Detailed Data on Group Activities

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 1974 - fiscal 2021) [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 2016) [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

* Fiscal 2011 - 2013 are DENSO figures only.

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
FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016
New recruits*1 1,005 1,005 545
Mid-level skilled workers 1,684 1,807 2,067
Assistant managers, team leaders 1,225 1,294 578
Managers (engineering) 64 38 0
Managerial level
(e.g., managers, plant managers, general managers)
341 342 36
Total participants
(Total seminar hours)

*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]

Location Scale Details
Kariya Highway Oasis
(September 12)
107 participants
200 trees planted
Planted hydrangea macrophylla
Cut grass
Zenmyo Plant
(November 14)
130 participated
500 trees planted
Planted deutzia crenata double-flowered cultivar on embankments
Nishio Plant
(March 12)
230 participants
1,354 trees planted
Planted Japanese hydrangea macrophylla on embankments

Action 9

Principal rare species that have been confirmed to inhabit areas near DENSO sites in Japan (as of March 31, 2016) [DENSO Corporation and Japan Group]

Site Species Category
Zenmyo Plant
(Nishio, Aichi Prefecture)
Pseudorasbora pumila subsp.
(freshwater fish)
CR: Critically endangered
(as designated by the Ministry of the Environment)
Daian Plant
(Inabe, Mie Prefecture)
Tanakia limbata
(freshwater fish)
NT: Near threatened
(as designated by the Ministry of the Environment)
Abashiri Test Center
(Abashiri, Hokkaido)
Hynobius retardatus

Paeonia obovata Maxim
(seed plant)
Data deficient 1 species
(as designated by the Ministry of the Environment)

VU: Vulnerable II species*1
(as designated by the Ministry of the Environment)

*1. VU: Vulnerable; Species considered to be moving toward extinction.

Action 10

< Environmental risk management >

Environmental incidents and complaints (Fiscal 2016)

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]

(12 business locations)
FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016
External audits Nonconformity
0 0 0
Observation 15 10 9
Internal audits Improvement guidance issued 4 0 3
Points noted for improvement 52 52 49
Internal auditors (in total) 81 90 91

< Environmental accounting >

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

Product development costs (including personnel costs) related to environmental preservation for fiscal 2016 increased by approximately 22.8 billion yen compared with the previous fiscal year, resulting in a year-on-year decrease of approximately 1.1 billion yen in sales of valuable resources.

Fiscal 2016 environmental accounting (details)

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 0.71 0.8 1.51
(2) Environmental preservation costs 7.03 0.33 7.36
(3) Resource recycling costs 0.77 8.45 9.22
2. Upstream/downstream costs 34.7 0.42 35.11
3. Management activity costs 00.1 0.67 0.69
4. R&D costs 0.0 67.56 67.56
5. Social activities costs 0.00 0.56 0.56
6. Environmental damage costs 0.04 0.76 0.8
Total 43.27 79.55 122.82
Category Initiative items Material effect
Same as performance)
Effect amount
(unit: billions of yen)
Revenue amount Earnings in business activities Volume sold and gains on sale of marketable waste recycled materials, etc. 168,327 t 8.1
Sales from environmental activities such as recycling 101,828 units 1.34
Reduction of expense costs
Reduction amount and expense suppression of energy reductions and savings Electricity 33,098 Mwh 0.38
Fuel 2,196 KL 0.06
Gas 18,860 t 0.05
Processing cost reductions from waste elimination 290 t 0.01
Total   9.85

Fiscal 2016 environmental and health and safety awards

SDM & SKD (Thailand) 2015 Green Industry Level 3 Certification: Green System

DENSO received this certification in recognition of contributions to the development of environmental preservation through systematic environmental management involving ongoing assessments, follow-ups, and improvements.

Mrs.Supawan Phetsingha (Manager of Environmental Control section of SDM&SKD)
Dr. Witoon Simachokdee (Former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Of Industry)
DNIN (India) 2015 environmental and health and safety awards

DENSO received this award in recognition of its evaluation of environmental activities involving the provision and adoption of case studies aimed at maintenance, development, practice, and improvements in accordance with legally compliant environmental management.

DNIN award recipient