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CO2 Emissions

The Asahi Group's Scope 1 and 2 CO2 emissions for 2020 were calculated by the Group's operating companies in Japan, Europe, Oceania and Southeast Asia. CO2 emissions were reduced by 10% in comparison with 2019. This progress exceeds the SBT target pace (50% reduction by 2030 relative to the 2019 level). Moreover, the calculation of Scope3 CO2 emissions has also applied to Asahi Europe and International and Asahi Holdings (Australia) in addition to Asahi Breweries, Ltd. and Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd. since 2020. Progress on the SBT target dropped by 9% in comparison with the previous year, and by 6% in comparison with 2015.
*This figure does not reflect CO2 emissions avoided by Tradable Green Certificates (TGC).

Changes in CO2 Emissions and Basic Units
Changes in CO2 Emissions and Basic Units

*Net sales in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) was used for basic unit calculations from 2016.
*The area of analysis for overseas CO2 emissions included only Oceania up to 2017, then Oceania and Europe as of 2018, and then Oceania, Europe and Southeast Asia as of 2019.
*Scope of aggregation: Scope1+2 emissions from Japanese and overseas business operations (Click here for more information.)

CO2 Emissions and Basic Units

Unit: kilotons-CO2

Item 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Scope1 367 361 463 492 463
Scope2 256 259 419 429 367
Scope1+2 623 619 881 921 830
Scope3*1 3,169 2,912 2,899 3,084 5,497
Scope1+2 basic units (kg-CO2/million yen)*2 365 297 416 441 409
(kg-CO2e/kl)*3 79 81 75 78 72
Scope3 basic units (kg-CO2/million yen) 1,857 1,397 1,367 1,476 2,711
Sales (billion yen) 1,707 2,085 2,120 2,089 2,028

*1 Scope of aggregation: :Only Asahi Breweries, Ltd., Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd., up to 2019, then Asahi Breweries, Ltd., Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd., Asahi Europe and International, Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd, as of 2020. (Click here for more information.)
*2 CO2 emission basic unit of production per unit revenue
*3 CO2 emission basic unit of production per kl produced.
*With the introduction of the Green Power CO2 Reduction Certification System by the Japanese government in 2014, CO2 emissions avoided by Tradable Green Certificates (TGC) can be used in calculations, reporting and announcements of greenhouse gas emissions as stipulated in the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures. From the 2014 results, we can also indicate CO2 emissions reflecting the CO2 emissions avoided by TGC. Note that the figures in this table only include the CO2 emissions contributed by green energy.

CO2 Emissions by Country

Unit: kilotons-CO2

Country Scope 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Japan Scope1 344 338 329 325 304
Scope2 194 190 165 144 144
Scope1+2 537 528 495 469 447
CO2 emissions contributed by green energy 13 12 11 10 14
Total of Scope1+2 525 516 484 459 433
Australia Scope1 19 18 18 19 18
Scope2 61 68 66 65 64
Scope1+2 80 85 83 85 83
New Zealand Scope1 5 5 5 5 5
Scope2 1 1 1 1 1
Scope1+2 6 6 6 6 5
U.K. Scope1 - - 1 1 2
Scope2 - - 1 1 1
Scope1+2 - - 2 1 3
Italy Scope1 - - 20 27 15
Scope2 - - 15 10 8
Scope1+2 - - 36 37 23
The Netherlands Scope1 - - 8 8 7
Scope2 - - 11 8 0
Scope1+2 - - 18 16 7
Czech Republic Scope1 - - 20 20 21
Scope2 - - 72 61 59
Scope1+2 - - 92 82 79
Slovakia Scope1 - - 5 6 6
Scope2 - - 1 1 2
Scope1+2 - - 7 7 8
Romania Scope1 - - 19 19 18
Scope2 - - 18 15 14
Scope1+2 - - 36 34 33
Hungary Scope1 - - 7 6 6
Scope2 - - 6 6 5
Scope1+2 - - 13 12 11
Poland Scope1 - - 30 30 30
Scope2 - - 64 81 45
Scope1+2 - - 94 111 75
Malaysia Scope1 - - - 20 28
Scope2 - - - 29 19
Scope1+2 - - - 48 47
Indonesia Scope1 - - - 4 4
Scope2 - - - 4 3
Scope1+2 - - - 8 7
Vietnam Scope1 - - - 1 0
Scope2 - - - 1 1
Scope1+2 - - - 2 2
Myanmar Scope1 - - - 1 -
Scope2 - - - 1 -
Scope1+2 - - - 2 -
Total Scope1 367 361 463 492 463
Scope2 256 259 419 429 367
Scope1+2 623 619 881 921 830

