At Shionogi, we draw up a Materiality Map regarding our business activities in consideration of their relevance to our business and their importance in society. As a result, we identified "Protect the environment" as one of Shionogi Group's material issues (Materiality).
In preparation for designing our activities for the environment, we extracted and identified issues of materiality in consideration of their impact on the sustainability of global ecosystems and on stakeholders based on the Environmental Reporting Guidelines. For the identification of materiality, we extracted and assessed issues in meetings among related divisions within the Company and through dialogues with ESG institutional investors, external experts, and other stakeholders. The Shionogi Group Companywide EHS Committee and the Corporate Executive Management Meeting deliberated on the material issues thus identified before the Board of Directors made final decisions on relevant matters.
We hope to further deepen our activities by clarifying concrete steps toward handling material issues in the future and key performance indicators (KPI) to offer value to society and meet our stakeholders’ expectations.
Summary of identification of environmental materiality
Environmental materiality and the value chain
|Purchase||R&D||Manufacturing||Distribution and sales||Use and disposal|
|AMR||Antimicrobial release management||Antimicrobial release management||Promotion of responsible antimicrobial use|
|Climate change||Introduction of energy-saving equipment Introduction of renewable energy||Introduction of energy-saving equipment Introduction of renewable energy||Introduction of energy-saving equipment Introduction of renewable energy||Introduction of hybrid vehicles Improvement of transportation efficiency||Change in or recycling of containers and packaging materials|
|Resources conservation and circulation||Green purchasing||Design of environmentally responsible products||3Rʼs of waste materials||Reuse and recycling of containers and packaging materials, responsible disposal|
|Water and water risks||Water risk assessment||Water risk assessment, water conservation, wastewater management||Water risk assessment, water conservation, wastewater management|