Water Resources and Prevent Pollution

Water Resources

Responding to Water Risks

We recognize that our business in India is a business conduct in a water-stressed region.
While India is a high water risk region, at our factory in India, which began operations in 2015, primarily produces molded products such as baby bottles and silicone nipples, actual water consumption is kept at very low level, actually lower than that of any of our own factories. This is because it is not a production activity that utilizes water resources, such as skin care or detergents. At this time, we have not identified any water risks that may affect our business activities or the environment, but we will continue to analyze water risks by obtaining information on the site and water usage.

Total Amount of Water Consumption at Manufacturing Sites

Unit: 1,000m³

    

Dec. 2021

Total of all manufacturing sites

PIGEON INDIA PVT.LTD. (India)

Water stressed area*1

Total water withdrawal

212

1.2

 

Surface water

32

0.0

Groundwater

61

1.2

Seawater

0

0.0

Municipal potable water

119

0.0

Rainwater

0.0

0.0

Quarry water

0.0

0.0

Withdrawal from other organizations

0.0

0.0

Others

0.0

0.0

Total water discharge

171

0.9

 

Surface water

88

0.0

Groundwater

0.0

0.0

Seawater

0.0

0.0

Sewerage

63

0.0

Discharge to other organizations

20

0.9

Others

0.0

0.0

Total water consumption

41

0.3

* Boundary: All manufacturing sites (sites coverage 100%)

*1 Manufacturing sites in water-stressed regions: Among 10 manufacturing sites of Pigeon Group, PIGEON INDIA PVT.LTD, is the only facility located in water-stressed region, India. The share of PIGEON INDIA for the consolidated sales in 2021 was 0.7% and it mainly produces molded products such as nursing bottles and silicone nipples. Thus, the amounts of water withdrawn and discharged are kept at the lowest among all production sites of Pigeon Group.

Prevent pollution

The Pigeon Group is committed to minimizing non-recyclable industrial waste generated by its business activities. Our goal is to reduce the volume of industrial waste per unit of production by 1% per year. We are also working in other ways to prevent pollution at our plants, such as improving productivity and yield and closing waste incinerators.

  • Each year, Pigeon Manufacturing Hyogo Corporation returns around 350 kg of these roll-shaped cores to the raw-material manufacturer for reuse.

Pollution Prevention

To reduce the amount of non-reusable industrial waste from business activities, the Pigeon Group has set a target of reducing industrial waste volume intensity by 1% per year. In production facilities, in addition to improving productivity and yield rate, the Group is making concerted efforts to prevent pollution, such as by eliminating waste incinerators. The Pigeon Group is also reassessing its waste-treatment contractors, to enable recycling of industrial waste that was treated without recycling previously.

Boundary: All pigeon sites (Sites coverage 100%)
※The values of intensity for Y2018, FY2019 and FY2020 have been restated as a result of recalculation of net sales according to the revised Accounting Standard for Revenue Recognition.

Total Amount of Waste Generated

  

Jan.2018

Dec.2019

Dec.2020

Dec. 2021

Pigeon Group Total

Total amount of industrial waste generated (tonnes)

3,903

3,663

3,835

3,770

of which, amount of waste reused or recycled (tonnes)

2,856

2,694

3,415

3,500

Reuse and recycle rate (%)

73%

74%

89%

93%

Total amount of industrial waste not reused nor recycled *¹

1,048 969 420 271

Intensity (kg-CO2/Net sales¥Million JPY )*²

10.6

10.3

4.5

2.9

Intensity reduction rate (%) compared to previous year

- -3% -57% -35%
Intensity reduction rate(%) compared to FY2018

-

-3% -58% -73%
Amount of hazardous waste included in industrial waste generated (tonnes) 135 99 81 116

Boundary: All Pigeon sites (Sites Coverage 100%)

The actual data for 2018, 2019 and 2020 has been corrected as there were some omission in the past calculation.

*1 The numerator of the intensity is the amount of industrial waste which was not reused nor recycled

*2 The values of intensity for Y2018, FY2019 and FY2020 have been restated as a result of recalculation of net sales according to the revised Accounting Standard for Revenue Recognition.