Since 1995, Shionogi has been working toward continuous improvement in terms of energy conservation, global warming control, resource conservation and waste management, reinforced management of chemical substance, and so forth, in all areas of our business activities, including R&D, production, and sales, following medium-term targets. In FY 2016, we commenced our effort toward the achievement of Phase 5 of the Shionogi Group Environmental Action Targets for the period from FY 2016 to FY 2020. In FY 2018, we upgraded them as the Shionogi Group EHS Action Targets (FY2018–2020), always working toward continuous improvement from the two aspects of the environment and health & safety. We intend to update our action plan each year based on identified risks, opportunities and important challenges.
The Action Targets also cover the areas of health management and labor accidents to ensure that we conduct business activities in consideration of the health and safety of the employees and the local communities where we operate based on the Shionogi Group EHS Policy.
[FY1995-] Phase 1 / Shionogi Group Environmental Action Targets [FY2000-] Phase 2 / Shionogi Group Environmental Action Targets [FY2005-] Phase 3 / Shionogi Group Environmental Action Targets [FY2010-] Phase 4 / Shionogi Group Environmental Action Targets [FY2015-] Phase 5 / Shionogi Group Environmental Action Targets [FY2018(Updated)-FY2020] EHS Action Targets
Shionogi Group EHS Action Targets FY 2018 Targets FY 2018 Results FY 2019 Targets

1. Promote energy conservation and global warming control measures.

・Reduce CO2 emissions in FY 2020 by 33% from the FY 2005 benchmark (by 40% in FY 2030).

・Improve specific energy efficiencies by an annual average of 1%.

・Promote the introduction of highly energy-efficient equipment.

CO2 emissions: reduced by 33%  (64,293 tons-CO2)
Specific energy efficiencies: improved by 5.4% (from FY 2015)

・Switch to a high-efficiency air-conditioning (AC) system; discontinue air-conditioning periodically by adjusting output. (Settsu Plant)

・Switch to high-efficiency motors; renew refrigeration equipment; reduce energy consumption by reviewing the operational mode. (Kanegasaki Plant)

・Review air-conditioning at night and on holidays; renew heat pumps. (SPRC)

・Continue the discontinuation of hot water pump operation at night and of wastewater treatment station raw water pump operation. (Aburahi Facilities)

CO2 emissions: reduced by 35% <achieved> (61,866 tons-CO2)
Specific energy efficiencies: improved by 5.3% <not achieved> (from FY 2015)

・Specific energy efficiencies deteriorated due to a decrease in the denominator (total floor area).

・Switch was made to a high-efficiency AC system; periodical discontinuation of air-conditioning began by adjusting output. (Settsu Plant)

・Switch was made to high-efficiency motors; refrigeration equipment was renewed; energy consumption was reduced by reviewing the operational mode. (Kanegasaki Plant)

・Air-conditioning at night and on holidays was reviewed; heat pumps were renewed. (SPRC)

・Discontinuation of hot water pump operation at night and of wastewater treatment station raw water pump operation was continued. (Aburahi Facilities)

CO2 emissions: reduced by 36% (61,271 tons-CO2)
Specific energy efficiencies: improved by 0.3% (from FY 2015)

・Specific energy efficiencies will deteriorate due to a decrease in the denominator (total floor area).

・Renew refrigeration equipment. (Kuise Site)

・Renew pumps; discontinue air-conditioning periodically by adjusting output. (Settsu Plant)

・Review air-conditioning at night and on holidays; renew heat pumps; switch to LED lighting upon renewal. (SPRC)

2. Strengthen resource conservation and waste treatment/disposal measures.

・Reduce the amount of waste generated by 55% from the FY 2000 benchmark.

・Improve the percentage of waste reused or recycled to 73% or higher, and reduce waste disposed of as landfill.

Amount of waste generated: reduced by 35% (4,335 tons)
Percentage of waste reused or recycled: 78%

・Maintain stable operation to reduce temporary waste (equipment stoppage, deviation, etc.); take an appropriate inventory of reagents to reduce the amount of expired reagents to be disposed of.    (Settsu Plant)

・Recover usable materials from waste; reduce liquid waste. (Kanegasaki Plant)

・Promote the reuse of disused articles (research and general-use apparatuses, office supplies); increase the amount of valuable waste through thorough sorting. (SPRC)

Amount of waste generated: reduced by 43% (3,824 tons) <achieved>
Percentage of waste reused or recycled: 81% <achieved>

・The amount of waste was reduced by reviewing warehouse and production processes. (Settsu Plant)

・The amount of expired reagents to be disposed of was reduced (reagents were sorted out to recover valuable ones); used containers were put to reuse instead of disposal; recovery of valuable metals was promoted through sorting. (Kanegasaki Plant) 

・Risk was reduced by signing contracts with several waste handling service providers; thorough reuse, sorting and recycling were conducted. (SPRC)

Amount of waste generated: reduced by 33% (4,500 tons)
Percentage of waste reused or recycled: 80%

・The amount of waste will increase due to an increase in production volume.

