Sustainability2030(Mid-long term CSR Plan)

We launched “Sustainability2030”, a mid-long term CSR plan to achieve our Materiality from April, 2021.
The Sustainability 2030 will end in 2030, segregating 3 year each, 3phases.
To make steady and sustainable growth in a long term, we will make every possible effort following this plan.

Please click here if you would like to see the results for the previous CSR mid-ling term plan, EHS100 Plan.

No Subject Strategy Target Objectives of each phase
Major items:
Materiality
Sub-items Minor items Activities Phase1(2021~2023)
1 Climate Change Business strategy following TCFD recommendations Adaptation to climate change Regularly scenario analysis Review scenario analysis for each phase
Mitigation to climate change:
Reducing GHG emission ⇒「2.Reduction of Environmental impact」
Having a target following SBTi by various plans to reduce GHG emissions
2 Reduction of Environmental Impact Sustainable resource use Implementation of renewable energy Promoting adoption of renewable energy Achieving SBTi targets : 27.5% GHG emissions reduction by 2030 vs. 2019
Market analysis, setting objectives and developing plans
Reduction of energy usage and GHG emissions ・Absolute GHG emission reduction targets according to SBTi Criteria
・Energy Intensity Reduction Target per ton Production
・Efficient process of production
・Reduction of GHG leakage(EX: refrigerant)
・Introducing Carbon Pricing System
Achieving SBTi targets : 27.5% GHG emissions reduction by 2030 vs. 2019
・Identification of the issues and developing plans to achieve SBTi
・Introducing internal carbon pricing system
・Completed on site GHG accounting and verification in all Japan production sites
・Considering data collection method for fuel usage by use and produced energy (steam and electricity etc.)
Reducing water usage ・Research and Development about the Technology of Reducing Water Use
・Water Usage Reduction Target
・Optimization of Water Use, Considering How to Reuse and Recycle water
・Compliance with Local Regulation
・Water Risk Assessment on a regular basis
・Engagement with local communities for cultivation of water resource
10% reduction of absolute water withdrawal by 2030 vs. 2020
Capture the challenges and developing plans to reduce water use
Reducing amount of waste Prevention of disposal products Capture the challenges and developing plans to reduce waste-disposal
Prevention of pollution Chemical management ・Implementation and promotion of voluntary management standards
・Storage condition and inventory management
・Reduction of chemical usage
・Management based on legal requirements
・Setting objectives and taking actions for reducing Toluene use
Prevention of air pollution Understanding the quantity & density of air pollutants in accordance with local law regulation.
Reduction of VOC emissions
・Management based on legal requirements
・Consideration of VOC that should be manage
Wastewater management/
Leakage prevention
・Monitoring the quality and quantity of effluent
・Monitoring legal compliance
・Conducting the measures to prevent the leakage of pollutants
・Management based on legal requirements
・Setting policy to prevent off site pollution from rainwater sewer. Taking actions based on policy
Prevention of soil and groundwater pollution ・Conducting the measures to prevent the leakage of pollutants
・Monitoring the quality of groundwater on-site
・Management based on legal requirements
・Capture challenges from soil and groundwater pollution investigation
Waste management ・Reduction of waste generation
・Increase of recycling rate
・Decrease of final disposal rate
5% reduction of waste generation by 2030 vs. 2020
Final disposal rate <0.5% of total waste generation by 2030
*Applicable for waste generated from routine process.
・Management based on legal requirements
・Setting plans to increase percentage of recycling waste and reduce percentage of final waste disposal
Odor management ・(if applicable) Law compliance
・Odor management such as patrol, implementation of appropriate deodorizing equipment, and etc.
