Seiko Instruments Inc.

Social and Environmental Activities

Environmental Report

Environmental Performance

Environmental Accounting

In FY1999, the SII Group introduced an environmental accounting system which assesses the cost and effect of environmental activities. To operate the system, we established the SII Environmental Accounting Guidelines based on the guidelines of the Ministry of the Environment.

The FY 2012 results show that the total investment and the total expenses were 294 million yen and 1,904 million yen respectively.

Environmental Protection costs (Japan sites)

Target: 7 Japan sites
Period: from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013

(million yen)
Category Action Item Investment *1 Expenses *2
(1) Business Area Costs      
Details 1. Prevention of Environment Disruption Related to water, atmosphere, noise and vibration 78.7 466.0
2. Global Environment Protection Related to global warming and ozone-layer depletion 57.6 493.9
3. Resouse Efficiency Related to resource saving, waste reduction and recycling, procurement management 157.9 376.7
(2) Upstream and Downstream Costs Eco-friendly products creation
Recycling of products and packaging
0.0 92.8
(3) Administrative Activities Costs Environmental education and environmental information disclosure Environmental management system operation 0.0 286.0
(4) R&D Costs Environmental research and development 0.0 185.1
(5) Social Activities Costs Supporting environmental protection groups and communities 0.0 3.3
(6) Restoration Costs Restoration of contaminated soil 0.0 0.0
Total 294.2 1,903.7

*1 The investment for FY2012 only. In case we judged that the total outlay included any costs other than environmental protection costs, only the proportion deemed to apply to environmental protection was counted.

*2 Includes depreciation expense for FY2011 or before. (Equipment and facility investment are depreciated over 5 and 10 years, respectively, in equal yearly increments.) In case we judged that the total outlay included any costs other than environmental protection costs, only the proportion deemed to apply to environmental protection was counted.


Environmental Protection Results

Environmental Impact Reduced Amount (FY2011-FY2012)
Compared to FY2011)
CO2 4,666 tons-CO2
Water 179,000 m3
Paper resources 5 tons
Industrial Waste 379 tons
General Waste 65 tons
 
New Material Purchasing Reduction*3
Single year result
730 tons

*3 The total amount of recycled and reused waste oil and waste plastics was calculated as the new purchase reduction amount.



Economies Achieved from Environmental Protection Activities

(million yen)
Content of Actual Savings Cost Actually Saved (from FY2009)
Expense reduction attributable to energy conservation -93.0
Reduced cost by water use savings 19.7
Reduced cost by paper use savings 0.6
Reduced general waste disposal cost 12.8
Income from sales of valuable resources
Single year result
180.0
 
Reduced cost by new material purchasing reduction*4 Single year result 601.0
Total 721.1

*4 The new purchase reduction cost is calculated by converting the new purchase reduction amount described above



Estimated Savings from Risk Reduction Single year result Savings Estimated
Avoidance of shutdown due to air/water pollution 187.8
Avoidance of illegal dumping penalties or others 49.2
Total 237.0
Total Savings 958.1