Action Plan and Results

The Kyowa Kirin Group sets its targets for each fiscal year under its Mid-term Business Plan, implements various measures to achieve the targets, and conducts a management review at year-end in order to make ongoing improvements.

Action Plan and FY 2018 Results

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Action Guideline Action Item FY 2018 Target FY 2018 Results and Progress Updates Self-assessment on FY 2018 Results
(〇: Target achieved;
△: Improvement made but target not achieved;
×: Failed to achieve target)
Mid-term target
(FY 2016–2020)
Action Guideline 1:
Expand environmental and safety functions and secure environmental safety
Maintain and expand ISO 14001 environmental management system Retain ISO 14001 certification

Retained ISO 14001 integrated certification
(Kyowa Kirin’s 5 sites, Kyowa Hakko Bio’s 5 sites, Kyowa Pharma Chemical, THAI KYOWA BIOTECHNOLOGIES, SHANGHAI KYOWA AMINO ACID)

Completed the update of the ISO 14001 to ISO 14001:2015 on all sites (January 1 2019,Kyowa kirin shifted from the third party certification to the self-declaration)

Retain ISO 14001 certification
(Transition to 2015 version)
Disasters / accidents No work-related accidents / illnesses or environmental or safety-related accidents 2 accidents requiring time off from work*1
0 environmental accidents
0 safety-related accidents
× No work-related accidents / illnesses or environmental or safety-related accidents
Environmental and safety audit Audit performance rate for applicable consolidated subsidiaries / affiliates: 100% Performed audit of all applicable domestic and overseas sites (100% target achieved)*2 Audit performance rate for applicable consolidated subsidiaries / affiliates: 100%
Environmental and safety risk assessments Improve environmental and safety risk assessments and enhance comprehensive machinery safety standards

Performed legally required risk assessments of chemical substances

Considered conducting SBA (Safety Basic Assessor) training and establishment of equipment safety standards

Started water risk assessment at domestic and overseas production sites

Expand environmental and safety risk assessments
Action Guideline 2:
Minimize environmental and safety risks
Compliance Appropriately respond to revised laws
Enhancement of legal compliance system

Responded appropriately to revised laws; no significant legal deviation

Created and distributed the legal report list and update

Respond appropriately to revised laws related to the environment and occupational safety
Establish system for appropriate substance management Performed audit of the Group’s substance management system (Audit performance rate: 100%*1) Improve substance management system
Reinforcement of waste governance Audit performance rate: More than 90% of applicable interim waste disposal service providers Audit performed by respective sites; audit performance rate: 100%*1 Perform audit on interim industrial waste disposal service providers
(Targeted audit performance rate: At least 90%)
Action Guideline 3:
Promote resource recycling
[Initiatives at production and research divisions]
Prevention of global warming (CO2 emissions reduction) 【2020 Target】
Reduce CO2 emissions in 2020 to 85% or less of 1990 level (global target)
Reduce CO2 emissions in 2020 to 85% or less of 2005 level (domestic target)

【2030 Target】
Reduce CO2 emissions in 2030 to 20% or less of 2015 level (global target)
Reduce CO2 emissions in 2030 to 30% or less of 2015 level (domestic target)

【2020 Target】
80% of FY 1990 level (global result)*2
87% of FY 2005 level (domestic result)*1

【2030 Target】
Reduced by 0.9% from FY 2015 level (global result)*2
Reduced 7.0% from FY 2015 level (domestic result)*1


(reduction progressing as planned toward target)

【2020 Target】
Reduce CO2 emissions in 2020 to 85% or less of 1990 level (global target)
Reduce CO2 emissions in 2020 to 85% or less of 2005 level (domestic target)

【2030 Target】
Reduce CO2 emissions in 2030 to 20% or less of 2015 level (global target)
Reduce CO2 emissions in 2030 to 30% or less of 2015 level (domestic target)