・(if applicable) gap analysis of legal requirements and setting plan to corrective action
・Continuous of smell management
Protection of the environment, biodiversity and restoration of natural habitats Refer to "Prevention of Water Pollution", "Responsible Sourcing", "Local community"
3 Occupational Health and Safety The implementation of Occupational Safety Compliance ・Development of EHS compliance management
・Implementation of EHS compliance check
・Establishing management system of EHS related laws
・Considering to establish global EHS information and knowledge management system - include compliance
Risk assessment ・Perform RA based on OHS Risk Assessment Rule
・Prioritize risks and implement countermeasures
Establishing implementation structure of risk assessment
Incident prevention,
root cause investigation and countermeasures
・Identifying potential emergency situation (risks) associated with environmental aspect and OHS risks.
Establish emergency response procedures for identified risks and perform periodic testing and exercises.
・Validate past incidents
・Establishment of effective incident root cause investigation method
・Identify potential incident risk based on risk assessment. Performing precautionary action
・Inspecting past incidents and developing plan for preventive action.
・Reviewing current measures to solve the cause of incident
Emergency response ・Identifying potential emergency situation (risks) associated with environmental aspect and OHS risks.
・Establishment of emergency response procedures for identified risks and perform the periodic testing and exercise to review effectiveness of procedures.
Building up emergency procedure based on risk assessment. Performing emergency drill.
Chemical Handling Compliance with legal requirements. Exercise appropriate chemical handling based of corporate rules. ・Investing of chemical substances management
・Researching alternative measures of acid/alkali cleaning - preventing chemical burn by splash.
・Usage survey of mutagenicity chemical substances that not regulated by law.
Machine Safety ・Identifying any risks which is exposed to crushing, caught-between, cutting risk of body parts.
Implement engineering controls for equipment which is exposed to crushing, caught-between, cutting risk of body parts (i.e. rotation part).
・Establish LOTO rules
・Specifying the hazard to be caught in a machine and planning engineering measures through risk assessment
・Developing and implementing the rule about lockout/tagout
Fire Safety Establishment of static electricity management standard ・Developing and implementing the rules of static electricity management
・Investigating management of oily or chemical contained waste
EHS Training Establishment of EHS training program Implementing EHS education program
The implementation of Occupational Health Work environment management ・Implement measurement of working environment periodically to assess exposure of workers to hazardous substance based on legal, corporate or voluntarily requirement.
・Improve work environment given the result of measurement of working environment if needed
・Implementing measurement of working environment periodically to assess exposure of workers to hazardous substance based on legal requirement.
・Improving work environment given the result of measurement of working environment if needed.
Work management ・Define and provide appropriate control based on legal requirement and the result of risk assessment ・Performing gap analysis with legal requirements. Develop corrective action plan.
・Investigation about ergonomics. Developing improvement plan.
Occupational heat exposure ・Identify potential occupational heat exposure area
・Monitor identified area and at or humid conditions and implement heat illness prevention
Specifying hot work environment. Developing improvement plan.
Improve work-life balance Promoting mental health and wellness measures to support a balance between work and home ・ Implementation of education and training to promote self-care and care by managers
・Establishment of a system for mental health support services (enhancement of counseling, etc.)
・Recognize the mental illness and decrease stigma
4 Local Communities Participation in local communities Developing "Annual plan about CSR activities" on each site ・Promoting through Global HR meeting
・Considering an incentive system
Educational/Cultural activities Educational activities
Development and inheritance of scent culture Operation of the Takasago Collection
Cooperation with exhibitions and museums related to fragrance & flavor
5 Green Chemistry Promotion of eco-friendly R&D guided by the twelve principles of green chemistry Development of eco-friendly technologies and products Development of catalysts and reactions that reduce environmental impacts ・Promoting switch from stoichiometric reactions to catalytic reactions
・Researching the development of catalysts and reactions which lead to improvements in productivity
Process development with lower environmental impact ・Developing processes which promote energy savings and waste reduction
・Expanding the scope of continuous flow processing
Development of fragrance & flavor materials utilizing renewable raw materials and resources from waste ・Development of eco-friendly fragrance & flavor materials derived from renewable resources
・Development of high value products utilizing resources from waste
R&D activities driven by the Bioeconomy Increased focus on biotechnology ・Expanding use of biotechnology in the development of fragrance & flavor materials
・Strengthening our manufacturing capabilities for products derived from biotechnology
6 Responsible Sourcing Implementation of responsible sourcing (Procurement division) Implementation of "Responsible Sourcing Policy" Confirmation of acknowledgement on Takasago Supplier Code of Conduct & Responsible sourcing policy with suppliers Obtaining acknowledgement from 100% of "high priority raw material" suppliers by the end of 2021, 100% of all suppliers by the end of 2022
Confirmation of suppliers' compliance with Takasago Supplier Code of Conduct & Takasago Responsible Sourcing Policy requirements. Compliance of 70% of "high priority raw material" suppliers by the end of 2023.
