Commitments and Performance Indicators

The Company’s CSV Commitment is its medium- to long-term action plan for each business unit, intended to realize its CSV Purpose, a set of long-term, non-financial goals included in its long-term management vision, Kirin Group Vision 2027. To that end, we are aimed at reaching the non-financial targets put forth in the Kirin Group 2019 Medium-Term Business Plan, spanning from 2019 to 2021. The Kirin Holdings Board of Directors monitors the implementation status of these targets. Furthermore, progress and achievements toward the CSV Commitment are treated as performance indicators for evaluating directors on the Kirin Holdings Board at the end of each fiscal year (with the exception of outside directors). The Nomination and Remuneration Advisory Committee, which primarily comprises outside directors, deliberates over these results and reports its decisions to the Board of Directors.
Linking these targets to our business strategy will serve to generate social value as an entire Group while enhancing our level of CSV management, which in turn will lead to economic value in the form of greater competitive strength and business growth.

A Responsible Alcohol Producer

  • GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
  • GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Our CommitmentSDGs TargetOur AchivementGoals for 2021Latest Achievements
(2020)
2019
0.1
Responsible drinking / passing a culture of enjoying alcoholic beverages to the next generation
3.5
3.6
17.16
17.17
  1. Number of participants in appropriate drinking education programs / viewers of drinking manner advertisements
  2. Expansion of sales of no- and lower-alcohol products
  3. Percentage of products with alcohol content labels

[KB][ME][LN][MBL]

  1. One million participants / viewers
  2. KB: 115% (compared with 2018)
    ME 105% (compared with 2018)
    LION Maintaining the high proportion of the less than full strength category in Australia
  3. KB 100%*1 in 2027 (will begin by 2024)
    MBL 20%
    LION 100%
  1. 1.955 million participants/viewers
  2. KB 113% (compared with 2018)
    ME 170% (compared with 2018)
    LION maintained same high standards
  3. KB 0% (begin labeling by 2024)
    MBL 100%
    LION 100%
  1. 1.007 million participants/viewers
  2. KB 102% (compared with 2018)
    ME 144% (compared with 2018)LION maintained same high standards
  3. KB 0%
    MBL 96%
    LION 100%

KG: Kirin Group, KH: Kirin Holdings, KB: Kirin Brewery Company, Limited, KBC: Kirin Beverage Company, Limited, ME: Mercian Corporation, KIW: Koiwai Dairy Products Company, Limited, KKC: Kyowa Kirin Company, Limited, KHB: Kyowa Hakko Bio Company, Limited, LN: Lion Proprietary Limited MBL: Myanmar Brewery, Limited

  1. 350ml and 500ml canned beer (beer and new genre) and RTD

Health and Well-being

  • GOAL 2: Zero Hunger
  • GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
  • GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Our CommitmentSDGs TargetOur AchivementGoals for 2021Latest Achievements
(2020)
2019
1.1
Supporting self-care for healthy people and people with pre-disease
3.4
17.16
17.17
  1. Development and expansion of sales of no- and low-sugar, low-calorie products and products with positive health effects.
  2. Development and expansion of sales of products containing ingredients proven to have health functions.

[KBC][KIW]

KBC
  1. 115% (compared with 2018)
  2. 115% (compared with 2018)
KIW
(1+2) Ratio of over 50%
KBC
  1. 106% (compared with 2018)
  2. 112% (compared with 2018)
KIW
(1+2) 56.5%
KBC
  1. 109% (compared with 2018)
  2. 99% (compared with 2018)
KIW
(1+2) 52%
1.2a
Creating new value for healthy people and people with pre-disease
9.5
17.16
17.17

Number of countries capable of purchasing Kirin-made ingredients with positive health effects (and total population)

[KH]

5 countries (roughly 650 million people) 5 countries (1.28 billion people) Two countries (220 million people)
1.2b
Supporting self-care for healthy people and people with pre-disease
9.5
17.16
17.17
  1. Number of patients using products made with our raw materials
  2. Number of consumers using products with our raw materials
(1+2) 43 million (in 2027) (1+2) 19.26 million people (1+2) 23.8 million people
1.3
Evolution in medical treatment
3.8
17.16
17.17

Number of countries with markets for new drugs

[KKC]

Over 50 countries Crysvita launched

  • KKC 2021-2025 mid-term target

Targes set in 2019 achieved:

