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Corporate Social Responsibility

ESG Data

Nippon Shinyaku and ESG Initiatives

While Nippon Shinyaku, through its business activities, provides customers with high-quality pharmaceuticals, it also considers itself a member of society and the regions in which it operates, and is aware of its responsibilities to contribute to their development. By promoting initiatives for ESG (Environment, Society and Governance) issues, we contribute to the achievement of SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and aim to make a broader contribution to society.

Environment

In order to pass on nature’s bounty to future generations, Nippon Shinyaku is fully aware that its pursuits are closely tied with nature and recognizes the importance of practicing business activities that are in harmony with the global environment. Based on the Nippon Shinyaku Basic Environmental Policy, we are working to further reduce our impact on the environment.

Related SDGs

Related SDGs

Putting Environmental Management System Certification into Action

ISO14001 Office name Odawara Central Factory
Date of certification acquisition August 2004
Last 3rd party review February 2017 (Periodic review)
Points pointed out Major incompatibility*1  0
Minor monoconformity*2 0
KES*3 Step 2 Office name Head office area business office
Date of certification acquisition June 2012
Last 3rd party review May 2017 (renewal examination)
Points pointed out Major incompatibility*1 0
Minor monoconformity*2 0
  • *1:Serious violations of laws or items deviating largely from ISO and KES standards
  • *2:Items that are not serious of those not compliant with the ISO and KES standards
  • *3:Abbreviation for Kyoto Environmental Management System Standard

Material Balance of Business Activities

INPUT Classification Units FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Raw materials Tons 256 257 236
Packaging materials Tons 296 255 235
Energy
Electricity*4 kWh 13,609 14,013 14,949
Heavy oil kl 0 0 0
Kerosene kl 3 3 3
City gas m3 1,539,000 1,589,000 1,622,000
LPG m3 340 364 338
Gasoline kl 945 969 949
Diesel kl 1 2 1
Water consumption
Tap water m3 72,000 65,000 66,000
Well water m3 174,000 201,000 209,000
OUTPUT Classification Units FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
CO2 emissions*4 t 12,756 12,937 13,314
Shipped products t 498 582 492
Transported products t-km 130,000 200,000 160,000
Waste substances
Amount generated Tons 414 424 508
Final amount of landfilled waste Tons 2.082 2.715 2.01
Water emission
Wastewater m3 246,000 266,000 275,000
Container and package recycling
Waste containers and packages
(Amount contracted out as post-consumer recovered waste)
Tons 208 193 189
  • *4:In comparison to fiscal 2016, electricity and CO2 emissions increased at major business sites, but this was due to a study being conducted to prepare for industrialization in the new building at the Odawara Central Factory, completed in July 2017

Environmental Accounting

Environmental conservation costs*5
(excluding our sales offices)
Costs Units Investments Expenses
Costs within our business areas Thousands of yen 92,492 268,945
・Pollution prevention costs*6 Thousands of yen 27,015 60,773
・Global environmental conservation costs*7 Thousands of yen 65,477 116,348
・Resource recycling costs*8 Thousands of yen 0 91,824
Upstream & downstream costs*9 Thousands of yen 0 7,394
Management activity costs*10 Thousands of yen 18,125 84,452
R&D costs Thousands of yen 0 78
Social activity costs*11 Thousands of yen 0 3,674
Environmental remediation costs Thousands of yen 0 0
Total Thousands of yen 110,617 364,384
Environmental conservation benefits*12 Benefit verification Units FY2015 results FY2016 results FY2017 results Year-on-year change
CO2 emissions Tons 12,756 12,937 13,314 377 2.9%
・Electricity usage Thousand kWh 13,609 14,013 14,949 936 6.7%
・Heavy oil & kerosene usage kl 3 3 3 0 0.0%
・City gas & LPG usage 1000 m3 1,537 1,589 1,622 33 2.1%
・Gasoline & diesel usage kl 946 971 949 -22 -2.3%
Water consumption
(main business locations)
1000 m3 246 266 275 9 3.4%
Waste substances generated
(main business locations)
Tons 415 424 508 84 19.8%
Final amount of landfilled waste
(main business locations)
Tons 2.1 2.7 2.0 -1 -25.6%
  • *5:Costs aimed at reducing the environmental impact caused by business activities. We compiled them based on "Environmental Accounting Guidelines 2005" published by the Ministry of the Environment
  • *6:Costs related to environmental damage prevention due to pollution such as water pollution, soil pollution, air pollution, etc.
  • *7:Costs related to global warming prevention, energy saving activities, etc.
  • *8:Costs related to proper disposal of waste, recycling etc.
  • *9:Consignment fee for recycling of containers and packaging (costs for collection and recycling of packaging containers for pharmaceuticals etc. in Nippon Shinyaku) etc.
  • *10:Costs related to maintenance and operation of EMS (Environmental Management System) and environmental education of employees
  • *11:Costs related to offerring classes to elementary schools in Kyoto city, greening in the workplace, regional cleanup activities, etc.
  • *12:Factors that affect the environment compared to the base year. In FY 2017, CO2, electricity, gas, waste, etc. increased from the previous year in general due to a study being conducted to industrialization in the new building at the Odawara Central Factory, completed in July 2017

