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Our Approach
The Environment

Sustainability

Along with the
Global Environment

Basic Concept

Sawai recognizes the impact of business activities on the environment and is committed to being an environmentally-conscious company. By tackling environmental conservation and promoting efforts to reduce our environmental footprint, we work to uphold our corporate philosophy of “Enabling people to live healthy lives.” We also proactively promote the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle), as part of a series of efforts to conserve the world our business depends on.

Themes for Activities

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Constraining greenhouse gas emissions

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Effective utilization of resources

3

Proper management of chemical substances, water quality and air

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Raising environmental awareness

Participation in the national campaign “COOL CHOICE” led by the Ministry of the Environment

We join the national “COOL CHOICE” campaign every year, an initiative that encourages making informed decisions to help counteract global warming.

Joining the Ministry of the Environment’s climate change campaign, “Fun to Share”

We join the “Fun to Share” campaign every year.

Continuation of "Light Down Campaign"

We continue the "Light Down Campaign", a power-saving campaign sponsored by the Ministry of the Environment and ended in 2017, as our unique activity. In fiscal 2018, we contributed to saving electricity by turning off the lights at night at 27 locations nationwide, including the head office and research institute.

Efforts to save energy

We work to save power across the entire company by: turning off the lights whenever possible, regulating the temperature of air conditioners, setting the brightness of computer monitors and turning on power-saving modes, and avoiding elevator use as much as possible.

Introduction of Hybrid Cars

Since 2012, Sawai Pharmaceutical has promoted the introduction of hybrid cars for its businesses across the country, excluding cold regions. Hybrid cars account for 95% (310 cars) of all company cars (325 cars) at the end of FY 2018.

Promotion of 3Rs

To reduce the volume of waste our company emits, we have always promoted the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle), by separating out trash, using recycled paper cups, and advancing other recycling initiatives so as to better protect and conserve the environment.

Proper management of chemical substances, water quality and air

We comply with strict environmental laws and regulations through an enhanced management system. This PRTR system analyzes and measures water quality (BOD/COD) as well as air quality (NOx, SOx).

Distribution of Sawai “Environment Magazine”

We assist our officers and employees in raising awareness on environmental issues and promote understanding of and efforts toward environmental conservation by regularly providing a wide range of information on the environment.

Community cleaning

We carry out cleaning activities in the areas surrounding our head office, factories and branches.

Sustainability