Environmental Management

Within the CMIC Group Code of Conduct, the CMIC Group recognizes that tackling environmental issues is an essential prerequisite for the continued existence and activities of the corporation, and stipulates that it must take voluntary, progressive action in this respect. Additionally, the CMIC Group Code of Conduct stipulates that we as individuals must also seriously consider environmental issues and resolutely take action.

LNG satellite facility and small boiler facility

The CMIC Group conducts business at 48 locations in Japan (four plants, six pharmaceutical development centers) and 15 locations globally (two plants, one pharmaceutical development center). With regard to Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) services, which are relatively important from the viewpoint of environmental burdens, our four plants in Japan have acquired ISO 14001 certification, with each plant working to reduce environmental burdens according to the location and characteristics of the products manufactured.

In November 2020, CMIC established the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Promotion Committee to continuously review, educate and improve management systems at our four plants in Japan for the purposes of environmental conservation and employee health and safety promotion. We have been making efforts to convert heavy oil to LNG (natural gas) and maintain green spaces on plant premises to reduce CO2 emissions, and we will realize further reductions in environmental burdens by sharing knowledge among these four plants. Additionally, since the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020, we have calculated CO2 emissions at all plants bases in Japan. Going forward, we will use this as a baseline for efforts to reduce emissions intensity.

As drug manufacturing sites, these plants also submit legally required data to the relevant authorities.

Pharmaceutical development centers that conduct our CRO services’ non-clinical business also consider the environment by measuring toxic substances and waste.

Since the fiscal year ended September 2020, we began calculating the total amount of industrial waste emissions from all bases in Japan, which will be included in the data sheet along with CO2 emissions. With regard to environment-related plant and research institute management indicators, we will disclose more data per site on an ongoing basis to confirm and improve the results of Group environmental management over time.

Environmental Data 2020
CO2 emissions (thousand tons CO2)*1 47
Industrial waste emissions*2

Ascertained weight (tons)

Ascertained volume (kL)



*1) Bases in Japan. Reference: The amount of CO2 absorbed by forests owned by the Nishine Plant was estimated at 260 tons per year in the 2014 survey, but this figure has not been added to the emissions data.

*2) Bases in Japan.

Carp swimming in the final drainage pond