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Overview of Environmental Burden Created by Business Activities

Overview of Environmental Burden Created by Business Activities

[Scope of Data] Lion and consolidated subsidiaries

[Period Covered] January 2022 to December 2022: However, data for PRTR-designated chemical substances is for April 2022 to March 2023

CO2 Emissions from Business Activities

Domestic Unit 2017 2019 2020 2021 2022
Absolute quantity Thousand t-CO2 77 70 67 74 73
Reduction from 2017 % 5 5
Overseas Unit 2017 2019 2020 2021 2022
Absolute quantity Thousand t-CO2 89 87 89 78 70*1
Reduction from 2017 % 12 21

*1 Excludes carbon credit purchases. Including these, the amount is 85,000 tons, a 4% reduction

* The historical data contained an error, which has been corrected in the figures.

Domestic and overseas total Unit 2017 2019 2020 2021 2022
Absolute quantity Thousand t-CO2 166 157 156 151 143*2
Reduction from 2017 % 9 14

*2 Excludes carbon credit purchases. Including these, the amount is 159,000 tons a 4% reduction.

* The historical data contained an error, which has been corrected in the figures.

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Total Energy Consumption in Business Activities

Unit 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Domestic TJ 840 817 799 841 839
Overseas 1,183 1,118 1,139 1,275 1,143
Domestic and overseas total TJ 2,509 2,404 2,409 2,632 2,507
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Total renewable and Non-Renewable Energy Consumption in Business Activities

  Unit 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Target for 2022
Total non-renewable energy consumption Domestic GWh 233 227 222 233 232
Overseas 329 310 316 313 316
Domestic and overseas total GWh 562 537 538 546 549 540
Total renewable energy consumption Domestic GWh 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.18 0.45
Overseas 0 0.01 0.01 42 1
Domestic and overseas total GWh 0.04 0.05 0.05 42 1.8
Total renewable energy consumption/
total energy consumption
Domestic and overseas total % 0.01 0.01 0.01 7.12 0.33

Greenhouse Gas Emissions throughout the Supply Chain

Unit 2017 2019 2020 2021 2022
Scope 1 % 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.6 1.4
Scope 2 % 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.5 1.8
Scope 3 Purchased goods and services % 21.8 20.4 23.1 23.6 23.7
Capital goods % 0.8 1.3 2.5 1.1 1.2
Fuel- and energy-related activities not include in Scope 1 or Scope 2 % 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.6
Upstream transportation and distribution % 3.4 4.6 4.3 3.8 3.9
Waste generated in operations % 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.1
Business travel % 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0
Employee commuting % 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
Downstream transportation and distribution % 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Processing of sold products % 5.3 2.6 1.8 2.0 2.2
Use of sold products % 54.3 55.9 52.9 54.6 54.3
End-of-life treatment of sold products % 9.6 10.4 10.2 9.9 10.0
Investments % 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.5
Total Million t-CO2 4.61 4.49 4.82 4.91 5.03
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Notes: Scope: Lion and domestic and overseas consolidated subsidiaries
Scope 1: Direct emissions from operating sites
Scope 2: Indirect emissions from the generation of purchased energy (electricity generation, etc.)
Scope 3: Emissions from the supply chain not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2

* The historical data contained an error, which has been corrected in the figures.

Scope 1 and 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Operating Sites

Domestic Unit 2017 2019 2020 2021 2022
Scope 1 Thousand t-CO2 22 21 19 21 21
Scope 2 (location basis) 55 52 50 52 51
Scope 1 + 2 (location basis) total Thousand t-CO2 77 73 70 73 72
Scope 2 (market basis) Thousand t-CO2 55 50 48 52 52
Scope 1 + 2 (market basis) total Thousand t-CO2 77 70 67 74 73
Amount of carbon credits purchased Thousand t-CO2 0 0 0 0 0
Overseas Unit 2017 2019 2020 2021 2022
Scope 1 Thousand t-CO2 45 44 47 56 49
Scope 2 (location basis) 43 43 42 22 36
Scope 1 + 2 (location basis) total Thousand t-CO2 89 87 89 78 85
Scope 2 (market basis) Thousand t-CO2 43 43 42 22 36
Scope 1 + 2 (market basis) total Thousand t-CO2 89 87 89 78 85
Amount of carbon credits purchased Thousand t-CO2 0 0 0 0 16

* The historical data contained an error, which has been corrected in the figures.

