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Position on Climate Change

Background

Astellas recognizes climate change and its potential consequences as a global environmental issue that threatens the sustainability of our business to serve patients. To mitigate threats to our business activities such as severe weather conditions, precipitation pattern change, spread of infectious disease, and energy source portfolio change caused by climate system change, Astellas’ focus is on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from our business activities. This will help to contribute toward preventing dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.

Astellas is committed to fulfilling its corporate environmental responsibilities with a long-term and broad view for climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Our Position

Astellas, a company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world, conducts business activities in harmony with the global environment. Environmental issues are recognized as key elements of our corporate management and are considered in every aspect of the business.

Astellas established an Astellas Environment and Safety Policy and Astellas Environment and Safety Guidelines in 2005, and is implementing measures to reduce energy demand proactively and to reduce GHG emissions by improving our energy efficiency.

Astellas believes that the activities of reducing GHG emissions and improving energy efficiency contribute to not only the company’s long-term sustainability but also significant cost savings in the long-term.

Astellas will:

  • Strive to reduce GHG emissions resulting from improvement of energy efficiency through activities such as installing highly efficient equipment and manufacturing processes that take into account energy/resource conservation and controlling air-conditioning operation efficiently.
  • Strive to reduce GHG emissions from sales vehicles by efficient use.
  • Promote the use of energy that generates less GHG or renewable energy.
  • Endeavor to cooperate with suppliers and business partners to support them in reducing their GHG emissions.
  • Endeavor to communicate proactively with our stakeholders and enhance corporate transparency by making disclosures in an appropriate manner.

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