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Material Balance

Material Balance
INPUT 2017 2018 2019 2020
Category Item
Energy Fuel/Heat(GJ) 6,438,000 6,252,000 6,289,000 5,857,000
Electric Power(GJ) 3,486,000 3,319,000 3,141,000 3,096,000
Total(GJ) 9,924,000 9,571,000 9,430,000 8,953,000
Breakdown of
principal items
City Gas(㎥) 109,909,000 106,508,000 109,011,000 100,485,000
Liquefied natural gas
(LNG/tons)
9,530 9,570 9,497 9,361
A-grade heavy oil(KL) 8,904 8,431 6,610 6,271
Purchased electric power
(kWh)
357,553,000 340,526,000 322,177,000 318,463,000
Water Water(㎥) 23,723,000 22,777,000 22,280,000 20,584,000
Ingredient beer-type beverages(tons) 338,000 283,000 271,000 255,000
soft drinks(tons) 237,000 264,000 283,000 263,000
Container and packaging materials beer-type beverages(tons) 325,000 297,000 278,000 184,000
soft drinks(tons) 187,000 143,000 129,000 133,000
OUTPUT 2017 2018 2019 2020
Category Item
Greenhouse gases CO2(tons) 528,000 495,000 469,000 447,000
Atmospheric emissions NOX(tons) 151 157 215 179
SOX(tons) 12 14 18 13
Volume of wastewater Volume of wastewater(㎥) 16,779,000 16,615,000 16,428,000 15,312,000
Drainage water quality* BOD(tons) - - 354.7 294.6
COD(tons) - - 125.3 92.3
By-Products and
waste materials
Generated volume(tons) 307,000 287,000 257,000 250,000
Recycled volume(tons) 307,000 287,000 257,000 250,000
Recycling rate(%) 100 100 100 100

*Scope of aggregation: Asahi Group companies in Japan
*Target period: 2020 January - December
*The definition of drainage water quality has been revised and calculated from 2019.

Environmental Accounting

Environmental Preservation Cost

Unit: million yen

Classification Content of major
initiatives
2017 2018 2019 2020
Investment amount Amount of cost Investment amount Amount of cost Investment amount Amount of cost Investment amount Amount of cost
  1. Cost incurred by business areas*1
2,239 6,552 2,030 6,759 2,703 6,267 1,403 6,258
Breakdown ① Pollution
prevention cost
  • Atmospheric pollution, water quality pollution prevention activity
  • Maintenance and inspection of pollution prevention equipment
  • Analysis and measurement of atmosphere and water quality
653 2,474 577 2,796 1,441 2,550 879 2,665
② Global environment
preservation cost
  • Prevention of Ozone layer destruction (elimination of CFC)
  • Energy-saving activities
953 1,771 1,007 1,600 720 1,566 306 1,506
③ Resource circulation cost
  • Recycling of waste generated at factories
  • Recycling promotion activity
  • Installation of waste processing equipment
633 2,307 446 2,363 542 2,151 218 2,087
  1. Upstream and downstream cost*2
  • Promotion and support of recycling activity (e.g. commission fee for the reuse of containers and wrapping as products)
  • Green purchase, purchasing of green power
- 549 - 761 - 520 - 617
  1. Managing activity cost*3
  • Maintenance of ISO 14001/EA21
  • Implementation of environmental audit
  • Implementation of environmental education
- 428 - 361 - 484 - 437
  1. Research and
    development cost*4
  • Research and development in relation to the environment
32 177 47 249 40 255 213 1,900
  1. Social activity cost*5
  • Environmental beautification activities, pollution charges
  • Operational cost of Asahi Forest
  • Donation to and advertisement of environmental protection organizations, etc.
- 220 - 224 - 444 - 476
  1. Environmental
    damage cost*6
- - - - - - - -
Total value 2,271 7,926 2,077 8,353 2,743 7,970 1,616 9,688
Economic Effect as a Result of Measures Taken for Environmental Preservation

