Environment Targets & Initiatives

Achievement Status of Medium-Term Environmental Action Plan 21-25

The Group views environmental measures as an important management issue and has identified “environment-friendly business” as a materiality that contributes to the SDGs, and has formulated the Medium-Term Environmental Action Plan 21-25, which established six environmental themes, including monitoring indicators, as priority items.
We have formulated a long-term reduction target for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to reach zero by 2050.
- GHG emissions reduction targets (scope 1 + 2) (including all domestic and overseas Group companies)
・Target for fiscal 2030: 45% reduction (compared to fiscal 2019)
・Target for fiscal 2050: Zero emissions

Targets Principal Initiatives and Results in Fiscal 2022 Environmental SDGs
Energy conservation and global warming mitigation
  • Reduce GHG emissions by 25% by fiscal 2025 compared to fiscal 2019 (Global: Scope 1 + 2)
  • 24% reduction compared to fiscal 2019
  • Installation of solar power generation facilities at overseas bases

Goal 7


Goal 13

  • Promote reduction of supply chain CO2 emissions
  • Scope 3 was tracked and disclosed in the Sustainability Report
  • Appropriately manage fluorocarbons
[Management results]
  • Amount recovered and decomposed 165 kg
  • Amount leaked 179 kg (799 t-CO2eq)
[Main Initiative]
  • Shift to low-GWP cooling
Reduction of waste, recycling and reuse of resources
  • Reduce amount of waste generated by 30% by 2025 compared to fiscal 2019 (domestic)
  • Reduce amount of final waste disposed by 50% by 2025 compared to fiscal 2019 (domestic)
Compared to fiscal 2019
  • 35% reduction of waste generated in Japan
  • 52% reduction in final waste disposal
[Main Initiatives]
  • Promotion of waste 3R

Goal 12

  • Promote reduction of plastic usage and recycling of waste
  • Plastic waste emissions in Japan 179 tons (41% reduction year-on-year)
    *Emission volume is the total for the Group
  • 58% recycling rate
[Main Initiatives]
  • Promotion of waste 3R
Effective use of water resources
  • Reduce water usage volume by 15% by 2025 compared to fiscal 2019 (Global)
  • 37% reduction compared to fiscal 2019
[Main initiatives]
  • Circulation of recycled water within plants
  • Review of water volume withdrawn

Goal 6

Prevention of environmental pollution
  • Continue to maintain COD emissions at current levels compared to fiscal 2019 (Domestic)
  • 18% reduction compared to fiscal 2019

Goal 6


Goal 12

  • Reduce PRTR emission substances (Domestic)
  • 73% reduction compared to fiscal 2019
Preservation of biodiversity
  • Promote understanding and reduce environmental impact on biodiversity
  • Promote biodiversity preservation efforts
  • Awareness of environmental impact through monitoring, etc., and measures to reduce impact
  • Participation in activities to preserve the natural environment, such as tree-planting on Mt. Ikoma in Osaka Prefecture, and preservation of rural landscapes in the Hachioji-Takiyama area of Tokyo

Goal 15

Enhancement of environmental management
  • Strengthen environmental risk management, promote compliance, and prevent environmental accidents
  • Performance of environmental audits
    Subjects: 5 production and research bases in Japan, 3 overseas
  • Performance of environmental education and training
  • Appropriate response to environmental trouble and revisions to environmental laws and regulations
  • Maintain zero environmental accidents and violations of laws and regulations
  • While maintaining zero environmental accidents and violations of laws and regulations for six years

Material Balance

The figures below show the amount of resources (inputs) directly consumed and the environmental impact (outputs) discharged by our business activities in fiscal 2022.

*Excluding PRTR subtances

Calculation Standards for Environmental Performance Indicators

Participation in Initiatives and Industry Group Activities

The Group participates in the following initiatives and industry group activities to solve social issues related to the environment and continues to be a company that is trusted by society.

Activities of Japan Climate Initiative (JCI)

In an effort to achieve the decarbonized society required in the Paris Agreement, the Group has participated in the Japan Climate Initiative* since 2021. Additionally, we have expressed our support for two previous messages from the JCI to the Japanese government, as well as the “Overcoming Two Crises with Renewable Energy and Carbon Pricing” message issued on April 12, 2023.

*The Japan Climate Initiative (JCI) is a network comprised of various entities (non-government actors) besides the national government that includes companies, municipalities, and NGOs, aiming to achieve a carbon-free society. Companies that are actively working on climate change measures are joining in support of the JCI Declaration which states, “Joining the front line of global trend for decarbonization from Japan.”

Activities of Pharmaceutical Industry Associations

The Company participates as a member of the Environmental Committee of The Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Associations of Japan and contributes to formulating guidelines and action plans for the industry. We also participate in the Carbon Neutral Working Group and are working to achieve the carbon dioxide emissions reduction target based on Japan Business Federation’s (Keidanren’s) requests. Furthermore, we are participating in an environmental issues study group established by the Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (JPMA) in fiscal 2022, and are working to address environmental issues as a pharmaceutical industry.

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