In line with global trends, for us to be able to create a more sustainable society and achieve sustainable corporate growth, we must shift to a circular economy-type business model whereby we can achieve growth without having a serious impact on the environment. We regard the use of fossil resources-derived materials and waste discharge to the natural environment as environmental impacts that must be reduced to zero. We are committed to eliminating fossil resources-derived materials and achieving zero waste* as our vision. We will also continue to increase resource efficiency throughout the value chain and build a harmonious and sustainable relationship with bioresource and other resource sources.
- *Approach to reduce waste discharge (simple incineration and landfill disposal) to the natural environment to zero and utilize all resources effectively
The Otsuka group has established a 2050 Environmental Vision,“Net Zero,” which aims to reduce the total environmental impact of our business activities to zero, along with setting the 2028 goal that aims to reduce simple incineration and landfill by 50% compared to FY 2019.
PET bottles for beverages constitute most plastic containers and packaging used for consumer products by Otsuka group companies. For this reason, we have established the Otsuka Group Plastic Policy to achieve 100% use of recycled and plant-based materials in our PET bottles globally by 2030. We are working to achieve this goal.
Our main initiatives include reducing the use of plastic containers and packaging for various products, reducing the use of materials for logistics, and promoting recycling activities to achieve zero waste*.
Since 2019, the Otsuka group has expanded zero waste initiatives globally.2Global waste volume in FY 2021 was 90,100 tons,while simple incinerationand landfill were 16,400 tons.The rate of simple incineration and landfill compared with 2019 was up 1.9% and 13.1% when compared with 2020.Otsuka group companies in Japan and overseas will cooperate on a 50% reduction in simple incineration and landfill volume by 2028, compared with 2019.
- 1:Approach seeking to reduce waste generation and wasted resources to zero
- 2:All Otsuka group consolidated production sites