Initiatives to Preserve Water Resources

Water is a critically important resource for producing pharmaceuticals products. At the same time, global warming and other issues have led to water cycle abnormalities on a global scale, causing droughts, floods and other regional disasters.

Pursuant to the Kirin Group’s target concerning water resources-"Strive to see that water resources in each region can be ensured on a permanent basis by 2050"-the Kyowa Kirin Group is endeavoring to save water and preserve water resources in cooperation with its stakeholders with the aim of securing lasting water resources in every region by maintaining a sound water cycle. As a more specific target for saving water, we are upholding a global goal of reducing water use in fiscal 2030 by 30% from the fiscal 2015 level to 36,926 million m3 or less*1, and have begun working to achieve the goal

  1. *1:
    As a whole for the Kyowa Kirin Group and the Kyowa Hakko Bio Group.

In addition, Kirin Holdings Company, Limited (our parental company) has been certified as a Water Security A List company for the 3rd consecutive year by the CDP (an international non-profit organization providing environmental information disclosure system). This is due to the highly appraised Kirin Group-wide initiatives (including Kyowa Kirin Group) on water resource conservation.

Using Water Sparingly

The Kyowa Kirin Group is striving to use water more efficiently in its production processes. By recycling and reusing water, we are striving to consume less water.

Change in water consumption
Changes in water consumption*1
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    Scope of subjects covered: the plants and research laboratories of Kyowa Kirin Group and Kyowa Hakko Bio Group in Japan; and the plants of Kyowa Hakko Kirin China Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., BIOKYOWA INC. (USA), SHANGHAI KYOWA AMINO ACID CO., LTD.(China) and THAI KYOWA BIOTECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. overseas.