To scroll text in this page

Global Navigation

Social Responsibility

Start of the main text


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

Astellas understands 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. Astellas must fulfill its corporate social responsibilities to sustainably grow by complying with legal regulations covering various environmental issues.

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.

image of Warranty mark The performance indicators denoted by this symbol have been assured independently by KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd.

image of J-SUS mark This symbol indicates that the reliability of environmental information presented in this website satisfies the Environmental Reporting Assurance and Registration Criteria defined by the Japanese Association of Assurance Organizations for Sustainability Information (

Totals and tallies of shares may not always match due to the effect of rounding.

Interaction between Astellas and the Environment(Figures for 2016)

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

Japan (all business premises, Sales fleets)
Energy image of Warranty mark GHGs (Scope 1, 2) image of Warranty mark
Electricity 198,911 MWh Facilities 163,387 tons
City gas 19,822 thousand m3 Sales fleets 4,733 tons
LPG 2,102 tons Pollutants (atmosphere) image of Warranty mark
LNG 2,459 tons SOx 0 ton
Fuel oil 0 kiloliter NOx 29 tons
Kerosene 8 kiloliters VOC 54 tons
Diesel oil 6 kiloliters Pollutants (water body)
Gasoline 2,057 kiloliters BOD image of Warranty mark 12 tons
Purchased heat energy
(hot/cold water)
6,029 GJ COD 20 tons
Resources image of Warranty mark Water discharge
(Drainage into rivers) image of Warranty mark
6,984 thousand m3
Water 8,477 thousand m3 Water discharge
(Drainage into sewerage system) image of Warranty mark
225 thousand m3
Raw materials(determine weight) 5,121 tons Waste material image of Warranty mark
Raw materials
(Determine volume)
732 kiloliters Volume of waste generated 11,836 tons
Copier paper 209 tons Volume of waste discharged 11,737 tons
  Landfill volume 138 tons

Overseas (all production facilities)
INPUT image of Warranty mark OUTPUT
Energy GHGs (Scope 1, 2) image of Warranty mark
Electricity 39,804 MWh Facilities 10,526 tons
City gas 3,201 thousand m3 Pollutants (atmosphere)
LPG 6 tons SOx 0 ton
Diesel oil 96 kiloliters NOx 3 tons
Gasoline 12 kiloliters VOC 4 tons
Purchased heat energy (steam) 19,123 GJ Pollutants (water body)
Resources BOD 5 tons
Water 246 thousand m3 Waste water discharge(Drainage into sewage system) 246 thousand m3
    Waste materials
  Volume of waste generatedimage of Warranty mark 2,010 tons
Recycled volume 262 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 31,774 MWh Facilities 15,100 tons
City gas 1,232 thousand m3 Sales Fleets 22,555 tons
Diesel oil 3,248 kiloliters  
Gasoline 6,079 kiloliters
Bioethanol 379 kiloliters

Understanding GHG Emissions image of Warranty mark

GHG emissions resulting from the business activities of Astellas is reported to be 216 thousand tons globally. Among these, approximately 83% are from business sites that are understood to fall within the scope of the Environmental Action Plan. (Other than “Other” in the graph below).

image of GHG emission Breakdown
Indirect GHGs (Scope3) image of Warranty mark
Upstream Scope3 emissions
Category GHG emissions
1 Purchased goods and services 111,352 tons
2 Capital goods 67,645 tons
3 Fuel and energy related activities (not included in Scope1 and Scope2) 27,464 tons
4 Transportation and distribution  
Truck transportation of raw materials 237 tons
Plant → warehouse 228 tons
Warehouse 955 tons
Warehouse → wholesalers 2,620 tons
5 Waste generated in operation 4,461 tons
6 Business travel (by airplane) 37,933 tons
7 Employee commuting 2,567 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 705 tons
13 Leased assets Not relevant
14 Franchises Not relevant
15 Investments Not relevant

Main Text end
Local Navigation
Local Navigation end
Related Links