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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 229 0 61
Breakdown Pollution prevention Activities for preventing pollution of air, water, soil, etc. 1 0 0
Global environment Activities for preventing global warming and protecting the ozone layer (including energy-conservation activities) 228 0 40
Resource recycling Activities for reducing resource inputs and reducing and reusing waste materials 0 0 21
2. Upstream/downstream Costs and benefits of green purchasing and product recycling 0 6,877 5,900
3. Management activities Costs and benefits of EMS maintenance, operation, environmental-impact measurement, etc. 0 120 0
4. Research and development Costs and benefits of creating environmentally friendly technologies, products, and production equipment 97 4,315 0
5. Social activities Costs and benefits of supporting environmental groups and of neighborhood greening and tree-planting 0 12 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 326 11,324 5,961

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 584 996 172
Breakdown Pollution prevention Activities for preventing pollution of air, water, soil, etc. 115 537 0
Global environment Activities for preventing global warming and protecting the ozone layer (including energy-conservation activities) 469 41 81
Resource recycling Activities for reducing resource inputs and reducing and reusing waste materials 0 418 91
2. Upstream/downstream Costs and benefits of green purchasing and product recycling 0 6,877 5,909
3. Management activities Costs and benefits of EMS maintenance, operation, environmental-impact measurement, etc. 0 189 0
4. Research and development Costs and benefits of creating environmentally friendly technologies, products, and production equipment 97 4,315 0
5. Social activities Costs and benefits of supporting environmental groups and of neighborhood greening and tree-planting 0 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 681 12,391 6,081

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 2014 turned positive after five periods of negative balance each year since fiscal 2009. This improvement was the result of our ongoing efforts since the balance first turned negative in fiscal 2010. While the reuse of parts has been technically difficult, we steadily increased the volume of reusable products and consumables, which resulted in positive increases, while the optimization of the operation of disassembling and sorting sites resulted in reduced recycling costs and logistic costs associated with the collection of used parts.
We will continue our effort to minimize the use of new resources, striving to achieve zero waste.