With the establishment of the Asahi Group Philosophy, the Asahi Group renewed the content of the Asahi Group Environmental Principles.
The Asahi Group Environmental Principles define the attitudes to environment, disclosed by the Asahi Group as a corporate group that created most of the products with “gifts from nature.”
These principles are aimed at addressing environmental issues proactively, as all the employees in the Asahi Group follow these principles.
The Asahi Group engages in business operations that utilize the gifts of nature, including water, crops and other cultivated raw ingredients. In our pursuit of the highest quality and continuous creation of delicious products that exceed customer expectations, we have summarized environmental risks and set new tasks and issues to be tackled. In 2019, coinciding with the implementation of the Asahi Group Philosophy, we have renewed our existing environmental vision with the establishment of the Asahi Group Environmental Vision 2050.
With this vision, the Asahi Group aims to achieve zero environmental impact (“Neutral”) in its business activities by 2050, and to leverage its proprietary technologies to create more environmental value in society (“Plus”). In this way, we will work towards the realization of a sustainable society hand in hand with the growth of our business operations.
|Key Strategies||Targets (KPIs)||Initiatives for Achieving KPIs|
|Respond to climate change (Asahi Carbon Zero)||
|Make sustainable use of resources||
|Utilize microorganisms and fermentation technologies||
Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd. formulated a Containers & Packaging 2030 plan for achieving the creation of sustainable containers and packaging, and defined the following three strategies, as targets to be achieved by 2030.
|Key Strategies||Targets (KPIs) and Initiatives for Achieving Them|
|Use recycled PET and environmentally friendly materials||Aim to make use of recycled PET and plant-derived environmentally friendly materials, etc., for 60% of the total volume of plastic containers and packaging (including PET bottles, labels, caps and plastic bottles) by 2030|
|Reduce||Aim to reduce the volume of plastic containers and packaging, such as by expanding the use of label-less bottles|
|Develop new environmentally friendly containers||Aim to research and develop non-plastic containers and new environmentally friendly materials|
Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. supports for the recommendation of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures' (TCFD) .As a supporter of the TCFD's recommendations, the Group will analyze the risks and opportunities that climate change poses to its businesses, respond accordingly, and disclose pertinent information.
Since the Earth was came into being, it has given life over this long period of time to many different living things, including us humans, which have survived due to their links with each other.
The countless bounty that is provided by this biodiversity (ecosystem) is what supports our life and corporate activities.
For us to continue enjoying the bounty of biodiversity into the future, all of us who make up society must work together to protect biodiversity, and use this bounty in a sustainable manner so that it is not exhausted. As a part of society, businesses are also expected to take on important roles.
The Preservation of Biodiversity, which was adopted as a world treaty along with the Prevention of Global Warming at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, is an essential theme for the preservation of the balance of our ecosystem on earth. To practice business activities that show sensitivity to biodiversity, the Asahi Group has put together philosophies and principles that will serve as the foundation of its biodiversity preservation activities. In March 2010, the Asahi Group has formulated and announced the Declaration on Biodiversity as the first of its kind in the domestic alcohol industry.
Each of Earth's diverse living things has its own role—and all live together in balance, depending on one another. Each of the things we need for our daily lives—including clean air and water, or delicious food and drink—are the gifts of nature, provided to us by the diversity of life. Because the business activities of the Asahi Group make use of nature's gifts, such as water and grain, we respect the diversity of life and work to preserve nature's bounty, nurturing it and passing it on to future generations.
*The “Declaration on Biodiversity” of the Asahi Group was formulated with reference to the Declaration on Biodiversity of the Nippon Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)