Unit: million yen

Content of effect 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total amount of sales of valuable items due to recycling of waste 291 279 265 225
Amount of expenditure reduction due to energy saving policies 104 142 273 119

*Scope of aggregation: Asahi Breweries, Ltd., Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd.
*Target period: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 (all from January 1 to December 31)

*1The environmental preservation cost to hold down the environmental burden that is generated within the area of businesses as a result of main business activities
*2The environmental preservation cost to hold down the environmental burden that is generated upstream or downstream of the main business activities due to those activities
*3The environmental preservation cost concerning management activities
*4The environmental preservation cost within research and development activity
*5The environmental preservation cost concerning social activities
*6Cost in response to environmental damage

Environmental Training

Implementation Theme Content Implementation format Targeted audience Implementation period No. of people attended No. of training hours
Environmental risk management seminar Waste management Lecture, case studies, certification exams Waste management staff for the Group companies in Japan November 2016 Approx. 110 Five hours
November 2017 Approx. 100 Five hours
November 2018 Approx. 100 Five hours
December 2020 Approx. 155
*Held online
Five hours
Training of ISO 14001 internal inspectors of the Group ISO 14001 environmental management Lectures, workshops and examinations ISO 14001 implementation representatives of the Group companies in Japan March 2019 (four times) Approx. 100 30 hours in total
February 2020 (two times), October, November (eight times) Approx.200
*Partly held online
70 hours in total
Asahi Breweries' environmental education Environmental issues overall e-learning All employees of Asahi Breweries June 2020, October 2020 Approx. 4,500 participants per month
Rate of participation
June: 93%
October: 94%
Approx. 15 minutes/
person
Asahi Soft Drinks Group's environmental education Environmental issues overall and activities of the Asahi Soft Drinks Group e-learning All employees of the Asahi Soft Drinks Group January 2021 Approx. 3,600
Rate of participation 99%
Approx. 15 minutes/
person
Asahi Group Foods' environmental education Workshop with the persons newly taking charge of compliance with ISO 14001 Lecture form Persons in charge of compliance with ISO 14001 January, June, September, October, November 2020 6 attendees 1.5 hour/
person

Changes in CO2 Emissions and Basic Units

Changes in CO2 Emissions and Basic Units

*Net sales in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) was used for basic unit calculations from 2016.
*The area of analysis for overseas CO2 emissions included only Oceania up to 2017, then Oceania and Europe as of 2018, and then Oceania, Europe and Southeast Asia as of 2019.
*Scope of aggregation: Scope1+2 emissions from Japanese and overseas business operations (Click here for more information.)

CO2 Emissions and Basic Units

Unit: kilotons-CO2

Item 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Scope1 367 361 463 492 463
Scope2 256 259 419 429 367
Scope1+2 623 619 881 921 830
Scope3*1 3,169 2,912 2,899 3,084 5,497
Scope1+2 basic units (kg-CO2/million yen)*2 365 297 416 441 409
(kg-CO2e/kl)*3 79 81 75 78 72
Scope3 basic units (kg-CO2/million yen) 1,857 1,397 1,367 1,476 2,711
Sales (billion yen) 1,707 2,085 2,120 2,089 2,028

*1 Scope of aggregation: :Only Asahi Breweries, Ltd., Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd., up to 2019, then Asahi Breweries, Ltd., Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd., Asahi Europe and International, Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd, as of 2020. (Click here for more information.)
*2 CO2 emission basic unit of production per unit revenue
*3 CO2 emission basic unit of production per kl produced.
*With the introduction of the Green Power CO2 Reduction Certification System by the Japanese government in 2014, CO2 emissions avoided by Tradable Green Certificates (TGC) can be used in calculations, reporting and announcements of greenhouse gas emissions as stipulated in the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures. From the 2014 results, we can also indicate CO2 emissions reflecting the CO2 emissions avoided by TGC. Note that the figures in this table only include the CO2 emissions contributed by green energy.

