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Sapporo Group Basic Environmental Philosophy and Basic Policy

Sapporo Group Basic Environmental Philosophy

(Established December 16, 2003; revised December 20, 2010)

In accordance with our management philosophy “As an intrinsic part of people's lives, Sapporo will contribute to the evolution of creative, enriching and rewarding lifestyles”, the Sapporo Group is committed to ensuring that each and every one of its employees strives to protect the global environment and acts proactively to create a sustainable society throughout the entire lifecycles of the products and services that the Group provides in all of its business fields.

Sapporo Group Basic Environmental Policy

(Established December 20, 2010)

1. Foundational elements

  • Compliance

We comply with laws, regulations, ordinances, and community rules relating to the environment and establish voluntary control standards.

  • Interactive communication with stakeholders

We value trust with all stakeholders, emphasize interactive communication, and practice appropriate information disclosure.

2. Vision

  • Sustainable society

We aim for a sustainable society so that Earth can be handed down to future generations. Specifically, we put effort into the following three points:

  • Establishment of a low-carbon society

To address climate change, we work at reducing the carbon footprint of all of our business activities in every aspect of providing products and services and at every stage in the product lifecycle.

  • Establishment of a sound material-cycle

We promote the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) at each stage of all corporate activities, from raw material procurement to disposal and recycling, in order to use limited resources effectively and to reduce our environmental impact.

  • Creation of a society in harmony with nature

We pay attention to biodiversity and work to conserve it at stages including community development, raw material cultivation, and manufacturing in order to protect nature's living things and maintain their habitats.

3. Means

  • Innovation

We work at developing and providing environmentally friendly products and services. We also strive to adopt innovative technologies and methods.

  • Heightened environmental awareness

We recognize environmental protection as an important group-wide management issue and each individual strives to maximize his or her unique strengths and work proactively on this issue.

Sapporo Group Basic Environmental Policy

Sapporo Group Biodiversity Conservation Guidelines

(Established February 27, 2012)

The Sapporo Group carries out environmental conservation activities with the understanding that all environmental conservation efforts engaged in by the Group will ultimately lead to the conservation of biodiversity.

The Sapporo Group:

  • Works at conserving biodiversity both in terms of business operations and social contribution
  • Works at conserving biodiversity in terms of the entire lifecycle of its business activities
  • Works at conserving biodiversity in cooperation with community members and NPOs
  • Works aggressively at providing education on biodiversity to employees
  • Works at conserving biodiversity in coordination with Group companies and by making use of their specific characteristics