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 subsidiary Alpine Manufacturing have adopted environmental accounting for use in environmental management, seeking to balance corporate management and environmental conservation.

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 1,432 8,867 >>>
Global environmental protection Cost for protecting the global environment 28,345 22,518 >>>
Resource recycling Cost for waste reducing, processing and recycling 0 23,889 >>>
Upstream / downstream cost Recycling, collection, reuse in products, and appropriate processing of products and the like 0 109 >>>
Management activity cost Cost required for ISO14001 certificate acquisition, maintenance, education and awareness-raising 0 47,192 >>>
R&D cost Research and development cost for products and the like that contribute to environmental protection 0 54,725 >>>
Social activity cost Conservation of nature, greening, beautification and improvement of the environment (landscapes), as well as disclosure of such information 0 5,531 >>>
Environmental damage cost Cost for restoring soil contamination and destruction of nature 0 0
Total   29,777 162,841  
Result of environmental protection effort Related page
Amount of energy consumption/greenhouse gas (GHG/CO2) restraint -732t >>>
Fukushima protocol: Received grand prize in the Manufacturing category for two consective years. - >>>
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.) -3.1t 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 4,008 >>>
Reduction of electricity and oil consumption through eco-activities and natural energy substitution 6,188 >>>
Total 10,196  

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

Environmental Performance

FY2017 Environmental Activity Result

World Map

Global Developments

Changes in Global Energy Consumption (crude oil equivalent)

Crude Oil Equivalent (kl)

Crude Oil Equivalent (kl) Fiscal 2013 Fiscal 2014 Fiscal 2015 Fiscal 2016 Fiscal 2017
Within Japan 5,236 4,723 4,494 4,485 4,254
Overseas 17,003 17,604 17,321 17,900 18,018
Total 22,239 22,328 21,816 22,385 22,272
Consolidated Sales (x 1,000,000 yen) 285,884 294,560 273,056 247,751 275,281
Consumption Rate 0.078 0.076 0.080 0.090 0.081

Developments by Area

Electricity Consumption by Area

Electricity Consumption (kWh)

Electricity Consumption (kWh) Fiscal 2013 Fiscal 2014 Fiscal 2015 Fiscal 2016 Fiscal 2017
North America 18,536,829 21,192,662 20,577,519 21,055,002 21,719,676
Europe 9,646,792 9,763,116 10,378,354 10,612,560 10,783,271
Asia & China 31,624,573 30,701,949 29,334,896 30,801,794 30,784,918
Japan 18,615,353 16,606,102 15,750,976 15,940,101 14,950,950

Water Consumption by Area

Water Consumption (m3)

Water Consumption (m3) Fiscal 2013 Fiscal 2014 Fiscal 2015 Fiscal 2016 Fiscal 2017
North America 40,639 39,747 33,947 24,508 24,528
Europe 14,178 19,085 16,272 18,712 15,246
Asia & China 175,879 146,308 144,890 196,567 135,992
Japan 92,129 93,128 81,510 85,376 76,994

Waste Generation by Area

Waste Generation (ton)

Waste Generation (kg) Fiscal 2013 Fiscal 2014 Fiscal 2015 Fiscal 2016 Fiscal 2017
North Americ 1,438,116 1,992,668 1,780,001 1,617,917 1,975,533
Europe 661,490 698,032 651,751 881,299 962,682
Asia & China 3,021,935 2,780,823 2,381,817 2,053,001 1,885,240
Japan 1,071,797 772,007 595,066 468,687 461,147
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