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Reducing Environmental Impact

Material Balance

Identifying the environmental impact of business operations

Overview of main environmental impact associated with the Brother Group operations

The Brother Group facilities are engaged in processing and assembly to manufacture products. The environmental impacts (including resource consumption, CO2 emissions, and waste generated) associated with all business operations are quantitatively monitored and summarized to reduce environmental impacts.

Input of Resources, Production & Emission of Substances in FY2017 (April 1, 2017-March 31, 2018)

Resource and energy inputs in FY2017
Resource consumption Total energy consumption Water consumption
Product material (t) 242,152 Crude petroleum equivalent (kL) 48,388 Total amount of water consumption (m3) 885,159
  • The scope of aggregation was directly related to the product range (main business sites below).
Production & Emission of Substances in FY2017
CO2 emissions Amount of wastewater Amount of waste
Greenhouse gas emissions from energy use (t-CO2) 149,299 Amount of wastewater (m3) 786,267 Production-related waste (t) 13,177
Amount of wastewater recycled (m3) 552 Amount of waste recycled (t) 11,193
Recycling rate (%)
0.1

Environmental impact data of main business sites in FY2017

Location/Main line of business

Name of site Location Main line of business (as of March 31, 2018)
Eight business sites in Japan (head office of Brother Industries, Ltd., Mizuho Manufacturing Facility, Hoshizaki Manufacturing Facility, Minato Manufacturing Facility,* Momozono Manufacturing Facility, Kariya Manufacturing Facility, Research & Development Center, Logistics Center) Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
(various locations)
[Mizuho Manufacturing Facility] Research and development of telecommunication/printing equipment, electronic stationery, and home sewing machines [Hoshizaki Manufacturing Facility] Prototype production of printer heads [Momozono Manufacturing Facility, Research & Development Center] Research and development [Kariya Manufacturing Facility] Production of electronic stationery, garment printers, and machine tools
Nissei Corporation Anjo, Aichi Prefecture Manufacture and sales of speed reducers, small gears, and die-cast products; and lease of real estate properties (including condominiums)
Mie Brother Precision Industries, Ltd. Taki-gun, Mie Prefecture Production of consumables for mobile printers, electronic stationery, etc., recycling of toner cartridges, and product repair services
Brother Industries (U.K.) Ltd. Wales, U.K. Production of consumables for printers, All-in-Ones, etc.
Brother Industries (Slovakia) s.r.o. Krupina, Slovakia Production of consumables for printers, All-in-Ones, etc.
Taiwan Brother Industries, Ltd. Kaohsiung, Taiwan Production of home sewing machines
Zhuhai Brother Industries, Co., Ltd. Guangdong, China Production of electronic stationery, scanners, karaoke systems for business use, industrial printing equipment, etc.
Brother Machinery Xian Co., Ltd. Shaanxi, China Production of industrial sewing machines and machine tools
Brother Technology (Shenzhen) Ltd.: Baolong Manufacturing Facility, Nanwan Manufacturing Facility Guangdong, China Production of printers and All-in-Ones
Brother Industries (Philippines), Inc. Batangas, the Philippines Production of printers, All-in-Ones, and electronic stationery
Brother Industries (Vietnam) Ltd. Hai Duong Province, Vietnam Production of printers and All-in-Ones
Brother Machinery Vietnam Co., Ltd. Hai Duong Province, Vietnam Production of industrial sewing machines
Brother Industries Saigon, Ltd Dong Nai Province, Vietnam Production of home sewing machines
  • The Minato Manufacturing Facility stopped production on September 30, 2017.

Environmental impact data for before FY2016 (April 1, 2016-March 31, 2017) is available on the CSR Report PDF Download page.

Resource consumption, Energy consumption

Name of site Resource
consum-
ption (t)
Energy consumption
Electri-
city
(MWh)
LPG (t) City gas
(1,000m3)
Gasoline
(kL)
Light
oil (kL)
Kerosene
(kL)
Eight business sites in Japan (head office of Brother Industries, Ltd., Mizuho Manufacturing Facility, Hoshizaki Manufacturing Facility, Minato Manufacturing Facility,* Momozono Manufacturing Facility, Kariya Manufacturing Facility, Research & Development Center, Logistics Center) 35,657 38,503 0 850 39 2 0
Nissei Corporation 9,279 32,253 17 2,193 33 4 4
Mie Brother Precision Industries, Ltd. 216 578 0 0 2 0 0
Brother Industries (U.K.) Ltd. 559 1,297 0 78 1 1 0
Brother Industries (Slovakia) s.r.o. 886 582 0 70 0 11 0
Taiwan Brother Industries, Ltd. 1,127 1,708 5 0 0 0 0
Zhuhai Brother Industries, Co., Ltd. 8,685 3,418 0 0 9 6 0
Brother Machinery Xian Co., Ltd. 12,485 10,718 0 405 0.2 3 0
Brother Technology (Shenzhen) Ltd. 62,325 24,794 0 376 114 48 0
Brother Industries (Philippines), Inc. 24,223 21,319 44 0 1 0 0
Brother Industries (Vietnam) Ltd. 75,284 25,219 104 0 0 65 0
Brother Machinery Vietnam Co., Ltd. 1,502 3,002 146 0 0 7 0
Brother Industries Saigon, Ltd 9,924 3,924 0 0 0.2 1 0
  • The Minato Manufacturing Facility stopped production on September 30, 2017.

