Overall Environmental Impact

Period: April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018
Scope of Data Compilation: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, 107 affiliates in Japan, and 84 overseas affiliates (total of 192 companies)

  • * Up to fiscal 2009, the scope of our report was limited to those companies that had drawn up an environmental plan for governance from an environmental conservation perspective. However, under the policy of expanding global environmental management, we have broadened the scope of the report to cover Mitsubishi Electric, its consolidated subsidiaries, and its affiliated companies.

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Materials for Manufacturing
Mitsubishi
Electric
Affiliates
(Japan)
Affiliates
(Overseas)
Materials *1 1,130,000 tons 280,000 tons 950,000 tons
Manufacturing
Mitsubishi
Electric
Affiliates
(Japan)
Affiliates
(Overseas)
Electricity 1,100
million kWh
310
million kWh
410
million kWh
Natural gas 25,110,000 m3 2,080,000 m3 11,640,000 m3
LPG 954 tons 2,165 tons 716 tons
Oil (crude oil equivalent) 1,878 kl 2,377 kl 585 kl
Water 7,510,000 m3 1,620,000 m3 1,950,000 m3
Public water 1,230,000 m3 450,000 m3 640,000 m3
Industrial water 2,130,000 m3 79,000 m3 1,290,000 m3
Groundwater 4,150,000 m3 1,090,000 m3 13,000 m3
Others 0.0 m3 0.0 m3 3,000 m3
Reuse of water 3,290,000 m3 1,070,000 m3 170,000 m3
Controlled chemical substances
(amounts handled)
4,592 tons 1,482 tons 6,458 tons
Ozone depleting substances
(amounts handled)
1.1 tons 0.1 tons 541 tons
Greenhouse gases
(amounts handled)
3,086 tons 58 tons 4,594 tons
Volatile organic compounds
(amounts handled)
1,448 tons 1,073 tons 390 tons
  1. *1 Materials: Total value for shipping weight of products, plus amount of product packaging materials used, plus total amount of waste.

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Emissions (From Manufacturing)
Mitsubishi
Electric
Affiliates
(Japan)
Affiliates
(Overseas)
Discharge into water Water 6,930,000 m3 1,340,000 m3 1,300,000 m3
Controlled chemical substances 2.1 tons 0.0 tons 12 tons
BOD (biological oxygen demand) 78 tons 4.6 tons 38 tons
COD (chemical oxygen demand) 16 tons 3.6 tons 124 tons
Nitrogen 79 tons 13 tons 8.2 tons
Phosphorus 3.2 tons 0.2 tons 3.8 tons
Suspended solids 78 tons 3.1 tons 56 tons
n-hexane extracts (mineral) 1.8 tons 0.2 tons 0.0 tons
n-hexane extracts (active) 11 tons 0.2 tons 0.0 tons
Total emissions of zinc 0.2 tons 0.0 tons 0.3 tons
Emissions into the atmosphere Carbon dioxide (CO2) 580,000
tons-CO2
170,000
tons-CO2
330,000
tons-CO2
Controlled chemical substances (excluding amounts contained in other waste) 230 tons 253 tons 480 tons
Ozone depleting substances 0.0 ODP tons 0.0 ODP tons 0.2 ODP tons
Greenhouse gases 47,000
tons-CO2
32,000
tons-CO2
110,000
tons-CO2
Volatile organic compounds 530 tons 274 tons 245 tons
Sulfur oxide (SOx) 0.4 tons 0.2 tons 0.0 tons
Nitrogen oxide (NOx) 588 tons 45 tons 22 tons
Fly ash 0.4 tons 0.5 tons 9.4 tons
Waste
Mitsubishi
Electric
Affiliates
(Japan)
Affiliates
(Overseas)
Total waste emissions 88,395 tons 46,298 tons 80,897 tons
Amount recycled 71,284 tons 36,761 tons 74,077 tons
Non-hazardous waste emissions 85,783 tons 45,649 tons 75,855 tons
Hazardous waste emissions 2,612 tons 649 tons 5,042 tons
Waste treatment subcontracted out 19,478 tons 19,342 tons 74,557 tons
Final disposal 1.2 tons 2.4 tons 480 tons
In-house weight reduction 687 tons 0.0 tons 209 tons
Products
Mitsubishi
Electric
Affiliates
(Japan)
Affiliates
(Overseas)
Weight of all Products sold *2 990,000 tons 230,000 tons 760,000 tons
Weight of packaging materials 54,000 tons 8,000 tons 100,000 tons
  1. *2 Products sold: Shipping weight of products.

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Sales and Logistics *3
Mitsubishi
Electric
Affiliates
(Japan)
Affiliates
(Overseas)
Fuel for trucks (gasoline) 10,393 kl 1,653 kl 3.0 kl
Fuel for trucks (diesel) 27,043 kl 5,118 kl 18,968 kl
Fuel for rail (electricity) 1,421 MWh 495 MWh 0.0 MWh
Fuel for marine transport (bunker oil) 361 kl 2.0 kl 62,812 kl
Fuel for air transport (jet fuel) 610 kl 29 kl 30,613 kl
  1. *3 Sales and logistics: Figures for overseas affiliated companies include transportation between countries.

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Emissions *4
Mitsubishi
Electric
Affiliates
(Japan)
Affiliates
(Overseas)
Carbon dioxide (CO2) 97,000
tons-CO2
17,000
tons-CO2
310,000
tons-CO2
  1. *4 Emissions: Includes one sales company in Japan. Figures for overseas affiliated companies include transportation between countries.

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Energy Consumption
Mitsubishi
Electric
Affiliates
(Japan)
Affiliates
(Overseas)
Energy consumed during product use *5 48,200
million kWh
3,200
million kWh
26,600
million kWh
  1. *5 Energy consumed during product use: Total energy consumed (estimated value) when using 83 finished products targeted for CO2 reduction.
    The length of use (operating time) is set for each product according to statutory useful life, designed service life, statistical values, etc.

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Emissions
Mitsubishi
Electric
Affiliates
(Japan)
Affiliates
(Overseas)
Amount of CO2 emitted during product use (converted value) *6 24,050,000
tons-CO2
1,630,000
tons-CO2
11,550,000
tons-CO2
Amount of SF6 emitted during product use (corresponding value) *7 127,000
tons-CO2
  1. *6 Amount of CO2 emitted during product use (converted value): Sum of CO2 emitted when using 83 finished products targeted for CO2 reduction.
    The amount of CO2 emitted is equal to the energy consumed multiplied by the CO2 emissions coefficient, for which the value shown in CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion Highlights (2013 Edition) is used.
  2. *7 Amount of SF6 emitted during product use (corresponding value): Sum of SF6 gas naturally leaked during the operation of products (7) that use SF6 gas for insulation.
    Leakage rate used is the value from JEAC5001-2000. Global warming potential value used is from the 2nd Revised Guidelines of the IPCC.

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End-of-Life Products *8
Mitsubishi Electric
Air conditioners 15,320 tons
Televisions 2,693 tons
Refrigerators 22,391 tons
Washing machines / Clothes dryers 6,246 tons
Personal computers 50 tons
  1. *8 End-of-Life Products: Weight of products recovered from four types of appliances subject to Japan's Home Appliance Recycling Law, plus personal computers.

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Resources Recovered *9
Mitsubishi Electric
Metals 28,265 tons
Glass 658 tons
CFCs 302 tons
Others 9,329 tons
  1. *9 Resources recovered: Weight of resources recovered from four types of appliances subject to Japan's Home Appliance Recycling Law, plus personal computers.