  1. Three or more products launched in multiple regions (Target achieved in 2019)
  2. Over 50 countries (Target achieved in 2020, continuous growth)
  1. Exceeded goal of marketing three products in multiple regions.
  2. Number of countries where drugs in 1) are marketed exceeded 50.
1.4
Evolution in medical treatment
3.8
3.b
17.16
17.17
  1. Acquire approval for biosimilars in accordance with the patent regulations in each country and region and begin sales.
  2. Acquire approval for NESP®authorized generics

[KKC]

Targets 1 and 2 were achieved in 2018 - Target achieved in 2018
1.5
Health and productivity management
3.4
17.16
17.17
  1. Recognized under the certified Health and Productivity Management; “White 500”
  2. Engagement surveys regarding work–life balance4 and workstyle reforms
  3. Stress checks (“psychological lively”) score
  4. Drinking habits screening tests (AUDIT) score

[KH][KB][KBC][ME][KKC]

  1. Consecutive recognition under “White 500”
  2. Improvement compared with 2018
  3. 115
  4. Over 78% (less than 10 points scored)
  1. Acquired successive White 500 certification for 2020
  2. Targets achieved in 2020 (KB and other companies improved compared with 2018)
  3. 117
  4. 83.1%
  1. Acquired successive White 500 certification for 2019
  2. Targets achieved in 2019 (KB and other companies improved compared with 2018)
  3. 112
  4. 77.1%
1.6
Safety and security of our products
2.4
17.16
17.17

Certification rate for GFSI-recognized schemes

[KG]

100% (in 2024) 95% 62%

KG: Kirin Group, KH: Kirin Holdings, KB: Kirin Brewery Company, Limited, KBC: Kirin Beverage Company, Limited, ME: Mercian Corporation, KIW: Koiwai Dairy Products Company, Limited, KKC: Kyowa Kirin Company, Limited, KHB: Kyowa Hakko Bio Company, Limited, LN: Lion Proprietary Limited MBL: Myanmar Brewery, Limited

Community Engagement

  • GOAL 1: No Poverty
  • GOAL 2: Zero Hunger
  • GOAL 4: Quality Education
  • GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
  • GOAL 15: Life on Land
  • GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Our CommitmentSDGs TargetOur AchivementGoals for 2021Latest Achievements
(2020)
2019
2.1
Contributing to community vitalization
11.a
17.16
17.17
Group targets are under consideration - - -
2.2a
More sustainable production of raw materials
2.3
8.9
17.16
17.17

Japanese hops procurement

[KB]

100t (in 2027) 119 tons 128 tons
Note: If appropriate measures are not taken, 2027 amounts are projected to be half.
2.2b
More sustainable production of raw materials
2.3
8.9
17.16
17.17
  1. Number of visitors who purchased our products at our cellar doors and winery shops
  2. Volume of grapes produced at our vineyards

[ME]

  • Consider changing
    1. of Achievement and Goal
  1. -
  2. 200t (in 2027)
  1. 20,559 people
  2. 121 tons
  1. 34,178 people
  2. 152 tons
2.2c
More sustainable production of raw materials
1.2
2.3
4.b
4.c
8.9
17.16
17.17
  1. Contracted firming ratio of procured rice for brewing
  2. Temp staffing to meet the requirements of the JICAKIRIN fellowship program, and promotion of human resource development by supporting JICA-sponsored agricultural seminars.
  3. Ratio of materials from Myanmar

[MBL]

  1. 10%
  2. Deployment of one worker or more annually.
  3. Can materials 70%
  1. 6.7%
  2. 1 case
    *Conducted workshop
  3. Targeete achived in 2019
  1. Conducted trial brewing aimed at contract farming beginning in 2020
  2. 1 worker
  3. Can materials 70%
2.2d
More sustainable production of raw materials
2.3
8.9
15.4
17.16
17.17

Number of small-scale farmers supported for acquisition of Rainforest Alliance certification

[KBC]

10,000 farmers (in 2025) 2,120 farms 120 farms
2.2e
More sustainable production of raw materials
12.6
12.7
17.16
17.17
  1. Ratio of SEDEX membership in 1st tier supplier
  2. Compliance with the Australian Modern Slavery Act

[LN]

