Editorial Policy for Sustainability Website

Editorial Policy

About the Integrated Report

In FY2015, the Asahi Group began to issue the Integrated Report by combining the previous CSR Communication Report and Annual Report into a single volume. We edited the Integrated Report 2015 by referring to the International Integrated Reporting Framework issued by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), 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 CSR activities of the Asahi Group. A comprehensive amount of information on the CSR 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

Subject Organizations

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.

Changes in CO2 emissions (totals and basic unit)
  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Domestic alcoholic beverage businesses: Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
The Nikka Whisky Distilling Co., Ltd.
Hokkaido Nikka Service Co., Ltd.
Sendai Nikka Service Co., Ltd.
Sainte Neige Wine Co., Ltd.
Satsumatsukasa Shuzo 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.
Domestic soft drink businesses: Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd.
Calpis Co., Ltd.
Asahi Soft Drinks Sales Co., Ltd.
Michinoku, Ltd.
Asahi Midori, Ltd.
LB Co., Ltd.
Fujisansensui Co., Ltd.
AsahiOrionInryo CO., LTD.
Domestic food businesses: Asahi Group Foods, Ltd.
Asahi Food & Healthcare Co., Ltd.
Nippon Freeze Drying Co., Ltd.
Wakodo Co., Ltd.
Wako Food Industry Co., Ltd.
Amano Jitsugyo Co., Ltd.
Other domestic businesses: Asahi Group Holdings, 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)
East Europe: Asahi Europe Ltd. (U.K., Italy, the Netherlands)
Central and Eastern Europe: Asahi Breweries Europe Ltd. (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Poland)

*The companies shown for 2018 represent 96% of the Group as a whole (based on net sales in accordance with IFRS).

Changes in the volume of by-products and waste generated, and basic unit
  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Domestic alcoholic beverage businesses: Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
The Nikka Whisky Distilling Co., Ltd.
Sainte Neige Wine Co., Ltd.
Satsumatsukasa Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Asahi Beer Malt, Ltd.
Domestic soft drink businesses: Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd.
Calpis Co., Ltd.
LB Co., Ltd.
Fujisansensui Co., Ltd.
Domestic food businesses: Asahi Group Foods, Ltd.
Asahi Food & Healthcare Co., Ltd.
Nippon Freeze Drying Co., Ltd.
Wakodo Co., Ltd.
Wako Food Industry Co., Ltd.
Amano Jitsugyo Co., Ltd.
Other domestic businesses: Asahi Calpis Wellness Co., Ltd.
Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
Overseas businesses: Oceania:
Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd. (Australia/New Zealand)
East Europe: Asahi Europe Ltd. (U.K., Italy, the Netherlands)
Central and Eastern Europe: Asahi Breweries Europe Ltd. (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Poland)

*The companies shown for 2018 represent 87% of the Group as a whole (based on net sales in accordance with IFRS).

Changes in water consumption
  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Domestic alcoholic beverage businesses: Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
The Nikka Whisky Distilling Co., Ltd.
Hokkaido Nikka Service Co., Ltd.
Sendai Nikka Service Co., Ltd.
Sainte Neige Wine Co., Ltd.
Satsumatsukasa Shuzo 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.
Domestic soft drink businesses: Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd.
Calpis Co., Ltd.
Asahi Soft Drink Sales Co. Ltd.
Michinoku, Ltd.
Asahi Midori, Ltd.
LB Co., Ltd.
Fujisansensui Co., Ltd.
AsahiOrionInryo CO., LTD.
Domestic food businesses: Asahi Group Foods, Ltd.
Asahi Food & Healthcare Co., Ltd.
Nippon Freeze Drying Co., Ltd.
Wakodo Co., Ltd.
Wako Food Industry Co., Ltd.
Amano Jitsugyo Co., Ltd.
Other domestic businesses: Asahi Group Holdings, 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)
East Europe: Asahi Europe Ltd. (U.K., Italy, the Netherlands)
Central and Eastern Europe: Asahi Breweries Europe Ltd. (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Poland)

*The companies shown for 2018 represent 96% of the Group as a whole (based on net sales in accordance with IFRS).

Change in emissions of NOx、SOx, and Exhaus (Asahi Group)
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Domestic alcoholic beverage businesses: Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
The Nikka Whisky Distilling Co., Ltd.
Asahi Beer Malt, Ltd.
Domestic soft drink businesses: Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd.
Calpis Co., Ltd.
LB Co., Ltd.
Fujisansensui Co., Ltd.
Domestic food businesses: Asahi Group Foods, Ltd.
Asahi Food & Healthcare Co., Ltd.
Wakodo Co., Ltd.
Wako Food Industry Co., Ltd.
Amano Jitsugyo Co., Ltd.
Change in the volume of wastewater
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Domestic alcoholic beverage businesses: Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
The Nikka Whisky Distilling Co., Ltd.
Hokkaido Nikka Service Co., Ltd.
Sendai Nikka Service Co., Ltd.
Sainte Neige Wine Co., Ltd.
Satsumatsukasa Shuzo 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.
Domestic soft drink businesses: Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd.
Calpis Co., Ltd.
Asahi Soft Drink Sales Co. Ltd.
Michinoku, Ltd.
Asahi Midori, Ltd.
LB Co., Ltd.
Fujisansensui Co., Ltd.
AsahiOrionInryo CO., LTD.
Domestic food businesses: Asahi Group Foods, Ltd.
Asahi Food & Healthcare Co., Ltd.
Nippon Freeze Drying Co., Ltd.
Wakodo Co., Ltd.
Wako Food Industry Co., Ltd.
Amano Jitsugyo Co., Ltd.
Other domestic businesses: Asahi Group Holdings, 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)
East Europe: Asahi Europe Ltd. (U.K., Italy, the Netherlands)
Central and Eastern Europe: Asahi Breweries Europe Ltd. (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Poland)

*The companies shown for 2018 represent 96% of the Group as a whole (based on net sales in accordance with IFRS).

Changes in the volume of CO2 emissions during transportation /Changes in transported volume and transported distance
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd.
Calpis Co., Ltd.

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

Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements
2015 2016 2017 2018
Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd.
Asahi Group Foods, Ltd.
Asahi Logistics Co., Ltd.
The Nikka Whisky Distilling Co., Ltd.
Asahi Soft Drink Sales Co. Ltd.
Asahi Midori, Ltd.
Wakodo Co., Ltd.
Calpis Co., Ltd.
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 2017 (January 1 2017 - December 31, 2017), but also includes some information on activities carried out before fiscal 2016, 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 Guidelines (Fourth Edition)” published by the GRI*, and the “Environmental Reporting Guidelines (2012 Edition)” published by the Ministry of the Environment.

* 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:

Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
Corporate Social Responsibility Section
1-23-1 Azumabashi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-8602
Tel: +81-3-5608-5218
Fax: +81-3-5608-5230

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.