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Independent Assurance Report

The charts below show the results of our efforts over the past five years for energy and natural resource conservation and waste reduction.
The environmental data marked with ★ are assured by KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd., through an independent assurance engagement in accordance with the International Standard on Assurance Engagement (ISAE) 3000 “Assurance Engagements Other than Audits or Reviews of Historical Financial Information” (revised December 2013) and ISAE 3410 “Assurance Engagements on Greenhouse Gas Statements” (December 2012).

KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd. Independent Assurance Report:[1MB]

Climate Change

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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〈Scope1 & 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions〉
  • (Unit: metric ton CO2e)
  FYE 3/2017 FYE 3/2018 FYE 3/2019 FYE 3/2020 FYE 3/2021
Scope1 Marubeni Corporation’s principal offices 41 4 4 4 12
Marubeni Corporation’s other offices
+ consolidated subsidiaries
626,237 682,402 726,704 773,194 797,963
Sub Total 626,278 682,406 726,708 773,198 797,975★
(Including non-energy
related GHG emission*1)
(683,025★
(Excepting for non-energy
related GHG emission*1))
Scope2 Marubeni Corporation’s principal offices 3,425 2,457 2,439 2,307 2,146
Marubeni Corporation’s other offices
+ consolidated subsidiaries
277,706 274,413 305,776 308,193 280,025
Sub Total 281,131 276,870 308,215 310,500 282,171★
Grand Total 907,409 959,276 1,034,922 1,083,698 1,080,146★
(Including non-energy
related GHG emission*1)
(965,196★
(Excepting for non-energy
related GHG emission*1))
  • CO2 emission factors for fuels and steam
    CO2 emission factors stipulated by the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures are used.
  • CO2 emission factors for electricity
    Emission factors for each electric power provider released by the Ministry of the Environment are used for Marubeni Corporation. Until FYE 3/2019, fundamental emission factors (actual emission factors) are used, from FYE 3/2020, adjusted emission factors are used.
    Alternative emission factor stipulated by Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures was replaced by Emission factors (adjusted emission factors) for each electric power provider for the domestic consolidated subsidiaries from FYE 3/2021. The impact on emissions due to the change in emission factors is a decrease of 7,627 metric ton CO2.
    Country-specific emission factors (CO2 emissions per kWh from electricity generation) published by International Energy Agency are used for the international consolidated subsidiaries. Electricity derived from renewable energy is excluded from calculation of Scope2 greenhouse gas emissions since FYE 3/2021.
  • Emission factors of non-energy related GHG
    Emission factors stipulated by the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures are used.
  • Non-energy related GHG emission before FYE 3/2020 is not included in GHG emissions.
    For FYE 3/2021, non-energy related GHG emission is included in GHG emissions, but the GHG emissions other than non-energy related GHG emission are disclosed in the sub total of Scope 1 and grand total values.
〈Scope1 Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Components of non-energy related GHG emission)〉
  • (Unit: metric ton CO2e)
  FYE 3/2021
Total amount 114,950
Components Carbon dioxide (CO2) 5,203
Methane (CH4) 72,081
Dinitrogen monoxide (N2O) 36,602
Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) 1,064
Perfluorocarbons (PFCs) 0
Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) 0
Nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) 0
  • Non-energy related GHG emission cover carbon dioxide from the use of dry ice, fuel use in facilities and machinery used for fuel combustion, livestock feeding (fermentation in the digestive tract of livestock), livestock waste management, waste incineration or use in the manufacture of products, methane and dinitrogen monoxide from the use of waste fuels, hydrofluorocarbons in the recovery and encapsulation of HFCs in the maintenance of commercial refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, and sulfur hexafluoride in the use of electrical machinery and equipment such as transformers. There are no emissions of perfluorocarbons and nitrogen trifluoride. For sulfur hexafluoride, there are no companies obliged to report based on Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures.
〈Scope3 Greenhouse Gas Emissions〉

In recent years, companies are required to further disclose information related to climate change and resource issues, toward creating a sustainable society. In calculating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that have significant effects on climate change, in addition to Scope 1 (direct emissions) and Scope 2 (energy-originated indirect emission), more and more companies are calculating and reporting GHG emissions for the overall corporate activities (Scope 3) such as resource procurement, production, logistics, sales, and disposal, as well as capital goods, business travel, and commuting. Marubeni is voluntarily disclosing a part of the data by categorizing its supply chain activities and calculating the GHG emissions in each category in line with the GHG Protocol guidelines. The Scope 3 data is also submitted to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) climate change questionnaire.

Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) for March 2021[158KB]

  • (Unit: metric ton CO2)
  FYE 3/2020 FYE 3/2021
Scope3 CO2 emissions (Category 15: Investment) approx. 26 million approx. 25 million
Breakdown Power generation approx. 22 million approx. 21 million
Resource projects approx. 3 million approx. 3 million
Other businesses approx. 1 million approx. 1 million

Energy and Electricity Consumption

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  FYE 3/2017 FYE 3/2018 FYE 3/2019 FYE 3/2020 FYE 3/2021
Electricity consumption of Marubeni Corporation's principal offices (Unit: MWh) 7,239 5,021 5,180 5,227 4,629
Energy consumption of Marubeni Corporation and consolidated subsidiaries (Unit: TJ) 12,740 13,532 14,384 15,303 13,771★
  • 3.6 GJ/MWh is used for heat value per unit for electricity.
  • For fuels, the heat values stipulated by the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures are used.
  • Biomass energy is not included.

Environmental Impact of Transport

  FYE 3/2017 FYE 3/2018 FYE 3/2019 FYE 3/2020 FYE 3/2021
Amount transported (Thousand ton-km) 565,792 472,290 508,498 484,678 364,538★
CO2 emissions (metric ton CO2) 27,938 21,445 22,705 22,617 17,516★
Intensity (kl crude oil eq per thousand ton-km) 0.0183 0.0168 0.0165 0.0173 0.0178★
  • From FYE 3/2017 to FYE 3/2021
    This table shows the impacts associated with the outsourced shipment of goods consigned by Marubeni Corporation.

Sustainable Forestry

Performance Data of Forest Certification Acquisition

The Marubeni Group (hereinafter referred to as “we”) has been promoting the use of certified materials in consideration of sustainability. We will continue our efforts to increase the percentage of certified products that we handle.

Ratio of certified forest products to consolidated net sales of the Forest Products Division

Item 2018 2019 2020
Total of FSC*2, PEFC*3 33% 39% 39%
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  • Certification by the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) (FSC® C016260): An NPO established to promote responsible forestry around the world and operates systems of international forest certification.
  • Certification by PEFC (The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification): An international forest certification system, which endorses mutual recognition of forest certification systems of various countries.

Water Management

Water Withdrawal

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  • (Unit: thousand ㎥)
  FYE 3/2017 FYE 3/2018 FYE 3/2019 FYE 3/2020 FYE 3/2021
Marubeni Corporation 40 4 4 5 396
Marubeni Corporation's consolidated subsidiaries 50,985 50,525 55,251 54,892 80,690
Total 51,025 50,529 55,256 54,897 81,086★
Mibugawa Power Company 210,252 217,254
Grand total       265,149 298,340★
〈Water Withdrawal by Source〉
  • (Unit: thousand ㎥)
  FYE 3/2018 FYE 3/2019 FYE 3/2020 FYE 3/2021
Surface water from rivers, lakes, natural ponds 34,216 34,395 240,094 281,997
Underground/wells 7,706 6,917 9,471 10,459
Used quarry water collected in the quarry 0 0 0 0
Municipal potable water 1,113 5,683 5,767 5,073
External water discharge 7,418 8,070 9,566 237
Harvested rainwater 2 0 0 0
Sea water, water extracted from the Sea or the Ocean 73 193 231 575
Total 50,529 55,256 265,130 298,340
  • From FYE 3/2020, the river water withdrawn by Mibugawa Power Company for hydroelectric power generation business is included in the figure.
  • Mibugawa Power Company's business is small and medium-sized hydroelectric power project, mainly using flow-in water (self-flowing water). Click here to view detail of the company.
  • From FYE 3/2021, raw water withdrawn by companies engaged in water supply and sewerage services, as well as industrial water supply and wastewater treatment as part of their business, is included in the figure of water withdrawn. The amount of water withdrawn by the companies was 23,957 thousand ㎥.

