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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 FY2015 (April 1, 2015-March 31, 2016)

Resource and energy inputs in FY2015

Resource consumption Total energy consumption Water consumption
Product material 214,678t Crude petroleum equivalent 51,591kL Total amount of water consumption 883,972m3

Reducing Water Consumption 

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  • *:   The scope of aggregation was directly related to the product range (not including the water dose of sales sites).

Brother Group in FY2015 (main manufacturing facilities)

Brother Group in FY2015 (main manufacturing facilities)

Production & Emission of Substances in FY2015

Brother products CO2 emissions Amount of wastewater Amount of waste
Brother products 214,678t CO2 emissions 78,368t-CO2 Amount of wastewater 773,674m3 Production-related waste 10,941t
Amount of waste recycled 10,939t

CO2 Emission Reduction Activities  

Zero Waste Emission Activities  

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  • *:   The scope of aggregation was directly related to the product range (not including the water dose or waste generated in sales sites).

Calculation method

Resource and energy inputs in FY2015
Resource consumption The resource consumption is calculated by multiplying the shipments to major products shipped in FY2015 per weight.
  • *:   The calculation methods of resource consumption have been changed from FY2015.
Total energy consumption Total amount of electricity, steam, LPG/LNG, city gas, oil, etc. consumed at target business sites in FY2015
Crude petroleum equivalent Calculated by converting electricity, oil, city gas, etc., LPG/LNG, and steam into crude petroleum, respectively
  • *:   The conversion rate for crude oil equivalent is based on the Table of Standard Calorific Values by Energy Source (February 2002) released by the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Government of Japan.
Water consumption Total amount of water consumed at target business sites in FY2015
Clean water Measurement using a water meter
Industrial water Same as above
Underground water Same as above
Production and emission of substances in FY2015
Brother products Consumption of raw materials per product x number of products shipped in FY2015
CO2 CO2 emissions attributed to energy consumption at target business sites in FY2015 (energy consumption x CO2 conversion factor)
  • *:   The CO2 equivalent values are based on the list of emissions coefficients in the December 2002 Order for Enforcement in the Review Results of Calculating the Emission Amounts of Greenhouse Gases released by the Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan.
Amount of wastewater The amount is equivalent to the amount of water intake, or is calculated in accordance with the formula set in respective regions (based on the amount of water intake).
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 FY2015
Amount of waste recycled Amount of production-related waste (above) recycled

Environmental impact data of main facilities

Name of site
 Nissei Corporation [PDF/139KB]
 Mie Brother Precision Industries, Ltd. [PDF/121KB]
 Brother Industries (U.K.) Ltd. [PDF/121KB]
 Brother Industries (Slovakia) s.r.o. [PDF/122KB]
 Taiwan Brother Industries, Ltd. [PDF/122KB]
 Brother Industries Technology (M) Sdn. Bhd. [PDF/141KB]
 Zhuhai Brother Industries, Co., Ltd. [PDF/143KB]
 Brother Machinery Xian Co., Ltd.*1 [PDF/119KB]
 Brother Industries (Shenzhen), Ltd. [PDF/144KB]
 Brother Industries (Vietnam) Ltd. [PDF/122KB]
 Brother Technology (Shenzhen) Ltd. [PDF/121KB]
 Brother Industries Saigon, Ltd.*2 [PDF/119KB]
 Brother Industries (Philippines), Inc.*2 [PDF/119KB]
 Brother Machinery Vietnam Co., Ltd.*3 [PDF/117KB]
  • *1: Brother Machinery Xian Co., Ltd. is a business site established through the merger of Xian Brother Industries, Co., Ltd. (formerly Xian Typical Brother Industries, Co., Ltd.) with Brother Sewing Machine Xian Co., Ltd. in 2010. In the same year, Brother Sewing Machine (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. transferred its business to Brother Machinery Xian Co., Ltd.
  • *2: Brother Industries Saigon, Ltd. and Brother Industries (Philippines), Inc. have been included in the scope of aggregation from FY2013 (April 1, 2013-March 31, 2014).
  • *3: Brother Machinery Vietnam Co., Ltd. has been included in the scope of aggregation from FY2014 (April 1, 2014-March 31, 2015).

Environmental impact data for before FY2012 (April 1, 2012-March 31, 2013) is available on the CSR Report PDF Download  page.

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