We launched “Sustainability2030”, a mid-long term Sustainability 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

Switching 30% of total electricity usage to renewable energy-derived electricity by 2030

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. 2020Final 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

Category and Activities are revised as necessary. This page shows the latest information.