OSAKA, Japan, December 21, 2021 - Shionogi & Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Osaka, Japan; President and CEO: Isao Teshirogi, Ph.D.; hereafter "Shionogi" ) has announced that Shionogi has gained A- rating for “Climate Change” and 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 Company Policy of Shionogi", "Shionogi Group Code of Conduct" and "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 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.
To continue toward the achievement of SDGs, we will responsibly address and sharpen our response to various environmental and social issues with our partners and suppliers, 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.
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This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based on expectations in light of the information currently available, assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from these statements. Risks and uncertainties include general domestic and international economic conditions such as general industry and market conditions, and changes of interest rate and currency exchange rate. These risks and uncertainties particularly apply with respect to product-related forward-looking statements. Product risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, completion and discontinuation of clinical trials; obtaining regulatory approvals; claims and concerns about product safety and efficacy; technological advances; adverse outcome of important litigation; domestic and foreign healthcare reforms and changes of laws and regulations. Also for existing products, there are manufacturing and marketing risks, which include, but are not limited to, inability to build production capacity to meet demand, unavailability of raw materials and entry of competitive products. The company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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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:
Occupational Health and Safety：https://www.shionogi.com/global/en/sustainability/society/office.html