OSAKA, Japan, April 21, 2021 - Shionogi & Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Osaka, Japan; President and CEO: Isao Teshirogi, Ph.D.; hereafter "Shionogi" ) has announced shionogi participated in Japan Climate Initiative (JCI) and have expressed our support for JCI statement urging strengthened measures to address climate change.
JCI is a network committed to strengthening communication and exchange of strategies and solutions among all actors that are implementing climate actions in Japan. In July 2018, over 100 Japanese companies, local governments, research institutions and NGOs established the Japan Climate Initiative (JCI) and the members increased to more than 5 times as of today. JCI statement calls on the Japanese government to raise its 2030 GHS reduction target from 26% to more than 45% and its renewable energy target from 22 - 24% to 40 - 50% like Europeen countries.
Shionogi identified "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 EHS※1 Policy".
Moreover, Shiongi adopted and begun focusing on new medium- and long-term EHS Action Targets (2020-2024/2030/2050) of reducing CO2 emissions by nearly half (45%) from 2018 levels by 2030 and we will aim for achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050. As a member of JCI, Shionogi will continue striving to help protect the global environment with other members.
Shionogi 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, Shionogi will make a concerted effort to be a suitable company needed by all stakeholders in the future.
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Our Environment Report andWeb site carries further information on EHS-related business risks and identified material issues and details of our EHS activities:
・Web site (Health and Safety)：https://www.shionogi.com/global/en/sustainability/society/office.html