Audit of "high risk" suppliers against Takasago Responsible sourcing policy requirements Design audit strategy and plans, and commence auditing of "high risk" suppliers of "high priority raw materials" by the end of 2022.
Improvement of supplier relationship by utilizing Sedex By the end of 2023, increase the number of Sedex members linked with Takasago by 1.5 times (baseline 2020) to a total of 270 companies.
Sourcing information management on raw materials ・Promoting database management
・Conducting risk assessment for environment
Identifying the range of various data such as LCA, and enable aggregation, visualization, and analysis
(High risk, from Top20, customer support)
Identify the required data for various criteria (e.g. LCA) to conduct data analysis (especially for raw materials related to high risk, top 20 by value, and customer support)
Responsible sourcing for environment ・Improvement of global logistics continuously Continuous improvement of global logistics
・Focus on environmentally friendly packaging
・Review and try to establish the purchasing methods
・Switching to environmentally friendly packaging materials (wrapping, bands, plastic bags, etc.)
(TACMI: Takasago global procurement Arts & Crafts Mutual Interaction) Enhancement of ECM Source renewable ingredients: Enhance coordination with R&D ・Standardization of raw materials and procurement-related information
・Strengthening coordination with R&D
Acceleration of TaSuKI (Takasago global procurement Sustainability Key Initiatives) Takasago to become backward integrated   self sufficient in highest priority raw materials By the end of 2023, Takasago is backward integrated for the sourcing of 50% of "high priority 1 raw materials". (count of raw materials).
Implementation of responsible sourcing(All divisions) Confirmation of compliance with Corporate Procurement Policy ・Revision of Supplier Code of Conduct
・Apply Supplier Code of Conduct to all divisions, not only Procurement division (Japan as well as overseas)
7 Human Rights Compliance with Human Rights Policy in corporate activities Development of a scheme to review and improve our business flows by utilizing the 3rd party's knowledge Participation and co-operation with initiatives ・Receiving SMETA audits and improvements through the results
・Registration on the Sedex system by all production sites
Employee training Development of online training program globally
Conducting Human Rights Due Diligence Conducting Human Rights Due Diligence on an annual basis Conducting Human Rights Due Diligence continuously
Conducting incentive assessments on high risk sites
8 Transparency Disclosures of non-financial information Enhancing the contents of information Promotion of participation in initiatives Participation in initiatives if needed
Promotion of expanding the scope in accordance with GRI standards in the Sustainability Report Expansion of the scope in accordance with GRI standards
Enhancing the information medium Regularly disclosing CSR activities on our webpage Disclosure our activities in a timely manner
Publication of Social Environmental Report(JP) on an annual basis
Publication of Sustainability Report on an annual basis
Reporting CSR activities on SNS Disclosure our activities in a timely manner
Disclosures of information such as environmental impacts by products Conducting life cycle assessment for aroma ingredients products Implementation of Life Cycle Assessment for several AI products (has a relation with 2.Reduction of Environmental Impact) Development of Life Cycle Assessment
Conducting Sustainability ID score for fragrance products ・Development of scoring criteria
・Conducting scoring for RMs used globally
・Conducting scoring for products

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