ESG Data

Profile

Group Company2018201920202021
Revenue
(¥ 10billion)
Total consolidated 19,305 19,413 18,495 18,216
Kirin Beer 6,681 6,650 6,322 6,383
Kirin Beverage 2,848 2,888 2,542 2,466
Mercian 648 639 621 579
LION 3 2,998 2,922 2,163
Myanmar Brewery 262 326 318 193
Kyowa Hakko bio 749 573 530
Kyowa Kirin*2 3,473 3,058 3,184 3,522
Other and elimination 2,098 2,105 2,013 2,380
Number of
Enployees*1
Total consolidated 30,464 31,020 31,151 29,515
Kirin Holdings 1,073 1,070 1,117 1,156
Kirin Beer 3,330 3,750 3,665 3,604
Kirin Beverage 3,615 3,660 3,629 3,568
Mercian 649 649 664 666
LION 5,239 5,181 5,534 3,502
Myanmar Brewery 1,226 1,269 1,299 1,292
Kyowa Hakko bio 2,050 2,065 2,054
Kyowa Kirin*2 7,242 5,267 5,423 5,752
Other 8,090 8,124 7,755 7,921
  1. Figures are as of the end of each period.
  2. The figure of Kyowa Kirin has excluded Kyowa Hakko Bio since 2019

Environment

The following companies are included in the scope of the Boundary.
Kirin Brewery, Kirin Distillery, SPRING VALLEY BREWERY, Eishogen, Kirin Brewery (Zhuhai), Kirin Beverage, Shinshu Beverage, Hokkaido Kirin Beverage, Kirin Maintenance Service, KIRIN Tropicana, each site of Kirin Beverage Service (Hokkaido, Sendai, Tokyo, Chubu, Kansai), Hakodate Daiichi Vending, KIRINVIVAX, Tokai Beverage Service, Lion,New Belgium Brewing Company, Kyowa Kirin,Kyowa Kirin Frontier, Kyowa Medical Promotion, Kyowa Kirin plus, Kyowa Hakko Kirin China Pharmaceutical, Kyowa Kirin Pharmaceutical Research,Mercian, NIPPON LIQUOR, Daiichi Alcohol, Wine Curation,Myanmar Brewery, Interfood, Vietnam Kirin Beverage, AZUMA KIRIN,Four Roses Distillery, Kyowa Hakko Bio, KYOWA PHARMA CHEMICAL,KYOWA Engineering, BioKyowa Inc., Shanghai Kyowa Amino Acid, Thai Kyowa Biotechnologies, Kirin Holdings,Kirin Business Expert, KIRIN BUSINESS SYSTEM,KOIWAI DAIRY PRODUCTS, Kirin Echo, Kirin and Communications, Kirin Engineering, Kirin City, Kirin Techno-System, KIRIN GROUP LOGISTICS

Click on the * in the "Indicator" column for a supplementary explanation of the indicators and where the boundary differs from the above.

Indicator2018201920202021Reference Page
Biological resources
Number of small-scale farmers supported for acquisition of Rainforest Alliance certification (farmers) 120 120 2,120 2,120 Sustainable use of biological resources
Percentage of cases of certification acquired for palm oil in primary and secondary raw materialsonmental audits(%)* 100 100 100 100
Water resources Freshwater consumption (thousand m3) 73,675 65,853 55,702 50,278 Sustainable use of water resources

