On December 13, 2022, Daiichi Sankyo has been recognized for leadership in corporate sustainability by global environmental non-profit CDP*, securing a place on its prestigious ‘A List’ for its leadership in transparency and performance in corporate sustainability on climate change.
Our CO2 emissions reduction targets of 25% in FY2025 compared to FY2015 and 37.5% in FY2030 have been certified SBTi*1 as the Well Below 2°C targets for the achievement of the Paris Agreement in 2015. However, in response to growing social demands for carbon neutrality, in June 2022, we changed our targets to more ambitious ones: CO2 emissions reduction by 42% compared to FY2015 in FY2025 and by 63% in FY2030. To this end, we aim to achieve a renewable power utilization rate of 60% or more, which is the target for FY2025, and to achieve a renewable energy utilization rate of 100% as early as FY2030, which is the target described in RE100*2.
By contributing to the realization of a decarbonized society through the active use of implementable decarbonization technologies such as hydrogen utilization, ZEB (Net Zero Energy Building), electric vehicles, and next-generation storage batteries, we aim to realize our 2030 Vision, to become an “Innovative Global Healthcare Company Contributing to the Sustainable Development of Society,”
*1 Acronym for Science Based Targets initiative. International initiative that encourages companies to set greenhouse gas emission reduction targets consistent with the levels required under the Paris Agreement.
*2 International initiative that brings together companies committed to 100% renewable energy. It is run by The Climate Group, an international environmental NGO, and CDP, an NPO that supports companies in disclosing their climate change measures.
CDP is a global non-profit that runs the world’s environmental disclosure system for companies, cities, states and regions. Founded in 2000 and working with more than 680 investors with over $130 trillion in assets, CDP pioneered using capital markets and corporate procurement to motivate companies to disclose their environmental impacts, and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Over 20,000 organizations around the world disclosed data through CDP in 2022, including more than 18,700 companies worth half of global market capitalization, and over 1,100 cities, states and regions. Fully TCFD aligned, CDP holds the largest environmental database in the world, and CDP scores are widely used to drive investment and procurement decisions towards a zero carbon, sustainable and resilient economy.