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
Initiatives applying the Life Cycle Assessment
Sapporo Breweries implement 3R activities for beer servers.
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).
SAPPORO REAL ESTATE
Food Waste Recycling
Instead of incinerating the food waste generated by the food and beverage tenants of Yebisu Garden Place, we outsource the recycling of this waste to a company that has introduced a technology that uses microorganisms (methane bacteria) to break down the food waste and generate and collect biogas, mainly methane gas. The recovered biogas can be used to generate electricity and heat using a gas engine, and can also be used to produce city gas using a city gas refining facility. Since electricity, heat, and city gas are generated through recycling, the demand in urban areas is stable, and we are able to create sustainable energy and reduce CO2 emissions without worrying about demand in the future. We will continue to promote the 3Rs and strive to create an environmentally friendly city.
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.