Unit energy consumption Reduce unit energy consumption by at least 1% from previous year Reduced by 0.13% from previous year*1 × Reduce unit energy consumption by at least 1% per year at major plants
Water use reduction 【2030 Target】
Reduce water use in 2030 to 30% or less of 2015 level (global target)
Reduced 8.0% from FY 2015 level*2
(reduction progressing as planned toward target)
【2030 Target】
Reduce water use in 2030 to 30% or less of 2015 level (global target)
Final landfill disposal Continue to achieve zero emission*3 Final landfill disposal rate: 0.005%; final landfill disposal volume: 1.9 tons*1 Continue to achieve zero emission
Reduction of chemical substance emissions Reduce volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions in FY 2020 by at least 50% from FY 2003 level VOC emissions: 481 tons; reduced by 48.5% from FY 2003 level*1
(reduction progressing as planned toward target)
Reduce VOC emissions in FY 2020 by at least 50% from FY 2003 level
[Initiatives at administrative divisions]
Green Office Plan (GOP) Reduce per-unit electricity consumption by at least 1% a year Reduced per-unit electricity consumption by 11% YoY*4 Reduce per-unit electricity consumption by at least 1% a year
Reduce per-unit copier paper consumption by at least 1% a year
(vis-à-vis average consumption in past 3 years)
Reduced per-unit copier paper consumption by 11% vis-à-vis average consumption in past 3 years*5 Reduce per-unit copier paper consumption by at least 1% a year
(vis-à-vis average consumption in past 3 years)
Secure green purchasing rate of at least 90% (value basis) Achieved green purchasing rate of 78.8% for office supplies*5 × Secure green purchasing rate of at least 90%
Environmentally friendly and safe distribution activities Streamline distribution; ensure environmentally friendly and safe distribution activities Introduced 994 hybrid vehicles as company sales vehicles
(Hybrid vehicles account for 92.0%)*6
Streamline distribution activities; ensure environmentally friendly and safe distribution activities
Further replace conventional sales vehicles with hybrid vehicles
Action Guideline 4:
Ensure environmental protection across entire life cycle of products
Life cycle assessment (LCA) and material balance Cooperate with Kirin’s LCA survey; clarify and analyze material balance Clarified material balance and environmental impacts; continued business-by-business assessment based on resource efficiency and emission intensity Continue business assessments based on LCA and material balance
Green procurement Promote green procurement
  • Visited plants of suppliers to inspect their green procurement and environmental measures and performed a questionnaire regarding CSR issues
  • Revised CSR Procurement Guidebook
  • Held the CSR Purchasing Briefing Session with Suppliers
Promote procurement of raw materials, office supplies, equipment, etc. with low environmental impact (promote CSR procurement)
Action Guideline 5:
Ensure product safety and usefulness
Secure consumer safety and product usefulness Disclose extensive product information Continued to issue GHS-compliant Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for chemical substances Disclose extensive product information
  • *1
    Scope of subjects covered: The domestic plants and research laboratories of Kyowa Kirin, Kyowa Hakko Bio, Kyowa Pharma Chemical
  • *2
    Scope of subjects covered: The domestic plants and research laboratories of Kyowa Kirin, Kyowa Hakko Bio, Kyowa Pharma Chemical and overseas plants and research laboratories of Kyowa Hakko Kirin China Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., BIOKYOWA INC. (USA), SHANGHAI KYOWA AMINO ACID CO., LTD. and THAI KYOWA BIOTECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
  • *3
    “Zero emission”:The Kyowa Kirin Group uses the term to mean a reduction in the amount of waste disposed in landfills to no more than 0.1% of generated waste.
  • *4
    Scope of subjects covered: The domestic head offices and sales offices of Kyowa Kirin, Kyowa Hakko Bio, Kyowa Pharma Chemical
  • *5
    Scope of subjects covered: The domestic plants, research laboratories, head office and sales offices of Kyowa Kirin, Kyowa Hakko Bio, Kyowa Pharma Chemical
  • *6
    Kyowa Kirin (domestic)