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Kirin Group profile

  Group companies Geographical classification 2014 2015 2016
Sales
(¥ billions)
Total consolidated   2,195.7 2,196.9 2,075.0
  Kirin Brewery *1 Japan 698.7 707.2 684.5
  Kirin Beverage Japan 345.7 372.0 354.6
  Mercian Japan 69.1 69.3 66.3
  Lion Overseas / Oceania 470.2 438.7 372.6
  Brasil Kirin Overseas / Brazil 179.9 134.2 117.9
  Myanmar Brewery Overseas / Southeast Asia - - 22.4
  Kyowa Hakko Kirin Japan 333.4 364.3 343.0
  Other and elimination - 98.7 111.2 113.7
Number of employees *2 Total consolidated   39,894 39,888 39,733
  Kirin Holdings & Kirin Japan 962 953 1,025
  Kirin Brewery *1 Japan 3,359 3,418 3,229
  Kirin Beverage Japan 4,038 3,963 3,850
  Mercian Japan 662 676 654
  Lion Overseas / Oceania 5,780 5,542 5,460
  Brasil Kirin Overseas / Brazil 11,552 10,851 11,114
  Myanmar Brewery Overseas / Southeast Asia - 999 1,049
  Kyowa Hakko Kirin Japan 7,424 7,435 7,499
  Other - 6,117 6,051 5,853
*1
The figures are combined value of Kirin Brewery and Kirin Beer Marketing. (The two companies merged as Kirin Brewery in January 2017)
*2
Figures are as of the end of each period.

Environmental

Indicator Boundary 2014 2015 2016 GRI Reference Reference Page
Biological resources
Number of tea farms in Sri Lanka supported (to date), in efforts to be certified as sustainable farms *1 30 70 90 - Black tea leaves
Number of cases of Rainforest Alliance certification acquired (to date) *1 20 30 40 -
Percentage of cases of certification acquired for palm oil in primary and secondary raw materials *a *2 100 100 100 - Paper, printed materials, palm oil
Water resources
Freshwater consumption (thousand m3)   87,380 86,625 87,861 G4-EN8 Targets and major progress
  Japan   60,163 60,184 60,530 G4-EN8
  Oceania   5,807 5,444 5,514 G4-EN8
  Brazil   11,067 9,140 8,441 G4-EN8
  Southeast Asia   490 2,317 2,560 G4-EN8
  Other   9,852 9,540 10,816 G4-EN8
Recycled water consumption at plants and offices (thousand m3)   43,964 46,825 41,871 G4-EN10 Use water efficiently
Reused water consumption at plants and offices (thousand m3)   13,020 13,510 13,397 G4-EN10
Drainage volume (thousand m3)   78,951 76,987 77,130 G4-EN22 Return water clean
Containers and packaging
Use of resources for containers and packaging (thousand tons)   819 845 889 G4-EN1 Targets and major progress
Global warming
Greenhouse gas emissions (thousand tons of CO2e)   6,190 6,065 6,173 - Targets and major progress
  Scope 1 *b   478 480 494 G4-EN15
  Scope 2 *b   624 647 634 G4-EN16
  Scope 3 *3 5,088 4,938 5,045 G4-EN17
Greenhouse gas emission intensity per unit of net sales
(tons of CO2e/¥million)
  0.50 0.51 0.54 G4-EN18
Energy use (TJ)   15,479 15,607 15,581 G4-EN3
Reducing industrial wastes and preventing pollution
Waste generation (thousand tons)   613 607 670 G4-EN23 Reducing and recycling waste materials
Recycling rate (%) *5 99 99 99 G4-EN23
NOx emissions (tons)   266 262 433 G4-EN21 Preventing air, water and soil contamination
SOx emissions (tons)   12 18 11 G4-EN21
VOC emissions (tons) *4 608 492 507 G4-EN21 Managing regulated substances
Emissions of Class I designated chemical substances under PRTR Act (tons) *4 72.5 61.6 59.1 -
Environmental management
Number of companies reviewed in environmental audits *c *5 25 18 10 - System to promote environmental stewardship, environmental audit, and environmental education
Number of participants in environmental training *d *5 884 411 454 -
Number of violations of environment-related laws and regulations   1 0 0 G4-EN29
*a
Method of purchasing (Book & Claim method) sustainable palm oil approved by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
*b
Calculated based on the calculation standards provided in the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures and the Act on the Rational Use of Energy. From fiscal 2015 and onward, figures for Lion and Brasil Kirin are calculated using the emission coefficient determined by the governments in their respective countries of operation. The emission coefficient by country publicized by the IEA is used for the CO2 emission coefficient associated with power use overseas in cases where no emission coefficient is reported by utility companies. Emission amounts include those associated with the power sold.
*c
Environmental audits conducted by Kirin Holdings and audits planned and conducted (excluding internal audits of business offices) by the Environment Management System Secretariat of the Head Office (Kirin CSV Strategy Department).
*d
Participants in training provided by the Technical Talent Development Center and Kirin CSV Strategy Department.