  1. 100%
  2. 100%
  1. 98%
  2. -
  1. 75%
  2. -

KG: Kirin Group, KH: Kirin Holdings, KB: Kirin Brewery Company, Limited, KBC: Kirin Beverage Company, Limited, ME: Mercian Corporation, KIW: Koiwai Dairy Products Company, Limited, KKC: Kyowa Kirin Company, Limited, KHB: Kyowa Hakko Bio Company, Limited, LN: Lion Proprietary Limited MBL: Myanmar Brewery, Limited

The Environment

  • GOAL 2: Zero Hunger
  • GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
  • GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
  • GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
  • GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
  • GOAL 13: Climate Action
  • GOAL 14: Life Below Water
  • GOAL 15: Life on Land
  • GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Our CommitmentSDGs TargetOur AchivementGoals for 2021Latest Achievements
(2020)
2019
3.1
Actions regarding climate change
7.2
13.1
17.16
17.17
  1. Renewable energy ratio for electric power consumption
  2. Install solar power generation facilities
  3. Reduction ratio of GHG emission (Scope 1 and 2)
  4. Reduction ratio of GHG emission (Scope 3)

[KG]

KG
  1. 100% (in 2040)
LION
  1. 10MW (in 2026)
KG
  1. 50% (in 2030, compared with 2019)
  2. 30% (in 2030, compared with 2019)
  1. 10%
  2. 1.2MW
  3. 8%(compared with 2019)
  4. 3%(compared with 2019)
  1. 15%
    Note: boundary changed based on GHG protocols
  2. 0.7W
  3. 8.5% (compared with 2015)
  4. 12.7% (compared with 2015)
3.2
Actions regarding water resources
3.9
6.4
17.16
17.17
  1. Unit water consumption reduction rate in 2021
  2. Water consumption reduction rate in 2030

[MBL][KKC][KHB]

MBL
  1. 28% (in 2021, compared with 2015)
KKC
  1. 40% (in 2030, compared with 2019)
KHB
  1. 32% (in 2030, compared with 2015)
  1. 28% (compared with 2015)
  2. 44% (compared with 2015)
    KHB 42% (compared with 2015)
  1. 27% (compared with 2015)
  2. 23% (compared with 2015)
3.3
Actions regarding biological resources
15.4
17.16
17.17
  1. Use of FSC-certified paper or recyled paper for office paper
  2. Use of FSC-certified paper for paper containers and packaging*2
  3. Actions regarding sustainable palm oil

[KH][KB][KBC][ME]

  1. 100% (in 2020)
  2. 100% (in 2020)
  3. 100%*3
  1. 100%
  2. 6-can packs 100%
    Gift boxes 100%
    Drink boxes 100%
    Cardboard cartons for products 100%
  3. 100%
  1. 97.4%
  2. 6-can packs 100%
    Gift boxes 100%
    Drink boxes 100%
    Cardboard cartons for products 100%
  3. 100%
3.4
Actions regarding containers and packaging
12.2
12.4
14.1
17.16
17.17
  1. Conversion rate of PET bottle resin to recycled resin
  2. Recyclability of container material
  3. Recycled material ratio for containers and packaging materials

[KB][KBC][ME][LN]

KBC、KB、ME
  1. 50% (in 2027)
LION
  1. Over 90% (in 2030)
  2. Over 50% (in 2030)
  1. 1.5%
  2. 95%
  3. 45~49%
  1. 1.9%
  2. Over 95%
  3. 47%
3.5
Reduction of food waste
2.4
12.3
17.16
17.17

Rate of product waste reduction

[KB][KBC][ME]

75% (in 2025, compared with 2015) 2020 results pending 44% (compared with 2015)

KG: Kirin Group, KH: Kirin Holdings, KB: Kirin Brewery Company, Limited, KBC: Kirin Beverage Company, Limited, ME: Mercian Corporation, KIW: Koiwai Dairy Products Company, Limited, KKC: Kyowa Kirin Company, Limited, KHB: Kyowa Hakko Bio Company, Limited, LN: Lion Proprietary Limited MBL: Myanmar Brewery, Limited

  1. GHG:Green House Gas
  2. 6-can packs, gift boxes, drink boxes, cardboard cartons for products
  3. Using Book and Claim model, which is a model for the trading of certificates approved by the Round Table of Sustainable Palm Oil
  • Please see below for details on SDGs