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Environment

Our lives, communities and business activities are inextricably linked to the environment. The Otsuka group embraces its responsibility to care for the environment and pursue sustainability at every stage, from the manufacturing of products through to their use.

Environmental Management

An information exchange meeting for environmental managers from group production facilities is growing into a global system to promote group-wide environmental activities.

Environmental Policy / Guidelines

Otsuka Group Environmental Policy
As a global healthcare company and a responsible corporate citizen, the Otsuka group will always take account of the global environment when it pursues its business activities. The group will work on environmental issues with its trademark qualities of independence, proactiveness, and creativity.

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1. Provide products and services that are friendly to the environment

At all stages, from product research, development and production through to distribution, sales, and disposal, the group will assess environmental impacts, and formulate and implement eco-friendly measures.

2. Contribute to a low-carbon society
Recognizing that there are limited global resources, the group will contribute to the realization of a carbon-neutral society by restricting emissions of greenhouse gases and conserving resources. The group will reduce carbon dioxide emissions through energy conservation and by improving the productivity of resource use.

3. Contribute to a sound material-cycle society
Natural resources have finite availability, so the group will minimize their consumption by reducing waste discharge and by recycling resources through reuse, material recycling and thermal recycling, along with suitable disposal.

4. Conserve biodiversity
The group will continue to pursue initiatives for the promotion of biodiversity in order to maintain diversity of ecosystems, species, and genetic characteristics.

5. Ensure compliance
The group will comply with environmental legislation as well as social norms. In addition, the group will respond to society’s expectations and independently set itself further, stricter voluntary standards and rules, with which the group will then work hard to comply.

6. Actively engage in social initiatives
The group will engage in broad social communication, and as a good corporate citizen it will actively and continuously pursue social initiatives. The group will focus on the three key themes, “health,” “the natural environment,” and “local communities”, in order to promote efforts for the contribution to human health.

7. Enhance risk management
The group will work to minimize potential risk to the environment from sudden accidents and emergencies, through preparation of crisis management plans and implementation of risk management programs.



 
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Otsuka Group Environmental Promotion Council

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Otsuka group: Global Environmental Council

The Otsuka Group Global Environmental Council has been established to promote environmental action based on the Otsuka Group Environmental Policy and Guidelines. The council comprises group-wide coordinators, environmental managers from group companies, and a secretariat.
The council is actively engaged in enhancing the group’s green initiatives through discerning environmental issues, setting common goals and establishing subcommittees to exchange information on each environmental issue.
The council will develop its environmental activities in Japan and outside Japan going forward.
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Environmental Education

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Otsuka Pharmaceutical: “Otsuka Academy of the Environment” educational tool

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Taiho Pharmaceutical: Environmental education e-learning

Otsuka Pharmaceutical has provided an ongoing environmental e-learning program, the Otsuka Academy of the Environment, for all employees since its launch in 2011.This program has fostered an awareness and understanding of environmental issues for employees engaged in environmental activities in and out of the company. Comprehension tests have been used to reinforce learning. Since 2014, the program participation rate has been 100% and the program ensures employees knowledgeable of environmental considerations.
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory is developing an environmental e-learning program to support self-directed learning. The ongoing program, has begun in 2014, now offers two courses comprising twenty topics; the two courses are Environmental Studies (fundamental knowledge, such as basics of global warming) and Environmental Law. Taiho Pharmaceutical also provides environmental e-learning to all employees. Course topics are based on the latest issues; appropriate waste disposal was the topic in 2016. Environmental education for corporate officers and board members has also been implemented to enhance environmental management capabilities.
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Environmental Policy / Guidelines

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Otsuka Group Environmental Promotion Council

The Otsuka Group Global Environmental Council has been established to promo...

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Environmental Education

Otsuka Pharmaceutical has provided an ongoing environmental e-learning prog...

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Climate Change Response
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Combating Climate Change and Conserving Energy

In 2016, the 13 Otsuka group companies in Japan*1 used the energy equivalen...

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Climate Change Response
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Initiatives on the Production Floor

The Otsuka group aims to help prevent global warming by promoting both tang...

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Climate Change Response
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Reducing CO2 Emissions from Logistics

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Climate Change Response
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Initiatives in the Office

The Otsuka group is focused on improving energy use efficiency in buildings...

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Climate Change Response
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Clean Energy Use

The Otsuka group is actively pursuing clean energy. It is working to reduce...

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Green Curtains

Every year offices and factories in the Otsuka group grow bitter gourd, mor...

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Eco-Friendly Products
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Lighter Bottles

The Otsuka group has introduced lighter containers that conserve resources ...

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Eco-Friendly Products
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Lighter and Smaller Packaging

The Otsuka group is taking measures to reduce the weight of cardboard and o...

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Eco-Friendly Products
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Product Development Targeting Both User Convenience and Waste Reduction

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Sustainable Product Design

Nutrition &amp; Santé SAS, based in southern France, implements its own eco...

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Waste Reduction
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Reducing Waste

In 2016, the 13 group companies in Japan discharged 336 thousand tons of wa...

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Waste Reduction
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PRTR Substances

Management of PRTR substances* at the 13 group companies in Japan are shown...

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Waste Reduction
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Waste Reduction and 3R Promotion

Through 3R (reduce, reuse, and recycle) promotion efforts, the Otsuka group...

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Protecting Biodiversity
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Basic Approach and Guidelines

Basic Approach The Otsuka group recognizes the invaluable benefits provide...

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Protecting Biodiversity
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Relationship between Biodiversity and Business Activities

The Otsuka group manufactures and sells a wide range of products such as ph...

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Protecting Biodiversity
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Water Resource Initiatives

In fiscal 2016, the 13 group companies in Japan used 12.222 million m3 of w...

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Protecting Biodiversity
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Creating Biotopes

Otsuka Pharmaceutical’s Tokushima Itano Factory has created facilities that...

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Protecting Biodiversity
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Initiatives to Protect Water Resources

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Protecting Biodiversity
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Initiatives for Protecting and Reintroducing Endangered Species

Otsuka Pharmaceutical’s Tokushima Itano Factory is working to protect and b...

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Protecting Biodiversity
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Otsuka Group Non-Native Fishing Tournament

Lake Biwa is well known as Japan’s largest lake and has been a local source...

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Protecting Biodiversity
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Community Activity: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Environmental Club

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Protecting Biodiversity
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Sustainable Ingredients

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Protecting Biodiversity
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Factory Grounds Open to the Community

Factories of the Otsuka group carry out regular cleanup activities on areas...