Domestic and overseas total Unit 2017 2019 2020 2021 2022 Target for 2022
Scope 1 Thousand t-CO2 67 64 66 77 70 85
Scope 2 (location basis) 98 95 93 74 88 74
Scope 1 + 2 (location basis) total Thousand t-CO2 166 159 159 151 157
Scope 2 (market basis) Thousand t-CO2 98 93 90 74 89 74
Scope 1 + 2 (market basis) total Thousand t-CO2 166 157 156 151 159
Amount of carbon credits purchased Thousand t-CO2 0 0 0 0 0 16

Notes: Scope 1:Direct emissions from operating sites
Scope 2:Indirect emissions from the generation of purchased energy (electricity generation, etc.)

* The historical data contained an error, which has been corrected in the figures.

Raw Material Usage (Domestic Household Products)

Unit 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Raw material usage Thousand tons 251 245 250 252 233
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Container and Packaging Material Usage (Domestic Household Products)

Unit 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Plastic Thousand tons 18 20 20 19 18
Corrugated cardboard 24 26 27 27 27
Cardboard 6 6 5 5 5
Glass 6 6 5 6 6
Metals 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1
Total Thousand tons 54 57 58 57 56
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Container and Packaging Material Usage (Domestic and Overseas Total Household Products)

Unit 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Plastic Thousand tons 34 37 42 43 36
Corrugated cardboard 56 57 59 58 56
Cardboard 8 9 13 13 7
Glass 6 6 5 6 6
Metals 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1
Total Thousand tons 105 110 119 120 105

Water Usage (Water Withdrawal) in Business Activities

Unit 2017 2019 2020 2021 2022
Domestic Thousand m3 917 862 823 920 940
Overseas 670 706 713 704 683
Total Thousand m3 1,586 1,568 1,536 1,624 1,623
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Water Usage (Water Withdrawal) by Source

Unit 2017 2019 2020 2021 2022
Tap water Domestic Thousand m3 339 353 343 387 365
Overseas 645 681 690 689 655
Total Thousand m3 983 1,033 1,033 1,076 1,020
Industrial water Domestic Thousand m3 538 507 479 507 529
Overseas 25 25 23 15 28
Total Thousand m3 563 532 502 522 557
Groundwater Domestic Thousand m3 38 0 0 25 44
Overseas 0 0 0 0 0
Total Thousand m3 38 0 0 25 44
Rain water Domestic Thousand m3 1 2 2 2 2
Overseas 0 0 0 0 0
Total Thousand m3 1 2 2 2 2

Wastewater Discharge in Business Activities

Unit 2017 2019 2020 2021 2022
Domestic Thousand m3 526 448 428 474 512
Overseas 172 190 183 211 180
Total Thousand m3 699 638 611 684 692

Wastewater Discharge by Destination

  Unit 2021* 2022
Sewage systems Domestic Thousand m3 302 322
Overseas 64 74
Total Thousand m3 366 396
Sea area Domestic Thousand m3 118 130
Overseas 0 0
Total Thousand m3 118 130
River Domestic Thousand m3 53 60
Overseas 44 5
Total Thousand m3 97 65
Other (industrial park treatment facilities) Domestic Thousand m3 0 0
Overseas 103 101
Total Thousand m3 103 101

* Disclosed from 2021

Breakdown of Water Use over the Life Cycles of Lion Products

Unit 2019 2020 2021 2022
Raw material procurement 19.3 19.3 19.4 19.8
Production % 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Transport % 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Use by consumers % 76.8 76.2 76.2 75.8
Disposal by consumers % 3.8 4.4 4.3 4.3

* Scope: Lion and domestic and overseas consolidated subsidiaries

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Water Use over the Life Cycles of Lion Products

Unit 2017 2019 2020 2021 2022
Water Usage million m3 2,178 2,230 2,273 2,291 2,303
Usage intensity per unit net sales thousand m3/million yen 6.36 6.26 5.91
Decrease in usage intensity per unit net sales from 2017 % 0 2 7

