Overcoming climate change

We will further reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by implementing energy-saving measures and introducing renewable energy.

  • Background to Initiatives The Kirin Group has long been working to reduce GHG emissions. We have achieved significant reductions, having set an ambitious target of “reducing GHG emissions across the entire value chain by half from the 1990 level by 2050” in 2009. However, following the adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015, the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C in 2018, and other developments, society has embarked on a major move toward the creation of a decarbonized society, meaning that more ambitious GHG reduction targets are required. Scenario analysis, which the Kirin Group has been conducting since 2018, has revealed significant declines in the yields of major agricultural raw materials that are important for our businesses, as well as water risks and water stress at production sites and business sites. As such, there is pressure to implement further measures to combat climate change. Against this backdrop, the Kirin Group will accelerate efforts to lead the building of a decarbonized society, having declared our aim to achieve net zero GHG emissions by 2050 and shift to 100% renewable energy for all electricity used by 2040. We will create together A society that has overcome climate change Realize net zero GHG emissions across the entire value chain Lead to build a decarbonized society

Points

  • Having obtained approval for the “SBT for 1.5°C” target, raised our target for reducing GHG emissions to 50% across Scope 1 + 2, and 30% for Scope 3 (both by 2030, compared with 2019).
  • Joined RE100 and set a target for the proportion of renewable energy in electric power used (100% by 2040).
  • Reduced Kirin Brewery GHG emissions by 2% from the previous year by introducing heat pump systems.
  • Moved to renewable energy for 100% of electric power purchased at Kirin Brewery's Nagoya Plant. Utilized electric power from large-scale solar power generation thanks to the introduction of a PPA model at four domestic plants.

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Overview of initiatives

  • Overview of initiatives

Initiatives