Environmental Data

Actively promote information disclosure on environmental impact by business activities. All offices work together to reduce environmental burdens.

Environmental Audits

The Alpine Iwaki headquarters and subsidiaries Alpine Manufacturing, Alpine Precision and Alpine Giken have adopted environmental accounting for use in environmental management, seeking to balance corporate management and environmental conservation.

*On April 1, 2017, Alpine Technology Manufacturing and Alpine Precision were merged into Alpine Manufacturing. Also, on June 16, Alpine Giken was merged into Alpine Electronics.

Environmental Protection Cost

(Unit: Thousand Yen)

Classification Description of main items Investment Expenditure Related page
Cost within business area Pollution control Cost for preventing pollution 0 7,226 >>>
Global environmental protection Cost for protecting the global environment 15,700 31,261 >>>
Resource recycling Cost for waste reducing, processing and recycling 0 25,302 >>>
Upstream / downstream cost Recycling, collection, reuse in products, and appropriate processing of products and the like 0 554 >>>
Management activity cost Cost required for ISO14001 certificate acquisition, maintenance, education and awareness-raising 0 41,919 >>>
R&D cost Research and development cost for products and the like that contribute to environmental protection 0 41,453 >>>
Social activity cost Conservation of nature, greening, beautification and improvement of the environment (landscapes), as well as disclosure of such information 0 5,692 >>>
Environmental damage cost Cost for restoring soil contamination and destruction of nature 0 0
Total   15,700 153,406  
Result of environmental protection effort Related page
Amount of energy consumption/greenhouse gas (GHG/CO2) restraint -358t >>>
Fukushima protocol: Received grand prize in Office/Store category seven consecutive years, and grand prize in the Manufacturing category for the first time. - >>>
Continued ISO14001 certification -
Annual internal eco-audit -
Installation of above-ceiling heat shields (special heat shields installed in the ceilings to prevent above-ceiling radiant heat from having an effect on floors) - >>>
Use of waste heat (the warm current of air produced by the environmental lab is used to warm the lobby) - >>>
Contribution to the local community, including participation in environmental NPO events - >>>
Energy conservation efforts (Cool Biz, Lights Off Campaign, etc.) -1.89t per year >>>
Implementation of cleanup activities at the Shin River (regional contribution) - >>>
Promotion of measures to reduce effects on the environment (reductions in size, weight, power consumption, number of parts, etc.) -3% to -10% >>>

(Unit: Thousand Yen)

Economic effect resulting from environmental protection measures Related page
Revenues from sales of valuable resources resulting from recycling promotion 2,042 >>>
Reduction of electricity and oil consumption through eco-activities and natural energy substitution 7,351 >>>
Total 9,393  

* Monetary amounts of only substantial effects are tabulated in Alpine's environmental accounting.

Environmental Performance

FY2015 Environmental Activity Result

World Map

Global Developments

Changes in Global Energy Consumption (crude oil equivalent)

Crude Oil Equivalent (kl)

Crude Oil Equivalent (kl) Fiscal 2012 Fiscal 2013 Fiscal 2014 Fiscal 2015 Fiscal 2016
Within Japan 4,826 5,236 4,723 4,494 4,485
Overseas 16,024 17,003 17,604 17,321 17,900
Total 20,851 22,239 22,328 21,816 22,385
Consolidated Sales (x 1,000,000 yen) 222,309 285,884 294,560 273,056 247,751
Consumption Rate 0.094 0.078 0.076 0.080 0.090

Developments by Area

Electricity Consumption by Area

Electricity Consumption (kWh)

Electricity Consumption (kWh) Fiscal 2012 Fiscal 2013 Fiscal 2014 Fiscal 2015 Fiscal 2016
North America 13,614,892 18,536,829 21,192,662 20,577,519 21,055,002
Europe 9,929,021 9,646,792 9,763,116 10,378,354 10,612,560
Asia & China 31,913,924 31,624,573 30,701,949 29,334,896 30,801,794
Japan 16,834,352 18,615,353 16,606,102 15,750,976 15,940,101

Water Consumption by Area

Water Consumption (m3)

Water Consumption (m3) Fiscal 2012 Fiscal 2013 Fiscal 2014 Fiscal 2015 Fiscal 2016
North America 63,726 40,639 39,747 33,947 24,508
Europe 14,481 14,178 19,085 16,272 18,712
Asia & China 171,126 175,879 146,308 144,890 196,567
Japan 95,919 92,129 93,128 81,510 85,376

Waste Generation by Area

Waste Generation (ton)

Waste Generation (kg) Fiscal 2012 Fiscal 2013 Fiscal 2014 Fiscal 2015 Fiscal 2016
North Americ 832,790 1,438,116 1,992,668 1,780,001 1,617,917
Europe 661,490 698,032 651,751 881,299 940,115
Asia & China 3,171,138 3,021,935 2,780,823 2,381,817 2,053,001
Japan 1,144,700 1,071,797 772,007 595,066 468,687
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