CO2 Emissions by Country

Unit: kilotons-CO2

Country Scope 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Japan Scope1 344 338 329 325 304
Scope2 194 190 165 144 144
Scope1+2 537 528 495 469 447
CO2 emissions contributed by green energy 13 12 11 10 14
Total of Scope1+2 525 516 484 459 433
Australia Scope1 19 18 18 19 18
Scope2 61 68 66 65 64
Scope1+2 80 85 83 85 83
New Zealand Scope1 5 5 5 5 5
Scope2 1 1 1 1 1
Scope1+2 6 6 6 6 5
U.K. Scope1 - - 1 1 2
Scope2 - - 1 1 1
Scope1+2 - - 2 1 3
Italy Scope1 - - 20 27 15
Scope2 - - 15 10 8
Scope1+2 - - 36 37 23
The Netherlands Scope1 - - 8 8 7
Scope2 - - 11 8 0
Scope1+2 - - 18 16 7
Czech Republic Scope1 - - 20 20 21
Scope2 - - 72 61 59
Scope1+2 - - 92 82 79
Slovakia Scope1 - - 5 6 6
Scope2 - - 1 1 2
Scope1+2 - - 7 7 8
Romania Scope1 - - 19 19 18
Scope2 - - 18 15 14
Scope1+2 - - 36 34 33
Hungary Scope1 - - 7 6 6
Scope2 - - 6 6 5
Scope1+2 - - 13 12 11
Poland Scope1 - - 30 30 30
Scope2 - - 64 81 45
Scope1+2 - - 94 111 75
Malaysia Scope1 - - - 20 28
Scope2 - - - 29 19
Scope1+2 - - - 48 47
Indonesia Scope1 - - - 4 4
Scope2 - - - 4 3
Scope1+2 - - - 8 7
Vietnam Scope1 - - - 1 0
Scope2 - - - 1 1
Scope1+2 - - - 2 2
Myanmar Scope1 - - - 1 -
Scope2 - - - 1 -
Scope1+2 - - - 2 -
Total Scope1 367 361 463 492 463
Scope2 256 259 419 429 367
Scope1+2 623 619 881 921 830

*Scope of aggregation: Click here for more information.

Breakdown of Scope 3

Unit: kilotons-CO2

Category 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
(1) Products and services purchased 1,845 1,821 1,862 2,019 3,424
(2) Capital goods 314 141 98 109 78
(3) Fuel not included in Scope 1 and 2 and energy-related activities 61 60 60 71 132
(4) Transportation and delivery (upstream) 417 370 386 391 487
(5) Waste generated in the business 4 4 4 4 7
(6) Business trip 1 1 1 1 5
(7) Commute of employees 3 3 3 4 16
(8) Lease assets (upstream) Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
(9) Transportation and delivery (downstream) 143 137 138 144 351
(10) Processing of sold products Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
(11) Use of sold products 327 325 296 289 904
(12) Disposal of sold products 55 50 52 50 93
(13) Lease assets (downstream) Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
(14) Franchising Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
(15) Investments Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Total GHG emissions 3,169 2,912 2,899 3,084 5,497

*CO2 emissions from the assets being leased are excluded from (8) Lease assets (upstream) because they are counted in Scope 1 + 2.
*No interim products exist and (10) Processing of sold products is not applicable.
*The CO2 emissions from the assets being leased are not applicable for (13) Lease assets (downstream), because they are counted in Scope 1 + 2.
*(14) Franchising is not applicable because nothing applies to it.
*(15) Investments are not applicable due to business characteristics.
*Scope of aggregation: Only Asahi Breweries, Ltd., Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd., up to 2019, then Asahi Breweries, Ltd., Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd., Asahi Europe and International, Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd, as of 2020.

