The Alfresa Group’s main environmental impact comes from the electricity used in offices, plants, and distribution centers, and the vehicle fuel used by our marketing specialists (MS) and delivery staff to visit medical institutions or deliver pharmaceuticals. This makes up nearly 90% of our overall energy usage.
Switch to Fuel-Efficient Vehicles and Promotion of Eco-Driving
The Group is introducing fuel-efficient vehicles, such as switching to light motor vehicles and hybrid cars. At the same time, we are reducing our fleets through efforts to optimize the number of vehicles. In addition, we have fitted fuel-efficient tires and implemented ecological, safe driving such as soft acceleration and steady speed traveling in an effort to reduce CO2 emissions and raise awareness of safe driving.
The Group is working to reduce electricity usage by ascertaining the amount of power it uses and raising awareness of saving electricity, as well as converting to LED lighting at its distribution centers and so forth.
In its efforts to reduce waste, the Group strives to utilize cardboard from product packaging as a recycled resource by compacting it with a specialized machinery and selling it to a recycler. This helps to reduce both waste-processing expenses and environmental impact.