Third-party Verification

Third-party verification of greenhouse gas emissions

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), third-party verification of calculation methods and the suitability of these calculation methods for the greenhouse gases emitted by domestic Asahi Group offices based on ISO 14064-1* was conducted. As a result, a written assurance was received from Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Limited (LRQA), the verification institution. In 2015 (January 1 - December 31, 2015), the range of eligibility was expanded so that third-party verification was conducted for Group companies in the Oceania region as well, and written assurances were received for these too.
In 2016, the Asahi Group again received written assurances for Scopes 1 and 2 under the same range.
In addition, from 2016, 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) are being used to account for greenhouse gas from its value chain under Scope 3. At the same time, third-party verification based on ISO 14064-3 was conducted, and the corresponding written assurance was received.

*ISO 14064: International standards for calculating, reporting on and verifying greenhouse gases. Composed of three parts.

Scope 1 and 2 GHG Emissions
GHG emission volume 2014 2015 2016 2017
Scope 1 Scope 2 Scope 1 Scope 2 Scope 1 Scope 2 Scope 1 Scope 2
Japan 339,030 192,429 338,267 200,308 343,769 193,545 337,999 189,960
Australia 18,703 56,999 18,137 58,218 18,500 61,332 17,643 67,695
New Zealand 4,848 1,180 4,530 1,245 4,645 1,163 5,038 1,112
Total 362,581 250,608 360,934 259,772 366,914 256,040 360,681 258,766

Unit: t-CO2e/y
Scope 1: Direct GHG emission volume
Scope 2: Indirect GHG emission volume from energy sources

With the aim of reducing greenhouse gases throughout its entire value chain going forward, the Asahi Group will calculate the Scope 3 greenhouse gas in its value chain based on the "Basic Guidelines on Accounting for Greenhouse Gas Emissions throughout the Supply Chain (issued by the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)." Furthermore, the Group has implemented third-party verification based on international ISO 14064-3 standards and has acquired a written assurance from Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Limited, a verification service provider.

Scope 3 GHG Emissions (Asahi Breweries, Ltd., Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd.)
Category 2015 2016
①Purchased goods & services 1,820,858 1,845,115
②Capital goods 81,129 313,678
③Fuel- and energy-related activities 60,609 61,047
④Upstream transportation & distribution 433,341 417,440
⑤Waste generated in operations 4,609 3,819
⑥Business travel 950 933
⑦Employee commuting 3,530 3,322
⑧Upstream leased assets Not applicable Not applicable
⑨Downstream transportation & distribution 147,775 142,661
⑩Processing of sold products Not applicable Not applicable
⑪Use of sold products 361,759 326,623
⑫End of life treatment of sold products 45,239 54,725
⑬Downstream leased assets Not applicable Not applicable
⑭Franchises Not applicable Not applicable
⑮Investments Not applicable Not applicable
Total GHG Emissios 2,959,799 3,169,363
GHG Emissions (Tonnes CO2e)
GHG Emissions (Tonnes CO2e)