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Environmental Action Plan

Our Environmental Action Plan sets out short-term and medium-term targets for our activities. We renew our action plans on a rolling basis, by reviewing progress and conditions during the previous year and incorporating our findings into our action plan for the following year. We are always working to achieve the targets set out in our Environmental Action Plan, which are also reflected in individual action plans drawn up by Japanese and overseas group companies.

Currently, the activities of all the production facilities of the Astellas group worldwide and non-production sites in Japan fall within the scope of the Environmental Action Plan. At the same time, the activities of overseas R&D centers, offices, and other bases of operation continue to increase in line with the Group's efforts to further expand and develop its business globally. As a result, steps are being taken to keep track of the performance of overseas facilities and bases that fall outside the scope of the Environmental Action Plan, focusing particularly on energy consumption.

The results of the Environmental Action Plan for fiscal 2015 are below.

Note: To evaluate the Environmental Action Plan, we have used a coefficient of 0.330 kg-CO2/kWh to calculate CO2 from electricity use in Japan in fiscal 2015. Please note that these figures differ from those used in calculation of actual emissions. The figures used in calculation of actual emissions are shown in the item “Measures to Address Climate Change.”

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Review of the Environmental Action Plan

Attainment of the following goals was confirmed based on the fiscal 2015 results.
Measures for Climate Change (individual)

  • Reduction of CO2 emissions by sales fleets
  • Reduction of electricity consumption in offices

Measures for the Conservation of Resources

  • Reduction of water withdrawal
  • Zero emission of waste (landfill volume of less than 2.0% of amount generated)

Looking ahead, for these goals achieved, we will continue to maintain and enhance performance. From fiscal 2016, in addition to the goals that we have yet to achieve, we have set a new goal under our Environmental Action Plan about measures for the conservation of resources.
*Enhance water resource productivity to a level 2.5 times greater than in fiscal 2005 by the end of fiscal 2020.
Applicable areas: Research and production sites in Japan and overseas
Indicator: Sales (billion yen)/Volume of water resource used (m3)
*Improve waste generated per unit of sales to approx. 20% of fiscal 2005 by the end of fiscal 2020.
Applicable areas: Research and production sites in Japan and overseas
Indicator: Volume of waste generated (tons)/Sales (billion yen)

Background to Environmental Action Plan

In drawing up our action plan, we determined what kind of corporate group we wished to be from a long-term perspective, and laid down targets for individual business years as well as medium-term targets on our way to that ultimate goal. Based on progress made in previous years and changes in social conditions, among other factors, we review the plan each year and set additional items for achievement or higher targets as appropriate.

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