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Yakult Group Materiality

We have identified six material themes to achieve sustainability as a further step in realizing our mission of contributing to the health and happiness of people around the world based on our corporate slogan, “In order for people to be healthy, everything around them must also be healthy.”

To identify these themes, we established a cross-departmental working group that performed a materiality analysis with two mapped axes: “Impact for the Yakult Group” and “Importance for the sustainability of the earth and society.” We also worked together with external experts and referenced reports from groups like the IPCC* and World Economic Forum (WEF).

Using these six themes, we will establish strategies and plans that work towards improving the sustainability of not only our own Group, but also of the planet and society, to make our corporate philosophy and goal of uniting both “People and Planet as One” a reality.

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IPCC: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which releases an evaluation report on climate change every 5-6 years. In their Sixth Assessment Report published in 2021, they estimated that global temperatures will reach 1.5ºC above pre-industrial levels by 2040, and that there is no doubt that climate change is being caused by human activity.

Six material themes to achieve sustainability

To realize our corporate slogan of “In order for people to be healthy, everything around them must also be healthy” and achieve sustainability, we identified three social themes to prioritize within the value chain: innovation, value co-creation with communities, and supply chain management. We also analyzed factors such as climate change scenarios and water risk to identify three environmental themes: climate change, plastic containers and packaging, and water.

Innovation

Transition into a healthcare company, further pursue the potential of bacteria, provide new products and services, use resources effectively, and others

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Value co-creation with communities

Connect closely with local communities, deliver information on health, provide safe and reliable health products and services, and others

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Supply chain management

Maintain sound relationships with business partners, promote CSR procurement, ensure stable procurement of raw materials, and others

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Climate change

Reduce GHG emissions (decarbonize), proactively shift to renewable energy, introduce energy-saving practices, and others

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Plastic containers and packaging

Convert to fully-recyclable containers and packaging, reduce environmental impact by changing container materials, and others

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Water

Use sustainable water resources, reduce water consumption, and others

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The Yakult Group’s contribution to the SDGs

The Yakult Group’s corporate activities are widely related to all 17 SDGs, but based on our materiality we have identified the below eight goals as being most closely connected to our business. Moving forward, the entire Yakult Group will continue working towards helping achieve the SDGs.

For details, see “Yakult Group Materiality” of the Yakult CSR Report