Japan

58,120 50,333 40,187 35,485
Oceania

2,733

2,658 2,689 2,483
Southeast Asia 2,811 3,654 3,449 2,945
Other 10,011 9,178 9,377 9,365
Recycled water consumption at plants and offices (thousand m3) 105,010 105,433 89,788 88,805
Reused water consumption at plants and offices (thousand m3) 18,993 15,901 3,864 1,978
Drainage volume (thousand m3) 69,491 65,214 52,340 48,323
Containers and packaging
Use of resources for containers and packaging (thousand tons) 626 542 524 480 Sustainable recycling of containers and packaging
Climate change Greenhouse gas emissions (thousand tons of CO2e) 5,012 5,045 4,739 4,411
Scope1 * 377 393 372 368 Overcoming climate change
Scope2 * 472 441 384 354
Scope3 * 4,163 4,211 3,983 3,689
Greenhouse gas emission intensity per unit of net sales
(tons of CO2e/¥million
0 0 0 0
Energy use (TJ) 11,843 11,421 11,182 10,922
Reducing industrial wastes and preventing pollution Waste generation (thousand tons) 417 431 272 312 Environmental Report(Environmental Data)
Recycling rate (%) 100 100 100 100
NOx emissions (tons) 397 380 403 356
SOx emissions (tons) 19 13 10 12
VOC emissions (tons)* 481 314 242 393
Emissions of Class I designated chemical substances under PRTR Act (tons)* 57 49 35 47
Environmental management
Number of companies reviewed in environmental audits* 13 10 16 21 Environmental Report(Environmental Data)
Number of participants in environmental training * 320 290 567 735
Serious accidents and violations affecting environmental pollution 0 0 0 0
  • Method of purchasing (Book & Claim method) sustainable palm oil approved by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).Excluding palm kernel oil
  • Operating companies in Japan
  • Participants in training provided by the Technical Talent Development Center and Kirin Holdings CSV Strategy Department Conducted with virtual from 2020
  • Operating companies in Japan
  • Fuel: Australia - National Greenhouse Accounts Factors New Zealand - Guidance for Voluntary, Corporate Greenhouse Gas Reporting Other than the above: “Greenhouse Gas Emissions Calculation and Reporting Manual (Ministry of the Environment/Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) factors”
    Electricity: Emission factors published by individual power companies If none published: Emission factors by country from IEA’s CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion for the year in question
  • Kirin Brewery, Kirin Distillery, SPRING VALLEY BREWERY, Eishogen, Kirin Beverage, Shinshu Beverage, Hokkaido Kirin Beverage, Kirin Maintenance Service, KIRIN Tropicana, each site of Kirin Beverage Service (Hokkaido, Sendai, Tokyo, Chubu, Kansai), Hakodate Daiichi Vending, KIRINVIVAX, Tokai Beverage Service, Lion, New Belgium Brewing Company,Kyowa Kirin,Kyowa Kirin Frontier, Kyowa Medical Promotion, Kyowa Kirin plus, Kyowa Hakko Kirin China Pharmaceutical, Kyowa Kirin Pharmaceutical Research,Mercian, NIPPON LIQUOR, Daiichi Alcohol, Wine Curation, Kyowa Hakko Bio, KYOWA PHARMA CHEMICAL,KYOWA Engineering, BioKyowa Inc., Shanghai Kyowa Amino Acid, Thai Kyowa Biotechnologies, Kirin Holdings,Kirin Business Expert, KIRIN BUSINESS SYSTEM,KOIWAI DAIRY PRODUCTS, Kirin Echo, Kirin and Communications, Kirin Engineering, Kirin City, Kirin Techno-System, KIRIN GROUP LOGISTICS
  • For Scope 3 emissions, the Lion beverage company is excluded after 2019 and the emissions intensity is changed to the LCA database (IDEA) provided by AIST.
  • Kirin Brewery, Kirin Distillery, Kirin Beverage, Shinshu Beverage, Lion, Kyowa Kirin, Kyowa Hakko Kirin China Pharmaceutical, Kyowa Kirin Pharmaceutical Research, Mercian, Daiichi Alcohol,Kyowa Hakko Bio, KYOWA PHARMA CHEMICAL, BioKyowa Inc., Shanghai Kyowa Amino Acid, Thai Kyowa Biotechnologies, Kirin Holdings, KOIWAI DAIRY PRODUCTS, KIRIN GROUP LOGISTICS
  • Kyowa Kirin, Kyowa Hakko Bio, KYOWA PHARMA CHEMICAL
  • Environmental audits planned and conducted (excluding internal audits of business offices) by the Environment Management System Secretariat of the Head Office (Kirin Holdings CSV Strategy Department)
  • Kirin Holdings Company, Limited, Kirin and Communications Company, Limited, Kirin Business Expert, Kirin Echo Company, Limited, Kyowa Hakko Bio Co., Ltd.,Koiwai Dairy Products Company, Limited, Kirin City,Kirin Brewery Company, Limited, Heineken Kirin, Eishogen, Brooklyn Brewery Corporation,KLS Higashinihon,Kirin Beverage Company, Limited, Hokkaido Kirin Beverage, Hokkaido Kirin Beverage Service, Tokyo Kirin Beverage Service, Tokai Kirin Beverage Service, Chubu Kirin Beverage Service, Kansai Kirin Beverage Service, Mercian Corporation, NIPPON LIQUOR

Social

The following companies are included in the scope of the Boundary.
Kirin Holdings, Kirin Brewery, Kirin Bevarage, Mercian, Lion, Myanmar Brewery, Kyowa Kirin,and Kyowa Hakko Bio
Click on the * in the "Indicator" column for a supplementary explanation of the indicators and where the boundary differs from the above.
Note that Lion's data until 2019 also includes Lion-Dairy&Drinks.

