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Environmental Management

Results (progress) against targets

Every year, we assess the results (or progress) against the targets.

Item Target FY2019 results
Greenhouse gasses
[Medium-term target for energy-derived greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (target year: FY2020)]
  1. Reduce GHG emissions (on a location basis*1) by 23% from the FY2005 level in FY2020.
  • GHG emissions from production and research sites
  1. The amount of GHG emissions in FY2019 was 19,800 tons, a 25.8% reduction from 26,700 tons in FY2005. (The amount of increase due to the operation of the Yamaguchi Plant, newly established in FY2018, was excluded. If the Yamaguchi Plant is included, GHG emissions for FY2019 was 23,700 tons, a 11.2% reduction compared to FY2005.)
  • Since we achieved the target this fiscal year, from next fiscal year we will accelerate our efforts to further reduce emissions, aiming to achieve the GHG reduction targets newly established based on the medium- to long-term environmental vision.
  1. Reduce GHG emissions (Scopes 1+2) (on a market basis*2) by 55% by FY2030 and to zero by FY2050 (compared to FY2017).
  2. Reduce GHG emissions (Scope 3) by 30% by FY2030 and by 60% by FY2050 (compared to FY2017).
  3. Increase the share of renewable energy in total electricity consumption to 55% or higher by FY2030 and 100% by FY2050.
  1. Reduce GHG emissions (Scopes 1+2) by 8.4% compared to FY2017.
  2. GHG emissions (Scope 3) increased by 9.5% compared to FY2017. (As for Scope 3, there are some categories for which FY2019 data were not calculated because our major suppliers and wholesale distributors’ CSR reports for FY2019 were not available at the time of calculation.)
  3. Increase the share of renewable energy in total electricity consumption by 11.2%.
Water consumption
  1. Reduce water resource consumption (water intake) per production volume unit by 15% by FY2030 (compared to FY2017).
  2. Reduce water resource consumption (water intake) to below the previous year’s level (FY target).
  1. Water resource consumption (water intake) per production volume unit increased by 32.3% compared to FY2017.
  2. Water resource consumption (water intake) decreased by 14.7% (51,300 m3) compared to FY2018.
  1. Maintain a final landfill disposal rate of 1% or less every year *3.
    • *3  Zero emissions are defined as the percentage of non-recycled waste (sent for landfill disposal or simple incineration) being 1% or less of the total volume of waste.
  2. Reduce the volume of industrial waste per production volume unit by 15% by FY2030 (compared to FY2017).
  3. Reduce industrial waste volume to below the previous year’s level (FY target).
  4. Promote reduction of environmental impact through business activities.
  1. The final landfill disposal rate of industrial waste was 0.05%, continuing to achieve zero emissions.
  2. Industrial waste volume per production volume unit decreased by 11.7% compared to FY2017.
  3. Industrial waste volume decreased by 15.6 tons compared to FY2018.
  4. Reduced environmental impact by changing packaging materials for some products from plastic to paper.
Chemical substance management

Reduce the amount of PRTR Class I designated chemical substances released into the environment.

  1. The release and transfer volume of the registered chemical substances was 11.49 tons, which we have kept at an extremely low volume.
Pollution control management

Thoroughly comply with emission standards, and continue to make efforts to prevent any environmental accidents or complaints from local communities.

  1. All analyses of air and water pollution revealed that we complied with emission standards. Also, there were no environmentally related complaints from local communities.
Evaluation of environmental efficiency

Comply with guidelines issued by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan.

  1. Disclosed data on environmental cost, capital investment, economic effect, and environmental conservation effect. 
  2. Evaluated environmental efficiency. 
  3. Environmental efficiency was up by 57.3 points over FY2005.
  • Location-basis GHG emissions volumes are calculated based on progress management coefficients of the Federation of Pharmaceuticals Manufacturers’ Associations of Japan (FY2005 values).
  • Market-basis GHG emissions volumes are calculated based on emissions coefficients published by each electric power company.

Environmental Initiatives

SBT Initiative (Science Based Targets initiative)

Our medium- to long-term greenhouse gas reduction targets were approved in June 2019 as science-based greenhouse gas reduction targets from the international initiative "Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)." Our targets are categorized as the strictest “1.5℃ target.”

Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

We expressed our support in October 2019 for the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), which was established by the Financial Stability Board to encourage the disclosure of climate-related risks and opportunities.

Water Project

The "Water Project" is a public-private partnership project launched after the "Basic Law on the Water Cycle" enacted in 2014, which states that governments and companies should work together to protect the water cycle in Japan. We participated in October 2019.

RE100 (Renewable Energy 100%)

RE100 is an international initiative, aiming to source 100% of the electricity consumed in its business activities with renewable energy, which is operated by The Climate Group, an international environmental NGO which promotes climate change countermeasures, in partnership with CDP, an international NPO, that encourages companies to disclose and manage environmental impact information. We participated in RE100 in June 2020.


Overall Picture of Environmental Impact (ONO's Involvement in Environmental Protection)

Annual inputs and outputs are grasped on a regular basis to use as reference data for our efforts to reduce environmental impact (Scope: production and research sites, FY2019).


Promotion of Environmental Management

We have established an environmental management system in which the President, Representative Director is in charge of environmental management. Under the President, Representative Director, Corporate Executive Officer / Head of Corporate Communications oversees company-wide environmental management, and the CSR Promotion Section manages the Environmental Management Committee. Members of the Committee are chosen from relevant departments and are responsible for specific on-site monitoring and promoting environmental management. Each production and research sites with a major environmental impact has a subcommittee to work on environmental issues. Each production site makes continuous efforts to reduce environmental impact under an ISO 14001-compliant environmental management system. We have also acquired ISO 14001 certification for all production sites in operation. In addition, under the subcommittee, which is a subordinate organization of the Environmental Management Committee, for the three priority items, "realization of a decarbonized society," "realization of a water recycling society," and "realization of a resource recycling society," we have started to study the measures to reduce the environmental impacts. The progress of these efforts is to be reported at least once a year at the Executive Committee chaired by the President.
In addition, to reduce environmental risks, employees involved in operations that could have an impact on the environment receive necessary training on environmental management.
We also have a structure to minimize environmental impact arising from emergencies by providing training and on-site education and formulating emergency-preparedness manuals.

Status of acquisition of ISO 14001 certification
Production site name First acquired in
Fujiyama Plant November 2002
ISO 14001 acquisition percentage for production sites 100%
  • Production sites in operation are 100% ISO14001 certified.