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Our CSV Commitment

In 2017, the Kirin Group selected being “a responsible alcohol producer,” “health and well-being,” “community engagement,” and “the environment” to be key social issues among the various social issues that affect the Group. In the same year, we formulated our CSV Commitment, with reference to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in order to face these social issues. As part of the Kirin Group’s long-term management vision, “Kirin Group Vision 2027” (KV2027), we aim to become a global leader in CSV. To this end, we have formulated our CSV Purpose in 2027 in order to create shared value with society. To reach this goal, we have positioned our CSV Commitment as an action plan and established it as a non-financial target in the “2019-2021 Kirin Group Medium-Term Business Plan”. We will raise the effectiveness of CSV throughout the Group and actively disclose our results.

A Responsible Alcohol Producer

Responsible drinking / passing a culture of enjoying alcoholic beverages to the next generation

SDGs* Our Commitment
Target 3.5
Target 3.6
Target 17.16
Target 17.17
0.1
We will work towards eradicating the harmful use of alcohol, consistent with regional challenges.
We will work to develop no-and lower-alcohol products in each category and improve consumer acceptance of these products.

Health and Well-being

Supporting self-care for healthy people and people with pre-disease

SDGs Our Commitment
Target 3.4
Target 9.5
Target 17.16
Target 17.17
1.1
We will help consumers manage their daily energy (calories/kilojoules) and nutrient intake through providing a balanced portfolio of products and information - helping them address major noncommunicable diseases, including obesity.
1.2.a
We will contribute to enhancing customers’ quality of life throughout their lifetime, and strive to create revolutionary products, services, and new businesses.
1.2.b
We will contribute to enhancing customers' quality of life throughout their lifetime, and strive to create revolutionary products, services, and new businesses.

Evolution in medical treatment

SDGs Our Commitment
Target 3.8
Target 3.b
Target 17.16
Target 17.17
1.3
We will continuously develop innovative drugs with our cutting-edge biotechnology and expand our commercialization activities globally.
1.4
By providing inexpensive, high quality biosimilars and "Authorized versions" of biologics, we will contribute to the further use of biomedicines and to solving a global issue, increases in healthcare spending. (Kyowa Hakko Kirin)

Health and productivity management

SDGs Our Commitment
Target 3.4
Target 17.16
Target 17.17
1.5
As a company that delivers products and services contributing to consumer health, we will create an environment and opportunity for our employees to proactively improve their own health.
We will address any mental health issues facing our employees and work to prevent lifestyle-related diseases. Also, as a member of the alcohol beverage industry, we will promote responsible drinking that encourages employees to be role models for society.

Safety and security of our products

SDGs Our Commitment
Target 2.4
Target 17.16
Target 17.17
1.6
We will establish a hygiene management system for the production process based on global standards and continue to work on improving product safety. Also, we will enhance communication related to quality in order to build trust and increase a sense of security among our customers.

Community Engagement

Contributing to community vitalization

SDGs Our Commitment
Target 11.a
Target 17.16
Target 17.17
2.1
We will increase the bonds between people by creating opportunities to enjoy our products and services.

Enhancing sustainable production of raw materials

SDGs Our Commitment
Target 1.2
Target 2.3
Target 4.b
Target 4.c
Target 8.9
Target 12.6
Target 12.7
Target 15.4
Target 17.16
Target 17.17
2.2.a
We will work on improving the quality and stable procurement of Japanese hops and brew unique beers that can only be made with them while contributing to the revitalization of key producing areas.
2.2.b
We will drive development of Japanese wines to ensure their global recognition and contribute to revitalizing key producing areas and local communities, which are the foundations of growing grapes and making wines.
2.2.c
We will create highly sustainable conditions for procuring Myanmar rice for brewing while fulfilling our social responsibilities to the region.
2.2.d
We will support Sri Lankan black tea farmers through such long-term initiatives as facilitating the acquisition of Rainforest Alliance certification, and expand the use of certified tea leaves.
2.2.e
We will develop long-term, sustainable mutually beneficial partnerships with our raw material and packaging suppliers, which build a favorable demand for our products and ensure sustainable returns and the creation of value through the supply chain.

The Environment

Reflecting environmental activities in our business strategies

SDGs Our Commitment
Target 2.4
Target 3.9
Target 6.4
Target 7.2
Target 12.2
Target 12.9
Target 13.1
Target 14.1
Target 15.4
Target 17.16
Target 17.17
3.1
We will work to further reduce GHG emissions through various initiatives including the introduction of renewable energy.
3.2
We will reduce water usage in production activities, and continuously preserve water sources.
3.3
We will protect the natural environment and preserve the ecosystems surrounding our business sites as well as areas rich in raw materials.
3.4
We will continue to reduce the weight of containers and packaging, and rely less on non-renewable resources and increase the sustainability of materials.
3.5
We will reduce the amount of product waste generated stemming from factory shipment to delivery to our partners.
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Please see below for details on SDGs

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