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Environmental Impact Results in Fiscal 2017

Environmental Targets and Results in Fiscal 2017

During the fiscal year of 2017, Shiseido achieved our targeted reduction of CO2 emissions in all sections.
Our corporate efforts at our facilities in Japan included the consolidation and closure of offices and energy-saving activities, resulting in the successful reduction of CO2 emissions that compensated for the CO2 emissions generated by the electricity purchased.
Targets were achieved at our production facilities outside of Japan through the utilization of renewable energy, such as solar energy generated by power facilities in the U.S.
We continuously promote the use of Aqua Premium, a hydroelectric generation system provided by TEPCO Energy Partner, Incorporated, at our factories in Japan, while encouraging the use of renewable energy at sites outside Japan as we aim to meet our 2020 target.

CO2 Emission Reduction Targets in Fiscal 2017

Scope Fiscal 2017 Target Fiscal 2017 Results
Japan Production facilities 18% reduction compared to Fiscal 2009 (Absolute amount) Reduced CO2 by 19% (Achieved)
Non-Production facilities 10% reduction compared to Fiscal 2009 (Absolute amount) Reduced CO2 by 28% (Achieved)
Overseas Production facilities 22% reduction compared to BAU *1 Reduced CO2 by 39% (Achieved)
Non-Production facilities 8% reduction compared to Fiscal 2009 (Absolute amount) *2 Reduced CO2 by 14% (Achieved)

*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.

Environmental Impacts Throughout the Value Chain in Fiscal 2017

In order to effectively reduce CO2, Shiseido measured the environmental impact throughout the value chain and reduced CO2 emissions throughout the value chain based on the "GHG Protocol Scope 3 Standard".

Environmental Impacts throughout the value chain in Fiscal 2017 (Preliminary Figures)

In terms of the emission reduction effect through refill product lineup and other initiatives in 2017, we were able to reduce a total of approximately 44,000 tons of CO2 emissions, including approximately 6,400 tons in raw material procurement, approximately 33,000 tons in product usage and approximately 4,500 tons in the product disposal phase.

Target Period: From January 1 to December 31, 2017

Target Facilities: Total of 35 organizations, including Shiseido Group Headquarters, sales offices, research and development centers, production facilities, and major subsidiaries

Calculation conditions: PDF Shiseido’s Guidance for Product and Organizational Environmental Footprint Assessment [PDF:744KB]

*1 Includes CO2 emissions from electricity and fuel consumption at the Headquarters and Shiseido Research Center (Global Innovation Center) (classified as Scope 1 and 2), CO2 emissions from business trips (Category 6) and commute (Category 7).

*2 Includes CO2 emissions from the production of raw materials (Category 1), CO2 emissions from procurement logistics (Category 4), and CO2 emissions from the production of fuel consumed at our facilities (Category 3).

*3 Includes CO2 emissions from electricity and fuel consumption at our production facilities (Scope 1 and 2).

*4 Includes CO2 emissions from shipping logistics (Category 4).

*5 Includes CO2 emissions from electricity and fuel consumption at our sales offices (Scope 1 and 2) and advertisements (Category 1).

*6 Includes CO2 emissions from clean water and fuel consumption when our products are used and wastewater treatment associated with the use of the products (Category 11).

*7 Includes CO2 emissions from the sold products and disposal treatment of them (Category 12).

*8 The following production facilities have achieved zero-emissions with a 100% waste recycling rate.
Japan: Shiseido Osaka Factory, Shiseido Kakegawa Factory, Shiseido Kuki Factory
Overseas: Shiseido International France S.A.S. Unité du Val de Loire and Unité de Gien, Shanghai Zotos Citic Cosmetics Co., Ltd., Shiseido Vietnam Inc.

*9 Includes CO2 emissions from the waste generated in operations and disposal treatment of them (Category 5).

Third-Party Certification

Among the CO2 emission categories of Scope 3, Shiseido is certified by SGS Japan Inc., a third-party certification provider, for the most relevant categories 1, 4, 5, 11, and 12 to secure the transparency and adequacy of our evaluation. We will disclose the 2017 result as soon as the verification is completed, by posting a copy of our SGS Verification Statement on this website.

PDF2017 Verification Statement on Scope 3 emissions [PDF:123KB]

CO2 Emissions Related to Cosmetics and Personal Care Products

We also evaluate the environmental footprint of Shiseido’s cosmetics and personal care products, including CO2 emissions, according to ”Shiseido’s Environmental Footprint Evaluation Guidance.”

CO2 emissions per product
Facial Wash
Makeup Remover
Night Cream

* Evaluation done under below condition

Product category Conditions
Facial Wash Rinse off with 4.11L of warm water (40 ℃)
Makeup Remover Rinse off with 4.5 L of warm water (40 ℃)
Lotion and Emulsion Apply to the face with a cotton pad
Shampoo and Conditioner Rinse off with 15 L of warm water (40℃)

Evaluation of each life cycle stage by product types, and CO2 emissions per product

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