mandom corp.

CSR Information

Mandom Group's CSR KohDoh Practices

Bringing Recycling to Society

Reducing Waste

Since October 2003 at the Fukusaki Factory we have been maintaining a 99% or higher rate of resource recovery to qualify as "zero waste emissions". In FY2015, this was achieved at all Mandom business sites in Japan. An example of recycling is the pelletizing* of plastics. We also strive to reduce waste generation by improving production processes.
To encourage waste reduction and recycling at our head office building, we conduct annual environmental awareness seminars relating to such topics as environmental problems, and rules for proper waste classification and disposal for new employees and individuals who have transferred to the head office building. In addition, we encourage thorough use of waste sorting and shredders , as the city of Osaka passed a law in 2013 requiring 100% of paper to be recycled.

* Pelletizing: reducing industrial plastics to pellets 3 to 5mm in diameter.



Garbage sorting cart

Garbage sorting cart

Efficient Water Use

Manufacturing tanks

Manufacturing tanks

At the Fukusaki Factory we use steam cleaning for the manufacturing tanks and call upon each department to save water. We have also introduced a chiller* to reduce the use of industrial water.
At the head office building we use water-saving equipment that controls water flow and low-flush toilets to reduce water use.

* Chiller: Equipment for maintaining the temperature of many types of industrial equipment by controlling and circulating the temperature of water and heating medium fluid. For the most part it is used in many cases for refrigeration.

Promotional Items

In 2011, we introduced a zero inventory system for promotional items. This initiative is designed to create and supply such items as needed to completely eliminate overstock.
In the past, items were often discarded unused, but this system eliminates such waste.
The system is also contributing to efficient transport, leading to a significant reduction in carbon emissions after the system was introduced.
Companies that use this system can also participate in EVI (Eco Value Interchange), an environmental scheme for protecting Japan's forests, water and air, assigning one yen per promotional item as a J-VER* purchase.
The system offsets the CO2 emissions from the production of exterior packaging materials used for transportation through purchased credits assigned to protect plants and forests.
In addition, we create guidelines for the production of promotional materials based on our "reduce, reuse and recycle" policy to promote the 3Rs, and are striving to reduce impact on the environment.

* J-VER: An offset credit scheme established by Japan's Ministry of the Environment. The scheme verifies the credits generated through domestic voluntary activities or projects to reduce or remove greenhouse gas emissions.

Switch to cardboard

We changed the material used for the promotional display board in stores, switching from difficult-to-recycle chipboard to easily recyclable cardboard.

Promotional display board

Promotional display board

Convertible cardboard case

The cardboard case can be assembled into a store display case to reduce the amount of cardboard used.

Store display case Store display case

Less material for unit display cases in stores

For placement on store shelves, trays are used to line up the products. We reduced the amount of plastic used in these trays.

Trays Trays