Since 1995, Shionogi has been working toward continuous improvement following medium-term targets in areas that concern the environment, including energy conservation, global warming control, resource conservation and waste management, and reinforced management of chemicals, in all areas of business activities, including R&D, production, and sales.
In FY 2016, we commenced efforts 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). Each year, we update our action plan based on identified risks, opportunities, and important challenges so as to ensure continuous improvement from the two aspects of the environment and health & safety.
In FY 2020, aligning the Action Targets with the new Medium-Term Business Plan (STS2030), we adopted and began working on new medium- and long-term EHS Action Targets (2020-2024/2030/2050). Below are the EHS Action Targets and results that concern the environment.

Shionogi Group EHS Action Targets (Environment) (2018-2020)

Scope: Shionogi Group companies in Japan
Action targets (FY 2018-FY 2020) Results (FY 2018-FY 2019) Achievement

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 were reduced by 38%.

・Specific energy efficiencies were improved by an annual average of 0.5%.

 This target was not achieved due to a decrease in the denominator (total floor area).

・Switch was made to higher-efficiency equipment, including cold water chillers, absorption refrigerators using gas, and on-site motors.

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.

・The amount of waste generated was reduced by 54%.

・The percentage of waste reused or recycled was 83%.

・The amount of one-off waste, mainly resulting from equipment halt or deviation, was reduced. (Settsu Plant)

・The amount of waste liquids and plastics was reduced by promoting reuse. (Kanegasaki Plant)

・The amount of burnable waste generated was reduced by promoting reuse of unused materials and thoroughly sorting out paper waste. (SPRC)

3.Manage chemical substances appropriately.

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

・Appropriately manage Fluorocarbons-using equipment.

・Promote measures against chemical hazards.

・ PCB-containing waste was appropriately treated and disposed of at 55% of the sites and divisions handling them (the FY 2019 target was achieved).

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

・ SDS management procedures, measures against chemical hazards, and other operational documents were prepared or updated.

4.Develop the EHS management systems.

・Adjust to the revised version of ISO 14001, and promote continuous improvement.

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

・The Tokushima Plant (ISO 14001) and the Kanegasaki and Settsu Plants (OHSAS 18001) operated their respective management systems appropriately and continued certification.

・EHS management standard were established, and the status of operation at respective operating sites was confirmed to be problem-free via EHS audits and other such means.

5.Ensure a sound aquatic environment.

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

・Reduce water consumption (Reduce FY 2019 water consumption by 30% from the FY 2005 benchmark).

・Wastewater criteria were met through the responsible operation of wastewater treatment facilities and periodic wastewater analysis.

・Water consumption was reduced by 40% (target achieved).

・WRI Aqueduct, WWF Water Risk Filter, and in-house water risk assessment were conducted.

6.Contribute to biodiversity preservation.

・Maintain and improve effective use of the Botanical Gardens.

・Raise employees’ awareness.

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

・Educational support was provided to elementary and higher secondary school students at Aburahi Botanical Gardens.

・Gene recombination experiments were appropriately managed, and educational programs were organized.

・Activities were carried out based on the “Basic Principles and Action Guidelines for Biodiversity” of the Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association.

For detailed information, refer to the section “Results.”

Shionogi Group EHS Action Targets (Environment) (2020-2024/2030/2050)

Scope: Shionogi Group companies in Japan (Global Shionogi Group for climate change)
The action targets focus on contributing to the global sustainability through biodiversity conservation and other initiatives, by working on AMR, climate change, and resources conservation and circulation, three of the most important environmental challenges.
Item

Medium-and long-term targets

(2020-2024/2030/2050)

FY 2020 targets
1.Responsible management of chemical substances

【AMR control】

・Maintain the management system at the Kanegasaki Plant.

・Complete initial audits of 100% of relevant suppliers.

By 2030, establish a responsible AMR management system, including the supply chain (complete post-audit follow-up).

 

【Responsible management of PCB and Fluorocarbons】

・Reinvestigate PCB-containing waste, and complete responsible disposal/treatment (FY 2022 target).

・Manage Fluorocarbons-using equipment responsibly, and promote the introduction of Fluorocarbons-free or low-GWP equipment.

【AMR control】

・Maintain the management system at the Kanegasaki Plant.

・Complete audits of 50% of relevant suppliers.

 

【Responsible management of PCB and Fluorocarbons】

・Execute 100% disposal/treatment of currently known PCB-containing equipment.

・Manage Fluorocarbons-using equipment responsibly, and promote the introduction of Fluorocarbons-free or low-GWP equipment.

2.Climate change control

【GHG (CO2) emission reduction】(FY 2018 benchmark)

・Reduce Scopes 1+2 by 15% and Scope 3 by 15%.

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

・Promote the introduction of highly energy-efficient equipment and the electrification of equipment.

By 2030, reduce Scopes 1+2 by 45% and Scope 3 by 40%, working toward zero emissions in 2050.

 

【Water risk mitigation】

・Identify, in the most precise and thorough manner possible, water risks facing research centers, plants, and other major operating sites.

【GHG (CO2) emission reduction】

(FY 2018 benchmark)

・Reduce Scopes 1+2 by 2%.

 

 

 

【Water risk mitigation】

・Conduct water risk assessment using WRI Aqueduct, WWF Water Risk Filter, and in-house assessment about major operating sites in Japan.

3.Resources conservation and waste management

【Waste and plastics】

・Reduce the amount of waste generated by 25% from the FY 2018 benchmark.

・Reuse/recycle 80% of waste generated.

・Reuse/recycle 30% of waste plastics.

By 2030, reuse/recycle 65% of waste plastics.

・Restrict plastic use in products.

 

【Water consumption reduce】

・Keep water consumption at or less 1,340,000 m3.

【Waste and plastics】

・Reduce the amount of waste generated by 15% from the FY 2018 benchmark.

・Reuse/recycle 80% of waste generated.

・Reuse/recycle 15% of waste plastics.

・Restrict plastic use in products.

 

 

 

【Water consumption reduce】

・Keep water consumption at or less 1,570,000 m3.

 

The underlined targets are long-term targets for FY 2030 and FY 2050.