Boundary

Figures without boundary notes are the totals for the following entities for 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively.

2014: Kirin Holdings, Japan Integrated Beverages Business (Kirin, Kirin and Communications, Kirin Engineering, Kirin City, Kirin Techno-System, Kirin Brewery, Kirin Beer Marketing (merged into Kirin Brewery in January 2017), Kirin Distillery, KIRIN GROUP LOGISTICS, Diageo Kirin, Eishogen, Mercian, NIPPON LIQUOR, Daiichi Alcohol, Wine Curation, Kirin Beverage, Shinshu Beverage, Kirin Chilled Beverage, Hokkaido Kirin Beverage, Kirin Maintenance Service, each site of Kirin Beverage Service (Hokkaido, Sendai, Tokyo, Chubu, Kyushu), Hakodate Daiichi Vending, KIRINVIVAX (the former VIVAX integrated with Kyushu Kirin Beverage Service in January 2016)), Overseas Integrated Beverages Business (Kirin Brewery (Zhuhai), Lion, Brasil Kirin, Interfood, Vietnam Kirin Beverage), Kyowa Hakko Kirin Group (Kyowa Hakko Kirin, KYOWA MEDEX, Kyowa Hakko Bio, KYOWA PHARMA CHEMICAL (formerly, Daiichi Fine Chemical, company name changed in October 2015), Kyowa Hakko Kirin China Pharmaceutical, BioKyowa Inc., Shanghai Kyowa Amino Acid), other Group companies (Kirin Business Expert, KIRIN BUSINESS SYSTEM, KOIWAI DAIRY PRODUCTS, YOKOHAMA ARENA, Kirin Echo)

2015: The following has been added to the above boundaries for 2014.
Japan Integrated Beverages Business (SPRING VALLEY BREWERY, Kirin Beverage Value Vendor, KIRIN Tropicana), Overseas Integrated Beverages Business (AZUMA KIRIN [formerly, Tozan Nousan Kako, company name changed in July 2016], Myanmar Brewery), Kyowa Hakko Kirin Group (Thai Kyowa Biotechnologies)

2016: The following has been added to the above boundaries for 2015.
Japan Integrated Beverages Business (Kansai Kirin Beverage Service), Overseas Integrated Beverages Business (Four Roses Distillery)
The following has been eliminated from the above boundaries due to revisions to the scope of calculation
Japan Integrated Beverages Business (Diageo Kirin)

*1
Japan Integrated Beverages Business
*2
Kirin Holdings, Japan Integrated Beverages Business, other Group companies
*3
Japan Integrated Beverages Business (Kirin, Kirin Brewery, Kirin Distillery, KIRIN GROUP LOGISTICS, Mercian, Daiichi Alcohol, Kirin Beverage, Shinshu Beverage, Kirin Chilled Beverage), Overseas Integrated Beverages Business (Kirin Brewery (Zhuhai), Lion, Brasil Kirin, Interfood, Vietnam Kirin Beverage, Myanmar Brewery [calculated as of fiscal 2016]), Kyowa Hakko Kirin Group (Kyowa Hakko Kirin, Kyowa Hakko Bio, KYOWA PHARMA CHEMICAL (formerly, Daiichi Fine Chemical, company name changed in October 2015), Bio Kyowa Inc., Shanghai Kyowa Amino Acid), other Group company (KOIWAI DAIRY PRODUCTS)
*4
Kyowa Hakko Kirin, KYOWA MEDEX, Kyowa Hakko Bio, KYOWA PHARMA CHEMICAL
*5
Kirin Holdings, Japan Integrated Beverages Business, other Group companies, Kyowa Hakko Kirin, KYOWA MEDEX, Kyowa Hakko Bio, KYOWA PHARMA CHEMICAL

