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Product lifecycle and environmental impact [EN1,EN2,EN3,EN17,EN30]

Kao is pursuing efficient resource utilization across the product lifecycle, as well as technology to achieve further resource and energy saving.

Japan

2015 business operations and environmental impact

2015 business operations and environmental impact
  • Scope of Calculations
  • *1 Figures for Kao Corporation
  • *2 Figures for all production sites
  • *3 Figures for all non-production sites (including training facilities, company dormitories, etc.)
  • *4 Figures mainly for consumer products in Japan

INPUT

● Raw materials
The amount of raw materials directly used to manufacture products (excluding containers and packaging materials and fuel)

● Containers and packaging materials
Total amount of containers and packaging used for products sold (including cardboard)

● Recycled amount
Of the waste generated from manufacture and R&D activities, the amount that is recycled within Kao

● Energy consumption (product development/manufacture)
Amount of energy consumed at manufacture sites

● Energy consumption (distribution/sales [facilities and company car])
Amount of energy consumed at offices and other facilities and for vehicles (used for sales activities) in the distribution and sales divisions

● Energy consumption (transportation [product transportation])
Amount of energy consumed during transportation of consumer products (from a plant to distribution base), industrial products, raw materials, etc.

● Water use
Municipal water, underground water, rainwater consumed

OUTPUT

● GHG emissions
Amount of emissions of the seven GHGs covered by the Kyoto Protocol, generated from business activities, expressed in CO2 equivalent

● SOx emissions
Total amount of SOx emissions from smoke-and-soot-emitting facilities and transportation

● NOx emissions
Total amount of NOx emissions from smoke-and-soot-emitting facilities and transportation

● Chemical substances discharged
Amount of substances subject to the PRTR Act discharged into the air and public water

● Wastewater discharged
Sum of the wastewater discharged from production sites, distribution and sales offices and that associated with the use of consumer products mainly sold in Japan

● COD pollution load
Amount of COD pollution load in wastewater

● Waste discharged and final disposal amount of waste
Amount of waste from production sites, distribution and sales offices, and other facilities that is sold or entrusted as waste or recyclable materials to waste treatment companies, and the amount of waste put for final disposal

● CO2 emissions
Emissions from manufacturing raw materials, consuming energy and those generated upon decomposition of ingredients

● Containers and packaging materials
Total amount of containers and packaging materials (excluding cardboard) used for products sold

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