Global Environment

We have witnessed the increasing impact of global warming, and battling this threat has become one of our most important collective challenges in the international society. The Paris Agreement from COP 21 sets out a global action plan to limit global warming to less than 2C compared to temperatures before the Industrial Revolution, with the target, for all intents and purposes, of completely halting the increase in human-generated greenhouse gases. Based on our ONO Pharmaceutical Environmental Guidelines, we have formulated an environmental vision under which we will strive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from business activities on a company-wide basis. In this and other ways, we will fulfill our corporate social responsibility by prioritizing the environment in all business areas and by contributing to the realization of a sustainable global environment.

ONO PHARMACEUTICAL Environmental Guidelines

  • Aware of corporate social responsibility for the environment, we will work to protect and preserve the global environment in all of our business operations.
  • In addition to fully complying with all environment-related laws and regulations, we will establish targets and action plans in an effort to protect and preserve the environment, including natural resources and biodiversity.
  • We will make environmental considerations in all of our business operations we will implement environment focused measures such as saving resources and energy, conservation of water resources, recycling, reducing waste, and preventing pollution.
  • We will endeavor to do gMonozukurih to produce eco-friendly products, and will cooperate with society.
  • We will strive to further understand environmental issues and to promote environmentally-related activities with the participation of every employee.

Environmental Vision

ONO has established a medium- and long-term environmental challenge vision for 2050, named gEnvironmental Challenge ONO Vision (ECO VISION 2050)h to realize a sustainable society.


Background for the establishment of vision

In recent years, impacting the global environmental issues including climate change and other issues have become serious. In the future of 2050, it is expected that people's healthy and sound life will be threatened due to various threats such as water and food shortages, increase of new diseases, devastating natural disasters and so on.
In order to promote the creation of a healthy and sound society through the discovery and development of innovative pharmaceutical products under the corporate philosophy to be "Dedicated to Man's Fight against Disease and Pain", it is important that we recognize that our business activities are supported by a sound global environment and that we will strengthen our activities toward the resolution of environmental challenge. We believe that such activities are not only our corporate responsibility for the environment, but also lead to build the foundation for sustainable business activities.
ONO will challenge to reduce the environmental burden in anticipation of 2050 based on the ECO VISION 2050 so that people can welcome a healthy and sound society.

Medium- to Long-term Targets

In order to realize gECO VISION 2050h, we have defined three important items as "Realization of a low carbon society," "Realization of a water recycling society," and "Realization of a resource recycling society," and have set up specific medium- and long-term goals for greenhouse gas, water consumption and waste.

● Greenhouse gas

graph*The emissions for ONO indicate the total value for Scope 1 and Scope 2. The emissions for suppliers show Scope 3.

● Water consumption

Reduce water resource consumption (water intake) by 15% per production volume unit in Fiscal Year 2030 (compared to FY 2017).

● Waste

  1. Maintain final disposal of industrial waste less than 1% or less every year (*).
    * Defining the ratio of non-recycling (landfill and simple incineration) to less than 1% of the total amount as a standard of ONOfs gzero emissionh.
  2. Reduce industrial waste emissions by 15% per production volume unit in FY 2030 (compared to FY 2017).
  3. Promote reductions in the environmental burden in business activities.