CSR Data

Environmental Performance Data

Reporting Period
Fiscal 2018 (January 1 to December 31, 2018)
Guidelines Used for Reference
Ministry of the Environment, Environmental Report Guidelines (2012 Edition)
Ministry of the Environment, Environmental Accounting Guidelines (2005 Edition)
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Sustainability Reporting Guidelines
Organizational Units Covered
From 2012, the scope of coverage was extended to all consolidated subsidiaries.
However, since the targets for 2018 were set for those companies in Group A shown in the table below, only data on this group has been disclosed.
Consolidated Subsidiaries Other Subsidiaries and Affiliates
B A KOKUYO Co., Ltd.
Kaunet Co., Ltd., KOKUYO Marketing Co., Ltd., KOKUYO Engineering & Technology Co., Ltd., KOKUYO Supply Logistics Co., Ltd., KOKUYO Logitem Co., Ltd., KOKUYO Product Shiga Co., Ltd., KOKUYO MVP Co., Ltd., KOKUYO Vietnam Co., Ltd., KOKUYO Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., KOKUYO Finance Co., Ltd. KOKUYO & Partners Co., Ltd. KOKUYO K Heart Co., Ltd., KOKUYO-IK (Thailand) Co., Ltd., KTL
LmD International Co., Ltd., Actus Co., Ltd., KOKUYO (Shanghai) Management Co., Ltd., KOKUYO Commerce (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., KOKUYO Furniture (China) Co., Ltd., KOKUYO Design Consultants (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., KOKUYO International Asia Co., Ltd., KOKUYO International (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., KOKUYO Vietnam Trading Co., Ltd., KOKUYO Camlin Ltd. KOKUYO Hokkaido Sales Co., Ltd., KOKUYO Tohoku Sales Co., Ltd., KOKUYO Kitakanto Sales Co., Ltd., KOKUYO Tokai Sales Co., Ltd. KOKUYO Hokuriku- Niigata Sales Co., Ltd., KOKUYO Sanyo-Shikoku Sales Co., Ltd., Heartland Co., Ltd.
  • A: The scope of reporting coverage up to fiscal 2011 was Group A and included KOKUYO Co., Ltd., 12 consolidated subsidiaries, and 3 other subsidiaries and affiliates.
  • B: The scope of reporting coverage from fiscal 2012 is Group B and includes KOKUYO Co., Ltd., 21 consolidated subsidiaries, and 10 other subsidiaries and affiliates for FY2017.
  • KOKUYO S&T and KOKUYO Furniture were integrated with KOKUYO Co., Ltd. in October 2015, but there has been no impact on the environmental performance data disclosed.

2018 Results

Environmental Policy Goals and Results for 2017 Evaluation
Goals Results
Prevention of global warming
  • Reduction of CO2 emissions
    Total year-on-year reduction in volume: +0.2%
    (Excluding impact of production: -2.6%)
  • +2.5%
    (Excluding impact of production: -2.4%)
Year-on-year reduction in unit energy consumption: Kept to an increase of only 1.3% Per unit of sales: -1.6%
Resource Conservation and Recycling
  • Improve recycling rate in relation to total waste volume
    • Business offices: 96.8% and over
    • Construction sites: 82.7% and over


    • Business offices: 96.6%
    • Construction sites: 88.0%
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Procurement, development, and provision of eco-friendly products Maintain eco x zero Maintained
Information disclosure and communication
  • Publication of CSR report 2019
  • Publication of CSR report 2019
Environmental management ISO 14001: Regular inspection in 2015
  • Regular inspection results
    • Strong point: 1 cases
    • Good points: 8 cases
    • Matters pointed out for improvement: 1 cases
    • Opportunities for improvement: 21cases

Environmental Friendliness Efficiency Indicators

The KOKUYO Group designates unique environmental friendliness efficiency indicators as indices to comprehensively evaluate financial performance and impact on the global environment.
These indicators show the extent to which products and services are being offered to society with respect to specific environmental load and correspond to the following four items.

