Environmental Accounting

We calculated environmental preservation costs and economic effects for FYE March 2016 based on guidelines furnished by the Ministry of the Environment.
Environmental accounting figures are based on totals for Meiji Co., Ltd. and Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd.
By calculating investments, costs and economic benefits for environmental preservation, the Meiji Group promotes more efficient activities.

Environmental Preservation Costs Millions of yen

  FYE 3/2015 FYE 3/2016
Details Capital expenditures Costs Capital expenditures Costs
Costs within business        
Pollution prevention costs
Air pollution control,Water pollution control,Soil pollution prevention,Stink prevention,Land subsidence prevention, etc.
348 2,976 321 2,849
Environmental preservation costs
Implementation of energy saving and greenhouse reduction measures, etc.
385 518 354 575
Resource circulation costs
Global warming prevention,energy saving,ozone depletion prevention, etc.
48 685 23 619
Upstream and downstream costs        
Environmentally sound procurement and purchase 0 16 0 2
Management activity costs        
Disclosure of environmental information and activities and oparation of environmental management system 3 156 1 146
Reserch and development costs        
Reserch and development for reducing environmental impact 0 17 0 0
Social contribution costs        
Nature conservation and tree-planting activities 2 26 0 13
Environmental damage costs        
Natural resource restoration 0 10 0 9
Total 786 4,405 698 4,214

Economic Effects of Environmental Preservation Measures (Millions of yen)

  FYE 3/2016
Energy saving 143
Waste reduction 37
Sale of valuables 105
Total 285

*Calculation parameters
Period: April 1, 2015–March 31, 2016
Scope: Meiji's. Meiji Seika pharma's plants and research centers
(1) Totals were calculated based on environmental accounting standards prepared in accordance with the Environmental Accounting Guidelines of the Ministry of the Environment.
(2) Costs include depreciation and amortization, personnel expenses, utility costs, repair costs, and other costs.
(3) Depreciation and amortization was calculated by identifying environmental equipment and facilities in the fixed asset ledger and using their statutory useful life.