Beverages (especially beer) maker
Japan's #1 brewer (just ahead of Asahi Breweries). Owns 45% of Australia's #2 brewer, Lion Nathan.
|Kirin Brewery Company Ltd||JPN||website|
| Kirin Holdings Company, Ltd
owns 100% of Kirin Brewery Company Ltd
|Kirin Brewery Company Ltd|
|Kirin Holdings Company, Ltd|
This company received a score of 49.8/100 in the Newsweek Green Rankings 2012, which ranks the world's largest publicly traded companies on their environmental footprint, management (policies, programs, initiatives, controversies) and reporting practices, using data from Trucost and Sustainalytics.
[Source 2012][More on Sustainability Reporting]
This company has Creating Shared Value claims on its website
[Source 2015][More on Environmental Claims]
As listed on the We Mean Business website, this company has committed to the following climate action initiatives: adopt a science-based emissions reduction target; report climate change information in mainstream reports as a fiduciary duty.
[Source 2016][More on Climate Change]
The United Nations Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of 10 values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment, and anti-corruption. However it's non-binding nature has been widely criticised, and many signatory corporations continue to violate the Compact's values.
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Directly involved in the manufacture, distribution or sale of alcohol as a core business.
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Kirin acquired Fraser & Neave's 55% stake in Myanmar Brewery in 2015. Prior to this the brewery operated as a joint venture between Fraser & Neave and a Burmese state-owned enterprise, and generated significant income for the oppressive Burmese regime (which ended in 2011).
[Source 2015][More on Human Rights]
USA biotech company Hematech Inc. genetically modify cattle for human antibody production. Hematech was previously a subsidiary of Kirin's pharmaceutical division (Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co) until Dec 2012 when it was acquired by Sanford Health and rebranded Sanford Applied Biosciences, LLC.
[Source 2012][More on Animal Rights]
|Company Structure||Listed Public Company|
|Revenue||US$11.7 billion in 2004|
|# Employees||22,160 in 2004 in World|