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  
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.
Fulfilling disclosure and transparency requirements
We shall endeavor to communicate interactively with our stakehpders and enhance corporate transparency by making timely, proper, and fair disclosures.
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.
|Energy||GHGs (Scope 1, 2)
|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)|
|Purchased heat energy||5,794 GJ||COD||24 tons|
(Drainage into rivers)
|7,098 thousand m3|
|Water||9,980 thousand m3||Water discharge
(Drainage into sewerage system)
|318 thousand m3|
|Raw materials(determine weight)||4,665 tons||Waste material
|636 kiloliters||Volume of waste generated||12,398 tons|
|Copier paper||207 tons||Volume of waste discharged||12,333 tons|
|Landfill volume||123 tons|
|Energy||GHGs (Scope 1, 2)
|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|
|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|
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).
Indirect GHGs (Scope3)
|Upstream Scope3 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 → 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|
|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|
Environmental Action Plan
Measures to Address Climate Change
Breakdown of Energy Consumption
Cyclic Use of Resources
Pollution Prevention etc.
Environmental Impact of Products and Countermeasures
Reporting coverage, methods, etc.