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Environmental Policies and Targets until Year 2020

Minimizing the Environmental Load throughout the Product Life Cycle

Minimizing the environmental load throughout the product life cycle consists of lowering environmental impacts throughout the life cycle in accordance with "the Production Eco Standards", Shiseido's unique set of environmental standards addressing research and development, product planning, procurement, production, distribution, sale, use, disposal, and recycling.

We began using sugarcane-derived polyethylene for containers in order to save a finite petroleum resource and reduce CO2 emissions during disposal and incineration from fiscal 2011. In addition, we are actively working to increase the environmental friendliness of our products, for example by using recycled/non-wood paper or third-party certified (FSC-certified) paper and beginning to use more sustainable palm oil for our products.

We are also moving to conserve water resources by reducing the amount of water required to manufacture and use our products.

Environmental Friendliness Product Targets
Item Objective
Utilization of Sustainable Plastic In addition to switching to plant-derived polyethylene since 2011, we began to deploy mechanical recycling plastic. We plan to switch all packaging from resin to sustainable plastic by 2030 (drawn up in 2017).
Use of Sustainable Paper Since 2012, for the new/updated products for which paper is used in the cosmetics business in Japan, we have promoted the switch to environmentally-considerate paper, such as recycled/non-wood paper and third-party certified (FSC-certified) paper.
Sustainable Palm Oil For all palm-derived raw materials used for Shiseido products, we will achieve the procurement of raw materials considering environmental conservation for the place of origin (procurement of RSPO-certified materials) by 2020.
For more information, see the Shiseido Group Sustainable Raw Materials Procurement Guidelines (drawn up in 2018).

Global Initiatives to Reduce CO2 Emissions

To reduce CO2 emissions worldwide, we endeavor to manage and reduce CO2 emissions at all facilities (head offices, research centers [Global Innovation Center], production facilities, sales companies, and affiliates), including those located overseas.

CO2 Emission Reduction Targets

Scope Base
Fiscal 2017
Fiscal 2020
Domestic Production facilities Fiscal
18% reduction 20% reduction Absolute
10% reduction 14% reduction
Overseas Production
22% reduction 23% reduction Compared
with BAU *1
8% reduction 11% reduction Absolute
amount *2

*1 BAU ratio : A comparison of the CO2 emissions that would be expected if particular reduction measures were not implemented ("business as usual," or BAU) and the CO2 emissions that would be expected if reduction measures are implemented.

*2 Excludes facilities from which data has not yet been acquired.

Usually, greenhouse gases (GHG) includes seven gases (CO2, CH4, N2O, HFC, PFC, SF6, and NF3); however, on this website, these are expressed cumulatively as CO2 unless otherwise noted.
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