2020 Scope 3 Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Unit: kilotons-CO2e

2020 Scope 3 Greenhouse Gas Emissions

*Scope of aggregation: Asahi Breweries, Ltd., Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd., Asahi Europe and International, Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd.

Changes in the Volume of CO2 Emissions During Transportation

The table below shows changes in the volume of CO2 emissions from transportation assigned by the Asahi Group as a cargo owner.

Changes in the Volume of CO2 Emissions During Transportation

*Scope of aggregation: Click here for more information.

Changes in Energy Consumption and Basic Units

Energy Consumption and Basic Units

*Net sales in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) was used for basic unit calculations for 2016.
*The area of analysis for overseas energy consumption included only Oceania up to 2017, then Oceania and Europe as of 2018, and then Oceania, Europe and Southeast Asia as of 2019.
*Scope of aggregation: Click here for more information.

Energy Consumption and Basic Units

Unit: GWh

Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Japan 2,168 2,139 2,075 2,057 1,936
Australia 164 167 165 174 170
New Zealand 32 34 35 35 31
U.K. - - 6 6 14
Italy - - 88 181 144
The Netherlands - - 31 67 64
Czech Republic - - 310 307 305
Slovakia - - 37 36 39
Romania - - 154 153 153
Hungary - - 57 51 46
Poland - - 272 257 252
Malaysia - - - 126 153
Indonesia - - - 23 21
Vietnam - - - 4 3
Myanmar - - - 8 -
Energy Basic Units (kWh/million yen) 1,385 1,122 1,524 1,668 1,643
Total 2,363 2,340 3,231 3,484 3,332

*Scope of aggregation: Click here for more information.

Renewable Electricity Consumption

2020
Total Renewable Electricity Consumption (GWh) 113
Percentage of Renewable Electricity Consumption 12%

*Scope of aggregation: Click here for more information.

Water Consumption and Basic Units Used in Alcohol Beverages Business and Soft Drinks Business

Water consumption and basic units used in Alcohol Beverages Business and Soft Drinks Business

*Figures up to and including 2017 include Japan and Oceania.
*Figures for 2018 include Japan, Oceania and Europe.
*From 2019, figures include Japan, Oceania, Europe and Southeast Asia.
*Scope of aggregation: Click here for more information.

Water Consumption by Country

Unit: k㎥

Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Japan 23,889 23,723 22,777 22,280 20,584
Australia 2,252 2,277 2,469 2,422 2,318
New Zealand 295 307 344 337 294
U.K. - - 49 40 126
Italy - - 1,983 2,099 1,889
The Netherlands - - 948 918 937
Poland - - 3,731 3,783 3,779
Czech Republic - - 3,221 3,197 3,033
Slovakia - - 349 363 397
Hungary - - 778 718 634
Romania - - 1,975 1,971 1,979
Malaysia - - - 1,829 1,477
Indonesia - - - 193 197
Vietnam - - - 39 30
Myanmar - - - 101 -
Total 26,436 26,307 38,623 40,292 37,673

*Scope of aggregation: Click here for more information.

Water Intake by Water Source

Unit: k㎥

Country/Region Water intake source 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Japan Clean water, tap water, and industrial water 12,872 12,709 12,572 12,177 10,693
River water 2,530 2,725 2,598 2,505 2,307
Groundwater 8,497 8,289 7,606 7,598 7,584
Oceania Clean water, tap water, and industrial water 1,961 1,978 2,287 2,294 2,160
River water 0 0 0 0 0
Groundwater 586 607 525 466 452
Europe Clean water, tap water, and industrial water - - 7,015 7,083 7,177
River water - - 0 0 0
Groundwater - - 6,019 6,006 5,596
Southeast Asia Clean water, tap water, and industrial water - - - 1,101 795
River water - - - 0 0
Groundwater - - - 1,062 909
Total by water intake source in Japan Clean water, tap water, and industrial water 14,834 14,688 21,875 22,655 20,825
River water 2,530 2,725 2,598 2,505 2,307
Groundwater 9,083 8,896 14,150 15,132 14,542
Grand total 26,446 26,308 38,623 40,292 37,673

*From 2018, the Asahi Group discloses data about the Group's water consumption and wastewater output, which has been verified by a third party.
*Scope of aggregation: Click here for more information.

