Sustainable Finance

The Kirin Group executes Kirin Sustainable Finance based on the “Kirin Sustainable Finance Framework” to raise funds to promote CSV management. The funds are used to address social issues in "A Responsible Alcohol Producer," "Health and Well-Being," "Community Engagement," and "The Environment" based on the CSV Purpose, and by communicating the status of their use, we aim to further promote the Kirin Group CSV management and solve social issues.

In executing Kirin Sustainable Finance, we have developed this Framework based on the following principles and guidelines*, and have obtained a second party opinion from DNV BUSINESS ASSURANCE JAPAN K.K. ("DNV"), an independent external reviewer for its conformity.

  • Principles/Guidelines
  • the Green Bond Principles 2021(ICMA)
  • the Social Bond Principles 2021(ICMA)
  • Sustainability Bond Guidelines 2021(ICMA)
  • Green Bond Guidelines 2020 (Ministry of the Environment Japan)
  • Social Bond Guidelines (October 2021 Financial Services Agency of Japan)
  • Green Loan Principles (LMA)(APLMA) (LSTA)
  • Green Loan and Sustainability Linked Loan Guidelines 2020 (Ministry of the Environment Japan)

Overview

  1. Official name

Kirin Holdings Company, Limited 21st unsecured straight bonds (Social bond with specific inter-bond pari passu clause, “Kirin Holdings Social Bonds” for short)

  1. Total issue amount

JPY 20.0 billion

  1. Term

5-years

  1. Coupon

0.290%

  1. Issue date

June 7, 2022

  1. Maturity date

June 7, 2027

  1. Interest Payment date

June 7 and December 7 of each year

  1. Credit rating

A+(Rating and Investment Information, Inc.)

  1. Use of Proceed
  1. Capital investment, operation, and procurement of raw materials contributing to the production of Human Milk Oligosaccharide (HMO)
  2. Capital investment, operation, and procurement of raw materials contributing to the production of Citicoline
  3. Capital investment, operation, and procurement of raw materials contributing to the research and development of Lc-PLASMA and the production of raw material powder utilizing Lc-PLASMA

Investment Statement on Kirin Holdings Social Bonds

Listed below in Japanese alphabetical order are investors who declared their intention to invest in Kirin Holdings Social Bond and agreed to disclose their names as of June 1, 2022.

  • Aoi Mori Shinkin Bank
  • Asset Management One Co., Ltd.
  • The Awa Bank,Ltd.
  • Ishikawa Prefectural Credit Agricultural Cooperative Association
  • The Ichii Shinkin Bank
  • NN Life Insurance Co., Ltd.
  • THE OITA BANK, LTD.
  • GUNMAMIRAI Shinkumi Bank
  • KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
  • JA BANK SHIZUOKA
  • Shinkin Central Bank
  • Suwa Shinkin Bank
  • The Dai-ichi Frontier Life Insurance Co.,Ltd.
  • The Takinogawa Shinkin Bank
  • Tokio Marine Asset Management Co., Ltd.
  • Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.
  • The TONO SHINKIN BANK.
  • THE HACHIJUNI BANK,LTD.
  • HIGASHI-NIPPON BANK, Ltd.
  • The Hokkaido Bank,Ltd.
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management Co.,LTD
  • The Mitsubishi Economic Research Institute
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
  • LIFENET INSURANCE COMPANY