Environmental Data and Third-Party Verification

Overview of Environmental Burden Created by Business Activities


Scope of Data

Lion and consolidated subsidiaries

*Includes data for equity method affiliate PT. Lion Wings.

Period Covered

January 2019 to December 2019
However, data for PRTR-designated chemical substances is for April 2019 to March 2020

Environmental Accounting

Based on the Ministry of the Environment’s guidelines, every year we calculate and disclose the environmental conservation cost, environmental conservation benefits and the economic benefits (real effect) of environmental conservation measures for the entire domestic Lion Group.
Breaking down total environmental conservation cost in 2019, although investment (capital expenditure) increased approximately ¥532 million year on year, overall cost decreased approximately ¥150 million.

Environmental Conservation Cost (January 2019 to December 2019)

(Millions of yen)
Category Key activity Investment Cost
Business area cost Pollution prevention 105 291
Global environmental conservation 953 2,719
Resource recycling 93 400
Environmentally friendly products 3,202 2,833
Upstream/downstream cost Container/packaging recycling 597
Administration cost ISO 14001 registration, environmental education 0 631
R&D cost R&D of environmentally friendly products, etc. 70 1,035
Social activity cost Environmental improvement measures, donations to organizations 0 14
Environmental remediation cost Pollution burden duties, etc. 0 3
Domestic Group total 4,424
(532 YoY)
(-150 YoY)

Environmental Conservation Benefits (January 2019 to December 2019)

Environmental conservation benefits associated with business area costs
Key activity Item 2019 YoY change
Pollution prevention NOX emissions (t) 25 -3
SOX emissions (t) 3 -1
Particulate matter emissions (t) 1 0
Total COD emissions (t) 18 5
Global environmental conservation Energy consumption (t-CO2) 70,446 -4,026
Industrial water usage (m3) 507,079 -83,110
Tap water/ground water usage (m3) 352,809 -9,653
Wastewater emissions (m3) 444,914 -102,233
Resource recycling Total waste emissions (t) 8,591 299
Waste consigned to final disposal in landfills (t) 7 1
Recycling rate (%) 99.3 0.2
Environmentally friendly products Plant-based raw materials, biodegradable raw materials, compact products, refill products, use of recycled paper, use of recycled plastic, etc.  
Environmental conservation benefits associated with upstream/downstream costs
Key activity Item 2019 YoY change
Container and packaging recycling and waste Container and packaging recycling (t) 66,216 4,350
Waste (t) 4,970 1,423

Economic Benefit Associated with Environmental Conservation Measures
(January 2019 to December 2019)

(millions of yen)
Effects YoY reduction
Cost reduction due to energy saving 37.5
Cost reduction due to resource saving 197
Reduced water utility cost 2.4
Waste disposal reduction* -65.4

*Includes cost of sales of valuable waste

Environmental Efficiency

Every year, Lion calculates its environmental efficiency using the formula below to evaluate how efficient its business activities are in terms of the environmental burden they create. We continually strive to improve environmental efficiency.

*Environmental impact (harm) is calculated as a monetary amount using the Life-cycle Impact assessment Method based on Endpoint modeling (LIME).

Environmental Efficiency and Monetary Value of Environmental Burden (comparison with 2005)

*The monetary value of environmental burden was calculated using the LIME2 integrated coefficient list (July 1, 2010 version).

Production Site Environmental Data

Third-Party Verification

To ensure the transparency and accuracy of its environmental performance data, Lion obtained third-party verification of data on its greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1 and Scope 2), water usage and wastewater emissions from SGS Japan Inc. The results of this verification are disclosed below.
Going forward, we will expand the scope of data verified and work to increase reliability. We will also seek to put third-party verifications to good use in advancing ongoing improvements.

Scope of Verification

2019 environmental performance data
Greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1 and Scope 2), water use and wastewater emissions from business activities at domestic production sites (Chiba, Odawara, Osaka and Akashi).

Verification Statement

Verification Statement

Verification Statement

PRTR-Designated Substance Emissions

Industrial Waste Disposal Facility Maintenance and Management Data

Chiba Plant