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.
January 2019 to December 2019
However, data for PRTR-designated chemical substances is for April 2019 to March 2020
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)
|Business area cost||Pollution prevention||105||291|
|Global environmental conservation||953||2,719|
|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
Environmental Conservation Benefits (January 2019 to December 2019)
|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.|
|Key activity||Item||2019||YoY change|
|Container and packaging recycling and waste||Container and packaging recycling (t)||66,216||4,350|
Economic Benefit Associated with Environmental Conservation Measures
(January 2019 to December 2019)
|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
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).
*The monetary value of environmental burden was calculated using the LIME2 integrated coefficient list (July 1, 2010 version).
Production Site Environmental Data
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).