Sustainable use of water resources

We will reduce the volume of water use in our business activities and continue our activities to preserve water sources.

  • Background to Initiatives Water is not only a basic raw material for the Kirin Group, but is also an indispensable resource for cleaning our manufacturing facilities, etc. It is also an essential resource for the growth of agricultural products that are our ingredients. On the other hand, the Kirin Group, which has large businesses in both Japan, where water stress is low, and Australia, which has experienced severe water shortages many times in the past, has been empirically aware from early on that water risks and water stress vary greatly between countries and regions. As early as 2014, we began conducting water risk surveys at our business sites and areas where we source our agricultural raw materials. Since then, we have been conducting such surveys on a regular basis. Scenario analysis conducted based on the TCFD recommendations further clarifies the seriousness of the impact of climate change on water. Against this backdrop, the Kirin Group will take appropriate measures tailored to the circumstances of each region. We will create together A society that values sustainable water resources Bring water, used as a raw material, to a sustainable state Solve issues with water in a way that suits the characteristics of basin regions where our business bases are located

Points

  • Among Sri Lanka's tea farms, we have conserved water sources at 13 locations, far exceeding our target of 5 by the end of 2020.
  • We participated in the Corporate Engagement Program sponsored by the Science Based Targets Network to develop scientific approaches and rules for setting targets related to water resources.
  • In our third group-wide water risk survey, we reaffirmed that water stress is high in Australia and Thailand, and that water risk is high in Australia.

Progress

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Overview of initiatives

  • Overview of initiatives

Initiatives