  1. CO2emissions
  2. Final waste disposal
  3. Usage of chemical substances subject to PRTR regulations
  4. Water usage
Environmental friendliness efficiency indicator =Current fiscal year (Sales / Environmental load data) Baseline fiscal year (Sales / Environmental load data)

Using fiscal 2000 as the baseline for each indicator, the progress status for each fiscal year can be determined.

Environmental Friendliness Efficiency Indicators

Environmental Friendliness Efficiency Indicators

  • * The scope of reporting coverage up to fiscal 2011 was Group A, and from fiscal 2012, it was expanded to Group B.
  • * Chemical substances were calculated according to the amount of PRTR Law Class I Designated Chemical Substances used and handled by the business establishments subject to notification under the PRTR Law.
  • * The third party verification pointed out that a part of the data on waste materials of KOKUYO Vietnam was omitted from the report calculations. From 2015, this data is included in the report.

JEPIX

Environmental impact point (EIP) =? (environmental loads × environmentally friendliness factors)

JEPIX (Japan Environmental Policy Priorities Index) is a method of quantifying the individual amount of different types of environmental loads, such as greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants, as single indicators called Environmental Impact Points (EIP). The EIP is calculated by multiplying the environmental load of each environmentally harmful chemical by the integrated coefficient, which is calculated from the ratio between Japan's environmental policy target and the actual amount of emissions (environmental friendliness factor), and then obtaining the sum total of them all.

JEPIX

JEPIX

  • * The scope of reporting coverage up to fiscal 2011 was Group A and from fiscal 2012, it was expanded toGroup B.
  • * The third party verification pointed out that a part of the data on waste materials of KOKUYO Vietnam was omitted from the report calculations. From 2015, this data is included in the report.

Global Warming Preventive Measures

CO2 Emission Transitions
CO2 Emission Transitions
  • * The above figures are for Group A.
CO2 emission transitions
CO2 emission transitions
  • * The above figures are for Group B.
CO2 emission by source      (Tons of CO2)
CO2 emissions by activity
CO2 emission by source
CO2 emission by source
CO2 emissions by country
CO2 emissions by country
Greenhouse gases emitted by the supply chain
(by scope)                            (Tons of CO2)
Greenhouse gases emitted by the supply chain (by scope)
Greenhouse gases emitted by the supply chain
(for Scope 3)
Greenhouse gases emitted by the supply chain (for Scope 3)
Scope 3 categories and emissions                                                               Unit: Tons of CO2
Category Applicable/ Not applicable Reason for Non-applicability Scope 3 Emissions As Percentage of Total
Category 1 Purchased products / services Applicable - 414,728 81.7%
Category 2 Capital goods Applicable - 7,706 1.5%
Category 3 Fuel not included in Scope 1 or 2 and energy-related activities Applicable - 4,077 0.8%
Category 4 Shipping and delivery (upstream) Applicable - 21,663 4.3%
Category 5 Waste materials generated by businesses Applicable - 3,996 0.8%
Category 6 Business trips Applicable - 882 0.2%
Category 7 Commuting by workers Applicable - 2,351 0.5%
Category 8 Leased assets (upstream) Not applicable Included in Scope 1 / 2 - 0.0%
Category 9 Shipping and delivery (downstream) Not applicable Included in Category 4 - 0.0%
Category 10 Processing of sold products Not applicable KOKUYO is a manufacturer of completed products and does not deal with intermediate products - 0.0%
Category 11 Use of sold products Applicable - 4,940 1.0%
Category 12 Discarding of sold products Applicable - 46,566 9.2%
Category 13 Leased assets (downstream) Applicable - 931 0.2%
Category 14 Franchises Not applicable No franchises - 0.0%
Category 15 Investments Not applicable No investments - 0.0%
Total - - - 507,839 -

Amount of CO2 absorbed by Yui no Mori

Amount of CO2 absorbed (cumulative total)                                                    (Tons of CO2)

