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2018 Performance

CO2

Transition of CO2 emissions reduction target and CO2 emissions amount*1(Scope 1 and Scope 2)

  Results Targets
Scope*2 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2020
Shiseido Group
(Japan)
Production facilities 2% Reduction 13% Reduction 20% Reduction 5% Reduction 7% Reduction 20% reduction compared to fiscal year 2009 (absolute amount)
Non-Production facilities 11% Reduction 16% Reduction 19% Reduction 22% Reduction 23% Reduction 14% reduction compared to fiscal year 2009 (absolute amount)
Shiseido Group
(Overseas)
Production facilities 38% Reduction 33% Reduction 37% Reduction 43% Reduction 57% Reduction 23% reduction (compared to BAU) *3
Non-Production facilities 28% Reduction 26% Reduction 22% Reduction 13% Reduction 17% Increase 11% reduction compared to fiscal year 2009 (absolute amount)
  • *1Gases subject to tabulation: Greenhouse gases (GHG) include seven gases: CO2, CH4, N2O, HFC, PFC, SF6, and NF3. Unless otherwise stated, these greenhouse gases are described as CO2. Since the calculation method was changed from location-based to market-based from the 2018 results, all of the performance data in this table was re-calculated based on the market-based method.
  • *2Scope: Production facilities of the Shiseido Group (Japan) are Kuki Factory, Kakegawa Factory, and Osaka Factory. Production facilities of the Shiseido Group (Overseas) are eight production facilities including Shiseido America, Inc., Val de Loire Factory (VDL) and Unité de Gien Factory (Gien) of Shiseido International France S.A.S., Shiseido Liyuan Cosmetics Co., Ltd. (SLC), Shiseido Citic Cosmetics Co., Ltd. (SZC), Taiwan Shiseido Hsinchu Factory, Shiseido Vietnam Inc. (SVI), Shanghai Huani Transparent Beauty Soap Co., Ltd. (Shanghai HN). Non-Production facilities of the Shiseido Group (Overseas) are the primary 12 facilities.
  • *3BAU (Business As Usual) ratio: A comparison of the actual CO2 emissions and the CO2 emissions that would be expected if any reduction measures were not implemented.

2018 Results: Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3

Approximately 49,000 tons of CO2, was reduced thanks to the sale of refill products.

Each stage of the value chain CO2 reduction amount (Unit: 1,000 ton)
Procurement of raw materials 5.4
Stage of product usage 40
Disposal stage 4.4
Total 49

Target period: From January 1 to December 31, 2018

Scope: 113 facilities including the Shiseido Group's Headquarters and sales facilities, R&D facilities, production facilities, and major subsidiaries

Please check the details in Environmental Data.

CO2 emissions amount across the value chain (product life cycle) (Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3)

The Shiseido Group is pursuing CO2 reduction by accounting the CO2 emissions through the value chain based on the “GHG Protocol Scope 3 Standard.” Looking at each stage of the Shiseido Group's value chain, we identified that the largest CO2 emissions is in the use stage due to the heating water for rinsing off the products such as shampoo, facial wash, etc. We promote reducing CO2 emissions in this stage.

CO2 emissions amount across the value chain (2018)

CO2 emissions amount across the value chain (2018)

Third-Party Certification

The data marked with ☑ in the above figure has been third-party certified. For the CO2 emissions amount in the Shiseido Group Scope 3, a Third-Party Certification is undertaken for highly contributing categories 1, 4, 5, 11, and 12 by SGS Japan Inc.

PDFIndependent Assurance Statement for Environmental Data[ PDF : 3.06MB ]

Target period: From January 1 to December 31, 2018

Scope: 113 facilities including the Shiseido Group's Headquarters and sales facilities, R&D facilities, production facilities, and major subsidiaries

Calculation criteria:PDFShiseido Environmental Footprint Assessment Guidelines[ PDF : 743KB ]

  • *1Including CO2 emissions due to the consumption of electricity and fuel at the Headquarters, Shiseido Global Innovation Center and affiliated companies (corresponding to Scope 1 and Scope 2), construction of capital goods (Category 2), CO2 emissions on a business trip (Category 6), commuting (Category 7).
  • *2Including CO2 emissions due to the production of procured raw materials (Category 1), procurement logistics (Category 4).
  • *3 Including CO2 emissions due to consumption of electricity and fuel at production facilities (Scope 1 and Scope 2), production of fuel consumed at facilities (category 3).
  • *4Including CO2 emissions due to shipping logistics (Category 4).
  • *5Including CO2 emissions due to the consumption of electricity and fuel at production facilities (relevant to Scope 1 and Scope 2) and advertising and promotions (Category 1), treatment of waste derived from returns (Category 5).
  • *6Including CO2 emissions related to Wastewater due to the consumption of water and fuel in usage occasions of the products sold (Category 11).
  • *7CO2 emissions due to treatment and decomposition of waste derived from products sold (Category 12).
  • *8The following production facilities achieved zero emissions (with a recycling rate of 99.5% or higher).
    Domestic: Osaka Factory, Kakegawa Factory, Kuki Factory
    Overseas: Val de Loire Factory and Unité de Gien Factory of Shiseido International France S.A.S., Shiseido Citic Cosmetics Co., Ltd., Shiseido Vietnam Inc.
  • *9Including CO2 emissions due to treatment and decomposition of waste derived from businesses (Category 5) and transportation of waste sold as valuables (Category 4).