Environmental impact data for before FY2016 is available on the CSR Report PDF Download page.

Greenhouse gas emissions

Name of site Greenhouse gas emissions (t-CO2)
Scope 1 Scope 2
Location-based Market-based
Eight business sites in Japan (head office of Brother Industries, Ltd., Mizuho Manufacturing Facility, Hoshizaki Manufacturing Facility, Minato Manufacturing Facility,* Momozono Manufacturing Facility, Kariya Manufacturing Facility, Research & Development Center, Logistics Center) 2,451 21,408 18,674
Nissei Corporation 4,291 17,932 15,642
Mie Brother Precision Industries, Ltd. 3 321 280
Brother Industries (U.K.) Ltd. 153 536 506
Brother Industries (Slovakia) s.r.o. 687 94 0
Taiwan Brother Industries, Ltd. 13 992 902
Zhuhai Brother Industries, Co., Ltd. 292 2,328 2,328
Brother Machinery Xian Co., Ltd. 774 7,299 7,299
Brother Technology (Shenzhen) Ltd. 13,691 16,885 16,885
Brother Industries (Philippines), Inc. 135 12,877 19,714
Brother Industries (Vietnam) Ltd. 34,269 8,953 8,953
Brother Machinery Vietnam Co., Ltd. 455 1,066 1,066
Brother Industries Saigon, Ltd 2 1,393 1,393
  • The Minato Manufacturing Facility stopped production on September 30, 2017.

Environmental impact data for before FY2016 is available on the CSR Report PDF Download page.

Water intake, Amount of wastewater, Amount of recycled water

Name of site Water intake (m3) Amount of wastewater (m3) Amount
of
recycled
water (m3)
Clean
water
Industrial
water
Under-
ground
water
Public
water
Sewer
system
Others
Eight business sites in Japan (head office of Brother Industries, Ltd., Mizuho Manufacturing Facility, Hoshizaki Manufacturing Facility, Minato Manufacturing Facility,* Momozono Manufacturing Facility, Research & Development Center, Logistics Center) 71,078 0 0 0 69,631 180 0
Eight business sites in Japan (Manufacturing Facility, Kariya) 17,244 0 0 17,244 0 0 0
Nissei Corporation 75,035 0 0 0 22,917 0 0
Mie Brother Precision Industries, Ltd. 48 0 1,338 1,386 0 0 0
Brother Industries (U.K.) Ltd. 1,332 0 0 0 1,332 0 0
Brother Industries (Slovakia) s.r.o. 0 0 2,628 2,628 0 0 0
Taiwan Brother Industries, Ltd. 12,761 0 0 0 7,807 0 0
Zhuhai Brother Industries, Co., Ltd. 126,425 0 0 0 113,783 0 0
Brother Machinery Xian Co., Ltd. 29,890 0 0 0 23,386 0 0
Brother Technology (Shenzhen) Ltd.: Baolong Manufacturing Facility 178,148 0 0 0 178,148 0 534
Brother Technology (Shenzhen) Ltd.: Nanwan Manufacturing Facility 113,822 0 0 113,822 0 0 0
Brother Industries (Philippines), Inc. 0 0 94,876 0 80,645 0 0
Brother Industries (Vietnam) Ltd. 124,361 0 0 124,361 0 0 0
Brother Machinery Vietnam Co., Ltd. 9,675 0 0 0 7,798 243 18
Brother Industries Saigon, Ltd 26,499 0 0 0 21,199 0 0
  • The Minato Manufacturing Facility stopped production on September 30, 2017.

Environmental impact data for before FY2016 is available on the CSR Report PDF Download page.