Amount of CO2 absorbed by Yui no Mori

Resource Saving and Recycling

Waste Materials: Recycling and Final Disposal Amounts
Waste Materials: Recycling and Final Disposal Amounts
  • * From fiscal 2012, the scope of reporting coverage was expanded to Group B.
Waste Materials by Activity

Waste Materials by Activity
Waste material types
(Recycling rate in brackets)
Waste material types (Recycling rate in brackets)
Emissions by Country

Emissions by Country

Chemical Substances Subject to PRTR Law

Official No. Chemical name Vol. handled
(kg)
Vol. Released Vol. Treated
(kg)
Vol. Consumed
(kg)
Vol. Released into Air
(kg)
Vol. Released into Public Bodies of Water
(kg)
Vol. Released into Sewers
(kg)
Vol. Sent to Landfill
(kg)
Sub-total
(kg)
1 Zinc compounds (water-soluble) 179.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 179.2 0.0
20 2-aminoethanol 196.0 186.2 9.8 0.0 0.0 196.0 0.0 0.0
53 Ethylbenzene 9.6 9.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.6 0.0 0.0
57 Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
71 Ferric chloride 19,648.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 19,648.0 0.0
80 Xylene 47.7 47.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 47.7 0.0 0.0
125 Chlorobenzene 13.5 8.1 0.0 0.4 0.4 8.8 0.0 4.6
134 Vinyl acetate 226.2 22.4 3.9 12.6 13.5 52.4 0.0 173.9
207 2,6-Di-tert-butyl-4-cresol 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
235 Water-soluble salts of bromic acid 951.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 951.4 0.0
296 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0
297 1,3,5-trimethylben 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0
300 Toluene 327.6 13.8 7.5 1.1 8.3 30.7 187.2 109.7
302 Naphthalene 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7
306 Hexamethylene diacrylate 198.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 198.0
309 Nickel compounds 280.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 196.0 196.0 0.0 84.0
354 Di-n-butyl phthalate 387.7 0.0 7.5 0.5 8.0 16.0 0.0 371.7
392 N-hexane 15.2 13.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.2 0.0 2.0
403 Benzophenone 14.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.0 14.3
407 Poly(oxyethylene)alkyl ether(alkyl C=12-15) 712.3 0.9 0.0 0.0 198.2 199.1 71.4 441.8
410 Poly(oxyethylene)nonylphenyl ether 17.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.0 17.0
412 Manganese and its compounds 19.0 19.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 19.0 0.0 0.0
448 Methylenebis(4,1-cyclohexylene)diisocyanate 474.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 474.1
453 Molybdenum and its compounds 987.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2 1.2 0.0 986.4
Total 24,706.3 321.3 28.7 14.6 426.4 791.0 21,037.2 2,878.2
  • * The volume of PRTR Law Class I Designated Chemical Substances that were used, handled, released, transferred, disposed, recycled, and consumed by the business establishments (in Japan) subject to notification under the PRTR Law. For the calculation methods, see the Ministry of the Environment/Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's PRTR Release Estimation Methods Manual, version 4.1 (March 2011).
  • * "Volume treated" refers to those PRTR designated substances that were treated on site by incineration, neutralization, breaking down, reactive process, etc.
  • * "Volume consumed" refers to the volume of PRTR designated substances that were modified by way of reaction into other substances, incorporated into products or moved off-site with products.