・Control plastic use for products.

・Maintain stable operation to reduce temporary waste (equipment stoppage, deviation, etc.); take an appropriate inventory of reagents to reduce the amount of expired reagents to be disposed of; promote sale of valuable waste. (Settsu Plant)

・Reduce liquid waste; recover valuable materials from waste; reduce waste plastic; promote recovery of valuables through sorting. (Kanegasaki Plant)

・Promote the reuse of disused articles (research and general-use apparatuses, office supplies); increase the amount of valuable waste through thorough sorting. (SPRC)

3. Manage chemical substances appropriately.

・Appropriately treat and dispose of Poly Chlorinated Biphenyl (PCB)- containing waste materials at 78% of the sites and divisions handling them (toward a total ban in FY 2022).

・Appropriately manage Fluorocarbon-using equipment.

・Promote measures against chemical hazards.

・Appropriately treat PCB-containing waste according to schedule.

・Appropriately manage chemicals all the way to the completion of treatment/disposal.

・PCB-containing waste was appropriately treated and disposed of according to schedule. (Aburahi Facilities)

・PCB-containing waste was appropriately managed by lock-up, leakage control, reporting, etc.

・Appropriately treat PCB-containing waste according to schedule. (Kuise Site, Settsu Plant, SPRC, Aburahi Facilities)

・Continue appropriate management all the way to the completion of treatment/disposal.

・Appropriately manage Fluorocarbon-using equipment (inspection, record keeping, leakage data recording).

・Promote a plan for a total ban on Hydorochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC, R22)-using equipment.

・Fluorocarbon-using equipment was appropriately managed through inspection, maintenance record keeping, leakage reporting, etc.

・HCFC (R22)-using equipment decreased due to renewal and disposal. (Settsu Plant)

・Appropriately manage Fluorocarbon-using equipment (inspection, record keeping, recording of leakage amount).

・Promote a plan for a total ban on HCFC (R22)-using equipment.

・Examine guidelines concerning chemical hazards.

・Appropriately treat water used for washing equipment. (Settsu Plant)

・Conduct thorough management to contain antimicrobial agents. (Kanegasaki Plant)

・Establish a management system using safety datasheets (SDSs) for Shionogi products.

・Production of guidelines was launched to prevent health damage due to chemical substances to all persons related to Shionogi products.

・Residual liquid was thoroughly absorbed during cleansing of replacement components. (Settsu Plant)

・Operational SOP was revised to assess the absence/presence of antimicrobial agents in waste water to combat AMR. (Kanegasaki Plant)

・A unified management system was established with safety datasheets (SDSs) for Shionogi-developed products.

・Institute guidelines to prevent health damage due to chemical substances to all persons related to Shionogi products.

・Conduct appropriate environmental impact assessment of new chemical substances. (Settsu Plant)

・Conduct thorough management to contain antimicrobial agents. (Kanegasaki Plant)

・Improve SDS contents to implement rapid and stable SDS management.

4. Develop EHS management system.

・Adjust to the revised version of ISO14001, and promote continuous improvement.

・Integrate the environmental, health, and safety management systems.

・Promote information sharing and understanding by holding EHS committee meetings and the like.

・Integrate environmental, health, and safety management systems to operate them more efficiently. (Settsu Plant)

・Promote improvement activities closely related to actual operations. (Kanegasaki Plant)

・ISO14001 certification was continued. (Shionogi Pharma Chemical)

・OHSAS 18001 certification was continued. (Settsu Plant, Kanegasaki Plant)

・Electricity use was reduced by shortening unit workload as part of improvement activity. (Kanegasaki Plant)

・Promote information sharing and understanding by holding EHS committee meetings and the like.

・Promote employees’ understanding of the EHS management system through information and education.

5. Ensure a sound aquatic environment.

・Depollute or decontaminate used water and return it to rivers.

・Reduce water consumption.

・Monitor drainage of new chemicals. (Settsu Plant)

・Consider vacuum pump water sealing and reduction of water used for cleansing. (Kanegasaki Plant)

・Appropriately manage effluent treatment facilities; continue efforts for water consumption control and water conservation.

・The disposal amount, treatment site, and drainage of liquid used for washing new product equipment were studied, and relevant decisions were made, according to newly set effluent criteria with no environmental impact. (Settsu Plant)

・Education on effluent was provided to raise employees’ awareness of environmental impact; a departmental target for water consumption was set to reinforce water-saving consciousness. (Settsu Plant)

・Tap water consumption was reduced by 2.8 tons by improving the operating method of water purification equipment. (Kanegasaki Plant)

・Effluent treatment facilities were appropriately managed, and efforts were continued for water conservation.

