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

Global environmental issues are the biggest challenge in the 21st century that threaten not only the sustainability of commercial activities but also the survival of life on earth. Astellas is committed to fulfilling its corporate environmental responsibilities by pursuing our vision with a long-term and broader view that takes into account the needs and challenges of both present and future generations.

Relevant provisions of Astellas Charter of Corporate Conduct [8] [3]

  1. Promoting environmental conservation
    Recognizing that harmony between the global environment and our business activities is a prerequisite to our corporate existence, we shall take proactive measures to conserve the global environment.
  2. Fulfilling disclosure and transparency requirements
    We shall endeavor to communicate interactively with our stakeholders and enhance corporate transparency by making timely, proper, and fair disclosures.

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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 2015)

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.
Moreover, greenhouse gas emissions (actual emissions) decreased significantly in fiscal 2015 following a review of greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions accompanying the end-use electricity at overseas plants conforming to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, international guidelines for calculating greenhouse gas emissions. Evaluation under an action plan for self-reliant evaluation used the International Energy Agency (IEA) coefficient for each country.

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Japan (all business premises, Sales fleets) image of Warranty mark
INPUT image of Warranty mark OUTPUT
Energy GHGs (Scope 1, 2) image of Warranty mark
Electricity 196,829 MWh Facilities 165,133 tons
City gas 19,100 thousand m3 Sales fleets 5,276 tons
LPG 2,195 tons Pollutants (atmosphere)
LNG 2,327 tons SOx 0 ton
Fuel oil 0 kiloliter NOx 25 tons
Kerosene 2 kiloliter VOC 42 tons
Diesel oil 27 kiloliters Pollutants (water body)
Gasoline 2,289 kiloliters BOD image of Warranty mark 11 tons
Purchased heat energy 5,794 GJ COD 24 tons
Resources image of Warranty mark Water discharge
(Drainage into rivers) image of Warranty mark
7,098 thousand m3
Water 9,980 thousand m3 Water discharge
(Drainage into sewerage system) image of Warranty mark
318 thousand m3
Raw materials(determine weight) 4,665 tons Waste material image of Warranty mark
Raw materials
(Determine volume)
636 kiloliters Volume of waste generated 12,398 tons
Copier paper 207 tons Volume of waste discharged 12,333 tons
  Landfill volume 123 tons

Overseas (all production facilities)
INPUT image of Warranty mark OUTPUT
Energy GHGs (Scope 1, 2) image of Warranty mark
Electricity 48,256 MWh Facilities 14,185 tons
City gas 4,956 thousand m3 Pollutants (atmosphere)
LPG 5 tons SOx 0 tons
Diesel oil 52 kiloliters NOx 10 tons
Gasoline 13 kiloliters VOC 6 tons
Purchased heat energy (steam) 17,896 GJ Pollutants (water body) BOD 15 tons
Resources Waste discharge (Drainage into sewage system) 290 thousand m3
Water 290 thousand m3 Waste materials
  Volume of waste generated 2,421 tons
Recycled volume 122 tons

Overseas (principal office buildings, R&D centers, sales offices and sales fleets of Astellas affiliates outside Japan) image of Warranty mark
Energy GHGs (Scope 1, 2)
Electricity 32,282 MWh Facilities 18,253 tons
City gas 1,218 thousand m3 Sales Fleets 23,449 tons
Diesel oil 3,140 kiloliters  
Gasoline 6,618 kiloliters
Bioethanol 225 kiloliters

Understanding GHG Emissions

GHG emissions resulting from the business activities of Astellas is reported to be 226 thousand tons globally. Among these, approximately 82% are from business sites that are understood to fall within the scope of the Environmental Action Plan. (Other than “Other” in the graph below).

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Indirect GHGs (Scope3) image of Warranty mark
Upstream Scope3 emissions
Category GHG emissions
1 Purchased goods and services 99,871 tons
2 Capital goods 96,296 tons
3 Fuel and energy related activities (not included in Scope1 and Scope2) 28,400 tons
4 Transportation and distribution  
Truck transportation of raw materials 220 tons
Plant → warehouse 247 tons
Warehouse 1,030 tons
Warehouse → wholesalers 2,682 tons
5 Waste generated in operation 3,600 tons
6 Business travel (by airplane) 32,578 tons
7 Employee commuting 3,172 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 807 tons
13 Leased assets Not relevant
14 Franchises Not relevant
15 Investments Not relevant

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