Mandom Group's CSR KohDoh Practices
Stopping Air Pollution
At the Fukusaki Factory, when the boilers operate for an extended time, there are increased emissions of the air contaminants sulfur oxide (SOx) and nitrogen oxide (NOx). We are therefore taking measures to improve boiler usage efficiency, introducing electric water heaters, etc. For details, see the page on our Preventing Global Warming initiatives.
At our Technology Development Center we comply with the Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) Law* in the development and content design of our products in consideration of people's health and the environment. Specifically, from the initial stages of development, we consider the impact of our products on people's health and how their life cycle affects the environment. When designing product content, we utilize "Eco Checklist" of designated chemicals identified by the PRTR Law to select ingredients. In particular, the preservative methylparaben is an identified chemical, so we developed ingredients that are preservative-free.
At the Fukusaki Factory we use a membrane separation and activated sludge process to treat with chemical materials used in the production of cosmetics and the washing water from the manufacturing tanks and filling equipment before release. The factory has also signed an agreement on pollution control with the town of Fukusaki in Hyogo Prefecture. We are strengthening measures to prevent water pollution and thoroughly manage the water quality of wastewater. Also, starting in September 2015 wastewater from the Fukusaki Factory began to be discharged directly into Hyogo Prefecture's Fukusaki municipal sewage system, in effect relaxing effluent standards, but Mandom has continued to set standards higher than agreed values and treats wastewater accordingly. Furthermore, We have made equipment check lists more detailed to anticipate equipment malfunctions and to make more visible the operation of such equipment.
Water treatment facility at the Fukusaki Factory