Water Withdrawal from Water-Stressed Regions

By referring to Aqueduct tool and databases developed by WRI (World Resources Institute), the Marubeni Group identifies regions of which water stress level is “high” or more (“relevant areas”), and through internal reviews such as “Sustainability Data Survey,” we survey the amount of water withdrawal from the relevant areas.
19 operation sites that have been identified by the “Sustainability Data Survey” with aggregated data as of the end of March 2021, operate in the watershed areas of Gulf Coast, Mississippi - Missouri, RÃo Grande - Bravo, RÃo Lerma, Saskatchewan - Nelson, Columbia and Northwestern United States with relatively high water stress. There is a total water withdrawal of 68 thousand ㎥ in these regions, and we are aware that this is equivalent to 0.1% of 81,086 thousand ㎥ (excluding the portion used for hydroelectric power from the water withdrawal for the whole Marubeni Group). (Furthermore, we have confirmed that no operation sites face comprehensively high water risk, such as the amount of physical water resources, pollution by waste water, regulations, or assessment of nearby regions.)

Water Discharge

  • (Unit: thousand ㎥)
  FYE 3/2018 FYE 3/2019 FYE 3/2020 FYE 3/2021
Marubeni Corporation 4 4 5 396
Marubeni Corporation's consolidated subsidiaries 44,936 38,818 47,883 68,043
Total 44,940 38,822 47,888 68,439★
Mibugawa Power Company 210,252 217,254
Grand total 44,940 38,822 258,140 285,693★

〈Water Discharge by Destination〉

  • (Unit: thousand ㎥)
  FYE 3/2018 FYE 3/2019 FYE 3/2020 FYE 3/2021
Ocean 10,983 13,445 12,643 11,321
Surface water 33,070 24,590 240,738 268,138
Underground/wells 3 4 3,790 3,838
Off-site water treatment 884 783 969 1,967
Others 0 0 0 430
Total 44,940 38,822 258,140 285,693
  • The quality of discharged water is appropriately managed based on the laws and regulations of each country and region.
  • From FYE 3/2020, the river water used by Mibugawa Power Company for hydroelectric power generation business is included in the figures.
  • Mibugawa Power Company's business is small and medium-sized hydroelectric power project, mainly using flow-in water (self-flowing water). Click here to view detail of the company.
  • In FYE 3/2021, the amount of water discharge includes 26,077 thousand ㎥ of wastewater from sewage treatment projects.

Water Recycling Rate

  • (Unit: thousand ㎥)
  FYE 3/2019 FYE 3/2020 FYE 3/2021
Water withdrawal 50,529 54,878 81,086
Recycled amount 16,120 18,008 42,028
Recycling Rate 32% 33% 52%
  • The scope of the water recycling rate includes Tokyo Head Office, domestic branches and Marubeni Corporation's consolidated subsidiaries.
  • The portion used for hydroelectric power are excluded from water withdrawal.

Number of Legal or Regulatory Violations Related to Water Withdrawal and Water Discharge

In the year ended March 31, 2018, the Marubeni Group was found to have one violation related to the amount of water discharge in Queensland, Australia, and was fined 12,190 Australian dollars by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.
This infraction occurred when water in excess of the permissible amount was released into an adjacent river from a water storage dam on a site related to the Marubeni Group because of record downpours associated with a cyclone.
In addition to constructing a run-off channel and expanding the capacity of the dam, our response included completing changes to environmental approvals and permits related to increasing the amount of water discahrge with the department. The results of a water quality test showed that there was no harm to the environment.
In the period from the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 to the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, there were no violations of laws or regulations concerning water withdrawal and water discharge.

Water Consumption Intensity in Pulp and Paper Production

(Unit: ㎥/ton)

  Total of Koa Kogyo Co., Ltd.,
Fukuyama Paper Co., Ltd. and
PT. Tanjungenim Lestari Pulp and Paper
FYE 3/2019 35.8
FYE 3/2020 37.9
FYE 3/2021 37.0

Koa Kogyo Co., Ltd., Fukuyama Paper Co., Ltd. and PT. Tanjungenim Lestari Pulp and Paper are Marubeni’s subsidiaries.

Water Consumption Intensity in Processed Seafood Products

(Unit: ㎥/ton)

  Maruichi Suisan Co., Ltd.
FYE 3/2019 35.6
FYE 3/2020 34.6
FYE 3/2021 34.9

Maruichi Suisan Co., Ltd. is Marubeni’s subsidiary.

