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Environmental Accounting

Environmental Accounting Expressing the effects of our environmental measures in numerical values, so as to enable comprehensive environmental response that is linked to management strategies

Environmental Accounting

Seeking Better Understanding of Risk Reduction by Converting Relevant Data into Monetary Value, So As to Reflect Intangible Benefits.

Environmental accounting refers to the converted monetary value of benefits derived from the various environmental measures we implement; their investment effectiveness is compared and studied quantitatively. This enables rational decision-making so as to ensure implementation of the most effective environmental measures and comprehensive environmental action that directly links environmental measures with management strategy. The Konica Minolta Group actively implements environmental accounting so as to advance more effective environmental measures, and conducts consolidated global accounting for the entire Group by assigning environmental accounting personnel to each office. We use the obtained environmental accounting results group-wide to develop better environmental measures.

The Konica Minolta Group has established both standards and assessment methods for risk calculation, as well as for economic and environmental protection benefits. In so doing, we have gained a better understanding of the benefits of risk reduction, which can be expressed in monetary terms as “assumed benefits” of the environmental impact reduction obtained by implementing certain measures, as compared to the environmental impact that would be experienced without such measures.

Fiscal 2005: Risk Reduction Benefits
Stage Measures to Prevent Global Warming Minimization of Chemical Risks
Measures and activities undertaken in fiscal 2005 Worldwide reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions based on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for all products Reduction of atmospheric emissions of dichloromethane, benzene and methanol
Environmental impact reduction benefits CO2 emissions: Reduction of 122,307 tons Atmospheric emissions: Reduction of 37 tons
Risk reduction benefits in monetary units ¥1,223 million ¥30 million
Environmental Accounting: Results for Fiscal 2005 and Budget for Fiscal 2006
Types of Environmental Measures Fiscal 2005 Results Fiscal 2006 Budget
-ment costs
-mic benefits
Risk reduc
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Cost within business domain Pollution prevention 1,038 1,791 14 241 867 1,671
Global warming prevention 413 606 404 193 273 938
Resource recycling 364 1,736 8,172 742 328 1,327
Subtotal 1,815 4,133 8,590 1,176 1,468 3,936
Up-/downstream costs 34 4,519 2,550 12 15 3,042
Management costs 70 1,629 0 0 113 2,491
R&D costs 81 2,794 626 300 138 2,129
Social contribution costs 0 12 0 0 0 12
Environmental damage costs 4 57 0 0 0 43
Other costs 0 10 0 0 0 0
Total 2,004 13,154 11,766 1,488 1,734 11,654
Fiscal 2006 budget does not cover overseas affiliates.
Fiscal 2005 Results: Environmental Protection Benefits
Stage Type of benefit Fiscal 2005
Manufac-turing Reduction in water usage (tons) 539,566
Reduction in electricity usage (MWh) 18,027
Reduction in city gas usage (1,000 m3) 3,146
Reduction in heavy oil usage (kl) 111
Reduction in harmful chemical substances (tons) 60
Reduction in materials usage (tons) 52,887
External recycling and reuse of waste (tons) 23,837
Sales Reduction in packaging materials (tons) 489
Reuse and recycling of used products (tons) 5,294
Use Reduction in CO2 emissions (tons) 28,168
Fiscal 2005 Results: Customer Benefits
Stage Type of benefit Fiscal 2005
Use Reduction in electricity usage (MWh) 74,518
Reduction in electricity costs (millions of yen) 1,073

Companies included in fiscal 2005 results

9 Konica Minolta companies
29 Japanese affiliates
17 overseas affiliates

Companies Included in Fiscal 2005 Results

The nine main Konica Minolta companies

  • Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.
  • Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
  • Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.
  • Konica Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc.
  • Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic, Inc.
  • Konica Minolta Sensing, Inc.
  • Konica Minolta Technology Center, Inc.
  • Konica Minolta Business Expert, Inc.
  • Konica Minolta IJ Technologies, Inc.

29 Japanese affiliate companies

  • Konica Minolta Planetarium Co., Ltd.
  • Konica Minolta Supplies Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
  • Konica Minolta Printing Solutions Japan Co., Ltd.
  • Konica Minolta Supplies Manufacturing Kansai Co., Ltd.
  • Sankei Precision Products Co., Ltd.
  • Konica Minolta Business Solutions Japan Co., Ltd.
  • Toyohashi Precision Products Co., Ltd.
  • Konica Minolta Electronics Co.,Ltd.
  • Konica Minolta Software Laboratory Co., Ltd.
  • Konica Minolta Opto Products Co., Ltd.
  • Konica Minolta Components Co., Ltd.
  • Nankai Optical Co., Ltd.
  • Konica Minolta Glass Tech. Co., Ltd.
  • Konica Minolta Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • Konica Minolta Packaging Co., Ltd.
  • Konica Minolta Marketing Corporation
  • Konica Minolta Photo Solutions Co., Ltd.
  • Konica Minolta Repro Co., Ltd.
  • Konica Minolta Technoproducts Co., Ltd.
  • Konica Minolta Medical Co., Ltd.
  • Konica Minolta Graphic Imaging Co., Ltd.
  • Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic Technosupport Co., Ltd.
  • Konica Minolta ID System Co., Ltd.
  • Konica Minolta ID Imaging Co., Ltd.
  • Konica Minolta Technosearch Co., Ltd.
  • Konica Minolta Engineering Co., Ltd.
  • Konica Information Systems Corporation
  • Konica Minolta Logistics Co., Ltd.
  • Konica Minolta Sogo Services Co., Ltd.

17 overseas affiliate companies

  • Konica Minolta Business Technologies Manufacturing (HK) Ltd.
  • Konica Minolta Business Solutions (WUHAN) Co., Ltd.
  • Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
  • Konica Minolta Business Solutions Deutschland GmbH
  • Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH
  • Konica Minolta Supplies Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc.
  • Konica Minolta Supplies Manufacturing France S.A.S.
  • Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty. Ltd.
  • Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe B.V.
  • Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd.
  • Develop GmbH
  • Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd.
  • Konica Minolta Opto (Dalian) Co., Ltd.
  • Konica Minolta Optical Products (SHANGHAI) Co., Ltd.
  • Konica Minolta Precision Engineering Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
  • Konica Minolta Medical Imaging U.S.A, Inc.
  • Konica Minolta Graphic Imaging U.S.A, Inc.

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