Water pollution load

Name of site Water pollution load (mg/L)
BOD COD n-hexane SS
Eight business sites in Japan (Hoshizaki Manufacturing Facility) 148.0 - 5.6 -
Eight business sites in Japan (Kariya Manufacturing Facility) 2.6 8.0 - 1.0
Eight business sites in Japan (Logistics Center) 10.0 - 1.4 -
Nissei Corporation 40.7 5.5 0.6 2.6
Mie Brother Precision Industries, Ltd. 3.0 23.0 - 15.0
Brother Industries (U.K.) Ltd. - - - -
Brother Industries (Slovakia) s.r.o. 3.9 28.2 - 17.0
Taiwan Brother Industries, Ltd. 1.9 15.2 - 6.8
Zhuhai Brother Industries, Co., Ltd. 4.6 59.0 2.4 38.0
Brother Machinery Xian Co., Ltd. 7.3 63.3 0.04 7.5
Brother Technology (Shenzhen) Ltd.: Baolong Manufacturing Facility 75.9 131.0 2.1 56.0
Brother Technology (Shenzhen) Ltd.: Nanwan Manufacturing Facility 4.5 19.2 1.5 10.8
Brother Industries (Philippines), Inc. 75.0 116.2 1.7 24.4
Brother Industries (Vietnam) Ltd. 19.03 29.2 - -
Brother Machinery Vietnam Co., Ltd. 3.0 10.0 0.7 6.0
Brother Industries Saigon, Ltd 73.0 161.0 - -

Environmental impact data for before FY2016 is available on the CSR Report PDF Download page.

Waste amount

Name of site Waste amount
Production-related
waste (t)
Material
recycling (t)
Thermal
recycling (t)
Incineration
amount (t)
Other
disposal
amount (t)
Amount
of
landfill
waste (t)
Rate
of
landfill
waste (%)
Eight business sites in Japan (head office of Brother Industries, Ltd., Mizuho Manufacturing Facility, Hoshizaki Manufacturing Facility, Minato Manufacturing Facility,* Momozono Manufacturing Facility, Kariya Manufacturing Facility, Research & Development Center, Logistics Center) 1,891 1,709 168 13 0 0 0
Nissei Corporation 4,027 3,016 1,012 0 0 0 0
Mie Brother Precision Industries, Ltd. 87 70 17 0 0 0 0
Brother Industries (U.K.) Ltd. 270 260 9 0 0 0 0
Brother Industries (Slovakia) s.r.o. 514 442 73 0 0 0 0
Taiwan Brother Industries, Ltd. 822 20 0 52 751 0 0
Zhuhai Brother Industries, Co., Ltd. 253 178 0 67 8 0 0
Brother Machinery Xian Co., Ltd. 648 424 0 156 69 0 0
Brother Technology (Shenzhen) Ltd. 920 876 44 0 1 0 0
Brother Industries (Philippines), Inc. 1,076 844 0 0 125 107 10
Brother Industries (Vietnam) Ltd. 1,887 1,708 0 180 0 0 0
Brother Machinery Vietnam Co., Ltd. 500 67 0 358 60 14 3
Brother Industries Saigon, Ltd 281 257 0 25 0 0 0
  • The Minato Manufacturing Facility stopped production on September 30, 2017

Environmental impact data for before FY2016 is available on the CSR Report PDF Download page.

Calculation method
Resource and energy inputs in FY2017
Resource consumption The resource consumption is calculated by multiplying the shipments to major products shipped in FY2017 per weight.
  • The calculation methods of resource consumption have been changed from FY2015 (April 1, 2015-March 31, 2016).
Total energy consumption Total amount of electricity, gasoline, light oil, LPG, city gas, etc. consumed at target business sites in FY2017
Crude petroleum equivalent Calculated by converting electricity, gasoline, light oil, LPG, city gas, etc., into crude petroleum, respectively
  • The conversion rate for crude oil equivalent is based on the Appended Table 1 of the Ordinance for Enforcement of the Act on the Rational Use of Energy enacted by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
Water consumption Total amount of water consumed at target business sites in FY2017
Clean water Measurement using a water meter
Industrial water Same as above
Underground water Same as above
Production and emission of substances in FY2017
CO2 Calculated based on the location-based method (using the grid-average emission factors in a certain area such as a country or region)

*:   The sources of emission factors for the location-based method are as follows:
・IEA - CO2 EMISSIONS FROM FUEL COMBUSTION 2016 edition
・GHG Protocol - Calculation tools
・DEFRA

Amount of wastewater The amount is equivalent to the amount of water intake. However, the amount is calculated based on the measured wastewater amount or in accordance with the formula set in respective regions (based on the amount of water intake), if such measured amount or formula is available.
Amount of waste Production-related waste Total amount of waste (including metals, waste plastics, circuit boards, sludge, waste oil/solvents, waste acids/alkalis, glass/ceramics, and batteries) generated in the production process at target business sites in FY2017

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