Reducing Emissions of Environmental Pollutants

Reducing the Environmental Burden on Air

The Asahi Group is working to reduce air pollutants of NOx (nitrogen oxides) and SOx (sulfur oxides).

Emissions of NOx and SOx (domestic businesses)
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
NOx 188 tons 154 tons 145 tons 151 tons 157 tons
SOx 32 tons 11 tons 10 tons 12 tons 14 tons
Targeted organizations

Management of Hazardous Chemical Substances

In addition to properly monitoring and managing the volume of substances that fall under the PRTR Law, the Asahi Group formulated the Standards for Handling Reagents and Standards for Handling Poisonous and Deleterious Substances to carefully control the receiving, use and disposal of reagents designated by the Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Act used to check the quality of our products.
No major leakage accidents of chemical substances occurred in FY2018.

Responding to Soil Contamination

The Asahi Group set up dikes surrounding all inlets and storage tanks for cleansing agents and other chemicals used during the manufacturing process at our breweries and factories to prevent soil contamination. To provide additional safeguard against any possible leakage of these liquids from tanks and other areas, the Asahi Group has established a system for ensuring the liquids are treated as wastewater by its in-house wastewater processing facility.
The Asahi Group conducts soil contamination research appropriately when it is necessary.