Objectives and Achievements

Targets and Results of Environmental Activities and Details of Future Actions

1. Rationalization of energy use
Initiative Targets for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 Achievements of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 Future initiatives
Initiative1. Rationalization of energy use Targets for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022
Continue to receive “A-class or higher” in evaluation system by class under the Energy Conservation Law
Achievements of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022
  • Continued to receive “A-classr”
    (since 2016)
    (Groupwide average annual energy consumption rate*1:99.8%)
    Omiya Factory: 100.0%
    Hanyu Factory: 105,3%
    Okayama Factory: 97.0%
    Sales and back offices: 95.0%
Future initiatives
  • Manage the monthly energy consumption rate for each factory
  • Upgrade to high-efficiency equipment
  • Detection and treatment of waste
2. Reduction of CO2 emissions
Initiative Targets for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 Achievements of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 Future initiatives
Initiative2. Reduction of CO2 emissions Targets for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022
Reduce CO2 emission at domestic offices (Scope 1, 2) by 46%*2 by the fiscal year ending March 31, 2031 (FY2030) compared to the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014 (FY2013)
(FY2013: 56,263 tons)
Achievements of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022
  • In FY2021, CO2 emissions in Japan were 50,085 tons
    (down by 11.0% compared to the baseline year)
    (down by 3.5% compared to FY2020)
Future initiatives
  • Introduction of high-efficiency equipment
  • Examination of new reduction measures
3. Promotion of environmentally friendly logistics operations
Initiative Targets for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 Achievements of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 Future initiatives
Initiative3. Promotion of environmentally friendly logistics operations Targets for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022
Reduce average annual energy consumption rate associated with transport by 1% or more against the baseline year by the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022
Achievements of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022
  • Annual average energy consumption rate*3 (over 5 years) improvement by 0.3%
  • Up by 1.0% year on year
    Fiscal year ended March 31, 2021:
    0.331 kL/10,000 ton-km
    Fiscal year ended March 31, 2022:
    0.328 kL/10,000 ton-km
Future initiatives
  • Promotion of modal shift
  • Use of trucks with increased load capacity
  • Improvement in fuel efficiency
4. Appropriate management of waste handling
Initiative Targets for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 Achievements of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 Future initiatives
Initiative4. Appropriate management of waste treatment Targets for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022
Continue to appropriately manage waste treatment operations through status checks and continue waste management self-checks at each office
Achievements of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022
  • Waste management self-checks: Conducted at all 13 offices in May
Future initiatives
  • Continue conducting status checks of waste treatment and waste self-checks
  • Continue holding waste management seminars at offices
  • Office-based inspection of waste disposal contractors
5. Compliance with the Act on Rational Use and Proper Management of Fluorocarbons
Initiative Targets for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 Achievements of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 Future initiatives
Initiative5. Compliance with the Act on Rational Use and Proper Management of Fluorocarbons Targets for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022
Manage fluorocarbons in accordance with the act
Achievements of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022
  • Conducted simple inspections and periodic inspections
  • Calculated degree of leaks
    (not subject to report)
Future initiatives
  • Conduct inspections
  • Calculate degree of leaks
6. Promotion of environmental risk management
Initiatives Targets for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 Achievements of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 Future initiatives
Initiative6. Promotion of environmental risk management Targets for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022
Eliminate environmental risks*4 that have an impact on the external environment
Achievements of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022
  • Occurrence of environmental risk: zero
Future initiatives
  • Identify environmental risks and assess their impact
  • Risk prevention measures
7. Promotion of environmental communication
Initiative Targets for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 Achievements of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 Future initiatives
Initiative7. Promotion of environmental communication Targets for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022
Raise employees’ awareness of the environment through Companywide Environmental Month events and group training events, including environmental seminars held at each branch
Achievements of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022
  • July 2021 (summer):
    Issued energy-saving information
  • February 2022 (winter):
    Conducted an environment quiz
Future initiatives
  • Hold seminars on environmental education
  • Environmental Month initiative
  • Incorporate environmental communication and activities in daily life, such as saving electricity and reducing resource consumption
Targets for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022
Publicly disclose information on environmental activities in a proper, fair and timely manner
Achievements of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022
  • Published an online edition of the Social and Environmental Report
    (in November)
Future initiatives
  • Publish the Social and Environmental Report (online edition)
  • Participate in environmental activities held by external organizations
  • *1. Groupwide average annual energy consumption rate
    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
  • *2. Revised target in connection with targets being revised by The Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers'Associations of Japan
  • *3. Average annual energy consumption rate: fuel consumption (kL) / transport distance × weight (10,000 ton-km)
  • *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