Chugai conducts systematic environmental education and training.
The Chugai Group believes that findings and problems identified by internal environmental auditors with global knowledge and perspective play an important role in supporting effective governance, and we are focused on developing internal auditors with global-level capabilities.
Since 2014, we have utilized the Organization Employing Auditors (OEA) scheme of the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA; England) to maintain and standardize the caliber of our internal auditors. Within the internal environmental audit structure, IRCA-certified (provisional) internal environmental auditors act as leaders of the internal environmental audit team, and play a central role in promoting environmental management system (EMS) activities with the goal of contributing to environment-oriented management.
The cost of the Chugai Group’s environmental protection activities in 2017 included investments of 423 million yen and expenses totaling 1,729 million yen. The economic effect of investments in deployment of energy-saving equipment and so on came to 9 million yen.
2017 Investments and Costs for Environmental Protection
(Millions of yen)
|Breakdown of costs||Investments||Costs|
|(1) Business area costs||423||1,328|
|(1)-1 Pollution prevention costs||296||733|
|(1)-2 Global environmental protection costs||127||441|
|(1)-3 Resource recycling costs||—||153|
|(2) Upstream and downstream costs||—||88|
|(3) Administration costs||—||301|
|(4) R&D costs||—||—|
|(5) Social activity costs||—||12|
|(6) Environmental remediation costs||—||1|