Education, Communication and Environmental Accounting
Chugai conducts systematic environmental education and training.
Internal Environmental and Safety Audits
In 2016, Chugai did not conduct internal environmental and safety audits due to the restructuring of environmental, safety and health management systems.
Internal auditor training
at Fujieda plant
Because of the enormous number of changes in the 2015 revisions to the ISO14001 standard, considerable effort will be required to bring Environmental Management Systems (EMS) into compliance. At the same time, internationally, this standard is considered the minimum requirement for an EMS.
The Chugai Group believes that the findings and advice of internal environmental auditors with global knowledge and perspective can be useful in modifying and subsequently managing the use of our EMS, and we are focused on developing internal auditors with global-level capabilities.
In 2014, we entered into an Organization Employing Auditors (OEA) agreement with the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA; England). Through the contract with IRCA, we have increased the number of IRCA-certified (provisional) internal environmental auditors to 30 in 2016. These auditors lead Group EMSs from a viewpoint of contributing to environment-oriented management.
Environmental accounting data compiled in 2016 are shown below. Investments in 2016 totaled ¥1,217 million, while costs were ¥1,371 million. Major investments included air conditioning facilities. The economic benefit was ¥58 million.
2016 Investments and Costs for Environmental Protection
(Millions of yen)
|Breakdown of costs||Investments||Costs|
|(1) Business area costs||1,087||1,101|
|(1)-1 Pollution prevention costs||513||610|
|(1)-2 Global environmental protection costs||468||376|
|(1)-3 Resource recycling costs||107||114|
|(2) Upstream and downstream costs||—||63|
|(3) Administration costs||130||199|
|(4) R&D costs||—||—|
|(5) Social activity costs||—||8|
|(6) Environmental remediation costs||—||—|