Environment/CSR

Environmental Initiatives

Global Environmental Performance

The Sanyo Group's major environmental performance indexes are as follows.
In fiscal 2011, the total energy input for the worldwide manufacturing facilities was about 18.2 billion megajoules, with a ratio of 8:5 for manufacturing facilities in and outside Japan. The corresponding greenhouse gas emissions were about 0.95 million tons, including other types of greenhouse gases.
In fiscal 2011, the amount of waste generation, final disposal and NOx release significantly decreased, in particular at overseas manufacturing facilities partly due to a reduction in the number of facilities subject to data collection as a result of business transfer.

Domestic Production Facilities
Item FY2010 FY2011
Total energy input Electricity, fuel (MJ) 12,415 million 11,199 million
Greenhouse gases
(including five specified gases)*1, *2
Total emission (t-CO2) 610 thousand 500 thousand
Waste Total amount of waste generation (tons) 78 thousand 65 thousand
Final disposal waste (tons) 61 135
Substances subject to PRTR Total emission (tons) 48 35
NOx*3 Total emission (tons) 178 162
SOx*3 Total emission (tons) 9 6
Overseas Production Facilities
Item FY2010 FY2011
Total energy input Electricity, fuel (MJ) 6,331 million 6,970 million
Greenhouse gases
(including five specified gases)*1, *4
Total emission (t-CO2) 436 thousand 448 thousand
Waste*5 Total amount of waste generation (tons) 102 thousand 54 thousand
Final disposal waste (tons) 7,985 2,944
NOx*5 Total emission (tons) 209 26
SOx*5 Total emission (tons) 3 7

*1 This includes carbon dioxide (CO2) and five specified gases (methane, dinitrogen monoxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, and sulfur hexafluoride).

*2 0.410 kg-CO2/kWh was used as the CO2 emission factor for purchased electricity. This figure is the FY2006 result released by the Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan.

*3 The data cover 32 Japanese manufacturing facilities for FY2010 and 29 for FY2011.

*4 The CO2 emission factor used for purchased electricity is based on the CO2 emission factors in 2002 that were specified by country in the GHG Protocol (2005).

*5 The data cover 49 facilities for FY2010 and 40 for FY2011.