Establishment and Operation of the Group CSV Committee

Group CSV Committee

To promote the Kirin Group’s proactive and independent CSV initiatives, the Group CSV Committee meets once a year in principle, with the meeting chaired by the president & CEO of Kirin Holdings.
The presidents of major operating companies are also members of the committee, which conducts discussions regarding the formulation of optimal Group CSV policies and strategies as well as action plans. In addition, the committee monitors the status of the implementation of CSV plans.
The details of the decisions made by the Group CSV Committee are, as needed, reported to and discussed by the Kirin Holdings Group Executive Committee and the Kirin Holdings Board meeting and reflected in the Group’s overall strategies. The committee chair provides instructions for improvement that are considered necessary for CSV promotion. These instructions are provided to departments at Kirin Holdings and to Group companies. This increases the effectiveness of CSV policies and strategies determined by the committee. The Kirin Holdings CSV Strategy Department, which serves as the secretariat for the committee, will take steps to provide support for operating companies and lead units, such as providing CSV-related information and sharing the CSV-related initiatives of Group companies.

  • 図:Group CSV Committee

Committee Meeting Contents

Report on Meeting for Fiscal 2021 (held on June 10)

Meeting Agenda

  • Progress report since the FY2020 Group CSV Committee
    • Addressing human rights in the supply chain
    • Initiatives to achieve the Kirin Group Environmental Vision 2050
  • Lecture from Yoshihito Yamada, President & CEO, OMRON Corporation
    • Corporate management based on OMRON Principles
  • Exchange of opinions on the Group Materiality Matrix for the next medium-term management plan

Key Opinions

  • Exchange of opinions on the Group Materiality Matrix for the next medium-term management plan
  • "Dealing with alcohol-related problems" is of high importance to both stakeholders and our company.
  • Human rights are of high interest to stakeholders, and we need to strengthen our efforts in this area.
    Japanese companies tend to not disclose actions to human rights issue because addressing the issue is a matter of course, but the effort to address human rights issue in the workplace or value chain should be disclosed outside the company.
  • Exchange of opinions on other matters
    • In order to become "a global leader in CSV," which is our long-term management vision, we must increase each employee's empathy with the CSV philosophy and strengthen their capabilities to execute CSV on-site.
    • Promoting CSV in product brands is important not only for customers but also for internal communication.

Report on Meeting for Fiscal 2020 (held on June 3)

Meeting Agenda

  • Renewal of Group Materiality Matrix for Second Medium-Term Business Plan
  • Lecture from Kenji Ikemori, Founder and Honorary Senior Advisor of FANCL CORPORATION
  • Discussion on “Addressing Human Rights in the Supply Chain”
  • Status on investigation of measures in line with revisions to Long-Term Environmental Vision, etc.

Key Opinions

Discussion on “Addressing Human Rights in the Supply Chain”
  • Business partners, NGOs, investors, and other stakeholders request that human rights in the supply chain be addressed, which will affect the Company’s reputation.
  • Demand for response increasing from business partners, in particular, and consumer awareness of issue will eventually grow as well.
  • Issues in the supply chain are also management issues for business partners, and therefore it is important to work together.
  • A project team will be assembled to investigate future efforts aimed at putting the Company’s response among the highest levels within the industry.

Report on Meeting for Fiscal 2019 (held on June 10)

Meeting Agenda

  • Major developments in fiscal 2018 and future issues
  • Aiming to be “a global leader in CSV” and working toward stronger management resilience
    • Addressing ESG evaluations
    • Discussion on the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
  • Lecture from an external proffessional

Key Discussions

Realizing CSV management
  • The Kirin Group’s CSV management efforts are moving forward; however, the level of demand on companies from stakeholders, including consumers, business partners, investors, political factors, and NGOs are increasing.
  • As a company, we need to adopt the mindset of a long journey toward achieving our goals, as opposed to a short-term perspective or a medium- to long-term perspective simply based on “stacking up achievements.”
  • It is important that we also be aware of regional differences (at economic by country or region) as we proceed with our CSV initiatives. Our goal as the Kirin Group is to be at the top level in each business region.
Efforts to mitigate climate change
  • As our transition strategy on climate change, we are proceeding with initiatives at each operating company and sector to formulate a business continuity plan to increase production and distribution resiliency, promote plastic recycling and alternative materials, and expand the use of renewable energy to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions and establish internal systems that utilize carbon pricing and other methods.
  • It is necessary to recognize the limits of one company to promote these initiatives, and that it is important to work not only within the industry but also with retailer and other non-competing areas.
  • We must view climate change both as a risk and an opportunity.

Report on Meeting Held in Fiscal 2018 (Held on May 18, 2018)

Main Agenda Items

  • Status of progress toward CSV Commitment, etc.
  • Renewal of Group materiality matrix
  • Exchange of opinions regarding the next Long-Term Management Vision
  • Lecture from Yoko Ishikura, Professor Emeritus, Hitotsubashi University

Report on Meeting Held in Fiscal 2017 (Held on June 8, 2017)

Main Agenda Items

  • Lecture from Minoru Matsubara, Chief Manager, Asset
    Management Business Planning Division, Resona Bank, Limited
  • Status of progress toward CSV Commitment, etc.
  • Discussion on shared Commitment topics

Report on Meeting Held in Fiscal 2016 (Held on June 8, 2016)

Main Agenda Items

  • Lecture from Toshio Arima, Representative Director, Global
    Compact Network Japan
  • Selection of major Group CSV themes over the medium to long term
  • Discussion on approach to major themes going forward