*Scope of aggregation: Click here for more information.

Breakdown of Scope 3

Unit: kilotons-CO2

Category 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
(1) Products and services purchased 1,845 1,821 1,862 2,019 3,424
(2) Capital goods 314 141 98 109 78
(3) Fuel not included in Scope 1 and 2 and energy-related activities 61 60 60 71 132
(4) Transportation and delivery (upstream) 417 370 386 391 487
(5) Waste generated in the business 4 4 4 4 7
(6) Business trip 1 1 1 1 5
(7) Commute of employees 3 3 3 4 16
(8) Lease assets (upstream) Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
(9) Transportation and delivery (downstream) 143 137 138 144 351
(10) Processing of sold products Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
(11) Use of sold products 327 325 296 289 904
(12) Disposal of sold products 55 50 52 50 93
(13) Lease assets (downstream) Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
(14) Franchising Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
(15) Investments Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Total GHG emissions 3,169 2,912 2,899 3,084 5,497

*CO2 emissions from the assets being leased are excluded from (8) Lease assets (upstream) because they are counted in Scope 1 + 2.
*No interim products exist and (10) Processing of sold products is not applicable.
*The CO2 emissions from the assets being leased are not applicable for (13) Lease assets (downstream), because they are counted in Scope 1 + 2.
*(14) Franchising is not applicable because nothing applies to it.
*(15) Investments are not applicable due to business characteristics.
*Scope of aggregation: Only Asahi Breweries, Ltd., Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd., up to 2019, then Asahi Breweries, Ltd., Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd., Asahi Europe and International, Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd, as of 2020.

2020 Scope 3 Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Unit: kilotons-CO2e

2020 Scope 3 Greenhouse Gas Emissions

*Scope of aggregation: Asahi Breweries, Ltd., Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd., Asahi Europe and International, Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd.

Changes in the Volume of CO2 Emissions During Transportation

The table below shows changes in the volume of CO2 emissions from transportation assigned by the Asahi Group as a cargo owner.

Changes in the Volume of CO2 Emissions During Transportation

*Scope of aggregation: Click here for more information.

Changes in Energy Consumption and Basic Units
Energy Consumption and Basic Units

*Net sales in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) was used for basic unit calculations for 2016.
*The area of analysis for overseas energy consumption included only Oceania up to 2017, then Oceania and Europe as of 2018, and then Oceania, Europe and Southeast Asia as of 2019.
*Scope of aggregation: Click here for more information.

Energy Consumption and Basic Units

Unit: GWh

Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Japan 2,168 2,139 2,075 2,057 1,936
Australia 164 167 165 174 170
New Zealand 32 34 35 35 31
U.K. - - 6 6 14
Italy - - 88 181 144
The Netherlands - - 31 67 64
Czech Republic - - 310 307 305
Slovakia - - 37 36 39
Romania - - 154 153 153
Hungary - - 57 51 46
Poland - - 272 257 252
Malaysia - - - 126 153
Indonesia - - - 23 21
Vietnam - - - 4 3
Myanmar - - - 8 -
Energy Basic Units (kWh/million yen) 1,385 1,122 1,524 1,668 1,643
Total 2,363 2,340 3,231 3,484 3,332

*Scope of aggregation: Click here for more information.

Renewable Electricity Consumption
2020
Total Renewable Electricity Consumption (GWh) 113
Percentage of Renewable Electricity Consumption 12%

*Scope of aggregation: Click here for more information.

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