Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Industrial - August 5, 2022
Kirin Holdings’ GHG Target Approved by SBTi
Kirin Holdings Company, Limited has been approved with science-based net-zero targets validated by SBTi in July 2022.
The Kirin Group’s long-term GHG reduction target, "realizing net-zero GHG emission from the entire value chain by 2050" set forth in the Kirin Group Environmental Vision 2050 was certified as a scientifically based goal consistent with the level of GHG emission reductions required by the Paris Agreement, according to a statement.
A roadmap for achieving the goal went into operation in January 2022.
In order to achieve The Kirin Group’s long-term goal, Kirin Holdings has set a mid-term target for 2030 (to reduce the total of Scope 1 and Scope 2 for the entire group by 50% and Scope 3 by 30% by 2030 compared to 2019), and is promoting GHG reduction in its value chain with its technological capabilities.
For Scope 1 and Scope 2, the company installed heat pumps at six Kirin Brewery breweries in Japan, utilizing its plant engineering capabilities to reduce GHG emissions by approximately 3,800 tons per year. In terms of Scope 3, Kirin is gradually expanding the use of "R100 PET bottles" made of 100% recycled PET resin, and are rolling them out for some of Kirin Nama-cha brands.