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Editorial Policy for Sustainability Website

Editorial Policy

About the Integrated Report

In FY2015, the Asahi Group began to issue the Integrated Report. We edited the Integrated Report by referring to the International Integrated Reporting Framework issued by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) ,and Guidance for Collaborative Value Creation by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) , with the aim of making it a comprehensive communication tool combining financial and non-financial information.

About this Website

This website is used to communicate information on the sustainability activities of the Asahi Group. A comprehensive amount of information on the sustainability activities of the Group, including policies and systems in place, figures and data, is posted to this website, and we strive to disclose the most up-to-date information while also paying due consideration to timeliness.

Scope of Reports

We dedicate a section of the activity reports focusing on the Asahi Group to report on the activities of individual Group companies beginning with Asahi Breweries.

CO2 Emissions (Totals and Basic Unit), Energy Consumption and Basic Units,
Renewable Electricity Consumption, Percentage of Renewable Electricity Consumption,
Water Consumption, The Volume of Wastewater
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Alcoholic beverage businesses in Japan: Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
The Nikka Whisky Distilling Co., Ltd.
*Including former Satsumatsukasa Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Hokkaido Nikka Service Co., Ltd.
Sendai Nikka Service Co., Ltd.
Asahi Food Create, Ltd.
Asahi Beer Malt, Ltd.
Asahi Beer Feed Co., Ltd.
Asahi Beer Communications, Ltd.
Asahi Draft Marketing, Ltd.
NADAMAN CO., LTD.
ENOTECA CO., LTD.
TOKYO Sumidagawa Brewing Co., Ltd.
Soft drink businesses in Japan: Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd.
*Including former Fujisansensui Co., Ltd.
Calpis Co., Ltd.
Asahi Soft Drink Sales Co., Ltd.
Michinoku, Ltd.
Kyushu Asahi Soft Drink Sales Co., Ltd.
AsahiOrionInryo CO., LTD.
Food businesses in Japan: Asahi Group Foods, Ltd.
*Including former Asahi Food & Healthcare Co., Ltd., Wakodo Co., Ltd., and Amano Jitsugyo Co., Ltd.
Nippon Freeze Drying Co., Ltd.
Wako Food Industry Co., Ltd.
Other businesses in Japan: Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
Asahi Quality & Innovations, Ltd
Asahi Professional Management Co., Ltd.
Asahi Logistics Co., Ltd.
East Japan AB Cargo Co., Ltd.
West Japan AB Cargo Co., Ltd.
Asahi Group Engineering Co., Ltd.
Asahi Business Solutions Corp.
Asahi Calpis Wellness Co., Ltd.
Overseas businesses: Oceania: Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd. (Australia, New Zealand)
Asahi Europe and International (U.K., Italy, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Poland)
Southeast Asia: Asahi Holdings Southeast Asia Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam)

*The companies shown for 2020 represent 99% of the Group as a whole (based on net sales).

The Volume of By-products and Waste Generated, and Basic Unit
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Alcoholic beverage businesses in Japan: Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
The Nikka Whisky Distilling Co., Ltd.
*Including former Satsumatsukasa Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Asahi Beer Malt, Ltd.
Soft drink businesses in Japan: Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd.
*Including former Fujisansensui Co., Ltd.
Food businesses in Japan: Asahi Group Foods, Ltd.
*Including former Asahi Food & Healthcare Co., Ltd., Wakodo Co., Ltd., and Amano Jitsugyo Co., Ltd.
Nippon Freeze Drying Co., Ltd.
Wako Food Industry Co., Ltd.
Other businesses in Japan: Asahi Calpis Wellness Co., Ltd.
Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
Overseas businesses: Oceania:
Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd. (Australia, New Zealand)
Asahi Europe and International (U.K., Italy, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Poland)
Southeast Asia: Asahi Holdings Southeast Asia Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam)

*The companies shown for 2020 represent 91% of the Group as a whole (based on net sales).

Emissions of NOx、SOx, and Exhaus
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Alcoholic beverage businesses in Japan: Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
The Nikka Whisky Distilling Co., Ltd.
*including former Satsumatsukasa Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Asahi Beer Malt, Ltd.
Soft drink businesses in Japan: Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd.
*including former Fujisansensui Co., Ltd.
Food businesses in Japan: Asahi Group Foods, Ltd.
*including former Asahi Food & Healthcare Co., Ltd., Wakodo Co., Ltd., Amano Jitsugyo Co., Ltd.
Wako Food Industry Co., Ltd.

* The companies shown for 2020 represent 49% of the Group as a whole (based on net sales).

The Volume of CO2 Emissions During Transportation
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd.

*Targeted companies of the Asahi Group are Specified Consignors under the Energy Saving Act.

Employee-related Data
Representation Scope of aggregation
Entire Asahi Group Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. and all of its consolidated subsidiaries
Major Asahi Group Companies Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd.
Asahi Group Foods, Ltd.
*They also included LB Co., Ltd. until 2016 and Asahi Calpis Wellness Co., Ltd. until 2019.

Subject Areas

We report on the policies, plans and objectives, initiatives and the state of progress for both the social and environmental aspect of business activities.
*Reports concentrating on the economic aspect of our business activities can be found at our Investor Relations website.

Period Covered

This report primarily covers activities conducted in fiscal 2020 (January 1 2020 - December 31, 2020), but also includes some information on activities carried out before fiscal 2019, as well as updates on recent activities.
Job titles and organization names are as of the time the interviews were conducted.

Guidelines Referenced

We referenced the “Sustainability Reporting Standards” published by the GRI*.
* GRI
An abbreviation for Global Reporting Initiative.
Established in 1997, the GRI is an organization that formulates globally applicable “sustainability reporting guidelines” and works towards spreading their use.

Send Inquiries Regarding the Contents of this Report to:

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Sustainability
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Disclaimer

This website contains not only past and present facts about Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. and all Asahi Group companies, but also future forecasts based on our plans and prospects, and our management policy and management strategy in effect at the time of publication. Due to a range of variables, however, the results or circumstances of our future business activities may vary from the forecasts contained herein. We ask for your understanding in this regard.