Wastewater by Country

Unit: k㎥

Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Japan 16,912 16,779 16,615 16,428 15,312
Australia 790 801 1,128 1,218 1,133
New Zealand 194 186 227 214 165
U.K. - - 32 27 77
Italy - - 1,178 1,205 1,140
The Netherlands - - 576 605 651
Poland - - 2,238 2,298 2,229
Czech Republic - - 1,953 1,825 1,852
Slovakia - - 238 269 215
Hungary - - 499 536 412
Romania - - 1,128 1,154 1,195
Malaysia - - - 502 557
Indonesia - - - 165 154
Vietnam - - - 23 18
Myanmar - - - 72 -
Total 17,896 17,766 25,813 26,540 25,111

*Scope of aggregation: Click here for more information.

Wastewater Amount by Destination of Wastewater

Unit: k㎥

Country/Region Destination of wastewater 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Japan Sewer 8,197 8,410 8,055 7,782 6,975
Sea 800 567 641 702 521
River 7,915 7,802 7,918 7,944 7,816
Other (Irrigation) 0 0 0 0 0
Oceania Sewer 985 987 1,345 1,423 1,289
Sea 0 0 0 0 0
River 0 0 0 0 0
Other (Irrigation) 0 0 11 9 10
Europe Sewer - - 7,689 7,452 7,286
Sea - - 0 0 0
River - - 154 467 485
Other (Irrigation) - - 0 0 0
Southeast Asia Sewer - - - 0 0
Sea - - - 0 0
River - - - 762 713
Other (Irrigation) - - - 0 17
Total of water discharge Sewer 9,181 9,397 17,089 16,657 15,550
Sea 800 567 641 702 521
River 7,915 7,802 8,072 9,172 9,013
Other (Irrigation) 0 0 11 9 27
Total 17,896 17,766 25,813 26,540 25,111

*Scope of aggregation: Click here for more information.

Changes by Operating Business in the Volume of By-products and Waste Generated (Basic Unit)

Changes by Operating Business in the Volume of By-products and Waste Generated (Basic Unit)

*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 2018 and then Europe and Oceania in 2019.
*Scope of aggregation: Click here for more information.

Unit: kilotons

Business name 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
1. Alcoholic beverages business 231 260 243 211 202
2. Soft drinks business 40 40 38 39 43
3. Food business 6.1 6.4 5.8 4.9 4.6
4. Other businesses* 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1
5. Overseas businesses 22 17 16 830 788
Total of items 1 to 5 299 324 303 1,086 1,038
Basic unit of by-products and waste generated (kg/million yen): per units of net sales 175 155 143 520 519

*Generated from production bases (factories)
*4. Other businesses include the building of the Asahi Group Holdings headquarters.
*Scope of aggregation: Click here for more information.

By-products and Waste Generated and Recycled by Region

Unit: kilotons

Region Content 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Japan Waste generated 277 307 287 255 250
Recycled 277 307 287 255 250
Recycled rate (%) 100 100 100 100 100
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand) Waste generated 22 17 16 13 10
Recycled 18 15 14 12 9
Recycled rate (%) 84 89 88 88 90
Europe (U.K., Italy, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Poland) Waste generated - - - 817 775
Recycled - - - 798 757
Recycled rate (%) - - - 98 98

*Figures for by-products and waste generated in Europe are disclosed for 2019 onwards, due to a review of the definitions used.
*Scope of aggregation: Click here for more information.

Emissions of NOx and SOx

Unit: t

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
NOx 145 151 157 220 179
SOx 10 12 14 14 13

*Scope of aggregation: businesses in Japan (Click here for more information)