Top Page | English | 简体中文 | 繁體中文 | 한국어 | 日本語
Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 14:26 HKT/SGT
Share:
    

Source: Eisai
Eisai to Boost Initiatives on Greenhouse Gas Reduction, Aiming to Achieve Net Zero by 2050
Participation in JCI Race to Zero Circle and Approval for SBT 1.5degC Target

TOKYO, Feb 21, 2024 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it has received approval to participate in the Japan Climate Initiative (JCI) Race to Zero Circle, which commits to achieve net zero* by 2050, as part of its mid- and long-term initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Eisai also received approval for the SBT 1.5°C target, a new GHG reduction target, by “Science Based Targets (SBT) initiatives”, as outlined below.

  • 55% reduction of GHG emissions (Scope 1 and 2) by FY2030 (compared to FY2019).
  • 27.5% reduction of GHG emissions (Scope 3 emissions based on purchased products and services) by FY2030 (compared to FY2019).

Scope 1: Direct emission of GHG released into the air by the use of fossil fuel
Scope 2: Indirect emission of GHG with use of electricity and steam purchased from others
Scope 3: Indirect emission of GHG by supply chain excluding Eisai

Upon the establishment of the Paris Agreement at the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in December 2015, global common initiatives have been accelerated to the limit the global temperature rise to within 1.5°C of above pre-industrial levels (1.5°C target), and to by extension achieve net zero by 2050.

The need for immediate action to achieve the 1.5°C target was reaffirmed at the 28th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP28) in December 2023. Eisai set a SBT 2.0°C target (30% reduction of GHG emissions by FY2030 compared to FY2016) in FY2019, achieving the goal for three consecutive years by FY2022, accomplishing a 60% reduction of emissions compared to the baseline FY2016 level. In order to achieve Net Zero by 2050, Eisai continues to strengthen its GHG reduction initiatives though the JCI Race to Zero Circle and the newly approved SBT 1.5°C target, as well as our continued commitment to the global initiative RE100.

Eisai’s corporate concept is to give first thought to patients and the people in the daily living domain, and increase the benefits that health care provides to them as well as meet their diversified healthcare needs worldwide. To realize this human health care (hhc) concept, it is essential to ensure the sustainability of the global environment, which is the basis of its business activities.

Eisai will promote its initiatives to mitigate climate change in line with its set goals in order to support people to “live their fullest lives” through ensuring social sustainability.

*Net Zero (the SBTi definition of net-zero)

  • Reducing scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions to zero or to a residual level that is consistent with reaching net-zero emissions at the global or sector level in eligible 1.5°C -aligned pathways.
  • Neutralizing any residual emissions at the net-zero target year and any GHG emissions released into the atmosphere thereafter.    

About The Japan Climate Initiative (JCI) 

The Japan Climate Initiative (JCI) is a network committed to forging communication and the exchange of strategies and solutions among all actors, such as Japanese companies, local governments, research institutions and NGOs, that are implementing climate actions. JCI Race to Zero Circle is an official partner of Race To Zero, a global campaign promoted by the United Nations (UN).

Please refer to JCI website for further details.

About Race To Zero

Race To Zero is a global campaign rallying non-state actors – including companies, cities, regions, financial, educational, and healthcare institutions – to take rigorous and immediate action to achieve net zero by 2050 at the latest. Five criteria known as 5P’s (Pledge, Plan, Proceed, Publish and Persuade) apply to all members who join Race to Zero.

About Science Based Target (SBT) initiative

SBT initiative is an international joint initiative by CDP, which is a global non-governmental organization (NGO) running an environmental information disclosure program, the UN Global Compact (UNGC), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the World Resources Institute (WRI). SBT is a set of science-based targets for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction goals, which is reviewed and approved by the SBT initiative and globally embraced as a de facto standard.

Please refer to SBT initiative website for further details.

About Eisai's Environmental Initiatives

The protection of the global environment, which is the foundation of our business activities, is not only an important, management issue for Eisai, but also has a significant impact on the lives of patients and the people in the daily living domain. It is also closely connected to Eisai’s contribution to social sustainability from a long-term perspective as stated in our Articles of Incorporation. Under “the ENW Environmental Protection Policy”and “Environmental Management Vision”, Eisai is committed to providing solutions to social issues by enhancing its environmental activities.

Please refer to our website for Eisai’s environmental commitments.

Media Inquiries:
Public Relations Department
Eisai Co., Ltd.
+81-(0)3-3817-5120




Topic: Press release summary
Source: Eisai

Sectors: BioTech
http://www.acnnewswire.com
From the Asia Corporate News Network


Copyright © 2024 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. A division of Asia Corporate News Network.



Eisai
Apr 3, 2024 15:24 HKT/SGT
French Sales Subsidiary Eisai S.A.S. to Divest Rights for Loxapac And Parkinane LP to CNX Therapeutics
Apr 1, 2024 08:39 HKT/SGT
Eisai Completes Submission of LEQEMBI (lecanemab-irmb) Supplemental Biologics License Application for IV Maintenance Dosing for the Treatment of Early Alzheimer's Disease to the U.S. FDA
Mar 29, 2024 14:51 HKT/SGT
Eisai to Divest Rights for Merislon and Myonal in Japan to Kaken Pharmaceutical
Mar 29, 2024 14:19 HKT/SGT
Eisai's Brain Health Self-Check Tool "NouKNOW" is Certified as "ME-BYO BRAND" by Kanagawa Prefecture
Mar 29, 2024 13:32 HKT/SGT
Eisai: Discovery Research on Dual Orexin Receptor Antagonist Lemborexant Honored with PSJ Award for Drug Research and Development 2024
Mar 21, 2024 16:36 HKT/SGT
Lifenet and Eisai Co-Develop Dementia Insurance "be"
Mar 21, 2024 15:10 HKT/SGT
Eisai Selected as a Nadeshiko Brand 2024 as a Listed Company Excelling in Promotion of Women in the Workplace
Mar 6, 2024 16:47 HKT/SGT
Eisai Invests in C2N to Support Simplifying the Diagnosis of Early Alzheimer's Disease to Better Serve Patients
Feb 20, 2024 08:35 HKT/SGT
Eisai Selected for 'Human Capital Leaders 2023' and 'Human Capital Management Gold Quality', Recognized as Company Committed to Excellent Management and Disclosure of Human Capital Initiatives
Feb 16, 2024 08:31 HKT/SGT
Eisai: Metoject Subcutaneous Injection Pen (Methotrexate) Pen-Type Autoinjector Approved in Japan
More news >>
 News Alerts
Copyright © 2024 ACN Newswire - Asia Corporate News Network
Home | About us | Services | Partners | Events | Login | Contact us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | RSS
US: +1 214 890 4418 | Beijing: +86 400 879 3881 | Hong Kong: +852 8192 4922 | Singapore: +65 6549 7068 | Tokyo: +81 3 6859 8575

Connect With us: