In conducting our business activities, we recognize the impact on ecosystems and take on challenges to address environmental issues such as biodiversity and climate change. To realize a sustainable and prosperous society, it is important to promote activities that consider biodiversity at entire stages of product research, development, procurement, production, distribution, sales, use, and disposal. We also agree with the "Declaration of Biodiversity by Keidanren and Action Policy".
In addition, we have each of our business sites take part in various activities to contribute to local communities such as cleanups, disaster prevention activities, and conservation of the natural environment.
At Fujiyama Plant, we provided trash bags for “Operation Trash Clean-sweep,” a clean-up activity of the municipal neighborhood associations of Fujinomiya City and the “Fujinomiya City Cleaning Campaign” as activities friendly to community environment. We also cleaned the area surrounding the plant premises in March 2022.
At Joto Pharmaceutical Product Development Center, the usual annual cleanup of the periphery of this center and a neighboring elementary school as well as parks, which was part of the ”Osaka Marathon Cleanup Campaign” by the Osaka Municipal Government, was canceled in FY2020 and FY2021 for reasons of preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19). In addition, an autonomous firefighting technique training meeting (FY2021) of the Higashinari Autonomous Firefighting Brigade Council, which was planned for the purpose of enhancing autonomous firefighting skills and disaster response skills, originally to be held at the fire department, was held instead with a small number of people in our office due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We received training for response to actual fires, including how to use a fire extinguisher and indoor fire hydrant, and emergency life-saving techniques under the instruction of the Higashinari Fire Department.
At Minase Research Institute, we join the Rikyu no Mizu Conservation Society to protect the famous water source, which has been selected as one of the 100 best springs in Japan. We took part in the joint cleanup activities that are organized twice a year. In addition, we usually participate in firefighting training in a fire-prevention festival in Shimamoto-cho that is held to raise awareness of fire prevention among local residents every year in November as well as in the New Year parade of the firefighting brigade of Shimamoto-cho as private fire brigade members at the institute, which is organized on the second Sunday of January every year. However, in FY2020 and FY2021, both events were canceled for reasons of preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) and we could not participate in the events.
At Fukui Research Institute, we take part in cleanup activities, including picking up litter around the boundary of the site on a regular basis. The private fire brigade members at the institute join a volunteer fire brigade competition that is held every year to raise awareness of fire prevention and to improve firefighting skills and they participate in firefighting training. The gymnasium and tennis courts on the premises are opened to the public as places for communication. In FY2020 and FY2021, the volunteer fire brigade competition was canceled for reasons of preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19).
At Tsukuba Research Institute, we regularly pick up litter in its neighborhood in an effort to maintain the beauty of the area.
Activities at Fujiyama Plant
Our headquarters, Minase Research Institute, Tsukuba Research Institutes, and Joto Pharmaceutical Product Development Center have been taking part in an “Eco-cap” campaign, in which special trash cans for plastic bottle caps are placed near vending machines.
Instead of disposing of plastic bottle caps as general waste, the provided caps contribute to various social needs such as medical support, support for people with disabilities, support for children's cafeterias, and educational activities for environmental issues through the NPO Ecocap Movement.
|Amount collected at each worksite||FY2017||FY2018||FY2019||FY2020||FY2021|
|Minase Research Institute||25.0kg
|Tsukuba Research Institute||―||5.5kg
Product Development Center
We have supported the Fujinomiya City sponsored hands-on learning 'Exploring the mystery of water' (organized by local governments around Fujiyama Plant/intended for elementary school students) since FY2015. This event aims to boost children’s awareness the natural environment around Mt. Fuji and to get children thinking about how they can contribute to preserving the environment. In FY2020 and FY2021, these activities were canceled due to the impact of the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19).
Every year, Ono Pharmaceutical Korea (OPKR) and Ono Pharmaceutical Taiwan (OPTW) carry out social contribution activities in which employees voluntarily participate around December 11, the anniversary of establishment of these subsidiaries.
In FY2021, OPKR carried out cleanup activities while trekking in Ansan Mountain, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, with the aim of protecting the natural environment around us by focusing on ESG (environment, society, governance). Cleanup trekking was planned to contribute to environmental conservation and to improve the health of employees whose activities and lives had been restricted due to the impact of the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19), and it was a meaningful time.
After conducting cleanup activities, we visited the pediatric cancer NGO "Hanbit Love Supporters Association." Due to the impact of the novel coronavirus, we refrained from volunteer activities and instead made donations to convey our feelings to children with cancer and their families. The donations will be used to purchase necessary supplies at "Hanbit Love House."
OPTW carried out beach cleanup activities the day before its founding anniversary. Taiwan is an island country like Japan, and water pollution and marine debris are among their socially related problems. Through cleanup activities, we learned that not only plastic bottles and empty cans, but also metal pieces and styrofoam waste, etc., are being disposed of in higher quantities than we had imagined. In the future as in the present, we will continue to promote CSR activities in which employees can participate while being aware of the SDGs and social issues.