Sustainability Direction, Structure, and Targets

The Concept of Sustainability in Mandom Group

Mandom Group's business activities are premised on the basis of sound and sustainable "environment (E)" and "society (S)." However, we are confronted with various issues that have begun surfacing, such as climate change, declining biodiversity, marine plastic pollution and human rights issues in supply chains, which should be addressed appropriately by maintaining solid "governance (G)" that supports the company. Mandom upholds "social responsibility & sustainability" as its philosophy, which itself is equivalent to sustainability of Mandom Group. To solve social and environmental issues, we will adhere to sustainable management (ESG management + SDGs management), working out sustainability policies and identifying material issues (materiality) in sustainability to provide further Dedication to Service (Oyakudachi) to consumers and create new corporate values through business operation.

Sustainability Policies
We will promote unique sustainable management that ensures both enrichment on an everyday basis and
solution of social issues through our concepts of Health, Cleanliness, Beauty and Fun.

Themes of Unique Sustainable Management

Theme Description
Creating strong ties with consumers
by strengthening/expanding
Dedication to Service
We will focus on two aspects of Dedication to Service, that is, maximizing
satisfaction of consumers and increasing contact with them, by creating unique new value and providing this to consumers through products, communication and distribution.
Training human resources that form a society,
promoting active engagement of
a diverse cohort of employees
We will train all employees to be diverse "human assets," who should take an active part in rewarding work and contributing to the corporate future and society through Dedication to Service.
Contributing as good corporate citizens to
a sustainable society
We will dedicate ourselves to the realization of a sustainable society by analyzing the impact of all our business activities, including supply chains, as well as products and services, on the global environment and society from a long-term perspective.
Taking measures to be a going concern Through social responsibility & sustainability, we will continue to develop as a company that is recognized by all stakeholders for its value, with the dynamism to survive in any era.
Relationship between the 4 themes

Creating strong ties with consumers by
strengthening/expanding Dedication to Service

Training human resources that form a society, promoting active engagement of a diverse cohort of employees

Contributing as good corporate citizens toa sustainable society

[The last theme is the basis on which three other themes will be developed in a medium- to long-term plan] Taking measures to be a going concern

Specific Process

Process of Identifying Material Issues (Materiality) in Sustainability

Material Issues (Materiality) in Sustainability

Materiality Comittment Related SDGs
Future challenges to be addressed by taking advantage of our strength and creating values
Creating an easy-to-start grooming culture Based on our original concept of "Health, Cleanliness, Beauty and Fun," that is, the basic parts of "Health, Cleanliness and Beauty" combined with "Fun," we will offer unique, one-of-a-kind products and services, thereby providing excitement and exhilaration and helping consumers, who have diverse values, be who they want to be.

Related SDGs

1 貧困をなくそう3 すべての人に健康と福祉を5 ジェンダー平等を実現しよう9 産業と技術革新の基盤をつくろう10 人や国の不平等をなくそう17 パートナーシップで目標を達成しよう
Expanding Dedication to Service to a diversity of consumers We will respond appropriately to changing senses of consumption behavior of consumers and maintain an environment in which consumers can look and choose the products and services that serve and satisfy a billion customers on earth.

Related SDGs

1 貧困をなくそう3 すべての人に健康と福祉を5 ジェンダー平等を実現しよう9 産業と技術革新の基盤をつくろう10 人や国の不平等をなくそう17 パートナーシップで目標を達成しよう
Realizing mutual growth of employees and the company We will promote work-style reform to improve "productivity per unit," "growth of individuals and job satisfaction" and "creativity" so that all employees as "human assets" may support the company and society.

Related SDGs

1 貧困をなくそう5 ジェンダー平等を実現しよう8 働きがいも経済成長も
Issues to be addressed to realize a sustainable society and company
Actions for sustainableglobal environment Switching over to a recycling-based society in our view, we will take measures to reduce our environmental burden at all stages of the life cycle of products, including less dependence on plastics. Regarding reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, we hope to realize virtually zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Related SDGs

6 安全な水とトイレを世界中に8 働きがいも経済成長も12 つくる責任つかう責任13 気候変動に具体的な対策を14 海の豊かさを守ろう15 陸の豊かさも守ろう17 パートナーシップで目標を達成しよう
Sustainable procurement of raw materials We will procure palm oil, paper, etc. ethically. Our action ranges from protection of forests and biodiversity to execution of corporate social responsibility by sustaining natural and labor environments and respecting human rights throughout all supply chains.

