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Environmental Accounting

The Kobe Steel Group continuously engages in environmental conservation. The cost and benefit of these efforts is analyzed, and relevant information is disclosed in order to deepen understanding on the part of stakeholders.

Environment-Related Investment and Results

Kobe Steel invests in the installation and continual maintenance of environmental equipment, and environmental measures are pursued on a variety of fronts. Capital investment in fiscal 2014 was approximately ¥12.1 billion, as detailed below.

  • Installation of high-efficiency power generation equipment (gas turbine combined cycle at Kakogawa Works)
  • Installation of exhaust gas treatment equipment (Daian Plant)

Total outlay in fiscal 2014 was approximately ¥31.7 billion. Approximately 32 percent of outlay was used to limit air pollution, approximately 15 percent to limit water pollution, and approximately 33 percent for resource recycling. Regarding environmental contributions made through products, technologies and services, outlay for product and technology R&D, such as for development of environmentally sustainable steelmaking technologies, amounted to approximately ¥3.9 billion, or 12 percent.

In the future we will continue to pursue activities geared toward environmental conservation, including upgrades to equipment and facilities.

Breakdown of Investments in Fiscal 2014

Breakdown of Investments s in Fiscal 2013

Breakdown of Outlay in Fiscal 2014

Breakdown of Outlay in Fiscal 2013