Major Sustainability Data

Environmental data

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Item Boundary Unit FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
Greenhouse gas emissions Scope 1 (Direct emissions generated through use of in-house fuel, etc.) Companies classified as Specified Business Operators under the Act on the Rational Use of EnergyNote 4 thousand t-CO2 263 264 289
Scope 2 (Indirect emissions generated through use of electricity, steam, etc., from other companies) Companies classified as Specified Business Operators under the Act on the Rational Use of EnergyNote 4 thousand t-CO2 1,288 1,322 1,274
Scope 3Note 1 (Indirect emissions generated through business activities across the supply chain) - thousand t-CO2 - - 2,366
Category 1 Purchased goods and services AIR WATER INC. and some consolidated subsidiariesNote 5 thousand t-CO2 - - 493
Category 2 Capital goods Consolidated (Japan) thousand t-CO2 - - 191
Category 3 Fuel and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or 2 Companies classified as Specified Business Operators under the Act on the Rational Use of Energy thousand t-CO2 - - 206
Category 4 Transportation and delivery (upstream) 2 companies designated as Specied Consigners under the Energy Saving Act thousand t-CO2 - - 32
Category 5 Waste generated in operations AIR WATER INC. and some consolidated subsidiariesNote 5 thousand t-CO2 - - 15
Category 6 Business travel Consolidated (Japan) thousand t-CO2 - - 2
Category 7 Employee commuting AIR WATER INC. and some consolidated subsidiariesNote 5 thousand t-CO2 - - 4
Category 8 Leased assets (upstream)Note 2 - thousand t-CO2 - - -
Category 9 Transportation and delivery (downstream)Note 2 - thousand t-CO2 - - -
Category 10 Processing of sold productsNote 3 - thousand t-CO2 - - -
Category 11 Use of sold products Use of sold fuel and CO2 thousand t-CO2 - - 1,422
Category 12 End-of-life treatment of sold productsNote 3 - thousand t-CO2 - - -
Category 13 Leased assets (downstream)Note 2 - thousand t-CO2 - - -
Category 14 FranchisesNote 2 - thousand t-CO2 - - -
Category 15 InvestmentsNote 2 - thousand t-CO2 - - -
CO2 emissions in the transportation sector Companies designated as Specied Consigners under the Energy Saving Act thousand t-CO2 12 13 13
Energy consumption intensity index in the transportation sector Companies designated as Specied Consigners under the Energy Saving ActNote 6 % 98.2 99.8 103.5
Energy usage Companies classified as Specified Business Operators under the Act on the Rational Use of EnergyNote 4 thousand kL 680 701 716
Electricity Companies classified as Specified Business Operators under the Act on the Rational Use of EnergyNote 4 million kWh 2,251 2,355 2,370
Fuel Companies classified as Specified Business Operators under the Act on the Rational Use of EnergyNote 4 thousand kL 101 100 107
Steam Companies classified as Specified Business Operators under the Act on the Rational Use of EnergyNote 4 TJ 628 650 634
SOx emissions AIR WATER INC. and some consolidated subsidiariesNote 5 t 755 727 1,023
NOx emissions AIR WATER INC. and some consolidated subsidiariesNote 5 t 614 620 1,716
Particulate emissions AIR WATER INC. and some consolidated subsidiariesNote 5 t 18 20 50
VOC emissions AIR WATER INC. and some consolidated subsidiariesNote 5 t - - 212
COD emissions AIR WATER INC. and some consolidated subsidiariesNote 5 t 550 549 203
Nitrogen emissions in wastewater AIR WATER INC. and some consolidated subsidiariesNote 5 t 71 73 66
Phosphorus emissions AIR WATER INC. and some consolidated subsidiariesNote 5 t 268 253 8
Waste generated and the emission factors Some consolidated subsidiariesNote 7 t 35,486 39,964 43,538
Specially controlled industrial waste Some consolidated subsidiariesNote 8 t 794 1,067 2,958
Releases of substances designated under the Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) AIR WATER INC. and some consolidated subsidiariesNote 5 t 696 1,028 741
Fresh Water Withdrawn AIR WATER INC. and some consolidated subsidiariesNote 5 million m3 242 245 186
ISO 14001 certification Consolidated (Japan) Number of ISO 14001 certification 21 20 23
  • Note 1. Accounting of items in Scope 3 was made based on the Basic Guidelines on Accounting for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Throughout the Supply Chain (Ver. 2.3) issued by the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
  • Note 2. None of the Air Water Group’s businesses are relevant to categories 8, 9, 13, 14, or 15.
  • Note 3. Due to calculation difficulties, categories 10 and 12 are currently not included in the total.
  • Note 4. In FY2017 and FY2018, calculation was made in tune with companies subject to actual values in FY2019.
  • Note 5. FY2017 and FY2018: A total of 28 companies, including AIR WATER INC. and its 27 consolidated subsidiaries. Ninety percent or more coverage of CO2 emissions (FY2017) and 95% or more coverage of CO2 emissions (FY2018)
    FY2019: A total of 38 companies including AIR WATER INC. and its 37 consolidated subsidiaries. Ninety-five percent or more coverage of CO2 emissions (FY2019)
  • Note 6. Calculated with 2015 as the base year
  • Note 7. Of the consolidated subsidiaries, emissions of workplaces that fall under the business operators discharging a large amount of industrial waste in FY2019
  • Note 8. Of the consolidated subsidiaries, emissions of workplaces that fall under the business operators discharging a large amount of specially controlled industrial waste in FY2019