Related SDGs

6 安全な水とトイレを世界中に8 働きがいも経済成長も12 つくる責任つかう責任13 気候変動に具体的な対策を14 海の豊かさを守ろう15 陸の豊かさも守ろう17 パートナーシップで目標を達成しよう
Maintaining/enhancingthe corporate base Our everlasting mission is expanding and strengthening our Dedication to Service, which is feasible on the assumption that we are a going concern. Besides ensuring safety and security, we will strengthen business systems based on our philosophy.

Related SDGs

1 貧困をなくそう8 働きがいも経済成長も10 人や国の不平等をなくそう12 つくる責任つかう責任17 パートナーシップで目標を達成しよう

Medium- to long-term targets for key issues (materiality) in sustainability

The Company formulated its sustainability policies and identified materiality in FY2021 and has been promoting initiatives in this regard. However, no specific materiality-related evaluation indictors and targets had been disclosed previously, which was considered to be an issue. The ESG Executive Committee, which was newly established in FY2022, has scrutinized and consolidated the themes of initiatives, as well as deliberated and formulated medium- and long-term targets for the material issues (materiality) in sustainability. Moving forward, we will continuously review materiality-related matters in consideration of the latest social conditions as well as the opinions and expectations of our stakeholders, while reporting on our progress.


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Mandom Group Sustainability Promotion System

This year, 2015, is a watershed year for international initiatives aimed at sustainable development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030, which were adopted at the UN Sustainable Development Summit held on September 25, 2015, and are to be applied worldwide.
In April 2015, the Mandom Group established a new CSR Promotion Division to specialize in strengthening the group's CSR promotion system, one of our key action points for 2015. In April 2020, some functions of the CSR Promotion Division were incorporated into the corporate planning function in order to respond to the increasing demands for companies in such areas, including eco-friendliness, social contribution, and governance functions, and the ESG Planning Division was newly established to handle the internal promotion of ESG and st rengthen ourcommunication of ESG outside the Group.
To respond to a drastically changing business environment in a quick and flexible manner and to practice sustainable management, Corporate Strategy Div., Corporate Administration Div. and ESG Promotion Div. will be integrated into a newly established Corporate Planning Div.
In September, together as a whole the Mandom Group declared support for the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact by joining the compact. This endeavor offers a new opportunity for each and every one of our employees to strengthen our relationships with a broad range of stakeholders and allows them to share in the values of the international community toward sustainable social development.

Strengthening Mandom's Sustainability Promotion System

We have established a Sustainability Promotion Committee, headed by the President Executive Officer with the aim of strengthening the sustainability promotion system. While developing our approach for promoting the sustainability of the Mandom Group and holding discussions with relevant departments at committee meetings and other meetings, we are strengthening our efforts to contribute to the sustainable development of society.

The Relation between ESG Efforts and Stakeholders

Mandom has been conducting dialogues with a wide range of diverse stakeholders since fiscal 2006 in order to take their requests, hear their expectations, and reflect those in our business activities.
Stakeholders are diverse in terms of their expectations and demands on corporations, and their prioritization of issues pertaining to sustainability. These differences depend on their standpoint, principles, lifestyle, way of thinking, and other factors.
Based on one of the MANDOM PRINCIPLES of "Consumerled Lifestyle Value Creation," we will continue to improve on the themes and details of initiatives going forward while taking advantage of various opportunities enabling exchange of views and dialogue with a wide range of people such as experts, research institutions, and groups.

Activities of the Sustainability Committee and associated committees

Committee FY2022 Themes
Sustainability Committee
  • Formulate medium- and long-term targets related to materiality
  • Supervise and manage associated committees, including evaluating, analyzing, and proposing improvements to their activities
  • Determine the themes of initiatives to be strengthened in FY2023
ESG Executive Committee
  • Review medium- and long-term targets related to materiality
  • List threats/opportunities relevant to management and business issues in MP-14
  • Report on the latest sustainability-related issues
Quality Assurance Committee
  • Conduct management reviews based on quality assurance regulations
  • Summarize reports from customers
  • Respond to quality issues
  • Report on safety issues
  • Report on product recalls as well as recall-related issues and measures to be taken
  • Conduct and report on quality training and internal quality audits as well as plans for FY2023
Occupational Health and Safety Committee
  • Improve the health and safety as well as workplace environment of employees
  • Provide information to improve employee health
Total Risk Management Committee
  • Adopt measures to prevent leakage of confidential information due to viruses
  • Promote the Human Ethical Testing Committee (subcommittee)
  • Review policy on responding to the present COVID-19 situation
  • Formulate BCP for the head office
  • Respond to contingency risks in each operating country
Code of Conduct Promotion Committee
  • Determine policies for company-wide education on Mandom Code of Conduct
  • Review current status of internal reporting system and consider measures for raising awareness of the system