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Environmental Management System
- Basic Policy
- Promoting Environmental Management
- Environmental Management Promotion System
- ISO 14001 Certification
- Environmental Supply Chain Management
- Environmental Auditing
- Response to Accidents and Other Emergencies
Environmental issues such as global warming and extreme weather could be seen as very closely related to our lifestyles and work. We are practicing environmental management on a global scale in accordance with the Daiichi Sankyo Group Corporate Conduct Charter and the Basic Environment Management Policy. We thereby aim to address such environmental issues through responsible corporate activities.
Promoting Environmental Management
To appropriately address environmental issues, we regard response to climate change, chemical substances management, water consumption control, waste management, and consideration for biodiversity as our main CSR challenges, while taking into account the societal demand and expectation for environmental conservation as well as the relationship with medium- and long-term business activities.
Taking these CSR challenges into consideration, we promote environmental management by establishing the Fourth Medium-term Environmental Management Policy, which contains our targets for fiscal 2020.
Environmental Management Promotion System
The head of the Corporate Affairs Division of Daiichi Sankyo serves as the chief executive officer of environmental management and oversees environmental management on a Group basis, while the vice president of the CSR Department promotes environmental management. As for the Group’s environmental management promotion system, we have set up environmental management units based on the corporations and internal companies that manage businesses. Each environmental management unit defines environmental management sites as necessary out of consideration for their region and function.
In addition, we have established an Environmental Management Committee chaired by the chief executive officer of environmental management as part of our corporate governance structure. This committee discusses to establish the important matters, such as environmental management policies and so on.
ISO 14001 Certification
In the recognition that operating sites with production functions, such as plants, have high environmental burdens, the Daiichi Sankyo Group is working to acquire ISO 14001:2015 certification and maintaining environmental management systems. In Japan, the Group has already acquired certification for five of its six operating sites with production functions. In fiscal 2016, the Group continued preparations for the acquisition of ISO 14001:2015 certification for sites that have not yet been certified. In addition, we began working to receive multi-site certification that will comprehensively cover six operating sites.
Furthermore, the Standard for the Daiichi Sankyo Group’s Environmental Management Systems were established and put into effect to guide efforts to maintain environmental management systems based on ISO 14001:2015 at other offices.
Environmental Supply Chain Management
We request our business partners to make efforts based on the CSR procurement standards of our group. The environment-related items in the CSR procurement standards are shown below:
We carry out a CSR self-check survey every three years to further promote CSR procurement. In fiscal 2016, we provided feedback to the 194 business partners asked to conduct a CSR self-check survey in fiscal 2015 (of which 170 responded, making for a response rate of 87.6%). In addition, we collaborated with the seven partners with particularly low scores to pursue improvements. The CSR self-check surveys were based on the following six perspectives: (1) complying with laws and regulations and social norms (employment based on free will, child labor, unreasonable wages, work hours, safety management, etc.), (2) promoting sound business operations (free competition, information disclosure, etc.), (3) taking proper environmental care (resource conservation, waste reduction, biodiversity, etc.), (4) guaranteeing optimal quality and costs (quality assurance, safety evaluations, etc.), (5) ensuring stable supply (raw material management, framework development, etc.), and (6) handling confidential information properly (personal information protection, etc.). In fiscal 2017, the third year of the current cycle, we plan to check the status of improvements at low-scoring business partners.
Cooperation by other partners along the value chain
We also request similar cooperation by our logistics partners. Specifically, such partners are expected to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through means such as by sharing data on the weights and distances they transport our products, stopping excessive idling on the premises of our operating sites, and practicing eco-friendly driving techniques.
Other efforts to reduce environmental impacts through cooperation by suppliers include tracking the CO2 emissions and water usage volumes of major suppliers. In addition, those suppliers that have not yet established CO2 emissions reduction targets are requested to do so in order to provide them with an opportunity to improve upon their activities. The principles for setting targets put forth by Science Based Targets(SBT)*1 are used in these activities.
- *1 An international initiative that encourages companies to set CO2 reduction targets based on scientific evidence in order to help accomplish the goal of the Paris Agreement of keeping the average increase in global temperature below 2°C
Cooperation for environment audits
Partner companies storing and delivering our products and promotional goods cooperate for the environment audit on environment-related laws and regulations including waste management.
The Group’s auditing system for environmental management comprises three complementary approaches that are implemented in accordance with the situation at each operating site. These approaches include internal audits implemented by each operating site, evaluations by ISO audit organizations, and environmental audits performed by the environmental management team of CSR Department.
The Group conducts environmental audits of all operating sites with a focus on compliance with environmental laws. In fiscal 2016, we conducted environmental audits at five operating sites: Sales branchies; the Hiratsuka site; the Asbio Pharma; Pfaffenhofen Plant in Germany; and Daiichi Sankyo Altkirch in France. These audits found that all sites practice good compliance and that there were no findings that might cause serious environmental risks.
Environmental audit being conducted at the Pfaffenhofen Plant in Germany
Environmental audit being conducted at the Hiratsuka site
Response to Accidents and Other Emergencies
Plants and research facilities with particularly high environmental risks have protocols to prepare for and respond to emergencies, including prevention and mitigation of environmental pollution due to disasters and accidents. They also conduct periodic education and emergency drills while maintaining necessary equipment. No major disasters or accidents occurred during fiscal 2016.