Social

Indicator Boundary 2014 2015 2016 GRI Reference Reference Page
Customer
Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and recall *a   9 1 7 G4-PR2 Quality Management
Number of responsible drinking programs *b *1 14 16 16 - Information Delivery and Raising Awareness
Community
Amount of community investments (¥ million)*c   2,478 1,884 1,630 G4-EC1 Our Philosophy on Strengthening Bonds between People and Communities
Supplier
Percentage of suppliers to which risk assessment has been applied (%)*d *2, 3 17.6 23.9 25.0 G4-EN33/
G4-LA15/
G4-HR11/
G4-SO10
Activities to Promote CSR Procurement
Percentage of Procurement Department staff trained in supply chain policy (%) *2 100.0 100.0 86.0 - Policy on CSR Procurement
Percentage of self-assessed suppliers *e *2, 3 11.3 14.4 14.5 G4-EN33/
G4-LA15/
G4-HR11/
G4-SO10
Activities to Promote CSR Procurement
Reported number of incidents of child labor on supply chain *2 0 0 0 G4-HR5 Respecting Human Rights
Reported number of incidents of forced labor on supply chain *2 0 0 0 G4-HR6
Employee
Average number of actual hours worked (hours/employee) *4 2,118 2,125 2,065 - Work Environment Initiatives
  Japan *4 1,880 1,902 1,896 -
  Overseas *4 2,287 2,287 2,156 -
Percentage of employees to whom health and safety policy has been applied (%) *f *5 100.0 100.0 100.0 -
Employee fatalities due to accidents at work *5 0 0 1 G4-LA6
Lost time injury rate (LTIR) (number/million hours) *g *6 6.90 6.20 5.77 G4-LA6
  Japan *6 0.26 0.47 0.21 G4-LA6
  Overseas *6 9.46 8.47 7.94 G4-LA6
Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements (%) *7 69.7 66.6 67.1 G4-11 Respecting Human Rights
Percentage of employees to whom human rights policy has been applied (%) *h 100.0 100.0 100.0 -
Percentage of employees trained in human rights policy (%) *i *8 99.7 99.6 99.7 G4-HR2
Number of grievances about labor practices or human rights impacts filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms *2 437 555 386 G4-LA16/
G4-HR12
Compliance
Respecting Human Rights
Percentage of directors who are women (%) *j *9 9.2 9.6 11.5 G4-34 Promoting Opportunities for Women
Percentage of managers who are women (%) *7 11.5 11.9 13.1 G4-LA12
  Japan *7 4.7 5.2 5.7 G4-LA12
  Overseas   21.0 21.8 23.9 G4-LA12
Percentage of employees who are women (%) *7 22.4 22.7 23.8 G4-LA12
Percentage of employees by age group (%) Under 30 *7 23.8 22.2 21.8 G4-LA12 Approach to Promoting Diversity Creating a Corporate Culture that Promotes Diversity
30-49 *7 58.7 59.3 59.5 G4-LA12
50 and over *7 17.5 18.5 18.6 G4-LA12
Percentage of disabled employees (%) Japan*k   2.31 2.40 2.42 G4-LA12 Initiatives to Promote Diversity
Overseas *10 4.61 4.57 4.85 G4-LA12
Full-time staff turnover rate (%) *l *11 19.7 21.6 19.3 G4-LA1 Our Philosophy on Human Rights and Labor Practices
  Japan *11 2.7 3.8 3.8 G4-LA1
  Overseas   29.4 32.3 28.3 G4-LA1
Return to work rates after parental leave (%) *12 98.8 98.9 96.4 G4-LA3 Approach to Promoting Diversity Creating a Corporate Culture that Promotes Diversity
  Man *12 100.0 100.0 100.0 G4-LA3
  Woman *12 95.8 96.7 92.4 G4-LA3
Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews (%) *m *13 87.2 84.4 85.1 G4-LA11 Our Philosophy on Human Rights and Labor Practices
  Man *13 88.6 86.1 86.8 G4-LA11
  Woman *13 81.9 78.8 79.7 G4-LA11
*a
Recalls by either regulations or voluntary quality standards.
*b
Includes external programs and internal programs
*c
Excludes temporary investments including support for disaster-stricken areas
Overseas figures are converted into yen by the following exchange rates. Lion: AUD1 = JPY94.24 (2014), JPY93.16 (2015), JPY82.33 (2016); Brasil Kirin: BRL1 = JPY45.13 (2014), JPY36.30 (2015), JPY31.83 (2016)
*d
Measure of risk assessment: The Japan Integrated Beverages Business, Lion, and the Kyowa Hakko Kirin Group conduct surveys of suppliers. Brasil Kirin has a system to monitor high risk suppliers.
*e
Since 2015, the Kyowa Hakko Kirin Group has been conducting a supplier survey every other year, rather than issuing one on an annual basis. As such, for the years in which the survey is not conducted, the survey results announced will be from the previous year's survey.
*f
Each Group company has its own health and safety policy in place (e.g., Japan Integrated Beverages Business: Health and Safety Rules; Lion: The Safety & Well-being Policy Statement; Brasil Kirin: Health and Safety Policy; Kyowa Hakko Kirin Group: Basic Policy on the Environment, Safety, and Product Safety).
These policies apply to all Group employees, who are informed of such through any one of the following means: induction programs, notification via the intranet, or health and safety training.
*g
The number of accidents at work per one million hours worked, which can be converted into per approximately 500 employees. The figure only includes accidents which result in an at least one full day away from work duties.
*h
The overarching human rights policy across the Group is provided for in the Kirin Group Compliance Guidelines ("The RULE") and the Kirin Group Charter of Work-Life Balance.
Each Group company has its own human rights policy in place (e.g., Lion: "Respect at Work" Policy and "Personal Behaviour Standards" Policy; Brasil Kirin: Code of Conduct; Kyowa Hakko Kirin Group: Kyowa Hakko Kirin Group Compliance Policy).
These policies apply to all Group employees, who are informed of such through any one of the following means: induction programs, booklets, notification via the intranet, or training that includes e-learning programs.
*i
Each Group company conducts its own training programs, including online education and group seminars.
*j
The combined number of directors of the companies included. Regarding Japanese Group companies, the number of Audit & Supervisory Board Members is also included.
*k
A percentage of regular employees, calculated based on the Employment Rate System for Persons with Disabilities enacted by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
*l
The number of employees who left the organization during this reporting period / the total number of full-time employees at the end of the reporting period (including employees who leave the organization voluntarily or due to dismissal, retirement, or death in service.) Casual staff and contractors are partly included in the overseas figures.
*m
A percentage of all employees including non-full-time staff.