Costs related to Water Management

Costs for water management in FYE 3/2021 are as folllows:
・Costs associated with water-related risks: 4,018 million yen.
(These include maintenance and repair of water withdrawal and drainage systems and recycling treatment facilities, installation of water-saving equipment, purchase of water discharge treatment chemicals, emergency response training for scenarios assuming the outflow of hazardous substances, and implementation of cleanup activities in the areas surrounding water sources.)
・Investments in R&D to mitigate water-related risks: 2.8 milllion yen.
(These are R&D expenses for water risk aversion to maintain water quality, to ensure water quantity and to investigate the surrounding environment)

Environmental Management

Environmental Management System/Number of Reported Cases/Corrective Actions

We have an established system to report/correct cases related to administrative guidance and non-compliance with laws/ordinances in the operation of the Environment Management System. The measures are taken to prevent recurrence.

Number of Reported Cases/Corrective Actions
  FYE 3/2021
Number of reported cases 4
Number of corrective actions 4 (of which 0 include fines/penalties)
Total fines JPY 0 million

Environmental Protection Costs

Environmental protection costs for Marubeni’s five principal offices (Tokyo Head Office and Hokkaido, Chubu, Osaka and Kyushu branches) for FYE 3/2021 are shown below.

Environmental Accounting for FYE 3/2021*4 (thousands of yen)
Business area cost 2,246
Upstream/Downstream cost 6,339
Administration cost 287,559
R&D cost 0
Social activity cost 7,314
Environmental remediation cost 8,800
Total 312,258
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  • Aggregate data based on the Ministry of the Environment’s Environmental Accounting Guidelines 2005

Waste Generated

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  • (Unit: metric ton)
  FYE 3/2017 FYE 3/2018 FYE 3/2019 FYE 3/2020 FYE 3/2021
Marubeni Corporation’s principal offices 432 6 8 39 4
Marubeni Corporation's other offices
+ consolidated subsidiaries
108,107 99,526 115,759 148,154 119,015
Total 108,539 99,531 115,767 148,192 119,019★
  • Materials with resale or reuse value are not included.

Specially Controlled Industrial Waste Output

As a single entity, Marubeni Corporation monitors our output of specially controlled industrial waste defined in the Waste Management and Public Cleansing Act. This includes PCB waste etc., such as PCB contaminant and processed PCB, which we dispose in sequence within the legal disposal period.

Specially Controlled Industrial Waste Output (unit: tons)
FYE 3/2021 0
FYE 3/2020 0
FYE 3/2019 0
FYE 3/2018 0
FYE 3/2017 8.6

Our domestic subsidiaries monitor and report the appropriate amount according to the Waste Management and Public Cleansing Act.

Paper Consumption (A4 paper sheet equivalent)

  • (Unit: thousand sheets)
  FYE 3/2017 FYE 3/2018 FYE 3/2019 FYE 3/2020 FYE 3/2021
Paper Consumption (A4 paper sheet equivalent) 30,841 27,896 25,215 22,210 10,344

Recycling Rate

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  • (Unit: %)
  FYE 3/2017 FYE 3/2018 FYE 3/2019 FYE 3/2020 FYE 3/2021
Recycling Rate of Marubeni Corporation's principal offices 88.7 89.8 83.6 41.8 61.7
  • FYE 3/2020 includes an increase in waste due to large-scale layout work at the Osaka Branch.

Green Product Procurement Rate

  • (Unit: %)
  FYE 3/2017 FYE 3/2018 FYE 3/2019 FYE 3/2020 FYE 3/2021
Green Product Procurement Rate of
Marubeni Corporation's principal offices
87.6 86.8 90.6 91.2 83.1
  • 【The boundary of the environmental data】
  • Marubeni Corporation’s principal offices
    Until FYE 3/2019, we covered six main branches (Tokyo Head Office, Hokkaido Branch, Chubu Branch, Osaka Branch, Kyushu Branch, and Shizuoka Branch), but from FYE 3/2020, we covered five main Branches (Tokyo Head Office, Hokkaido Branch, Chubu Branch, Osaka Branch, and Kyushu Branch).
  • Consolidated subsidiaries
    The subsidiaries that are designated to be liquidated or sold are excluded.
    From FYE 3/2019, grain collection and exporting company based in the northern United States is included.
    From FYE 3/2020, GHG emissions, energy consumption, and water withdrawal figures and from FYE 3/2021, water discharge figures include agricultural material sales company based in the southeastern United States (waste generated does not include it).
  • Note: From FYE 3/2018, kerosene, diesel oil and gasoline are included. In FYE 3/2018, CO2 emissions associated with consumption of kerosene, diesel and gasoline was 25 thousand metric tons of CO2.
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