Group Sustainability Meetings on Specific Issues

Report on Meeting for Fiscal 2023

Group Environmental Meeting (Meeting Agenda)

Date: January 12

  • Current status of initiatives in 2022
    • Biological resources
      • Continued the activities of supporting Rainforest Alliance certification and scientific reserch of vineyards, and tried the disclosure of natural capital information.
    • Water resources
      • Set and achieved non-financial targets at manufacturing sites with high water stress targets for water conservation goals.
    • Climate Change
      • Expected to be achieved of Group GHG reduction target for 2022 (Scope 1 and 2)
    • Containers and packaging
      • Achieved the target of percentage of recycled resin
  • Group policy and plan for 2023
    • Biological resources
      • Discussing and considering to set the scientific target based on the international rules which are still under making.
    • Water resources
      • Considering setting new targets in accordance with international rules while continuing to achieve water conservation activities
    • Climate Change
      • Considering to set the target of Scope 3 and making a roadmap to achieve them.
    • Containers and packaging
      • Further increasing the ratio of recycled resins and considering the commercialization of chemical recycling
  • Group Environmental Meeting 2023

Group Human Rights Meeting (Meeting Agenda)

Date: January 12

  • Current status of the initiatives in 2022
    • Response to results of the final evaluation of the 2022 CHRB
    • Response to supply chain human rights due diligence
    • Response to grievance mechanisms
  • Group policy and plan for 2023
    • Formulate basic policies to the policy and plan for 2023
    • Formulate action plans for each key theme
    • Change of the meeting name
  • Group Human Rights Meeting 2023

Group Health and Safety Meeting (Meeting Agenda)

Date: February 17

  • Activity Report 2022
    • Health-Related Indicators (22-year results, CSV commitment)
    • Report on the Results of Occupational Accident Occurrences and Safety Awareness Questionnaire
    • Review of Priority Initiatives at Each Operating Company
  • Action Plan for 2023
    • 23 Plans for Each Operating Company
    • Formulation of Regulations for Group Health and Safety Meeting
    • Strengthening the Group's Safety Management Functions
    • Development of Health Management System
    • Initiatives to improve health literacy Use of the 'KIRIN naturals wellness store' (ongoing)
  • Group Health and Safety Meeting 2023

Report on Meeting for Fiscal 2022

Group Environmental Meeting (Meeting Agenda)

Date: June 24

  • Current status of initiatives in 2022
    • Climate Change
      • Acquisition of certification for SBT net zero target (scheduled for July 2022)
      • Scopes 1, 2, and 3 are being implemented as planned based on the GHG Reduction Roadmap.
    • Containers and packaging
      • Usage rate of recycled resin has reached 9%. Working on weight reduction of bottles in order to increase the usage rate.
      • Promoting chemical recycling project.
    • Disclosure of environment-related financial information
      • Kirin was selected as one of the "Excellent TCFD Disclosure" by GPIF. Disclosing information in conformance with the new TCFD guidance in the Environmental Report.
      • Considering and agreeing on team formation across related departments, since ISSB covers overall sustainability.
      • TNFD and SBTN are undergoing trial and disclosure in beta version. Continuous rulemaking. Examining the location-specific research on agricultural raw materials.
  • Group policy and plan for 2023
    • Climate Change
      • Scope 1 and 2 are roadmap development and implementation applying ICP to investment decisions.
      • Scope 3 is considering of the actual situation and visualizing emissions to strengthen supplier engagement.
    • Containers and packaging
      • Promoting expansion of SKU and weight reduction of bottles in order to increase the usage rate.
      • Promoting a chemical recycling project.
    • Disclosure of environment-related financial information
      • Disclose in the financial statement report in conformance with the new TCFD guidance. Considering further expansion of financial information disclosure in the Environmental Report.
      • ISSB must be disclosed in financial reports in conformance with auditing standards as soon as they are established. Confirming and Considering the requirements after disclosure of ISSB standard.
      • Considering TNFD and SBTN including raw agricultural products

Date: February 17

  • This meeting is newly established in 2022.
  • Outline of Group Environmental Meeting
  • There are major three theme, Climate Change, Containers and packaging and Disclosure of environment-related financial information. For each, information on the following matters was shared.
    • Background, analysis of current situation, competitive developments, etc.
    • Kirin's Advantages and Challenges
    • Policies and Strategies
  • We shared information with focus on climate change, containers and packaging, and disclosure of environmental financial information. Among the four major themes of the environment, Biological and water resources are also intricately related to climate change, natural capital, etc. and are subject to disclosure in the framework of environment-related financial information disclosure.
  • Group Environmental Meeting 2022

Group Human Rights Meeting (Meeting Agenda)

Date: June 24

  • Current status of initiatives in 2022
    • Response to human rights due diligence
    • Response to results of dialogues on human rights with stakeholders.
  • Group policy and plan for 2023
    • Formulate action plans for each key theme based on the medium- and long-term human rights strategy
    • Reexamination of the 2027 target based on the results of the final evaluation of the 2022 CHRB

Date: February 17

  • Current status of initiatives in 2021
    • Establishment of a new Group Human Rights Meeting
    • Establishment of procurement risk management system
    • Revised Procurement Policy and Supplier Code
  • Group policy and plan for 2022
    • Awareness-raising measures on Business and Human Rights
    • Confirmation of countries, items, and timing of human rights due diligence
  • Group Human Rights Meeting 2022

Group Health and Safety Meeting (Meeting Agenda)

Date: June 22

  • Current status of initiatives in 2022
    • (Last year) results and progress on the Group‘s external disclosure indicators
    • Progress and challenges of key initiatives in each operating company
    • Initiatives to improve health literacy Use of the 'KIRIN naturals wellness store'
  • Group policy and plan for 2023
    • Group occupational health and safety policy

Date: January 27

  • This meeting is newly established in 2022.
  • The Group's Health Management Goals
  • Outline of the Group Health and Safety Meeting (including occupational health and safety)
  • Group external disclosure indicators
  • Initiatives for each company's priority issues
    • Goals
    • Current Status
    • Challenges
  • Group Health and Safety Meeting 2022

Report on Meeting for Fiscal 2021

Group Human Rights Meeting (Meeting Agenda)

Date: June 14, 2021

  • This meeting is newly established in 2021
    • Group Objectives in Business and Human Rights
    • Outline of the Group Human Rights Meeting
    • Medium- to long-term strategy up to 2027, Group policy and plan for 2022 Mid-Term Plan
      • Goals
      • Current Status
      • Challenges