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Environmental Impacts of Business Activities

An overall account of the environmental impacts of our FY 2015 and 2016 business activities is presented in the tables below. Individual business sites continue to advance efforts to efficiently use inputs and reduce outputs.

Total for the Domestic MGC Group*1

FY 2015*2 FY 2016
Sites tabulated: 66 Sites tabulated: 66
INPUTS Units 2015 2016
Energy consumption (crude oil equivalent) 1,000 kL 567 548
Water usage
Tap water 1,000 m3 1,070 646
Industrial water 1,000 m3 22,060 22,235
Groundwater 1,000 m3 1,358 1,224
River water 1,000 m3 9,131 9,978
Others 1,000 m3 1,240 1,154
Total water intake 1,000 m3 34,860 35,237
OUTPUTS Units 2015 2016
Emissions to atmosphere
Greenhouse gas emissions (CO2 equivalent) 1,000 tons 1,280 1,191
SOx tons 72 71
NOx tons 628 536
Soot and dust emissions tons 19 24
Released to water area
Drainage volume 1,000 m3 30,928 32,321
COD emissions tons 196 234
Total nitrogen emissions tons 282 207
Total phosphorus emissions tons 46 69
Generation of waste
Amount generated tons 126,358 120,311
Amount recycled (including amount sold) tons 37,884 42,208
Transfer to off-site tons 34,188 26,641
Final disposal tons 1,968 2,239
Notified substances under PRTR Law
Emissions (air) tons 1,242 827
Emissions (water) tons 20 15
Emissions (soil) tons 0 0
Total amount emitted tons 1,262 842
Total amount transferred tons 628 1,100

MGC Alone

FY 2015*2 FY 2016
Sites tabulated: 13 Sites tabulated: 13
INPUTS Units 2015 2016
Energy consumption (crude oil equivalent) 1,000 kL 472 455
Water usage
Tap water 1,000 m3 397 413
Industrial water 1,000 m3 19,022 18,975
Groundwater 1,000 m3 452 427
River water 1,000 m3 9,131 9,978
Others 1,000 m3 898 1,018
Total water intake 1,000 m3 29,900 30,811
OUTPUTS Units 2015 2016
Emissions to atmosphere
Greenhouse gas emissions (CO2 equivalent) 1,000 tons 1,052 975
SOx tons 54 58
NOx tons 576 488
Soot and dust emissions tons 8 13
Released to water area
Drainage volume 1,000 m3 27,585 28,852
COD emissions tons 174 182
Total nitrogen emissions tons 263 191
Total phosphorus emissions tons 45 68
Generation of waste
Amount generated tons 78,496 78,607
Amount recycled (including amount sold) tons 20,675 20,909
Transfer to off-site tons 8,472 8,305
Final disposal tons 700 1,054
Notified substances under PRTR Law
Emissions (air) tons 257 241
Emissions (water) tons 20 15
Emissions (soil) tons 0 0
Total amount emitted tons 278 256
Total amount transferred tons 237 352
  • *1 The total for the domestic MGC Group is the sum of environmental impact data for the MGC Group’s main domestic manufacturing and processing businesses (member companies of the MGC Group Environment and Safety Council) and MGC itself (production sites such as plants and non-production sites such as laboratories and sales offices, with MGC training centers and company-owned recreation facilities together treated as the equivalent of one site. Furthermore, aggregation of MGC Ageless Co., Ltd., is planned from FY 2017 results onwards).
    The environmental impact values shown in the table for the Group as a whole capture over 90% of the scope of consolidated accounting for the MGC Group in Japan.
  • *2 FY 2015 data may appear differently in CSR Report 2016 because it has been revised.