Reduce total domestic CO2 emissions by more than 15% compared with FYE March 2014 baseline by FYE March 2031
Recognizing that our business operations originate from the bounty of nature, the Meiji Group will contribute to the creation of a sustainable society. To this end, we intend to harmonize our business activities with the global environment and manage the group in a way that protects the environment.
Food segment and Pharmaceutical segment conduct environmental management through environmental committees comprised of representatives from related departments. Established in 2016, the Meiji Group Environment Meeting monitors the progress of each company's environmental measures and reports to the Group CSR Committee.
ISO 14001 : Multisite
Eco-Action 21 : Four group companies
ISO 14001 : Two plants, one research laboratory
We calculated environmental preservation costs and economic effects for FYE March/2018 based on guidelines furnished by the Ministry of the Environment in Japan.
Environmental accounting figures are based on totals for Food segment and Pharmaceutical segment. Calculating investments, costs and economic benefits for environmental preservation encourages greater efficiency in Meiji Group activities.
|Details||FYE 3/2016||FYE 3/2017||FYE 3/2018|
|Capital expenditures||Costs||Capital expenditures||Costs||Capital expenditures||Costs|
|Costs within business|
Pollution prevention costs
Air pollution control, Water pollution control, Soil pollution prevention, Stink prevention, Land subsidence prevention, etc.
Environmental preservation costs
Implementation of energy saving and greenhouse reduction measures, etc.
Resource circulation costs
Global warming prevention, energy saving, ozone depletion prevention, etc.
|Upstream and downstream costs|
|Environmentally sound procurement and purchase||0||2||0||40||14||5|
|Management activity costs|
|Disclosure of environmental information and activities and oparation of environmental management system||1||146||0||131||0||115|
|Research and development costs|
|Research and development for reducing environmental impact||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Social contribution costs|
|Nature conservation and tree-planting activities||0||13||0||12||2||8|
|Environmental damage costs|
|Natural resource restoration||0||9||0||9||0||10|
|Details||FYE 3/2016||FYE 3/2017||FYE 3/2018|
|Sale of valuables||105||78||58|
Reduce total domestic CO2 emissions by more than 15% compared with FYE March 2014 baseline by FYE March 2031.
We strive to conserve energy and resources by installing energy efficient equipment, improving existing production equipment, and converting to energy sources with lower CO2 emissions.
We are working to conserve energy and reduce CO2 emissions during production by converting from heavy oil to municipal gas. We also make use of in-house cogeneration systems that utilize waste heat efficiently.
We converted Kyushu Plant in Food segment from heavy oil to liquefied natural gas (LNG) satellite equipment and high-efficiency gas boilers. This conversion has reduced CO2 emissions by 900 tons per year.
We upgraded the once-through boiler* at Pharmaceutical Research Center in Pharmaceutical segment to a high-efficiency unit, saving 200 tons of CO2 emissions annually (FYE March/2017).
At Meiji, we strive to reduce our environmental footprint in materials procurement, product delivery, and other logistics operations. We have introduced modal shifts and double-deck trucks to transport products of differing temperature zones on a single vehicle.
We began changing our delivery trucks and sales vehicle fleets to eco cars in FYE March/2013. We have also cut down the size of our sales vehicle fleet.
Number of Eco Cars (vehicles)
We use renewable energy to reduce CO2 emissions. Osaka Plant, Aichi Plant, and Santa Ana Plant in Food segment have installed solar panels.
Power generation volume: 237,568 kWh (power generation capacity: 200 kW)
CO2 reduction volume: 120.9 ton
Power generation volume: 978,679 kWh (power generation capacity: 750 kW)
CO2 reduction volume: 474.6 ton
Laguna Cookie Co., Inc. , Santa Ana Plant
Power generation volume: 272,000 kWh (power generation capacity: 270 kW)
In addition to the use of activated sludge processing at Sakado Plant and at Meiji Chewing Gum Co., Ltd., we are incorporating discharged water treatment technology that utilizes methane fermentation*. We use methane gas as a fuel for boilers.
We use renewable energy sources (solar power, etc.) and adopt the carbon emission trading system to reduce greenhouse gases, a contributor to climate change.
We continue to improve our environmental data management system, which provides evidence of our initiatives dealing with climate change and global warming. In addition to consolidated group data collection and disclosure, we have an independent entity draft group management standards and perform audits to verify our environmental management system operations, as well as improve our data transparency and reliability.
In addition to acquiring data from our worldwide operations, we are considering whether to adopt global management standards and environmental data management systems.
In order to improve the reliability of the data, we obtained the independent practitioner’s assurance for the domestic CO2 emissions (Scope 1 and 2) of FYE March 2018 indicated on p.36 in the Integrated Report 2018 by Deloitte Tohmatsu Sustainability Co., Ltd. We will work hard to improve the reliability of all environmental data.
Eliminate the use of specified fluorocarbons in air conditioners and large-scale facilities in Japan.
We are moving our large-scale facilities to natural refrigerants (ammonia, etc.) as an alternative to specified fluorocarbons (R22, etc.) used widely in air conditioners today.
Kyoto, Gunma and Kyushu Plants in Food segment have adopted natural refrigerants, reducing CO2 emissions as a result.