Total Waste Generation, Total Waste Consigned to Final Disposal in Landfills and Total Resources Recovered

Domestic Unit 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total Waste Generation Thousand tons 8.29 8.59 10.43 9.08 11.22
Total Waste Consigned to Final Disposal in Landfills 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.00
Total Resources Recovered 3.16 4.05 3.13 3.73 3.22
Overseas Unit 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total Waste Generation Thousand tons 4.49 4.15 3.96 3.89 4.19
Total Waste Consigned to Final Disposal in Landfills 2.83 1.04 0.74 0.54 0.38
Total Resources Recovered 3.59 2.76 3.13 3.22 3.15
Domestic and overseas total Unit 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total Waste Generation Thousand tons 12.79 12.74 14.39 12.97 15.41
Total Waste Consigned to Final Disposal in Landfills 2.83 1.05 0.75 0.54 0.38
Total Resources Recovered 6.75 6.81 6.26 6.95 6.37
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Unit 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Recycled or reused Thousand tons 12.93 14.55 16.38 15.15 17.56
Landfill 2.83 1.05 0.81 0.65 0.38
Incinerated (with energy recovery) 3.42 3.64 3.22 3.49 3.20
Incinerated (without energy recovery) 0.14 0.09 0.13 0.46 0.44
Disposal method unknown 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Industrial Waste Disposal Facility Maintenance and Management Data

Chiba Plant

Management of Chemical Substances

PRTR-Designated Substance Emissions (Domestic)

Unit 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
PRTR-Designated Substance Emissions Tons 18 2 2 3 2

PRTR-Designated Substance Emissions

Emissions of Nitrogen Oxides (NOX), Sulfur Oxides (SOX) and Particulate Matter

Domestic Unit 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Emissions of Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) Tons 28 25 29 27 26
Emissions of Sulfur Oxides (SOX) 4 3 4 3 3
Particulate Matter 1 1 1 1 1
Overseas Unit 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Emissions of Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) Tons 57 107 71 33 31
Emissions of Sulfur Oxides (SOX) 1 1 2 1 3
Particulate Matter 13 13 8 58 26
Domestic and overseas total Unit 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Emissions of Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) Tons 85 132 100 60 56
Emissions of Sulfur Oxides (SOX) 5 5 6 5 6
Particulate Matter 14 15 9 59 28

VOC Emissions (Domestic)

Unit 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions Tons 78 67 68 69 57

COD in Business Activities

Unit 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Domestic Tons 14 18 20 22 28
Overseas 38 41 76 77 18
Total Tons 52 59 96 100 47

*Total organic carbon value for Lion Corporation (Korea) in and after 2021.

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Environmental Accounting

Based on the Ministry of the Environment’s guidelines, every year we calculate and disclose the environmental conservation cost and the economic benefits (real effect) of environmental conservation measures for the entire domestic Lion Group.(January 2022 to December 2022)

Breaking down total environmental conservation cost in 2022, although investment (capital expenditure) decreased approximately ¥1,34 billion year on year, overall cost decreased approximately ¥1,21 billion.

Environmental Conservation Cost

(Millions of yen)
Category Key activity January 2022 to December 2022
Investment Cost
Business area cost Pollution prevention 18 273
Global environmental conservation 361 3,632
Resource recycling 41 400
Environmentally friendly products 2,982 2,990
Upstream/downstream cost Container/packaging recycling 782
Administration cost ISO 14001 registration, environmental education 0 658
R&D cost R&D of environmentally friendly products, etc. 64 983
Social activity cost Environmental improvement measures, donations to organizations 0 8
Environmental remediation cost Pollution burden duties, etc. 0 5
Domestic Group total 3,466 9,732
YoY -1,340 1,209

Economic Benefit Associated with Environmental Conservation Measures

(Millions of yen)
Effects YoY reduction
Cost reduction due to energy saving -1,102.8
Cost reduction due to resource saving 47.0
Reduced water utility cost -3.6
Waste disposal reduction* -73.9

* 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)

  Unit 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Monetary value of environmental burden (comparison with 2005) % 74 79 84 84 90
Environmental efficiency 374 350 340 344 326

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

Production Site Environmental Data

Certification under ISO 14001 (2015 Version)

Domestic 8 locations
Overseas 5 locations
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