Sustainability Report 2011
We make every effort to implement environmental management as efficiently as possible, based on a thorough understanding of the costs and effects of the Kobe Steel Group’s environmental activities.
To reduce its impact on the environment, investment in the building and maintenance of eco-friendly facilities is ongoing, and wide-ranging measures for the environment have been introduced.
Capital investment for fiscal 2010 totaled approximately 2.6 billion yen and expenditure reached about 34.0 billion yen. Some 37% of this expenditure went to atmospheric pollution prevention, 14% went to water pollution prevention, and 27% went to resource recycling.
Also, about 4.9 billion yen, or 14% of total expenditure, was spent on research and development.
Breakdown of Capital Investment and Expenditure (Parent only)
Total Environment-related Capital Investment (parent only)
Total Environment-related Maintenance Costs (parent only)
Total Energy-saving-related Capital Investment (parent only)
* Values above graphs indicate total summed up from fiscal 1970.
Environment Conservation Effect
Details of the effects of our environmental conservation activities can be found in the relevant sections: "Measures Against Global Warming" and "Promoting Recycling."