Material Balance and Environmental Accounting

Material Balance

The Kyowa Kirin Group strives to reduce its environmental impacts. The following shows an overview of environmental impacts in fiscal 2019 imposed by our domestic*1 and overseas*2 plants and research laboratories.

  • *1:
    Scope of domestic subjects covered: The plants and research laboratories of the Kyowa Kirin Group
  • *2:
    Scope of overseas subjects covered: The plants and research laboratories of Kyowa Kirin China Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and Kyowa Kirin, Inc. (U.S.A.)
  • *3:
    Due to rounding, some totals may not correspond with the sum of the breakdown.

Environmental Accounting

The Kyowa Kirin Group identifies how much investment was made in environmental protection and the economic effects in quantitative terms. In 2019, total investment and total costs amounted to 503 million yen and 921 million yen, respectively.*1 At the new plant building constructed in the course of reorganizing plants and research laboratories, environmentally friendly facilities were installed, including highly energy-efficient equipment. The economic effect generated by recycling waste (as valuable resources) and saving energy amounted to approximately 32 million yen.*1

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Environmental conservation cost*1,2,3
Cost classification FY2019 FY2018 FY2017
Investment Expense Investment Expense Investment Expense
(1) Business area cost 340 544 606 2,484 449 2,413
Details (1)-1 Pollution prevention cost 129 313 470 1,510 290 1,479
(1)-2 Global environment conservation cost 207 63 122 161 115 126
(1)-3 Resource circulation cost 4 168 14 813 43 808
(2) Upstream/downstream cost 0 0 0 7 0 23
(3) Administration cost 32 189 13 306 15 298
(4) R&D cost 0 0 0 84 0 64
(5) Social activity cost 0 2 0 4 0 4
(6) Environmental remediation cost 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 503 921 620 2,885 464 2,802

(Millions of yen)

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Economic benefit*1,2,3
Item Activities FY2019 FY2018 FY2017
Total investment Expansion and rationalization of production and research facilities

9,733

7,381

9,731
Total R&D cost R&D for new products and technologies

24,145

46,168

50,916
Sales of valuables in connection with (1)-3 and (2) Sale of dried fungus fertilizer, used catalysts, and by-product oil 12 11 14
Resource-saving effects in connection with (1)-2 and (1)-3 Energy and resource conservation and waste reduction 20 71 52

(Millions of yen)

  • *1:
    Scope of subjects covered: The domestic plants and research laboratories of the Kyowa Kirin Group and the Kyowa Hakko Bio Group. For fiscal 2019, the Kyowa Hakko Bio Group is excluded due to stock transfer.
  • *2:
    Calculated based on "Environmental Accounting Guidelines 2005 (Ministry of the Environment)".
  • *3:
    Due to rounding, some totals may not correspond with the sum of the breakdown.