Indicator2018201920202021Reference Page
Customer Total number of incidents of non-compliance with* 13 8 5 4 Ensuring food safety and security
Percentage of production sites certified under a GFSI-recognized food safety management system (%)* 30 65 91 96
Number of responsible drinking programs* 21 28 25 22 2022-2024 CSV Commitments (A Responsible Alchohor Producer)
Percentage of marketing departments staff trained in responsible alcohol marketing policies and codes (%)* 96 98 99 98 A Responsible Alcohor Producer

Number of incidents of non-compliance with alcohol marketing and advertising codes*

3 1 2 2
Sales revenue from low-energy products (¥ billion)* 1,560 1,582 1,439 1,425 2022-2024 CSV Commitments(Health & Well-being)
Sales revenue from low-sugar products (¥ billion)* 1,475 1,496 1,366 1,368
Sales revenue from low-fat products (¥ billion)* 205 198 10 12
Sales revenue from products enhanced / fortified to address nutrient deficiencies (¥ billion)* 1,338 1,142 337 331
Sales revenue from reduced-portion-size products (¥ billion)* 274 276 200 200
Community Amount of community investments (¥ million)* 1,193 1,223 1,009 1,085 Social contribution activities
Supplier Percentage of suppliers to which risk assessment has been applied (%)* 49 56 69 90 Sustainable supply chain
Percentage of Procurement Department staff trained in supply chain policy (%) 95 100 100 100
Percentage of self-assessed suppliers* 36 45 54 62
Reported number of incidents of child labor on supply 0 0 0 0
Reported number of incidents of forced labor on supply 0 0 0 0
Employee Employee engagement score (%)* 68 64 69 70 Diversity and inclusion, culture for innovation
Average number of actual hours worked per year (hours/employee) 1,810 1,843 1,888 1,879 Ensuring occupational health and safety
Japan* 1,915 1,926 1,960 1,954
Overseas* 1,684 1,727 1,724 1,668
Percentage of employees to whom health and safety policy has been applied (%)* 100 100 100 100
Employee fatalities due to accidents at work* 1 0 0 0
Lost time injury rate (LTIR) (number/million hours)* 1.04 1.36 1.59 0.93
Japan* 0.50 0.61 0.70 0.55
Overseas* 3.30 4.19 4.93 2.45
Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements (%)* 49 57 62 55 Respect for human rights
Percentage of employees to whom human rights policy has been applied (%)* 100 100 93 93
Percentage of employees trained in human rights policy (%)* 80 100 82 83
Number of grievances about labor practices or human rights impacts filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms 79 58 45 44 Compliance
Respect for human rights
Percentage of directors who are women (%)* 11 7 13 16 Diversity and inclusion, culture for innovation
Percentage of managers who are women (%) 15 15 14 14
Japan 7 7 8 9
Ovrseas 33 34 36 36
Percentage of employees who are women (%)* 30 30 31 30
Percentage of new hires who are women (%)* 42.6 43.7 37.5 36.6
Average length of service (years/employee) 13.6 14.2 14.9 15.3
Man 14.6 15 15.7 16.1
Woman 11 12.2 12.8 13.3
Percentage of employees by age group (%)
Under 30 17.6 17.6 16.9 15.8
30-49 57.3 56 55.8 55.3
50 and over 25.2 26.4 27.4 29.3
Percentage of disabled employees (%)
Japan* 2.3 2.35 2.38 2.51
Full-time staff turnover rate(%)* 13.1 16 11 13.3
Japan* 3.7 6 4.7 3.4
Overseas* 24.7 26.4 21.5 34
Return to work rates after parental leave (%) 96.6 95.5 99.1 98.4
Man 100 99 100 100
Woman 94.8 92.5 98.6 97.6 Implementation of health management
Return to work rates after parental leave (%)* 74.5 77.8 80.5 78.3

