Sustainable use of biological resources

We will protect the natural environment and preserve ecosystems in raw material production areas and business development regions for our business.

  • Background to Initiatives Since we announced the Kirin Group Declaration of Support for Biodiversity Conservation in 2010, we quickly became aware of issues primarily related to agricultural raw materials in terms of the environment and human rights in the upstream parts of our value chain and implemented measures to respond to these issues, including conducting risk surveys and assessments of biological resources, as well as announcing the Kirin Group Action Plan for the Sustainable Use of Biological Resources in 2013 and launching related concrete measures. However, demand for due diligence in areas that produce raw materials is increasing, and scenario analysis has confirmed that climate change may significantly impact the yield and quality of agricultural raw materials. Against this backdrop, the Kirin Group will accelerate its efforts to build a society that values sustainable biological resources. We will create together A society that values sustainable biological resourcesCultivate, expand and procure sustainable agricultural raw materials Stand by the side of farmers to make raw material production areas sustainable


  • 93 tea farms have obtained Rainforest Alliance Certified with the support of the Kirin Group, approximately 30% of the total number of large tea farms that have get certified in Sri Lanka. Launched a year-round product that use certified tea leaves.
  • Expanded support for the acquisition of Rainforest Alliance Certification by coffee farms in Vietnam. Started training at 350 small farms.
  • Achieved 100% use of either FSC-certified paper or recycled paper for all office paper used in the Japan alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages businesses.
  • Participated in the Corporate Engagement Program held by the Science Based Targets Network. Participated in the development of scientific approaches and rulemaking to set targets for the use of natural capital by companies (fresh water, land, oceans, resource exploitation, climate change, pollution, and invasive species).

Risk research

  • Risk research

Revised 2021


  • Progress

Overview of initiatives

  • Overview of initiatives