Environmental Load Material Flow

Environmental Load Material Flow
  • * The above figures are for Group B.
Input items
Indicator Unit Calculation met
Volume of energy used GJ Power, gas (city gas, LPG, natural gas), oil (gasoline, light oil, kerosene, fuel oil A), heat (hot water, cold water)
The power unit calorific values are the daytime and nighttime power values stated in the Enforcement Regulations of the Act on the Rational Use of Energy (effective from April 1, 2008).
The unit calorific values of gas, oil, and heat are those values presented in the Greenhouse Gas Emission Calculation and Reporting Manual, Ver. 4.3.1 (July 2017) (Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry).
Water 1,000 m3 Tap water, water for industrial use
Substance Input Tons The volume of raw materials used to manufacture KOKUYO products
Overall Sales Volume 10,000 tons Data from furniture and stationery products
Container and Packaging Materials Tons The volume of packaging materials used to package products
Output Items
Indicator Unit Calculation Method
CO2 Emissions from Energy Use Tons of CO2 CO2 emissions from the use of electricity, gas, oil, and heat. * See Global Warming Preventive Measures.
Coefficients based on the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures (actual emission coefficients for each power company for fiscal 2015 and 2016) were used to calculate the CO2 emissions from power consumption in Japan.
Coefficients for each country covered on the GHG Protocol website, released by the World Business Council For Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the World Resources Institute (WRI), were used to calculate the CO2 emissions from power consumption overseas.
Values presented in the Greenhouse Gas Emission Calculation and Reporting Manual, Ver. 4.2 (April 2016) (Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) were used to calculate CO2 emissions from the use of gas, oil, and heat.
The ton/kilo method and the fuel consumption method were both used to calculate the distribution (consigned transportation) CO2 emissions.
Other Greenhouse Gases Tons of CO2e Emissions of greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4, N2O) related to production activities, (in Japan), but excluding such emissions from energy sources, have been converted to a CO2 basis. Emission coefficient values were taken from the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's Greenhouse Gas Emission Calculation and Reporting Manual, Ver. 4.3.1 (July 2017).
SOx、NOx Tons Emissions from smoke- and soot-producing facilities at manufacturing plants (in Japan)
Waste Tons The volume of discharged waste (emissions) is the total amount of waste and valuable substances discharged from business establishments.
The recycle volume is the total of the volume of discharged waste (emissions) that has been recycled through material or thermal recycling, and the volume of valuable substances.
The final waste volume is the combined total of the recycling residue and the volume of waste directly disposed of in landfills, out of the total volume of discharged waste (solid waste). * See Resource Saving and Recycling.
If industrial waste has been calculated by cubic measurement, conversion factors (reference) for converting cubic measurements of industrial waste into weights as stated in a notice released by the Ministry of the Environment (December 27, 2006; Env. Ind. Waste Issue No. 061227006) were used.
Wastewater 1,000 m3 Wastewater discharged to areas of water for public use and into the sewage system
COD、BOD (kg) Of plants in Japan, the volume of effluent discharged to areas of water for public use by plants with a legal obligation to measure water quality
Other items
Indicator Unit Calculation Method
Overall Transportation Volume Tons/km The total of the following outsourced transportation volumes: total domestic transportation in Japan including the transportation of furniture products, store fixtures, stationery products, transportation of catalog sales by Kaunet, and transportation of Actus products; and transportation of products between overseas sites and within Malaysia.
Cyclical Water Use at Plants m3 The volume of water used in a cyclical way (i.e. recycled) on business premises
Cyclical Resource Use on Sites Tons The volume of recycled resources, such as packaging materials, on the business premises of KOKUYO Logitem Co., Ltd. and KOKUYO Supply Logistics Co., Ltd.
Collected Used Products Tons The volume of used products collected from customers by KOKUYO Logitem Co., Ltd.
Re-use of Used Products Tons The volume of re-used products from the used products collected from customers by KOKUYO Logitem Co., Ltd.