Boundary

The figures without boundary notes represent combined totals for Kirin Holdings, Japan Integrated Beverages Business (Kirin, Kirin Brewery, Kirin Beverage, and Mercian), Lion, Brasil Kirin, and Kyowa Hakko Kirin Group.

*1
The total number of programs implemented at alcoholic beverage business companies (Kirin Brewery, Lion, and Brasil Kirin).
*2
Figures for 2015 and prior years exclude Lion.
*3
2014 figures exclude the Japan Integrated Beverages Business.
*4
The Japan Integrated Beverages Business, Lion, and the Kyowa Hakko Kirin Group are partly included. Figures for 2015 and prior years exclude Lion. The figure accounts for 49.4% (2014), 46.6% (2015), and 62.1% (2016) of the Kirin Group total.
*5
The Kyowa Hakko Kirin Group is partly included. The figure accounts for 74.4% (2014), 70.6% (2015), and 70.8% (2016) of the Kirin Group total.
*6
The Japan Integrated Beverages Business, Lion, and the Kyowa Hakko Kirin Group are partly included. The figure accounts for 67.5% (2014), 63.4% (2015), and 58.8% (2016) of the Kirin Group total.
*7
For the Kyowa Hakko Kirin Group, only the parent company is included. The figure accounts for 77.3% (2014), 73.4% (2015), and 73.8% (2016) of the Kirin Group total.
*8
For the Kyowa Hakko Kirin Group, only Japanese Group companies are included. The figure accounts for 82.3% (2014), 80.5% (2015), and 80.2% (2016) of the Kirin Group total.
*9
Includes Kirin Holdings, Kirin, Lion, Brasil Kirin, and Kyowa Hakko Kirin. Kirin subsidiaries (Kirin Brewery, Kirin Beverage, and Mercian) are not included.
*10
Excludes Lion
*11
The Japan Integrated Beverages Business is partly included. For the Kyowa Hakko Kirin Group, only the parent company is included. The figure accounts for 74.3% (2014), 70.5% (2015), and 71.2% (2016) of the Kirin Group total.
*12
For the Kyowa Hakko Kirin Group, only the parent company is included. Figures for 2015 and prior years exclude Lion. The figure accounts for 59.2% (2014), 56.6% (2015), and 73.8% (2016) of the Kirin Group total.
*13
For the Kyowa Hakko Kirin Group, only the parent company is included. Figures for 2014 exclude Lion. The figure accounts for 60.2% (2014), 74.3% (2015), and 74.6% (2016) of the Kirin Group total.

Governance

Indicator 2017
Board of Directors
Organization structure Company with Audit & Supervisory Board
Chairperson of the Board Toshio Arima (Independent Outside Director)
Separation of the Chairperson of the Board and the CEO Separate
Number of directors 9
Number of independent outside directors 3
Number of female directors 1
Term of office of directors 1 year
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 1
Term of office of Audit & Supervisory Board Members 4 years
Attendance rate at meetings of the Audit & Supervisory Board 100%
Chairperson of the Nomination and Remuneration Advisory Committee Kimie Iwata (Independent Outside Director)
Number of members of the Nomination and Remuneration Advisory Committee 5 (Outside: Kimie Iwata, Shoshi Arakawa, Katsunori Nagayasu;
   inside: Yoshinori Isozaki, Toshiya Miyoshi)
Attendance rate at meetings of the Nomination and Remuneration Advisory Committee 98%
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

Note : Governance data is current as of March 31, 2017. However, attendance rate at meetings of the Board of Directors, Audit & Supervisory Board, and Nomination and Remuneration Advisory Committee represent the results from the period covering January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.

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