The Asahi Group, which is globally expanding its business, considers highly transparent and reliable disclosure of information through the centralized summarization and third-party verification of environmental information and data from the Group overall including overseas to be essential. It undergoes third-party verification for greenhouse gas emission volume (Scope 1,2 and 3), which is considered particularly important and has acquired a written assurance.
In 2014 (January 1 - December 31, 2014) and in compliance with ISO 14064-1*, the Asahi Group underwent third-party verification of methods for the calculation of greenhouse gas emissions from the domestic offices of the Group and the suitability of these calculation methods. As a result, the Group received written assurance from Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Limited (LRQA), the institution that conducted the verification. In 2015, the range of eligibility expanded to the Asahi Group companies in Oceania. Furthermore, from 2018, the range of eligibility has expanded to the Asahi Group companies in Europe to also undergo third-party verification. Consequently, the Asahi Group received written assurances for these companies.
In 2018, the Asahi Group underwent third-party verification and received written assurances for Scopes 1 and 2 under the same range in terms of energy consumption, water consumption and wastewater discharge.
From 2016, the Asahi Group has followed the Basic Guidelines on Accounting for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Throughout the Supply Chain (published by the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) to account for the greenhouse gases from its value chain under Scope 3. At the same time, the Group underwent third-party verification in compliance with ISO 14064-3 and received written assurance.
*ISO 14064: International standards for calculating, reporting on and verifying greenhouse gases. Composed of three parts.