CO2 emissions / Total energy consumption

CO2 emissions Scope Units FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Main business locations Tons 10,183 10,059 10,165 10,609
Sales offices, etc. Tons 2,656 2,697 2,772 2,705
Whole company Tons 12,839 12,756 12,937 13,314
Total energy consumption Scope Units FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Main business locations Thousands of GJ 194 193 199 209
Sales offices, etc. Thousands of GJ 41 42 43 43
Whole company Thousands of GJ 235 235 242 252
Electricity Scope Units FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Main business locations Thousands of GJ 12,599 12,691 13,039 13,980
Sales offices, etc. Thousands of GJ 989 918 974 969
Whole company Thousands of GJ 13,588 13,609 14,013 14,949
City gas Scope Units FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Main business locations Thousands of GJ 1,580 1,538 1,586 1,619
Sales offices, etc. Thousands of GJ 2 1 3 3
Whole company Thousands of GJ 1,582 1,539 1,589 1,622
Water Scope Units FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Main business locations Thousands of GJ 240 246 266 275

Waste Data

Waste substances generated Scope Units FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Head Offices Tons 261.2 204.1 258 229
Odawara Central Factory Tons 136.1 189.7 135.2 246
Discovery Research Laboratories in Tsukuba Tons 22 20.9 31.3 31.9
Whole company Tons 419.3 414.7 424.4 507.8

PHandled Amounts of Chemical Substances Covered by PRTR Law

Classification Units FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Acetonitrile Kg 3,516 3,383 5,611 5,124
Chloroform Kg 488 250 196 218
Dichloromethane Kg 4,746 1,682 1,705 2,420
n-hexane Kg 1,732 2,278 2,801 2,722

Society

As a corporate citizen, we are working to contribute to the development of society and communities. We believe that through the growth of an individual, the company as a whole also grows, which is why we endeavor to provide a business environment where everyone can feel comfortable and where every single employee has the opportunity to grow and develop.

Related SDGs

Related SDGs

Compliance training

Type of Training Units FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Departmental compliance training Times 12 12 12 12
Training for new employees Times 1 1 1 1
Training for newly promoted managers Times 2 2 2 2

Employees

Classification Units FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Number of managers Persons 308 311 285 319
 Number of women managers Persons 15 18 14 17
 Ratio of women managers 4.9% 5.8% 4.9% 5.3%
Employees Persons 1,707 1,739 1,727 1,753
 Number of women employees Persons 466 480 478 488
 Ratio of women employees 27.3% 27.6% 27.7% 27.8%
Number of recruits Persons 68 79 68 74
 Number of women recruits Persons 23 23 24 22
 Ratio of women recruits 33.8% 29.1% 35.3% 29.7%
Average number of years of service of women employees Years 17.8 18.0 17.3 17.4
Average number of years of service of men employees Years 18.0 17.8 17.4 17.6
Difference in average length of service for women and men's employees Years -0.2 0.2 -0.1 -0.2

Governance

At Nippon Shinyaku we recognize that it is a critical management priority to be transparent and accountable to all stakeholders. We are working non-stop to enhance corporate governance as a means of driving sustainable growth and increased value of our public presence, as well as mid-term and long-term corporate value.

  Units FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Number of directors Persons 9 9 9 10
 Number of outside directors Persons 2 2 2 3
 Number of woman directors Persons 0 0 0 1
 Ratio of  woman directors 0% 0% 0% 10%
Number of company auditors Persons 4 4 4 4
 Number of outside company auditors Persons 2 2 2 2
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