・Water consumption: Reduced by 30% from FY 2005 (1,464,000m3)

・Regulate release of antimicrobial agents into the environment. (AMR)

・Study appropriate water-related risk assessment.

・Raise personnel’s awareness for efficient use of industrial water. (Kuise Site)

・Monitor drainage of new chemicals and wastewater from construction work. (Settsu Plant)

・Install water-saving devices in cafeteria to reduce tap water consumption. (Kanegasaki Plant)

・Appropriately manage effluent treatment facilities; continue efforts for water conservation.

6. Contribute to biodiversity preservation.

・Maintain and improve effective use of the Botanical Gardens.

・Raise employees’ awareness.

 

・Preserve and manage rare plants, including endangered species, at Aburahi Botanical Gardens.

・Introduce rare plants in and around Aburahi into the Botanical Gardens to preserve seeds; select and grow plants suitable for the local environment in Aburahi.

・Turn the preservation and management of plant species into educational opportunities.

・Exchange information with related organizations to continue activities for biodiversity. (Aburahi Facilities)

・Appropriately manage gene recombination experiments; conduct educational programs. (SPRC, Aburahi Facilities)

・Organize educational programs on biodiversity for awareness-raising purposes.

・Rare plants, including endangered species, were preserved and managed at Aburahi Botanical Gardens.

・Rare aquatic plants were collected around Aburahi and introduced into and cultivated at Aburahi Botanical Gardens.

・Educational support was provided to elementary school and high school students at Aburahi Botanical Gardens. (Aburahi Facilities)

・Gene recombination experiments were appropriately managed, and educational programs were organized. (SPRC, Aburahi Facilities)

・Education on biodiversity was provided to employees to raise awareness.

・Preserve and manage rare plants, including endangered species, at Aburahi Botanical Gardens.

・Turn the preservation and management of plant species into educational opportunities. (Aburahi Facilities)

・Appropriately manage gene recombination experiments; conduct educational programs. (SPRC, Aburahi Facilities)

・Provide employees with education on biodiversity for awareness-raising purposes.

7. Work toward zero occupational accidents resulting in lost work time.

・Reinforce health and safety education and information sharing.

・Share information on, and organize online educational programs concerning, cases of accidents, disasters, injuries, near misses, and danger alerts, to raise employees’ health and safety awareness.

・Conduct plant patrols by those in supervisory/managerial positions.

・Six accidents occurred resulting in lost work time. (Shionogi)

・Information was shared on, and online educational programs were organized concerning, cases of accidents, disasters, injuries, near misses and danger alerts, to raise employees’ health and safety awareness.

・Plant patrols were conducted by those in supervisory/managerial positions.

・Share information on, and organize online educational programs concerning, cases of accidents, disasters, injuries, near misses and danger alerts, to raise employees’ health and safety awareness.

・Conduct plant patrols by those in supervisory/managerial positions.

・Conduct risk assessment on cases that account for 10% of reported near miss incidents in FY 2018. (Settsu Plant)

・Adopt priority themes and conduct activity accordingly in concurrence with nationwide activities. (Kanegasaki Plant)

8. Introduce EHS initiatives to the supply chain.

・Support EHS initiatives by important suppliers.

・Conduct EHS audits of important suppliers.

・Improve auditing levels, and make them more efficient.

・EHS audits were conducted about important suppliers, including 15 audits using written documents (using a PSCI questionnaire) and 9 on-site audits, of which 5 were on-site AMR audits.

・Personnel participated in PSCI auditor training seminar to improve auditors’ level. 

・Continue document-based and on-site audits of suppliers, according to their BCP risks.

・Conduct on-site AMR audits.

・Continue participation in PSCI auditor training seminars.

9. Promote health and productivity management.

・Institute “Shionogi Health Declaration 2018.”

・Pursue collaboration with health insurance associations.

・Shionogi was selected for the 2019 list of the “Health & Productivity” stocks (fourth consecutive year) and for the 2019 list of the Companies with Excellent Health Management. (“White 500”)

・“Shionogi Health Declaration 2018” was instituted; measures were implemented toward the achievement of focal objectives.

・In-house (for employees) and external (for media organizations) seminars were organized to educate and raise awareness about “presentism loss.”

・Implement measures toward the achievement of focal objectives stated in the “Health Declaration 2018,” in particular, “zero employees referred to instruction in lifestyle-related diseases” and “improvement on presentism loss.”
  • Scope of application: Group companies in Japan