Man

75.8 78.8 82.6 82.6
Woman 71.6 75.5 75.8 69.4
Percentage of people taking periodic health check-ups* 100 100 100 100
Percentage of people taking full medical examination after a periodic health check-ups* 67.8 81.0 72.5 74.6
Percentage of people taking stress check examination* 97.1 97.1 98.5 98.7
Percentage of people taking specific health guidance* 64.1 79.3 77.1
Percentage of smoking people * 24.9 20.5 15.6 17.7
Percentage of people with exercise habits* 36.9 25.7 28.5 32.1
Percentage of people at high risk who have received a medical examination* 100 100 98.3
Percentage of people maintaining an appropriate weight* 63.8 65.7 63.8 63.9
Number of employees absent from work or on leave for long periods due to injury or illness* 83 122 91 102
Presenteeism(absolute presenteeism according to WHO-HPQ)* 60.96 60.8 60.65 61.46
Absenteeism (absent due to injury or illness) 1.16 1.21
Work Engagement: level of Iki-Ik* 111 112 117 116
Aggregate results of stress checks (overall health risk)* 84 85 82 82
Drinking habits screening test (AUDIT less than 10 points)
Percentage of non-drinkers and low-risk drinkers*
78.6 77.1 83.1 84.6
Indicator2019202020212022Reference Page
Employee Percentage of health literacy check-ups* 76.7 Implementation of health management
  • Recalls by either regulations or voluntary quality standards
  • The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is an industry collaborative non-profit organisation that promotes continuous improvement of food safety management systems, run by The Consumer Goods Forum, and has approved 14 certification standards, including FSSC 22000 (as of 2021)
  • Kirin Brewery, Kirin Distillery, Mercian, Kirin Beverage, Shinshu Beverage, Koiwai Dairy, Lion and Myanmar Brewery manufacturing sites with 51 or more employees belonging to the company.
  • Includes external programs and internal programs
  • Kirin Brewery, Lion, and Myanmar Brewery
  • Staff employed in the liquor marketing departments of Kirin Holdings, Kirin Brewery, Mercian, Lion and Myanmar Breweries.
  • The main industry standards in each country of operation are as follows
    Japan: Voluntary Code for the Advertising and Marketing of Alcohol Beverages and the Labeling of Alcohol Beverage Containers
    Australia: ABAC Responsible Alcohol Marketing Code
    New Zealand: Code for Advertising and Promotion of Alcohol
    Myanmar: Censorship boad ("Press Security and Registration Board" of the Ministry of Information).
    Of the reported cases, those occurring in Japan have been updated in the past in line with the Japanese industry's voluntary codes
  • Kirin Brewery, Mercian, Lion and Myanmar Brewery
  • Low-energy products are soft drinks, milk and dairy products whose calorific value is below the Nutrition Labeling Standard (Japan) and the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the upper limit at which a 'low' statement can be made), including non-energy products
  • Kirin Beverage, Koiwai Dairy
    Alcoholic beverages are not included.
    Includes Lion-Dairy&Drinks figures until 2019 due to disposal
  • Low-sugar products are soft drinks, milk and dairy products where the sugar content of the product is below the Nutrition Labeling Standard (Japan) and the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the upper limit at which a 'low' statement can be made), including non-sugar products
  • Kirin Beverage, Koiwai Dairy
    Alcoholic beverages are not included.
    Includes Lion-Dairy&Drinks figures until 2019 due to disposal
  • Low-fat products are milk and dairy products whose fat content is below the Nutrition Labeling Standard (Japan) and the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the upper limit at which a 'low' label can be made), including non-fat products
  • Kirin Beverage, Koiwai Dairy
    Alcoholic beverages and softdrink bebarages are not included.
    Includes Lion-Dairy&Drinks figures until 2019 due to disposal
  • Products enhanced / fortified to address nutrient deficiencies are soft drinks, milk products and dairy products where the protein, calcium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, vitamin C or dietary fibre content of the product is below the Nutrition Labeling Standard (Japan) and the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the upper limit at which a 'low' label is allowed)
  • Kirin Beverage, Koiwai Dairy
    Alcoholic beverages are not included.
    Includes Lion-Dairy&Drinks figures until 2019 due to disposal
  • Small volume products are those with a volume of 300 ml or less (soft drinks and milk products) or 140 g or less (dairy products) per package, excluding non-caloric and sugar-free products. As for Japan, only products with a calorific value of 60 kcal or less per package.
  • Kirin Beverage, Koiwai Dairy
    Alcoholic beverages are not included.
    Includes Lion-Dairy&Drinks figures until 2019 due to disposal
  • Excludes temporary investments including support for disaster-stricken areas
  • Kirin Holdings, Kirin Brewery, Kirin Beverage, Mercian, Lion and Kyowa Kirin Group conducted by questionnaire to suppliers. Kirin Holdings, Kirin Brewery, Kirin Beverage and Mercian conduct assessments every other year, so the number of assessments from the previous year is added up for years when assessments have not been conducted.
  • Scores from employee engagement surveys conducted by the target companies are calculated as a weighted average based on the number of respondents.
  • Kirin Holdings, Kirin Brewery, Kirin Beverage, Mercian, Kyowa Hakko Bio and Kyowa Kirin
  • Lion and Myanmar Brewery
  • Kirin Group Occupational Health and Safety Policy established in July 2022
    Total number of employees covered by the occupational safety policy stipulated by each company until 2021
  • All Group companies except part of Kirin Holdings.
  • Number of occupational accidents with at least one day's absence from work per million actual working hours per year (approx. 500 employee equivalents).
  • Production and distribution centres of the main operating companies of Kirin Holdings.
  • Production and logistics bases of Kirin Holdings' main overseas operating companies.
  • For employees in career and general employment positions at each companies.
  • Implemented by target companies through group training, online training, etc.
  • Total number of directors of Kirin Holdings Company Limited and the subject companies (including the number of auditors for Japan) as at the end of the financial year.
  • Officers, managers, career and general staff
  • Includes career (experienced) recruitment
  • Calculated as a percentage of the number of permanent workers in Japan, based on the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare's employment rate system for persons with disabilities.
  • Kirin Holdings, Kirin Brewery, Kirin Beverage, Mercian, Kyowa Hakko Bio and Kyowa Kirin
  • Number of permanent employees who left their jobs during the year / Number of permanent employees at the end of the year (leaving includes employees for personal reasons, company reasons, retirement and death while in service), but non-permanent employees are also counted for some overseas locations.
  • Kirin Holdings, Kirin Brewery, Kirin Beverage, Mercian, Kyowa Hakko Bio and Kyowa Kirin
  • Lion and Myanmar Brewery
  • Percentage of total number of employees, including non-permanent employees.
  • Kirin Holdings, Kirin Brewery, Kirin Beverage, Mercian and Kyowa Kirin
  • Companies that are members of the Kirin Health Insurance Association (30 Group companies in Japan, including the Kirin Labour Union).
  • Kirin Holdings, Kirin Brewery, Kirin Beverage, Mercian, Kyowa Hakko Bio and Kyowa Kirin
  • All Group companies except part of Kirin Holdings
  • All Group companies except part of Kirin Holdings
  • Started in 2022
  • Kirin Holdings, Kirin Brewery, Kirin Beverage, Mercian and Kyowa Hakko Bio
  • Kirin Holdings, Kirin Brewery, Kirin Beverage, Mercian and Kyowa Kirin Group conduct assessments every other year, so the number of assessments from the previous year is added up for years when assessments have not been conducted.
  • Production and distribution centres of Kirin Holdings' main domestic operating companies.

