3.1 Actions regarding climate changeRaw materials

Measures for adapting to climate change at tea farms

In training programs for Rainforest Alliance Certification at Sri Lankan tea farms, the Kirin Group is providing directions on how to prevent the runoff of fertile soil from rain erosion by planting grasses whose roots sink deep into the soil and that crawl the ground on slopes. The results of scenario analysis show that the effects of climate change increase water risks and water stress in many countries and regions producing agricultural products. In Sri Lanka, in recent years, they have unusual heavy rainfall in the rainy season more frequently due to the effects of climate change. In the key tea production region of Uva Province, many human lives were lost due to landslides. This initiative contributes to the prevention of landslide disasters caused by heavy rainfall, serving as a measure for adapting to the problem of climate change.
We are implementing measures to adapt in the upstream portion of their value chain, such as training to increase water retention in fields in response to drought caused by climate change in Vietnamese coffee farms.

Regenerative agriculture carbon offsets

New Belgium Brewing, a Kirin Group company, purchases regenerative agriculture carbon offsets, thereby providing incentives and financial support for producers to move from traditional to regenerative agricultural methods. By shifting to regenerative agriculture, we can create healthy soil and reduce farm emissions by isolating large amounts of carbon dioxide in the soil.