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Reporting Period

As a general rule, this Report covers the activities of business sites in Japan from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022, and the activities of overseas business sites from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021. (Certain sections of this Report contain details of activities and initiatives both prior to and after these identified reporting periods.)

Reporting Coverage

This report covers the following companies, including head office functions, plants, research functions, and sales affiliates. Moreover, the report also covers the activities of Astellas subsidiaries that are included in these companies.

Japan  ■ Astellas Pharma Inc.
US  ■ Astellas US LLC
 ■ Astellas Pharma Global Development, Inc
 ■ Astellas US Technologies, Inc
 ■ Astellas Research Institute of America LLC
 ■ Astellas Institute for Regenerative Medicine
 ■ Astellas Innovation Management LLC
 ■ Astellas Venture Management LLC
 ■ Mitobridge, Inc
 ■ Universal Cells, Inc
 ■ Xyphos Biosciences, Inc
 ■ Astellas Gene Therapies
 ■ Iota Biosciences, Inc
 ■ Sales affiliate
Established Markets  ■ Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd.
 ■ Astellas Pharma Europe B.V.
 ■ Astellas Ireland Co., Limited
 ■ Nanna Therapeutics Limited
 ■ Various sales affiliates
Greater China  ■ Astellas China Investment Co., Ltd.
 ■ Astellas Pharma China, Inc
 ■ Various sales affiliates
International Markets  ■ Astellas Pharma Singapore Pte. Led.
 ■ Various sales affiliates


Certain EHS data includes the results of activities of contractors because the environment and society is affected not only by the Company's own activities but also via the value chain.
In the Environmental Action Plan (Climate Change) report, the scope of aggregation covers all business sites as of the final day of the reporting periods in and outside Japan.

 

Important Changes in Organization during the Reporting Period

(Not applicable)

 

Presentation of various quantitative data

Quantitative EHS performance data has been rounded to the figures shown. Accordingly, the data may not match with total amounts or ratios calculated using the figures shown.

 

Methods for Calculating Performance Data

Methods for Calculating Energy Consumption and GHGs

Type

Conversion Coefficients
Calorific value COemissions
Electricity 9.97 GJ/MWh --※1 tons/MWh
Kerosene 36.7 GJ/kiloliter 2.49 tons/kiloliter
LPG 50.8 GJ/ton 3.00 tons/ton
LNG 54.6 GJ/ton 2.70 tons/ton
City gas 45.0 GJ/thousand m³N 2.24 tons/thousand m³N
Diesel oil 37.7 GJ/kiloliter 2.58 tons/kiloliter
Gasoline 34.6 GJ/kiloliter 2.32 tons/kiloliter
Purchased thermal energy 1.36 GJ/GJ 0.057 tons/GJ
Steam 2.8GJ /ton 0.091 ton/GJ


*1 To calculate the CO2 emissions resulting from electricity usage, Astellas uses CO2 emission coefficients provided by the electric power companies that supply each business facility (market-based method). In the case of Japan, we use the most recent adjusted emission coefficient of each electric power company announced by the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. In other regions where individual coefficients cannot be obtained, we use the latest country-specific coefficients provided in IEA Emissions Factors (2021 edition) published by the International Energy Agency (IEA).
*2 In converting the amount of power that we generated from renewable energy sources such as photovoltaics and wind into energy value in Joule, we have used a conversion rate of 3.6 MJ per 1 kWh.
 

Calculation Method for Scope 3 Emissions

Categories Basis for calculation and calculation method Emission source unit
1 Purchased goods and services

Based on: Purchase price (¥ million)

Purchase monetary amount of raw material and consumables x emission source unit of each raw material and consumable

Target: Production sites in Japan 
Emission source unit:
・Source: The Ministry of the Environment's database*[5]; emission source units based on the industry-related table
Emission source unit on monetary basis for each raw material (purchaser price basis)
2 Capital goods

Based on: Capital expenditures (¥ million)

Facility investment amount (consolidated) x emission source unit per price of capital goods

Construction in progress asset is not excluded. Intangible assets are not included.

Target: Global
Emission sourced unit:
・Source: The Ministry of the Environment's database*[6]; emission source units per price of capital goods (Secretariat)
Pharmaceuticals 2.83 t-CO2 equivalent / million yen
3 Fuel and energy related activities (not included in Scope 1 and Scope 2)

Based on: Consumption of each type of energy (GJ)

Usage amount of purchased fuel, electricity, heat, etc. x emission source units per usage amount for each energy type

Target: Global
Emission source unit:
・Source: The Ministry of the Environment's database*[7]; emission source units per usage amount of electricity and heat (Secretariat)
・Source: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), LCI Database IDEA version 2.3
4 Transportation and distribution
(upstream)

Based on: Fuel usage (kiloliter), Energy consumption (MWh)

CO2 emissions during transportation:
Calculation method for CO2 emissions from energy sources related to cargo transportation by transportation carrier stipulated by Act on the Rational Use of Energy

CO2 emissions at distribution warehouses:
Electricity usage amount x emission source unit

Target: Transport in Japan*
Emission source unit during transportation
・Source: Manual for Calculation and Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Ver4.8) 
Electricity emissions intensity:
The latest adjusted emission coefficient for each power supplier

*CO2 emission from transports outside of Japan is also calculated in the same manner.

5 Waste generated in operation

Based on: Shipping weight and distance (tons*kilometer)

CO2 emissions generated during industrial waste transportation:
Calculation method for CO2 emissions from energy sources related to cargo transportation by transportation carrier stipulated by Act on the Rational Use of Energy

Target: Production sites in Japan
Emission source unit during industrial waste transportation:
・Source: Manual for Calculation and Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Ver4.8)
CO2 emissions generated during industrial waste treatment:
Amounts of recycled industrial waste, incineration processing, and direct landfill processing x waster type/emission source unit by processing method
Emission source unit during industrial waste treatment and landfill:
・Source: The Ministry of the Environment’s database* [8] emission source units by waste type (Secretariat) (excluding waste transportation stage)
6 Business travel (by airplane)

Based on: Distance traveled (1,000 people*kilometer)

Number of persons using airplanes x distance between airports for each flight x emission source unit

Target: Results compiled from airplane flights used worldwide

Flight distance between airports: Calculated by assuming flight is a straight line connecting two points on the earth's surface
Emission source unit:
・Source: A calculation sheet made public by Defra (The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK) 

Emission source unit by flight class and distance

7 Employee commuting

Based on: Distance traveled (1,000 people*kilometer)

Train: Number of persons commuting by train x distance x emission source unit
Bus: Number of persons commuting by bus x distance x emission source unit
Car: Number of persons commuting by car x distance x emission source unit

Target: Japan (Number of commuting days per year: 237 days)

Emission source units of trains, buses, and cars:
・Source: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), LCI Database IDEA version 2.3

11 Use of sold products

Based on: Shipment volume (Number of shipments x volume containing HFC/shipment) (Tons-HFC)

Amount of HFC used as fillers in inhalation-type medical drugs x GWP

Applied to an asthma inhalation treatment (a product that used hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)) that had been sold.

12 End-of-life treatment of sold products

Based on: Weight of containers and packaging (Tons)

Usage volume of sold products when end-of-life treatment is approached in line with the laws on recycling containers and packaging x emission source unit

Target: Japan 
Emission source unit:
・Source: The Ministry of the Environment's database*[9]; emission source units by waste type (Secretariat) (including waste transportation stage)

Certain EHS data includes the results of activities of contractors because the environment and society are affected not only by the Company's own activities but also via the value chain.

* The Ministry of the Environment’s database: The Ministry of the Environment’s emission source unit database (ver. 3.2) for calculating greenhouse gas emissions through the supply chain (March 2022)