Global warming has caused abnormal weather conditions all over the world, greatly damaging lives and properties. Phenomena include unprecedented changes to the climate, drought caused by heat wave, and flooding caused by typhoons and torrential rain. Climate change is an important environmental issue for the Asahi Group, which operates businesses using gifts from nature.
Based on the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Asahi Group
has adopted Asahi Carbon Zero, a target for reducing CO2 emissions to “zero” by the
end of 2050. We are proactively advancing a number of different activities for achieving the target.
In 2019, we expressed our support for the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and, through scenario analysis, prepare business strategies that consider climate change.
By continuously taking action against climate change, the Asahi Group will stay committed to the aim of achieving a zero environmental impact (“Neutral”) in its business activities so that the valuable blessings of nature can be passed on to future generations
The Asahi Group has set medium and long-term goals with regard to climate change in the form of the Asahi
Carbon Zero initiative.
With Asahi Carbon Zero, the Asahi Group aims to achieve zero CO2 emissions in Scopes 1, 2 and 3 by 2050, and reduce emissions by 50% for Scopes 1, 2 and by 30% for Scope3 by 2030.
In order to achieve its targets, the Asahi Group will implement a variety of measures for saving energy and preserving the environment, including the proactive use of renewable energy, the recovery and use of waste heat, such as steam from the manufacturing processes, the application of cold energy, including energy gained through the normal-temperature replenishment of rows of cans, the introduction of cogeneration facilities, fuel conversion and activities that practically apply the ISO 14001 standard in all of its business establishments.
Asahi Carbon Zero has obtained approval from the Science Based Targets (SBT) initiative. SBT is a global initiative that validates if company-set goals for CO2 reduction are in line with scientific evidence.
In October 2020, we became the first corporate group in the beverage industry in Japan to join RE100. We aim to use renewable electricity in all our operations by 2050 and will further accelerate the introduction of renewable energy in the future.
|2050||Scope 1,2||Zero CO2 emissions||Operating companies in Japan, Asahi Europe and International, Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd|
|Scope 3||Zero CO2 emissions||Asahi Breweries, Ltd., Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd., Asahi Europe and International, Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd|
|2030||Scope 1,2||50% CO2 reduction (compared with 2019)||Operating companies in Japan, Asahi Europe and International, Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd|
|Scope 3||30% CO2 reduction (compared with 2019)||Asahi Breweries, Ltd., Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd., Asahi Europe and International, Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd|
*SBT for Scope3 applies to the operating companies in Japan only.