SASB Content Index

Topic Accounting Metric Code Kioxia Metric/Qualitative Disclosure Location
Greenhouse Gas Emissions (1) Gross global Scope1 emissions and (2) amount of total emissions from perfluorinated compounds TC-SC-110a.1 (1) Scope1 (Direct emissions) :548,800tCO₂-e (FY2019)
(2) Will be updated later 2021.
Discussion of long-term and short-term strategy or plan to manage Scope1 emissions, emissions reduction targets, and an analysis of performance against those targets TC-SC-110a.2 KIOXIA Group's manufacturing sites implement energy-saving measures aimed at reducing energy consumption and aim every year to reduce by 1% the previous year's total energy consumption (SCOPE2), based on Japan’s Energy Saving Act.

In FY2019 we achieved our goal of reducing energy use by the equivalent of at least 19,513 tons of CO₂ emissions, recording an actual reduction of 20,667 tons.

In FY2020, we set goals regarding the use of renewable energies, aiming to use 100% renewable energy by FY2040. To help achieve this target, we source intelligence through such means as participating in industry groups and making proposals to the government. In addition, as the initial step toward attaining this goal, we plan to promote the introduction of electricity derived from renewable energy sources in our development and test centers, and progress the installation of renewable energy facilities at our manufacturing sites.
Energy Management in Manufacturing (1) Total energy consumed, (2) percentage grid electricity, (3) percentage renewable TC-SC-130a.1 Emergy Consumption
(1) 3,846,300 MWh (2) 96.4% (3) 0%
Water Management (1) Total water withdrawn, (2) total water consumed, percentage of each in regions with High or Extremely High Baseline Water Stress TC-SC-140a.1 (1) 19,766 thousand m3 (Industrial water)
(2) 5,063 thousand m3
KIOXIA Group's manufacturing operations use large quantities of water, so we have commissioned outside experts to evaluate water-related risks from the perspective of current and future water supply and demand risks. The outcome of the assessment of our manufacturing operations was confirmation that these are not exposed to any water risk likely to have any practical financial or strategic impact prior to the year 2040.
Waste Management Amount of hazardous waste from manufacturing, percentage recycled TC-SC-150a.1 Result of hazardous wastes amount in FY2019
(1) Wastes generated amount: 6,419 tons
(2) Recycled rate: 99%
*The above hazardous wastes are aggregated as "specially-controlled industrial wastes" under the Waste Management and Public Cleansing Act in Japan.
Employee Health & Safety Description of efforts to assess, monitor, and reduce exposure of employees to human health hazards TC-SC-320a.1 KIOXIA Group supports employees' Occupational Health and Safety "OHS" in Japan. OHS Management Policy was established in April 2017.
Total amount of monetary losses as a result of legal proceedings associated with employee health and safety violations TC-SC-320a.2 None.  
Recruiting & Managing a
Global & Skilled Workforce
Percentage of employees that are (1) foreign nationals and (2) located offshore TC-SC-330a.1 KIOXIA Group does not disclose the percentage of foreign nationals.
We foster a culture that enables a diverse range of employees to play active roles irrespective of race, religion, gender, nationality, disability, age or sexual orientation. We are positioning KIOXIA Holdings' Human Resources and Administration Division as the organization charged with promoting diversity; it will work on advancing diversity within the entire Group.
Product Lifecycle Management Percentage of products by revenue that contain IEC 62474 declarable substances TC-SC-410a.1 KIOXIA Group does not disclose the percentage defined by this metric.  
Processor energy efficiency at a system-level for: (1) servers, (2) desktops, and (3) laptops TC-SC-410a.2 Not applicable.  
Materials Sourcing Description of the management of risks associated with the use of critical materials TC-SC-440a.1 For humanitarian reasons, KIOXIA Group's policy prohibits the use of raw materials such as tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in any neighboring countries where human rights violations occur.
Intellectual Property Protection & Competitive Behavior Total amount of monetary losses as a result of legal proceedings associated with anticompetitive behavior regulations TC-SC-520a.1 None.  

Introducing the sustainability activities of the KIOXIA Group which contribute to the development of a sustainable society.

KIOXIA Group will continue to develop a sustainable society by contributing to the SDGs through its business.