Social data

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Item Boundary Unit FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
Consolidated number of employees - Person 14,265 15,825 18,211
Number of employeesNote 1 Male AIR WATER INC. Person 1,095 996 991
Female AIR WATER INC. Person 128 162 167
Total AIR WATER INC. Person 1,223 1,158 1,158
Employees by age groupNote 1 20s and below AIR WATER INC. Person 195 205 191
30s AIR WATER INC. Person 269 251 253
40s AIR WATER INC. Person 319 277 276
50s AIR WATER INC. Person 294 271 272
60s and above AIR WATER INC. Person 146 154 166
The average ageNote 1 Male AIR WATER INC. Years old 44.3 44.5 45.1
Female AIR WATER INC. Years old 39.8 39.2 39.0
Total AIR WATER INC. Years old 43.8 43.7 44.3
Percentage of women in managerial positionsNote 1 AIR WATER INC. % 1.5 1.5 2.8
Percentage of women in superintendent positionsNote 1 AIR WATER INC. % 6.3 11.0 13.9
Employment: New graduates (university graduates including those with postgraduate education, technical college graduates and high school graduates) Male AIR WATER INC. Person 26 31 26
Female AIR WATER INC. Person 9 11 11
Total AIR WATER INC. Person 35 42 37
Employment: Mid-careers Male AIR WATER INC. Person 31 45 49
Female AIR WATER INC. Person 5 14 14
Total AIR WATER INC. Person 36 59 63
Number of turnover (excluding compulsory retirees and those who were seconded to the Group companies)Note 1 AIR WATER INC. Person 34 28 27
Number of reemployed employees (excluding those who were seconded to the Group companies)Note 1 AIR WATER INC. Person 38 26 15
Rate of taking annual paid holidaysNote 1 AIR WATER INC. % 47.0 51.4 53.9
Number of employees taking childcare leaveNote 1 AIR WATER INC. Person 7 9 6
Number of employees taking nursing care leaveNote 1 AIR WATER INC. Person 0 0 0
Frequency rate of accidents associated with days away from work Overall AIR WATER Group companies in Japan % 1.88 1.72 1.78
Chemical and allied products AIR WATER Group companies in Japan % 2.21 1.41 1.03
  • Note 1. Registered employees of AIR WATER INC.

Governance data

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Item Boundary Unit FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
Directors Directors - Person 20 20 20Note 1
Inside directors - Person 18 18 18Note 1
Outside directors - Person 2 2 2Note 1
Outside directors as a percentage of total Board of Directors’ members - % 10 10 10Note 1
Female directors as a percentage of total Board of Directors’ members - % 5 5 5Note 1
Term of appointment - Year 1 1 1
Frequency of Board of Directors’ meetings - Times 14 15 14
Attendance at Board of Directors’ meetings - % 100 99 98
Attendance of independent outside directors at Board of Directors’ meetings - % 100 100 100
Number of directors attending less than 75% of Board of Directors’ meetings - Person 0 0 0
Auditor Auditor Board members - Person 5 5 5
Inside Auditor - Person 2 2 2
Outside Auditor - Person 3 3 3
Outside directors as a percentage of total Board of Directors’ members - % 60 60 60
Female Audit & Supervisory Board members as a percentage of total Audit & Supervisory Board members - % 0 0 0
Frequency of Auditor Board meetings - Times 15 16 15
Attendance at Auditor Board meetings - % 92 89 95
Attendance of outside Auditor Board members at Auditor Board meetings - % 87 81 91
Number of Auditor Board members attending less than 75% of Auditor Board meetings - Person 1 1 1
Average age of directors and auditor - Years old 65 65 66
Code of Ethical Conduct AIR WATER Group worldwide - Adopted Adopted Adopted
Policy on transparency of tax affairs Consolidated - Adopted Adopted Adopted
Violations of rules for the prevention of corruption Group companies in Japan Number of cases 0 0 0
Monetary penalties incurred as a result of violations of guidelines for the prevention of corruption Group companies in Japan Yen 0 0 0
Incidents reported internally by whistleblowers Group companies in Japan Number of cases 15 18 34
  • Note 1. On June 30, 2020, the number of directors was reduced to nine. Of them, the number of outside directors is three, and outside directors account for one third or more of members of the Board of Directors.