mandom corp.

CSR Information

Mandom Group's CSR KohDoh Practices


Environmental Philosophy and Promotion System

It is our sincere hope to instill OYAKUDACHI, a contribution towards a comfortable life, for our consumers, our community, and the preservation of the global environment, through the actions of our business. We have always been environmentally conscious in daily operations at Mandom, and it came into fruition in August 1999, in the form of the establishment of the Mandom Environmental Philosophy and Fundamental Environmental Policy. Also, our Fukusaki Factory set its "Environmental Policy" as shown below in October 1999, which was revised on May 1, 2006. It was certified to ISO 14001 in November 2000.
In May 2016, we revised our Environmental Philosophy to strengthen efforts with respect to environmental protection throughout the value chain, corporate response to social demands, and systematic performance improvements. We also set environmental policies and are carrying out environmental activities for three priority areas-products, biodiversity conservation, and the Fukusaki Factory.

Working with Products

In the Mandom Group, we consider environmental friendliness to be an important aspect of product value. To help create a more sustainable society we strive to combine ecological and economical value in our products.
(Revised April 1, 2014)

* The words "ecology" and "economy" both derive from the Greek word "oikos" (household/whole system). Ecology derives from the logos (theory) of oikos and economy from the nomos (law/rule) of oikos.

To Create Product Value that Combines Ecological and Economical Performance

Creating new product value through ecology

We are pursuing the development of environmentally-friendly products by adding the element of ecological awareness to product value that contributes to the comfortable lives of consumers, allowing them to use our products with satisfaction.

Achieving reductions throughout the product life cycle

We are working to reduce the environmental load at every stage in the life cycle of our products, from development, to manufacturing, sales, and post-consumption disposal. This reduction includes using fewer resources and less energy, producing less waste, and lowering CO2 emissions. These efforts also help us to lower costs and bring products to consumers at more affordable prices.

Taking into account the diversity of different countries through a global perspective

Pursuing global green management in Asia we are striving to create ecological value in products that suit the diverse lifestyles of people living in different cultures.

Formulating environmental-friendliness standards

In accordance with our Product Environment Policy, we have established a set of environmental-friendliness standards for every stage of our products' life cycles. In so doing, we are promoting the manufacture of environmentally friendly products that help us move toward a more sustainable society.

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Use of RSPO-certified palm oil as a raw material
Use of FSC-certified paper and card for items such as inner boxes, individual boxes, and instruction manuals
Use of paper and card made from recycled pulp for items such as inner boxes, individual boxes, and instruction manuals
Use of renewable materials for containers and packaging
Product use CO2
Reduce use of electricity used for dryers and of gas for hot water supply compared to conventional products
Reduce use of water compared to conventional products
Disposal Waste
Reduce weight of container and packaging materials compared to conventional products
Reduce weight of inner/individual boxes compared to conventional products, or eliminate use
Reduce weight of containers through use of package refills
Plastic waste
Switch from plastic containers to card or glass containers
Other Recycling Measures to make separation for disposal easier (easily removable labels, etc.)

"Conventional products" are equivalent products from 2016, when our Environmental Philosophy was revised.

Products that meet one or more of the environmental considerations listed above will be categorized as environmentally friendly products and we will take steps to reach the following goals:

  • Ensure that 90% of Mandom's products for the domestic market are environmentally friendly products by the year 2027 (in line with in-house standards).
  • Ensure that 100% of the Mandom Group's products are environmentally friendly products by the year 2050 (in line with in-house standards).

Policy on Plastic Microbeads

In recent years, there have been growing concerns over the environmental impact that plastics have when they are released into the oceans.
In the United States and other countries, a law was passed to phase in the ban of Plastic Microbeads in personal care cleansing products.
In light of this situation, the Mandom Group set a policy to stop using Plastic Microbeads in its facial cleansing products by the end of 2017, replacing Plastic Microbeads using a formulation that does not cause such concerns.
Although the Mandom Group previously used components containing Plastic Microbeads in some of its cleansing products, in accordance with the above policy, in fiscal 2017 we completed the switch to alternative raw materials in applicable products, and started shipments of new products.
Moving forward, the Mandom Group will continue to carry out product development that is both consumer- and environment-friendly.

Protecting Biodiversity

Working Toward the Procurement of Sustainable Raw Materials

Mandom drafted a policy on the protection of biodiversity in April 2016, which was incorporated into the company's environmental policy. Additionally, at the February 2017 CSR Promotion Committee meeting, initial efforts were made to look into the procurement and use of sustainable raw materials, while taking into consideration the protection of biodiversity, as one of the key CSR issues for the Mandom Group.
As part of this effort, a decision was made to aim to achieve the following two long-term goals in stages.

  • To switch completely to the use of RSPO*-certified palm oil as a raw material source by 2027

    *RSPO: Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

  • To switch completely to the use of FSC*-certified paper for paper containers and packaging by 2027

    *FSC: Forest Stewardship Council


Progress Situation of CSR Material Issues of the Mandom Group and KohDoh Plan for the Future (Theme 8: Protecting biodiversity)

These efforts will not only protect both the environment and biodiversity; they will help to actively build and strengthen cooperative relationships with related suppliers and experts, NGOs and NPOs, and people in various communities. At the same time, the efforts will lead to our building and implementing a CSR procurement system that also considers human rights and labor issues.

Comprehensive approach