The Asahi Group is continuing to target 100% by-products and waste recycling and endeavoring to reduce the volume of waste generation.
*Waste recycling target: 100% recycling of by-products and waste generated at domestic business production sites (plants) (according to the group definitions)
*Net sales in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) was used for basic unit calculations from 2016.
*The area of analysis of by-products and waste generated included only Oceania up to 2017 and then Oceania and Europe in 2018.
|1. Alcoholic beverages business||242||247||231||260||243|
|2. Soft drinks business||44||42||40||40||38|
|3. Food business||6.3||6.3||6.1||6.4||5.8|
|4. Other businesses*||0.3||0.2||0.2||0.2||0.2|
|5. Overseas businesses||16||19||22||17||490|
|Total of items 1 to 5||308||314||299||324||777|
|Basic unit of by-products and waste generated (kg/one million yen): per units of net sales||165||167||179||177||344|
*Generated from production bases (factories)
*4. Other businesses include the building of the Asahi Group Holdings headquarters.
|Region||Fiscal year||Waste generated||Recycled||Recycled rate (%)|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand)||2014||16||13||82|
|Europe (Italy, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Poland)||2018||474||457||97|
The Asahi Group has achieved 100% by-products and waste recycling at all of the 34 domestic factories, excluding new Group companies , and remains committed to the realization of a recycling-based society.
|Number of sites where the rate of recycling by-products and waste of 100% was achieved||36/36||35/35||36/36||36/36||34/34|
*Based on the independent recycling standards of the Group. The target sites are the Group's Head Office and production sites of domestic Group companies.
|Methods of utilization|
(crust of malt generated during the processing stage)
|Sludge, screened lees||Organic fertilizer, compost, etc.|
|Glass cullet||Recycled bottles, new bottles, building materials, etc.|
|Collected raw material Residues||Fodder|
|Surplus brewing yeast||Quasi-pharmaceutical products such as "Ebios" manufactured by Asahi Food & Healthcare Co., Ltd., food material such as yeast extract, and "Asahi Super Beer Yeast" etc.|
|Cardboard/paper||Base paper of cardboard.|
|Waste palettes||Manufactured paper, fuel chips.|
|Label chaff||Recycled paper|
|Waste plastics||Recycled plastic|
|Steel scrap||Steel material|
|Aluminum scrap||Aluminum cans, electrical products|
|Incinerated ash||Base course material|
|Waste oil||Oil equivalent to B-grade heavy oil|
|Other (waste barrels, etc.)||Stainless-steel parts are Recycled and rubber parts are used as heat source|
The Asahi Group Head Office building uses a methane fermentation system (Jyonanjima food recycling facility) to recycle food scrap waste into electricity and city gas and contribute to supplying electricity to Tokyo. Through this kind of initiative, the Head Office building has maintained 100% waste recycling since 2006.
Asahi Calpis Wellness Co., Ltd. seeks to contribute to recycling-oriented agriculture by efficiently converting waste produced from raising stock, food processing and other operations into compost and reusing the results through the application of Thervelics, a composting accelerator that contains the original strain Bacillus subtilis C-3102. Thervelics efficiently carries out composting by accelerating the fermentation of food waste, such as vegetable peels, advancing the decomposition.
Compost produced in this way enables users to expect an increase in crop yield and a decrease in the amount of chemical fertilizers used.
The Asahi Group thinks that the greater application of Thervelics will promote the efficient recycling of food waste and contribute to revitalizing organic farming, in which compost is used.
The Asahi Group has introduced a composter that uses Thervelics to some of its staff canteens. The composter achieves zero kitchen waste and contributes to reducing carbon dioxide emissions from the transportation and incineration of kitchen waste by converting waste and leftovers from canteens into compost.
The high-quality, mature compost eventually produced is supplied to farming families, where it is used for growing crops.
From 2015, the Asahi Group has been progressively implementing a waste product data management system for all domestic Group companies to strengthen its information disclosure through the centralized management of waste product data, and strengthen compliance at plants of Group companies, even as the Group continues to promote the optimization of its operations.