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Environmental Accounting

Environmental accounting is a means of quantitatively evaluating environmental activities. It expresses changes in revenues and expenditures and in environmental impacts.

Fuji Xerox unconsolidated (million yen)

Categories of Environmental Conservation costs Main Initiatives and Benefits Fuji Xerox unconsolidated
(million yen)
Investment Costs Benefits
1. Costs in business areas Costs and benefits of reducing environmental impacts generated from products and services 110 0 61
Breakdown Pollution prevention Activities for preventing pollution of air, water, soil, etc. 0 0 0
Global environment Activities for preventing global warming and protecting the ozone layer (including energy-conservation activities) 83 0 40
Resource recycling Activities for reducing resource inputs and reducing and reusing waste materials 28 0 21
2. Upstream/downstream Costs and benefits of green purchasing and product recycling 0 6,799 5,927
3. Management activities Costs and benefits of EMS maintenance, operation, environmental-impact measurement, etc. 0 139 0
4. Research and development Costs and benefits of creating environmentally friendly technologies, products, and production equipment 0 4,283 0
5. Social activities Costs and benefits of supporting environmental groups and of neighborhood greening and tree-planting 1 11 0
6. Environmental damage Costs and benefits of remediating hazardous material leaks and other efforts to restore and maintain healthy conditions. 0 0 0
Total 111 11,233 5,988

Fuji Xerox consolidated (million yen)

Categories of Environmental Conservation costs Main Initiatives and Benefits Fuji Xerox consolidated (million yen)
Investment Costs Benefits
1. Costs in business areas Costs and benefits of reducing environmental impacts generated from products and services 160 719 109
Breakdown Pollution prevention Activities for preventing pollution of air, water, soil, etc. 19 513 0
Global environment Activities for preventing global warming and protecting the ozone layer (including energy-conservation activities) 114 41 82
Resource recycling Activities for reducing resource inputs and reducing and reusing waste materials 28 165 27
2. Upstream/downstream Costs and benefits of green purchasing and product recycling 0 7,398 6,034
3. Management activities Costs and benefits of EMS maintenance, operation, environmental-impact measurement, etc. 0 209 0
4. Research and development Costs and benefits of creating environmentally friendly technologies, products, and production equipment 0 4,283 0
5. Social activities Costs and benefits of supporting environmental groups and of neighborhood greening and tree-planting 1 14 0
6. Environmental damage Costs and benefits of remediating hazardous material leaks and other efforts to restore and maintain healthy conditions. 0 0 0
Total 161 12,623 6,144

Method of Calculation

  1. The period covered is April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014.
  2. The report applies to Fuji Xerox and its consolidated affiliates.
  3. The environmental accounting is based on the Ministry of the Environment's ‘Environmental Accounting Guidelines 2005.’
  4. The investment figures cover all depreciable environment related facilities acquired during the period.
  5. Regarding depreciation
    • The depreciation of environmental conservation facilities acquired in or before 2002 was calculated using the same accounting method as theretofore, whereas a three-year straight-line method of depreciation was used for facilities acquired in or after 2003.
    • The depreciation for wastewater treatment equipment and other pollution-prevention facilities covers all such assets that are in operation.
    • The deprecation for facilities related to global environment conservation and resource recycling covers all operating facilities acquired in or after 1995.
  6. For compound costs, the portion related to the environment is calculated by subtraction or proportional division.
  7. Only those economic effects that can be measured are included. (Expected effects based on estimates are not included.)

Environmental Accounting for the Integrated Recycling System

The environmental accounting balance of fiscal 2013 showed increased production of products utilizing reused parts. Also, by continuing our efforts from the previous year to reduce costs, as well as to reduce the costs involved in the collection and other operations concerning used products, we were able to improve our balance of environmental accounts by 390 million yen.