Governance

The following companies are included in the scope of the Boundary.
Kirin Holdings Company, Limited.
Data are as of March 31, 2022; attendance at Board of Directors, Audit & Supervisory Board, and Nomination and Remuneration Advisory Committee are from January 1 to December 31, 2021.

Indicator2022
Board of Directors, Audit & Supervisory Board, and Advisory Committee Organization structure Company with Audit & Supervisory Board
Chairperson of the Board Masakatsu Mori (Independent Outside Director)
Separation of the Chairperson of the Board and the CEO Separate
Number of directors 12
Number of independent outside directors 7
Number of female directors 2
Term of office of directors 1year
Attendance rate at meetings of the Board of Directors 99%
Number of Audit & Supervisory Board Members 5
Number of independent outside Audit & Supervisory Board Members 3
Number of female Audit & Supervisory Board Members 2
Term of office of Audit & Supervisory Board Members 4years
Attendance rate at meetings of the Audit & Supervisory Board 100%
Chairperson of the Nomination and Remuneration Advisory Committee Chieko Matsuda (Independent Outside Director)
Number of members of the Nomination and Remuneration Advisory Committee 5 (Outside: Chieko Matsuda, Hiroyuki Yanagi,Noriko Shiono;
Inside: Yoshinori Isozaki, Toshiya Miyoshi)
Attendance rate at meetings of the Nomination and Remuneration Advisory Committee 99%
Remuneration of Officers Basic Policy, Incentive Compensation, Officer Remuneration, etc. Please see the following page
https://www.kirinholdings.com/en/purpose/governance/conpensation/
Shareholders' rights Golden share None
Limits on shareholders' rights None
Introduction of anti-takeover measures None
Introduction of poison pill None
Accounting Independent Accounting Auditor KPMG AZSA LLC
Notes regarding unqualified opinion or going concern assumption in accounting audit None