We are committed to protecting life and the natural world in all its glory.

Astellas believes that maintaining a healthy global environment is an essential theme for building a sustainable society, and is also an important element in maintaining sound business activities. In order for Astellas to achieve sustainable growth, Astellas must fulfill its corporate social responsibilities regarding issues that impact on the local environment, including climate change problems, environmental pollution, and waste disposal.
Going forward, Astellas will formulate its vision for being a responsible corporation based on a long-term global perspective that keeps future generations in mind. At the same time, we will continue efforts to address regional social issues and pursue corporate activities in harmony with the global environment.


Top Message

In order to achieve sustainable growth, Astellas is engaged in implementing measures from a long-term perspective regarding issues created by environmental factors, including climate change issues, the effective use of resources, and the prevention of pollution. These environmental preservation activities are conducted in various parts of the world in line with the Astellas Environment, Health & Safety Policy that Astellas is aiming to achieve, and in line with the Astellas Environment, Health & Safety Guidelines. Astellas not only complies with various environmental laws and regulations but also voluntarily sets even higher targets and strives in good faith to reduce its environmental burden.

As the value chain continues to expand in line with the global expansion of Astellas' businesses, the expectations for Astellas to contribute to the sustainable development of society are also changing. In particular, implementing initiatives to counter climate change are one of the social responsibilities of Astellas, which conducts business activities worldwide. Moreover, Astellas must properly present these initiatives and their implementation to its stakeholders. Therefore, in order to implement initiatives to address climate change issues throughout the value chain, Astellas has adopted Science Based Targets (“SBT”) with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions based on scientific grounds, and since April 2018 has been promoting a new action plan based on SBT.

Looking ahead, Astellas is committed to continuing to promote business activities in harmony with the natural environment, and to continuing to meet the expectations of its stakeholders and society.

Chief Administrative Officer & Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer
Fumiaki Sakurai



Position on Climate Change
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Totals and tallies of shares may not always match due to the effect of rounding.


Interaction between Astellas and the Environment(Figures for 2017)

As detailed below, the business activities of Astellas impinge on the environment throughout all the fields in which it operates, including research, manufacturing, sales, and product distribution.

Direct interaction

Energy GHGs

260,783 MWh
(Renewable sourced 29,447 MWh)

Scope 1

87,429 tons
(Sales fleets 24,203 tons)

City gas

23,167 thousand m3
(Renewable sourced 146 thousand m3)

Scope 2


LPG 1,688 tons Pollutants (atmosphere)
LNG 2,362 tons NOx 26 tons
Kerosene 0 kiloliters VOC*2
34 tons
Diesel oil 2,408 kiloliters Pollutants (water body)
Gasoline 7,836 kiloliters


11 tons
Purchased heat energy

4,884 GJ

COD 26 tons
Purchased heat energy
20,342 GJ Water discharge*3
Other renewble energy 46,775 GJ Water discharge 7,608 thousand m3
Resources Waste material
Water 8,821 kiloliters Volume of waste generated 13,964 tons
Raw materials
(by weight)*1
4,857 tons Landfill volume*4 143 tons
Raw materials
(by volume)*1
890 kiloliters  
Copier paper *1 179 tons

*1  all business premises
*2  all production facilities and R&D sites in Japan
*3  volume of water discharge from non-Japanese production facilities was equivalent to withdrawal amount
*4  all Japanese facilities excluded sales branches

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Upstream Scope3 emissions
Category GHG emissions
1 Purchased goods and services 144,418 tons
2 Capital goods 68,203 tons
3 Fuel and energy related activities (not included in Scope1 and Scope2) 26,002 tons
4 Transportation and distribution 3,781 tons
Truck transportation of raw materials (244 tons)
Plant → warehouse (286 tons)
Warehouse (853 tons)
Warehouse → wholesalers (2,398 tons)
5 Waste generated in operation 4,753 tons
6 Business travel (by airplane) 32,572 tons
7 Employee commuting 2,542 tons
8 Leased assets Not relevant
Downstream Scope3 emissions
Category GHG emissions
9 Transportation and distribution Not relevant
10 Processing of sold products Not relevant
11 Use of sold products No emissions’ results
12 End-of-life treatment of sold products 668 tons
13 Leased assets Not relevant
14 Franchises Not relevant
15 Investments Not relevant


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GHG emissions associated with Astellas’ business activities amounted to 490kilotons  globally.  Astellas is monitoring the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the use of almost all its facilities and sales fleets . In addition to Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions,  Astellas continues working to monitor Scope 3 emissions.