93

< Environmental accounting >

Environmental accounting (Environmental conservation costs and value of environmental effects)

Product development costs (including personnel costs) related to environmental preservation for fiscal 2017 increased by approximately 26 billion yen compared with the previous fiscal year.

Fiscal 2016 environmental accounting (details)

Cost

Item classification

Investment amount

Expense total

Gross total

Major classification: A

Medium classification: B

(Unit: Billions of yen)

(Unit: Billions of yen)

(Unit: Billions of yen)

1. Costs within business area

(1) Pollution prevention costs

0.60

0.86

1.46

(2) Environmental preservation costs

15.62

2.09

17.71

(3) Resource recycling costs

1.39

1.45

2.84

2. Upstream/downstream costs

38.47

0.34

38.81

3. Management activity costs

0.00

1.03

1.03

4. R&D costs

0.00

66.20

66.20

5. Social activities costs

0.00

0.61

0.61

6. Environmental damage costs

0.00

0.53

0.53

Total

56.08

73.11

129.19

Effect

Category

Initiative items

Material effect
(amount)

Effect amount
(unit: billions of yen)

Revenue amount

Earnings in business activities

Volume sold and gains on sale of marketable waste recycled materials, etc.

143,330

t

7.3

Sales from environmental activities such as recycling

113,263

units

1.52

Reduction of expense costs
(saving)

Reduction amount and expense suppression of energy reductions and savings

Electricity

33,180

Mwh

0.38

Fuel

-

KL

-

Gas

-

t

-

Processing cost reductions from waste elimination

305

t

0.02

Total

 

9.22