Environmental Accounting

Environmental Accounting(Unit: Ten thousand of yen)
Item Environment-related Investments Costs Effects Total
2016 2017 2018 2016 2017 2018 2016 2017 2018 2016 2017 2018
Pollution prevention 125 0 0 7,283 3,352 2,095 0 0 0 7,408 3,352 2,095
Global warming prevention 916 0 2,784 259 1,740 2,875 ▲210 ▲110 ▲2,472 965 1,630 3,187
Resource saving and recycling 98 0 0 30,731 31,339 34,235 ▲13,840 ▲18,055 ▲29,254 16,989 13,284 4,981
Procurement and provision of eco-friendly products 0 0 0 8,744 8,663 8,684 0 0 0 8,744 8,663 8,684
Survey and research into environmental technology 0 0 0 569 2,190 26 0 0 0 569 2,190 26
Environmental communication 0 0 0 1,893 1,445 1,793 0 0 0 1,893 1,445 1,793
Setting up management structures 0 0 0 3,699 3,605 4,904 0 0 0 3,699 3,605 4,904
Environmental damage response 0 0 0 43 0 0 0 0 0 43 0
Total 1,139 0 2,784 53,221 52,334 54,613 ▲14,050 ▲18,165 ▲31,726 40,309 34,169 25,672
  • * The above figures are for Group B.
Breakdown of economic effects
Item Content of countermeasures 2016 2017 2018
Global warming prevention Effects of introducing energy-saving facilities ▲71 ▲110 ▲1,344
太陽光発電による効果     ▲990
Effects of improving operations ▲139   ▲138
Procurement and provision of eco-friendly products Cost reductions achieved through the use of recycled items ▲13,840 ▲18,055 ▲29,254
Total   ▲14,050 ▲18,165 ▲31,726

Sites with ISO 14001 Certification

No. Company Name Site Name
1 KOKUYO Head Office (including XT and WS)
2 Shinagawa Office
3 Shinagawa SST Office
4 Kasumigaseki Office
5 Osaki Office
6 Nagoya Office
7 Umeda Office
8 Mie Factory
9 Shibayama Factory
10 KOKUYO K Heart Head Office
11 KOKUYO MVP Tottori Factory
12 Aoya Factory
13 KOKUYO Product Shiga Head Office
14 KOKUYO Logitem Head Office
15 Sendai Distribution Center
16 Gunma Distribution Center
17 Central Japan Delivery and Distribution Center
18 Central Japan Delivery Center
19 Shin Chiba Distribution Center
20 Shiga Distribution Center
21 Mie Distribution Center
22 Ina Distribution Center
23 Chubu Delivery and Distribution Center
24 Toyama Distribution Center
25 Fujiwara Distribution Center
26 Komono Distribution Center
27 Kansai Delivery and Distribution Center
28 Okayama Distribution Center
29 Saga Office
30 KOKUYO Supply Logistics Head Office
31 Ibaraki Distribution Center
32 Central Japan Integrated Distribution Center
33 Kyushu Integrated Distribution Center
34 Chubu Integrated Distribution Center
35 Shiga National Distribution Center
36 Kinki Integrated Distribution Center
37 Osaka Nanko Distribution Center
38 Kaunet Head Office
39 Sapporo Distribution Center
40 East Japan Distribution Center
41 Central Japan Distribution Center
42 West Japan Distribution Center
43 Fukuoka Distribution Center
No. Company Name Site Name
44 KOKUYO Engineering
&Technology
Head Office
45 North Japan Branch
46 Chubu Branch
47 Kansai Office
48 Hiroshima Office
49 Kyushu Branch
50 KOKUYO Marketing Head Office
51 Tachikawa Office
52 Chiba Office
53 Saitama Office
54 Yokohama Office
55 Nagano Office
56 Matsumoto Office
57 Nagoya Office
58 Shizuoka Office
59 Umeda Office
60 Kyoto Office
61 Kobe Office
63 Wakayama Office
62 Hiroshima Office
64 Yamaguchi Office
65 Matsue Office
66 Fukuoka Office
67 Nagasaki Office
68 Miyazaki Office
69 Kumamoto Office
70 Kumamoto Office
71 Oita Office
72 Okinawa Office
73 KOKUYO (Malaysia) Head Office
74 KOKUYO-IK Thailand Head Office
75 KOKUYO Camlin TARAPUR
76 JAMMU PLANT
77 KOKUYO Commerce (Shanghai) Head Office
78 Shanghai Factory
79 Beijing Office
80 Shenzhen Office