OSAKA, Japan, December 14, 2020 - Shionogi & Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Osaka, Japan; President and CEO: Isao Teshirogi, Ph.D.; hereafter "Shionogi" ) has announced, for two straight years, that Shionogi has gained A- rating for “Climate Change” and chosen as an A-List Company, the highest rating, for “Water security”, in the surveys conducted by CDP1, a global non-profit organization working on environmental information disclosure.
Shionogi idenfied "Protect the Environment" as a corporately material issue to be addressed and set mid-to-long term environmental action targets based on the "Shionogi Group EHS2 Policy". In particular, we focus on environmental issues, such as climate change, resource efficiency including water use, circular economy, and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). We take the environmental initiatives not only in our business activities such as pharmaceuticals, clinical-laboratory drugs/instruments research, development, manufactuaring and sales, but also in the cooperation with suppliers.
We believe that CDP adimired our high level continuous efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, protect the water resources, reduce the risk of flooding, and appropriately manage wastewater to reduce the release of antimicrobials into the environment as a part of initiatives tackling AMR.
We will responsibly address and sharpen our response to various environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, thereby contributing to the creation of sustainable societies and compatibly driving the company’s growth. Based on that approach, we will make a concerted effort to be a suitable company needed in the future by all stakeholders.
CDP is a global non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Voted number one climate research provider by investors and working with institutional investors with assets of US$106 trillion, we leverage investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts. Over 9,600 companies with over 50% of global market capitalization disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2020. This is in addition to the hundreds of cities, states and regions who disclosed, making CDP’s platform one of the richest sources of information globally on how companies and governments are driving environmental change. CDP is a founding member of the We Mean Business Coalition. Visit https://cdp.net/en or follow us @CDP to find out more.
2. EHS：Environment, Health and Safety
Our Environment Report and Website carry further information on EHS-related business risks and identified material issues and details of our EHS activities:
・Website (Occupational Health and Safety)：https://www.shionogi.com/global/en/sustainability/society/office.html