Chugai is a life sciences company, and engages in many scientific and specialized activities. As such, we have a considerable role to play in protecting the environment. We view our environmental protection activities as a critical foundation that supports all of our business activities. Therefore, we have set priority items and medium- and long-term targets not only for the sustainable development of the company but also for protection of the environment of communities and the whole planet, and are promoting these as companywide endeavors.
In response to demands from society, we are taking an integrated approach to environmental protection and occupational safety and health, which are closely related, and are addressing EHS (Environment, Health and Safety) issues under a unified management framework.
Related Material Issues
- Climate change countermeasures
- Use of renewable/ recycled resources
- Protection of biodiversity (environmental burden mitigation)
- Environmental management system
*Chugai has identified Material Issues that should be given priority to promote the “creation of shared value,” which is our basic management policy.
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Global Environment Initiatives
Environmental, Health and Safety Policy/Basic Approach
EHS Promotional Activities System
Goals and Initiatives
Disclosures based on the TCFD recommendations
Climate Change Countermeasures (global warming prevention)
Use of Renewable/Recycled Resources (resource conservation/waste management)
Protection of biodiversity (reducing environmental impact)
Education and Training
Sustainability Policy and Data
Environment, Health and Safety Group, Human Resources Management Dept.
Chugai Group Environmental Protection Activities
The Chugai Group believes that global environmental protection is an important issue for the sustainable growth of both society and companies. We established mid-term environmental goals 2020, the final year of which is 2020, and worked to achieve those targets. To continue and further accelerate those efforts, we have formulated mid-term environmental goals 2030, with a final year of 2030, and are taking steps to achieve these goals.
The mid-term environmental goals 2030 are for realizing a sustainable society, with targets established around three priority themes: Climate change countermeasures, resource recycling and protection of biodiversity. Climate change countermeasures, in particular, are seen as an urgent, cross-border global issue for advanced and developing countries alike, and we believe they are of special importance. As a result, we have established a goal for reducing CO2 emissions in 2030 by 60-75% compared to 2020, as well as a long-term goal for 2050 of zero emissions. Because Chugai is a member of the Roche Group, the goals we have set incorporate the important perspective of contributing to helping Roche achieve its own targets. Further, because each of the priority themes include items that may be in conflict with one another, making them extremely challenging to achieve, the goals have been set through close cooperation between each of our divisions. Setting these environmental goals is the first step in a achieving a sustainable society. Accomplishing this requires a global-scale perspective that takes into account future technological innovation. By also taking innovative action in environmental protection, our goal is to become a leading company both in the pharmaceutical industry and globally.