The Environment

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.

Policy on Plastic Microbeads

At present, some facial scrub products made by Mandom contain Plastic Microbeads for the purpose of skin exfoliation. In recent years the issue of plastics released into the oceans and their impact on ecosystems as they move through the food chain has come under scrutiny. In the United States a law was passed in December 2015 to phase in the ban of Plastic Microbeads in personal care cleansing products.
In light of this situation, the Mandom Group has 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.
In August 2016, Mandom introduced an updated version of the Gatsby facial scrub available in Japan, now with an environmentally friendly biodegradable scrub. Also, in fiscal 2017 we completed the switch to alternative raw materials in Gatsby facial scrub manufactured in Indonesia for overseas markets, and started shipments of the new product.

Facial cleansing products that use eco-friendly biodegradable facial scrub (updated version released on August 29, 2016)

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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.

  1. To switch completely to the use of RSPO-certified palm oil as a raw material source by 2027
    (RSPO: Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil)
  2. To switch completely to the use of FSC-certified paper for paper containers and packaging by 2027
    (FSC: Forest Stewardship Council)

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