Product life cycle assessment*

Shiseido strives to improve resource efficiency by providing refill products in various product fields in our cosmetics business. In Japan and EMEA, life cycle assessments are conducted to understand the environmental impacts of the products and to identify the rooms for improvement in the reduction of those impacts. The pie charts shown below are the results of the carbon footprint analysis of cosmetics which is a part of LCA focusing on the aspect of climate change.

  • *Product life cycle assessment (Life Cycle Assessment: LCA): This method quantitatively evaluates the environmental impact of products through the entire product life cycle (raw material procurement, manufacturing, distribution, usage, and disposal/recycling) using numerical values. It is standardized in ISO 14040 and 14044.

CO2 emissions from cosmetics and personal care products (environmental footprint)

Based on the Shiseido Environmental Footprint Assessment Guidelines, we assess the environmental footprint including CO2 emissions regarding cosmetics and personal care products.

Legend

CO2 emissions per product
Facial Wash
Makeup Remover
Lotion
Emulsion
Night Cream
Sunscreen
Lipstick
Shampoo
Conditioner

Calculation criteria:PDFShiseido Environmental Footprint Assessment Guidelines[ PDF : 743KB ]

Usage scenario: The calculation of the usage phase was evaluated by setting the following usage scenarios.

  • *The calculation of usage phase was evaluated by setting the following usage scenarios.
Type Usage scenario
Facial wash Rinse the face with 4.11L of hot water at 40°C
Makeup remover Rinse the face with 4.5L of hot water at 33°C
Lotion, emulsion Use a cotton pad and apply all over the face
Shampoo, conditioner Rinse the face with 15L of hot water at 40°C

Procurement of sustainable palm oil

In order to procure sustainable palm oil, we joined RSPO*1 (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) in 2010 and have reduced risks since then by procuring RSPO-certified raw materials, which take into consideration environmental protection and human rights during production in the places of origin. In 2018, we worked on the following:

  • We formulated the Shiseido Group Sustainable Raw Materials Procurement Guidelines for sustainable procurement of palm oil and palm kernel oil and disclosed targets up to 2020.
  • In order to support the sustainable production of palm oil, we purchased certificates (credits) equivalent to 100% palm oil and palm-derived materials (achieved targets up to 2020).
  • We had a dialogue with palm oil producers in Indonesia
  • We obtained RSPO supply chain certification*2 for the Shiseido Kuki factory and also for Shiseido Vietnam Inc. (As of June 2019, 7 factories have obtained the certification.)

In addition, changes in palm oil consumption were as follows.

Changes in Palm Oil Consumption

2016 2017 2018
Total (t) of palm oil, palm kernel oil consumption amount 6,788 8,024 9,750
Book & Claim system*3 50 75 9,750
Book & Claim System Coverage Ratio (%) 1 1 100
  • *1RSPO: Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
  • *2RSPO Supply Chain Certification: Certification to ensure logistically reliable delivery of RSPO-certified raw materials.
  • *3Book & Claim system: A system of trading the production of palm oil and palm kernel oil produced on RSPO-certified farms as certified credits. As in Energy Green, purchasing a credit is considered equivalent to purchasing RSPO-certified oil.

Please check the details in Responsible procurement - Procurement of sustainable raw materials (palm oil/mica).

Water

Water saving at production facilities in France

The long-term consequences of climate change imply an increase in drought risk in Europe. Therefore, Unité de Gien Factory and Val de Loire Factory in France set water consumption per production volume of contents as KPI and are working to reduce water consumption from the viewpoint of long-term risk management. At the Unité de Gien Factory, we replaced the water-cooling vacuum pump with air cooling type, and water cleansing with alcohol cleansing at the fragrance production facility, thereby dramatically improved water usage efficiency. The alcohol used to clean the equipment is recycled and reused. At the Val de Loire Factory, we improved the water usage efficiency by introducing new cleaning equipment, such as reprocessing and reusing water used to clean the equipment. At both production facilities, we are raising the awareness of employees on water conservation and working to reduce water consumption continuously.

Water saving targets and results at production facilities in France

  Results Target
2016 2017 2018 2030
Unité de Gien Factory Basic unit of water consumption*1(L/kg) 4.9 4.4 2.9 30% reduction compared to 2009
Reduction rate*2(%) 61 65 77
Val de Loire Factory Basic unit of water consumption*1(L/kg) 19 14 11
Reduction rate*2(%) 29 50 59
  • *1Water consumption amount per production volume of the contents
  • *2Reduction rate against the 2009 results

Waste

Item Initiatives/Targets 2018 results
Waste recycling We will promote waste recycling at our production facilities. The following production facilities achieved zero emissions (with a recycling rate of 99.5% or higher).
Domestic: Osaka Factory, Kakegawa Factory, Kuki Factory
Overseas: Val de Loire Factory and Unité de Gien Factory of Shiseido International France S.A.S., Shiseido Citic Cosmetics Co., Ltd., Shiseido Vietnam Inc.
Proper disposal of industrial waste We hold workshops on industrial waste (lecture-style workshops, on-site confirmation workshops at intermediate processing companies) twice yearly to Manager Position holders and those in charge of industrial waste handling across all domestic departments and each Shiseido Group company. We had no accidents or legal violations related to waste. Attended by a total of 46 employees (39 for lecture-style workshops, 7 for on-site confirmation) from 24 departments and companies from all domestic departments and the Shiseido Group companies that generate industrial waste.
There were no legal violations of industrial waste disposal requested by the Shiseido Group (Japan).

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