Initiatives in Production and Distribution
Shiseido America, Inc. Introduced Solar Power System
East Windsor, New Jersey-headquartered Shiseido America, Inc. (hereinafter, "SAI") completed Phase 1 of a fixed-tilt solar power system installation in May 2007. In August 2010, the company completed Phase 2 of the project by installing a solar tracking system that changes the angle of panels in step with the position of the sun during the day. With this installation, the system is expected to cover more than 70% of electricity consumed annually at SAI using solar power generation. The system is ranked high among the largest installations in the state. In 2010, SAI received the New Jersey Governor's Environmental Excellence Award.
|Date operational||May 2007 (phase 1) and August 2010 (phase 2)|
|Annual capacity||Approx. 2,300 MWh|
|CO2 emissions reduction||Approx. 1,200 tons / year|
Furthermore, East Windsor Factory has also been working on recycling Styrofoam, which is used to protect materials during delivery, since July of 2012. Although we used to dispose of Styrofoam as a landfill waste, we now process it internally and sell it as valuable goods. Through this initiative, we can reduce the waste by approximately 7.5 tons per year and approximately 0.8 tons in CO2 emissions.
Utilization of Renewable Energy at Shiseido Group’s Factories in Japan
Our factories in Japan partially switched their electrical energy source to Aqua Premium, a hydroelectric generation system provided by TEPCO Energy Partner, Incorporated, in April 2018 as one of contributions to the reduction of CO2 emissions.
Delivery Using 10-Sided Cardboard Boxes
Shiseido has introduced machinery for making 10-sided cardboard boxes for product shipments as well as for putting products into these boxes at the Kuki Factory. These boxes are currently adopted for TSUBAKI, SUPER MiLD, AQUAIR and SEA BREEZE brands, among others.
The 10-sided cardboard box developed by Shiseido is configured with the four corners removed from a conventional six-sided box (octagon-shaped when viewed from the top) and since its strength is increased due to a higher number of support columns, can be made thinner than conventional paper cardboard boxes. At the same time, the box enables many products to be packed inside without leaving extra spaces, thereby making delivery more efficient.
The reduction in the amount of cardboard materials used and greater delivery efficiency have enabled Shiseido to save resources and reduce CO2 emissions by more than 800 tons annually. In this way, Shiseido promotes comprehensive environmental activities encompassing all processes from manufacturing to shipping and delivery.