Environmental Data

Period covered: April 2018 - March 2019 (Japan)
January 2018 - December 2018 (Other than Japan)

Introduction of T-ReCS® for effective environmental data management

Takasago Responsible Care System (T-ReCS®) is a data reporting & tracking tool that precisely records and analyzes data collected from all of our locations. Takasago has been using the system since 2010, started with EHS platform to collect environmental data, and has now expanded its scope to social area as well.

Energy and Emissions

The Takasago group manufactures flavors and fragrances incorporating a variety of natural raw materials, which are sourced from all over the world. The price, quality and supply volume of our raw materials have been affected by bad weather globally especially these years. In addition, some of our production bases have been directly affected by natural disasters such as heavy rains that risk supply of our products. These extreme weather events are presumably caused by climate change.

As such, taking appropriate actions on climate change is an extremely important issue for us not only to protect the global environment, but also to assure the supply of our products that is directly associated with sustainability of the business.

  • Click here to access our response to Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) recommendations.

Our total energy consumption in 2018 increased by 1.2% from the previous year due to steady growth of our business. By our efforts to increase the use of renewable, however, CO2 emissions in 2018 decreased 6.8% compared to 2017.

We will continue making utmost efforts on reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through strengthening overall energy management, upgrading equipment, improving production processes and introducing more environmentally friendly technologies such as continuous flow manufacturing processes.

■Energy consumption within the organization

■Energy intensity

■Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (scope 1 + 2)

■GHG emissions intensity (scope 1 + 2)

■Other indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (scope 3)

Water and Effluents

Currently availability of water does not directly affect our business operations, as we have good access to sufficient amount and quality of water. However, we have production facilities in 13 countries, and some are located in areas where demand of water is expected to increase in the future. In addition, as securing a sufficient amount and quality of water is very important to for our operations, shortage of water and change or deterioration of water quality directly affect our production output and quality.

We have reduced our total water withdrawal by 2.1% from the previous year by our efforts, such as the reduction of water consumption through recycling of water used in manufacturing processes and reviewing cleaning processes. We will continue making our efforts to reduce water consumption.

It is important to understand the specific condition and requirements of water use at each site and make efforts for the proper use. Through a periodical survey on regulatory trends and risk analysis, we strive to grasp water risks at each site and the associated control measures.

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■Total Water Withdrawal by Source

■Water Discharge by Destination

■Water Intensity

Waste Management

In 2018, 1.7% of the waste generated is finally landfilled, but there are countries and areas where the manifest system is not in place, and processing information on waste at outsourced companies is not available or is unclear for some cases. In the future, we will aim for collection of more accurate data by selecting contractors that can disclose processing information.

We will work to reduce the amount of generated waste through appropriate sorting and recycling practices, and related education to our employees.

■Waste by type and disposal method

Environmental Compliance

The Takasago group considers compliance as one of its top priority management issues. In 2018, discharged water quality slightly exceeded the local effluent standards at two production sites. We have been working hard to improve our discharged water quality and comply with the standards.