Objectives and Achievements

Environmental Objectives, Achievements and Future Initiatives

1. Rationalization of energy use
Objectives Targets for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 Achievements of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 Self-assessment Future initiatives
Objectives1. Rationalization of energy use Targets for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019
Continue to receive “A-class or higher” in evaluation system by class under the Energy Conservation Law*1
Achievements of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019
  • Continued to receive “A-class or higher” (since 2016)
    (Companywide basic unit for energy*2: 98.0%)
    Omiya Factory: 98.4%
    Hanyu Factory: 98.7%
    Okayama Factory: 98.3%
    Sales and back offices: 94.0%
Self-assessment Future initiatives
  • Manage basic unit in each division and factory
  • Upgrade to high-efficiency equipment
  • Detect and respond to energy waste
2. Reduction of CO2 emissions
Objectives Targets for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 Achievements of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 Self-assessment Future initiatives
Objectives2. Reduction of CO2 emissions Targets for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019
Reduce the average amount of CO2 emissions from the offices in Saitama Prefecture (Omiya Factory, Research Center, and Hanyu Factory) over the fiscal years ending March 31, 2016 to 2020 by 13% compared with the baseline year*3 (Target CO2 emissions: 41,998 tons)
Reduce the amount of CO2 emissions from domestic offices (Scope 1, 2) by 25% by the fiscal year ending March 31, 2031 compared with the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014
Achievements of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019
  • Average amount of CO2 emissions from offices in Saitama Prefecture in the 2nd planning period:
    42,387 tons (down 12.2%)
    FY2018: 41,444 tons (down 14.2%)
  • In FY2018, CO2 emissions in Japan were 58,723 tons (up 4.4% compared to the baseline year)
    (YoY -4.7%)
Self-assessment Future initiatives
  • Introduce high-efficiency equipment
  • Promote energy shift
  • Examine new reduction measures
3. Promotion of environmentally friendly logistics operations
Objectives Targets for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 Achievements of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 Self-assessment Future initiatives
Objectives3. Promotion of environmentally friendly logistics operations Targets for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019
Reduce average annual energy consumption associated with transport by 1% or more by the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019
Achievements of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019
  • Annual average energy consumption rate (over 5 years) worsened by 0.3%
    Worsened by 1.3% year on year
    Fiscal year ended March 31, 2018: 0.0332 kL/1,000 ton-km
    Fiscal year ended March 31, 2019: 0.0337 kL/1,000 ton-km
Self-assessment Future initiatives
  • Promote modal shift Omiya to Hiroshima / Shikoku
  • Use trucks with increased load capacity
  • Improve fuel efficiency
4. Appropriate management of waste treatment
Objectives Targets for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 Achievements of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 Self-assessment Future initiatives
Objectives4. Appropriate management of waste treatment Targets for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019
Continue to appropriately manage waste treatment operations through status checks of waste treatment conducted by the Environment Management Division and waste management self-checks at each office based on the Industrial Waste Management and Waste Management Regulations
Achievements of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019
  • Implemented status checks of waste treatment and seminars on waste: Nakanihon Branch’s Kanazawa Office
  • Waste management self-checks: Conducted at all 15 offices in May
Self-assessment Future initiatives
  • Continue conducting status checks of waste treatment and waste self-checks
  • Continue holding waste management seminars at offices
  • Conduct office-based inspection of waste disposal contractors
5. Compliance with the Act on Rational Use and Proper Management of Fluorocarbons
Objectives Targets for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 Achievements of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 Self-assessment Future initiatives
Objectives5. Compliance with the Act on Rational Use and Proper Management of Fluorocarbons Targets for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019
Manage fluorocarbons in accordance with the act
Achievements of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019
  • Conducted simple inspections and periodic inspections
  • Ascertained degree of calculation leaks
Self-assessment Future initiatives
  • Conduct inspections
  • Ascertain degree of calculation leaks
6. Promotion of environmental risk management
Objectives Targets for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 Achievements of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 Self-assessment Future initiatives
Objectives6. Promotion of environmental risk management Targets for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019
Eliminate environmental risks*4 that have an impact on the external environment
Achievements of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019
  • Incidents of environmental risk that had an impact on the external environment: 0
Self-assessment Future initiatives
  • Identify environmental risks and assess their impact
  • Risk prevention measures
7. Promotion of environmental communication
Objectives Targets for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 Achievements of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 Self-assessment Future initiatives
Objectives7. Promotion of environmental communication Targets for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019
Raise employees’ awareness of the environment through Companywide Environmental Month events and group training events, including environmental seminars held at each branch
Achievement standard: Environmental Month (summer, winter)
No. of participants: 1,500
Achievements of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019
  • Conducted questionnaire surveys to confirm the effectiveness of training events Achieved the target at the branches that held training events
  • Missed target for number of participants in Environmental Month
    July 2018 (summer): 1,131 participants
    February 2019 (winter): 846 participants
Self-assessment Future initiatives
  • Hold seminars on environmental education
  • Environmental Month initiatives
    Environmental quiz
    Lights-Down Campaign
  • Incorporate activities in daily life, such as saving electricity and reducing resource consumption
Targets for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019
Publicly disclose information on environmental activities in a proper, fair and timely manner
Achievements of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019
  • Presented a lecture for Saitama environmental training course in July
  • Published the Social and Environmental Report (online edition) in October
  • Participated in the Saitama City Environment Forum in October
    Visitors to Taisho Pharmaceutical booth: 590
Self-assessment Future initiatives
  • Publish the Social and Environmental Report (online edition)
  • Participate in environmental activities held by external organizations
Self-assessment
○ = Made progress with adequate results
△ = Made progress with some degree of achievement
✕ = More effort required although some progress was made
  • *1. Rationalization of energy use
  • *2. Groupwide average annual energy consumption
    Omiya Factory (including Research Center): Energy consumption × (revised number of production lots × floor area)
    Okayama Factory and Hanyu Factory: Energy consumption / (revised production amount × floor area)
    Sales and back offices: Energy consumption / floor area
  • *3. Annual average of CO2 emissions between the fiscal years ended March 31, 2003 and 2005 (Total emissions of the Omiya Factory, Research Center and Hanyu Factory: 48,275 tons)
  • *4. Events that have a certain magnitude, calculated by multiplying the impact of accidents or emergencies whose occurrence would have a significant environmental impact by the probability of such occurrence