The 3Rs of waste material

Initiatives to reduce waste

Sapporo Breweries/POKKA SAPPORO Food & Beverage

Sapporo Breweries and POKKA SAPPORO actively work to recycle and reduce byproducts and waste created by product manufacturing. Efforts are currently being made to continue and suppress the generated amount of waste. Additionally, beer factories have been using thermal energy by installing anaerobic waste water treatment systems and incorporating biogas emissions from water purification treatment for use as boiler fuel.

Byproducts and waste created through the beer manufacturing process and its reuse

Byproducts and waste created through the beer manufacturing process and its reuse Byproducts and waste created through the beer manufacturing process and its reuse
*Malt feed: Husks left over after components have been extracted from malt

Sapporo Breweries

Initiatives applying the Life Cycle Assessment

Sapporo Breweries implement 3R activities for beer servers.

The evolving “SAPPORO SEPARE System”

Sapporo Lion

Food Recycle Loop

As a company that handles food, Sapporo Lion makes efforts to reduce cooking residue such as kitchen refuse. In some restaurants, kitchen refuse is consigned to external contractors to be recycled into electricity or heat. Furthermore, the Ginza Lion KITTE Hakata branch has been certified with the recycling business plan authorization system (Food Recycle Loop).


Waster disposal vehicle making use of BDF
Waster disposal vehicle making use of BDF

The “Yebisu Garden Place” collects disposed cooking oil from its restaurant tenants to recycle as BDF*1, which is an alternative energy source for fossil fuels. A part of disposed cooking oils is used as raw materials at a BDF factory at the operating company of the waste disposal center, and BDF which has been processed for higher quality*2 are used in some special vehicles for waste disposal. SAPPORO REAL ESTATE will continue to promote 3R activities for environmentally-friendly urban development.

*1 BDF: The acronym for Bio Diesel Fuel. It is the general name for diesel engine fuel made from bio-derived oils and is one type of bio-mass energy.
*2 Quality that has cleared JIS K 2390 standards and the Tokyo Metropolitan Environmental Security Ordinance.

Management of chemical substances and pollution controls

Appropriate management of chemical substances

At the Sapporo Group, we manage and process all the chemical substances we use in an appropriate manner, in accordance with the “Act on Confirmation, etc. of Release Amounts of Specific Chemical Substances in the Environment and Promotion of Improvements to the Management Thereof (PRTR Law),” “Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Act,” “Act for Securing, etc. the Implementation of Recovery and Destruction of Fluorocarbons Contained in Specified Products,” and other applicable laws.

Preventing air pollution

At the Sapporo Group, we are switching to the use of fuel gas , which has a low carbon footprint, in our production processes. Such initiatives have enabled us to significantly reduce our emissions of CO2, SOx, NOx, and other air pollutants since 2002.

Preventing water pollution

All Sapporo Group plants appropriately process and discharge the water they use in compliance with the laws and regulations on water quality in the regions in which they operate. Our plants are also engaged in energy-saving and water-saving measures, with the goal of reducing waste water volumes.