Climate change adaptation and mitigation

Approach

Climate change is not only an urgent global issue, but also an issue that has a major impact on Ajinomoto Group businesses. The risks involved with the advancement of climate change include the inability to procure raw materials. At the corporate management level, we see climate change as both a risk and an opportunity as we study measures in response. Aiming to reduce our environmental footprint throughout the lifecycle of our products, we promote energy conservation, using energy from renewable energy sources, and participation in international initiatives, aiming to solve issues as we work closely with entities both internal and external.

Specific examples

  • Greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1, 2, and 3)
  • Energy management
  • Fuel management
  • Air quality

Related opportunities and risks (Opportunity Risk)

  • Collaboration with outside organizations on decarbonization
  • Higher production costs due to delays in initiatives to eliminate carbon emissions or increased carbon tax burden
  • Failure to procure raw materials due to climate change
  • Damaged corporate value due to delayed response to climate change

Key initiatives by the Ajinomoto Group

  • Long-term effort to turning the overall product lifecycle carbon neutral
  • Initiatives to reduce energy use during production and transportation
  • Shifting to renewable energy
  • Disclosing information in line with the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) (scenario analysis, etc.)
  • Lowering environmental impact by feed-use amino acids (reduction of soil and water pollution)

Related SDGs

  • goal_7
  • goal_13
  • goal_17

KPIs set in the 20-25 MTP

  • Greenhouse gas emission reduction rate (vs. FY2018)

Activity Report

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