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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.

Waste Reduction

The Otsuka group aims to help create a recycling-oriented society. By curbing waste generation and promoting recycling, the group strives to attain final disposal amounts close to zero in its effort to achieve zero emissions.

Resources Symbiosis Initiatives

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Through 3R (reduce, reuse, and recycle) promotion efforts, the Otsuka group of companies is helping to build a recycling-oriented society and working to improve resources use efficiency and reduce the waste generated, to achieve the goal of zero emissions in which the final disposal amount is close to zero (internal standard: recycling rate of 99% or above).

[Zero Emissions Initiatives]
The group companies are working on material*1 and thermal*2 recycling, wherever possible, for the waste emitted. As a result, the recycling rate at the 13 group companies in Japan reached 99.1% in fiscal 2017, and the group overall achieved zero emissions for the first time. Furthermore, regarding reduction of the final disposal amount, each company has taken initiatives to achieve its own targets, and as a result a reduction of approximately 100 tons compared to the previous year was achieved, and in particular Otsuka Chemical, Otsuka Packaging, and EN Otsuka made large contributions by revising their disposal methods and subcontractors.

*1 Treating waste to reuse it as raw materials and processed materials
*2 Utilizing the heat energy that is generated during the incineration of waste
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Waste Reduction and 3R Promotion

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Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory: “Tokushima Prefecture Certified 3R Model Site” certification for the Naruto Factory

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EN Otsuka Pharmaceutical: Canister reuse

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Daiya Foods: donating the products it cannot sell to the largest food bank in Canada

Through 3R (reduce, reuse, and recycle) promotion efforts, the Otsuka group of companies is helping to build a recycling-oriented society.
At Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory, Naruto Factory and Matsushige Factory received “Tokushima Prefecture Certified 3R Model Site” certification and Toyama Factory received “Toyama Prefecture Eco-Site” certification from relevant municipalities, and Kushiro Factory received registration of the “Outstanding Initiative” category under the “Hokkaido Green Biz Certification System.” The Tokushima Factory of Otsuka Foods is sorting industrial waste emitted from its manufacturing processes and is processing and recycling it into products. These efforts were recognized with “Tokushima Prefecture 3R Implementation Site” certification.
The Hanamaki Factory of EN Otsuka Pharmaceutical is collecting the canisters that are the containers for its raw-material fats and oils as valuable resources, and is reusing them as washed and processed reused cans (recycled cans). Canisters are emitted as industrial waste but reusing them helps to alleviate the environmental load. In addition to this the company is thoroughly sorting cardboard, PP bands, PE films, etc., collecting the sorted plastics as valuable resources, melting them down to pellets, and recycling them in the external parts of ballpoint pens, etc. The Kitakami Factory is advancing initiatives to improve the percentage of raw materials used in manufacturing that are converted into products, in an effort to reduce waste. Its animal and plant residue emissions in fiscal 2017 were reduced approximately 13% compared to the previous fiscal year.
Otsuka Techno is also making efforts to improve its recycling rate by thoroughly sorting its waste and to achieve zero emissions inside its factory, continuing to maintain a recycling rate of over 99%, and in 2017 the Naruto Head Office, Naruto Factory, and Wajiki Factory were recertified as “Tokushima Prefecture Certified 3R Model Sites.”
Overseas, Daiya Foods, a company in Canada which became a member of the Otsuka Group in 2017, regularly donates the products which it cannot distribute or sell due to damage to the packaging, etc. in the manufacturing processes even though there is no problem with their quality, to the largest food bank in Canada, Moisson Montréal*, and is working to reduce the environmental load and solve food loss, firstly by providing the appropriate food to the necessary places.

* Moisson Montréal is an NPO that delivers food to approximately 137,000 people every month in more than 240 regions. It is said that the food provided by this organization is worth more than eight billion dollars quantitatively converted using real retail prices.
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Water Resource Initiatives

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The Otsuka Group has presented water resources as one of the important issues in its initiatives for the environment, so it ascertains water usage and water risks and issues at major manufacturing bases around the world, and aims for conservation and improvement of water resources by advancing their management and effective utilization in accordance with the regions.

[Water risk assessment in manufacturing base river basins]
In order to carry out proper water conservation activities while taking into consideration the risks for each region, the group ascertained and assessed water risks in river basins at the locations of 86 manufacturing bases in 14 countries globally using the WRI Aqueduct 2017.*

*A tool developed and published by the World Resources Institute (WRI) that provides water risk information free of charge
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Environmental Management
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Environmental Policy / Guidelines

Otsuka Group Environmental Policy As a global healthcare company and a res...

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Otsuka Group Environmental Promotion Council

As a global company contributing to the health of the people of the world, ...

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Environmental Education

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

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Third-party validation

The Otsuka group of companies receives a third-party assurance for the purp...

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Climate Change Response
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Climate Change Response

The impact of climate change is perceived to be a serious risk by the Otsuk...

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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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Reducing CO2 Emissions from Logistics

The Otsuka Group is implementing a variety of initiatives to reduce the env...

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Initiatives in the Office

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

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Clean Energy Use

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

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Use of Green Curtains

Every year the offices and factories of Taiho Pharmaceutical plant bitter g...

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Forest Conservation Activities such as Tree Planting and Thinning

Every year since fiscal 2010 Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory and Taiho Pharma...

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Eco-Friendly Products
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Lighter Containers

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

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Eco-Friendly Products
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Lighter Product Packaging

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

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Product Development Targeting Both User Convenience and Waste Reduction

Otsuka Pharmaceutical is responding to the comments of its customers that “...

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Sustainable Product Design

Otsuka Pharmaceutical has established the Product Environmental Assessment ...

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Eco-Friendly Products
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CRYSTAL GEYSER to become first drink to feature COOL CHOICE logo

In the interest of achieving the goal of a 26% reduction in greenhouse gas ...

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Waste Reduction
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Resources Symbiosis Initiatives

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

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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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Water Resource Initiatives

The Otsuka Group has presented water resources as one of the important issu...

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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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Creating Biotopes

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

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Protecting Biodiversity
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Initiatives for Protecting and Breeding 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

Many Otsuka group employees living in Tokushima participate as volunteers i...

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RSPO Certification

As palm oil is used as an ingredient in biscuits and other products, Nutrit...

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Environmental Club Receives Tokushima Environmental Prefectural Assembly Award

 The Otsuka Pharmaceutical Environmental Club—an employee volunteer group t...

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Early-morning Cleanup of Naruto Otsuka Sports Park

On June 16, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory took part in the cleaning activit...

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Protecting Biodiversity
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2017 Zero Rubbish Campaign and Major Cleanup

As part of their social contribution activities, Otsuka Chemical and Otsuka...

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Participation in Cleanup Campaign

In June 2017, together with the Otsuka group companies located in Takasaki,...

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Tokushima Wajiki Factory Receives METI Minister’s Award in Factory Greening Award Program

On November 1, Otsuka Pharmaceutical’s Wajiki factory was presented with th...