|(1) Business area cost||596,636||1,708,681|
|(2) Upstream and downstream cost||400||114|
|(3) Administration cost||375,392||354,362|
|(4) R&D cost||118,071||319,591|
|(5) Social activity cost||12,294||17,456|
|(6) Environmental remediation cost||284||272|
|Environmental conservation benefits
Previous years' data for business area cost, electricity consumption, environmental conservation and economic benefits have been revised in line with actual management status.
Data scope: Head office, regional offices, branches and sub-branches (eight in total)
Environmental conservation and economic benefits are represented by reduction from the previous year.
At the Sumitomo Corporation Group, environmental risks associated with land, buildings and other tangible fixed assets are identified and monitored using the ISO 14001 management methods, focusing on asbestos, PCB and soil contamination. The Company endeavors to apply the data obtained as information useful for management in making decisions. Also the obtained and relevant information is included in related in-house seminars and training programs, in order to facilitate the sharing of relevant information within the Group.