Environmental Activities: The Brother Group's environmental activity report

Environmental Data

Environmental performance data

The Brother Group's manufacturing 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.

Resource utilization and material production/emissions from FY2017 through FY2019

Resource and energy inputs

Resource and energy inputs

Material production/emissions

Material production/emissions

The scope of aggregation was directly related to the product range.
For the list of applicable sites, see "Material balance" [PDF/532KB].

Water-related data at main business sites from FY2017 through FY2019

Water intake, wastewater volume, volume of water recycled

FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
Water intake(m3) Clean water 786,318 669,888 550,645
Industrial water 0 0 0
Underground water 98,842 99,816 100,557
Wastewater volume(m3) River 259,441 223,764 190,703
Sewer system 526,403 448,096 382,111
Others 423 422 251
Volume of water recycled(m3) 552 288 421
Percent of water recycled(%) 0.1 0.0 0.1

The scope of aggregation was directly related to the product range.
For the list of applicable sites, see "Material balance" [PDF/532KB].

Water pollution load*

FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
Water pollution load(t) BOD 40.4 19.6 25.0
COD 68.1 40.4 46.1
N-hexane extracts 1.2 0.6 0.5
SS 15.0 44.1 13.8

The scope of aggregation was directly related to the product range.
For the list of applicable sites, see "Material balance" [PDF/532KB].

  • The calculation method was revised.

Scope 1, 2, and 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions according to ISO 14064 from FY2017 through FY2019

Category CO2 emissions in t-CO2 equivalent
FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
■ Scope 1: Direct emissions 67,068 21,622 17,363
■ Scope 2:
Indirect emissions from energy use
Location-based 122,220 120,199 107,833
Market-based 118,524 122,599 107,285
■ Scope 3: Other indirect emissions 3,054,418 2,944,798 2,467,045
C1 Purchased goods and services 1,385,263 1,341,698 1,127,547
C2 Capital goods 68,872 57,780 56,658
C3 Fuel- and energy-related activities 11,334 12,247 10,955
C4 Upstream transportation and distribution 70,416 83,395 80,691
C5 Waste generated in operations 3,452 2,960 3,680
C6 Business travel 4,528 4,414 3,663
C7 Employee commuting 15,689 15,557 14,247
C8 Upstream leased assets 7,211 6,288 5,176
C9 Downstream transportation and distribution 16,017 16,534 15,312
C10 Processing of sold products - - -
C11 Use of sold products 1,302,511 1,229,988 988,118
C12 End of life treatment of sold products 167,299 172,155 159,255
C13 Downstream leased assets 1,729 1,742 1,742
C14 Franchises 97 39 -
C15 Investments - - -
Total of Scopes 1, 2, and 3 Location-based 3,243,706 3,086,619 2,592,241
Market-based 3,240,010 3,089,019 2,591,693

The sources of emission factors for the location-based method are as follows:

  • IEA, "CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion 2018"
  • GHG Protocol, Calculation Tools
  • DEFRA

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