Environmental Performance Data

Environmental Accounting

With a view to promote environmental management, we are engaging in “environmental accounting” to sum up and analyze our own environmental conservation investments and reflect return on investment in managerial decision-making.
As environmental conservation investments of FY2016, expansion of functions of the electric power visualization system, renewal of air conditioners at factories, conversion to LED illumination, renewal of air compressors, etc., were implemented. In addition, research and development of electric drive systems for electric vehicles, photovoltaic and wind power generation systems, etc., cost approximately 770 million yen, and the total environmental conservation cost (investments + expenses) was approximately 980 million yen.
As the effects of environmental conservation, CO2 emissions were reduced by 2,534 tons (equivalent to approximately 11% of the total emissions of the previous FY) through use of energy-saving and energy-creating facilities and through promotion activities.
We also realized economic effects of 95,170,000 yen in energy costs and 71,920,000 yen in waste disposal by charging it.

Environmental conservation costs

(10,000 yen)

Item FY2015 FY2016
Investment Cost Investment Cost
Costs in business area Antipollution cost 0 559 0 623
Global environmental conservation cost 8,465 10,990 3,245 6,128
Resource circulation cost 0 9,956 0 9,956
(Subtotal) 8,465 21,505 3,245 15,969
Upstream / downstream cost 0 45 0 0
Management activities cost 0 1,915 0 1,958
Research and development cost 0 108,616 0 77,102
Social activities cost 0 9 0 7
Environmental damage restoration cost 0 0 0 0
(Total) 8,465 132,090 3,245 95,035

Effects of environmental conservation

Classification of effects of environmental conservation Environmental performance indicator [Unit] FY2015 FY2016
Effects of conservation regarding environmental load and waste materials from business activities Amount of CO2 emissions reduced in business places [t-CO2] 2,606 2,534

Economic effects

(10,000 yen)

Item FY2015 FY2016
Intra-corporate economic effects Energy cost 10,989 9,517
Waste disposal cost 5,329 7,192

* Environmental conservation costs, effects of environmental conservation, and economic effects of our six production plants in Japan are summed up based on the Ministry of the Environment’s “Environmental Accounting Guidelines 2005.”

List of Environmental Data

We are working toward self-action objectives on a daily basis in order to inspire commitment toward environmental load reduction. The environmental data (results) from FY2012 to FY2016 is listed below. 

Yaskawa group

  • [Range of applicable data] Yaskawa Electric (including partners within business sites) and major domestic and overseas group companies (13 domestic companies and 7 overseas companies)

Third-party verification of greenhouse gases

To improve the reliability of the calculated greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1, 2, and 3), we receive third-party verification by Japan Quality Assurance Organization.