The Asahi Group grasps the environmental burden that is generated as a result of its business activities and takes initiatives to reduce the environmental burden.
Scope of aggregation: Asahi Breweries, Ltd., Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd.
Target period: 2016, 2017, 2018 (all from January 1 to December 31)
|Environmental Preservation Cost||2016||2017||2018|
|Classification||Content of major
|Amount of cost
|Amount of cost
|Amount of cost
water quality pollution
prevention activity, maintenance and inspection of
pollution prevention equipment,
analysis and measurement of
atmosphere and water quality
|(2) Global environment
|Prevention of Ozone layer destruction
(elimination of CFC),
|(3) Resource circulation cost||Recycling of waste
generated at factories,
recycling promotion activity,
installation of waste processing
||Promotion and support of recycling activity
(e.g. commission fee for the reuse of containers and wrapping as products)
Green purchase, purchasing of green power
||Maintenance of ISO 14001/EA21
Implementation of environmental audit,
implementation of environmental education
||Research and development in relation to the environment||73||280||32||177||47||249|
||Environmental beautification activities,
pollution charges,operational cost of Asahi Forest,
donation to and advertisement of environmental protection organizations, etc.
|Economic Effect as a Result of Measures Taken for Environmental Preservation||2016||2017||2018|
|Content of effect||Amount
|Total amount of sales of valuable items due to recycling of waste||287||291||279|
|Amount of expenditure reduction due to energy saving policies||196||104||142|
The Asahi Group has external environmental audits conducted by external certification bodies based on ISO 14001 or the Eco Action 21 environmental management system. Internal environmental audits by internal audit teams are also conducted periodically in the individual business units in Japan.
Aside from these audits, audit divisions of head offices in the Asahi Group companies periodically conduct head office internal audits to ensure the validity of environmental activities in our business locations.
|Group Companies||Asahi Breweries, Ltd.|
|Sainte Neige Wine Co., Ltd.|
|Asahi Draft Marketing Co., Ltd.|
|Nadaman Co., Ltd.|
|Enoteca Co., Ltd.|
|Asahi Food Create, Ltd.|
|Tokyo Sumidagawa Brewing Co., Ltd.|
|Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd.|
|Calpis Co., Ltd.|
|Asahi Soft Drinks Sales Co., Ltd.|
|Asahi Midori Sales Co., Ltd.|
|Asahi Orion Soft Drinks Co., Ltd.|
|Asahi Group Foods, Ltd.|
|Nippon Freeze Drying Co., Ltd.|
|Wako Food Industry Co., Ltd.|
|Asahi Logi Ltd.|
|AB Cargo East Japan|
|AB Cargo West Japan|
|Follow-through requiring more than improvement||46 cases|
|Major follow-through issues||Improper waste-related (contracts, manifests etc.) management methods: 30 cases|
|Flaw in the procedure for management of environmental facility (including wastewater processing): 2 cases|
|Flaw in Freon-related control procedures: 6 cases|
|Other improper environmental law-related response/management: 8 cases|
At Asahi Group, there were no occurrences of large-scale accidents concerning the environment in fiscal 2018.
No official complaints related to the environment have been received through contact points etc. at the Asahi Group.
Over the years, the Asahi Group has received various environment-related awards and certifications.
A survey conducted by CDP, an international non-profit organization, included Asahi Group Holdings in its A-list, the highest rating, in two different areas including “climate change” and “water security.” This inclusion is a result of the evaluation of our achievements, such as setting Asahi Carbon Zero (a new target against climate change), efforts to reduce greenhouse gases through the utilization of green power, energy saving and other means, and third-party verification of data.
In 2018, Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. was selected as an index component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia/Pacific Index, one of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). The DJSI is a global social responsibility index (SRI). This is the 11th consecutive year since 2008 that Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. has been selected as an index component of the DJSI Asia/Pacific.
A total of 150 companies (including 75 Japanese companies) from the Asia/Pacific region as the target area were selected as components of the DJSI Asia/Pacific. Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. was the only company from the beverages sector to be selected.
|Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.||CDP||January 2019||Included in the A-list after a CDP survey for the results on “climate change” and “water security” (Japanese only)|
|Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.||Nikkei Inc.||December 2018||Won the 2018 Nikkei Global Environmental Technology Award of Excellence for the development of power generation technologies using a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) and wastewater from breweries|
|Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.||S&P DJI RobecoSAM||September 2018||Selected for the eleventh consecutive year as a component member of the DJSI, a social responsibility index (Japanese only)|
|Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.||FTSE Russell
|July 2018||Selected as a component in the FTSE4Good Index Series, a representative index of ESG investment, and the FTSE Blossom Japan Index, an ESG index adopted by GPIF (Japanese only)|
|Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.||Development Bank of Japan (DBJ)||January 2018||Top rank in DBJ Environmental Ranking|