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Apr. 8, 2019

Publisher: Shiseido

Management / Financial Result


Shiseido Company, Limited (“Shiseido”) has newly formulated its corporate philosophy, “THE SHISEIDO PHILOSOPHY,” with an aim to be a company earning the trust of people around the world and achieving sustainable growth to remain vital for the next 100 years. THE SHISEIDO PHILOSOPHY consists of three key elements: 1) OUR MISSION, “BEAUTY INNOVATIONS FOR A BETTER WORLD,” 2) OUR DNA, passed down through the generations since the company’s foundation, and 3) OUR PRINCIPLES, as the collective attitude we value.
Each and every member of Shiseido aims to “Be a Global Winner with Our Heritage,” conforming to THE SHISEIDO PHILOSOPHY no matter the country, region, organization or brand.

Background of formulation

Since the company’s founding in 1872, we at Shiseido have strived to serve the interests of consumers and contribute to society through our expertise in beauty and health. The origin of our corporate philosophy dates back to 1921 when Shiseido's Five Principles were formulated. The ”Corporate Philosophy” was formulated in 1989 and reintroduced in 2011 as the Shiseido Group Corporate Philosophy under the banner of ”Our Mission, Values and Way,” repeatedly reviewed to reflect changes in the business environment and of the times.
Companies today are required to deliver social value while achieving economic value, which may be determined by sales and profits. In response, we newly set THE SHISEIDO PHILOSOPHY to provide products and services beyond consumers’ expectations in efforts to contribute to society through identifying ever-diversifying values and needs of people around the world in relation to beauty.

OUR MISSION is our corporate mission and raison d'être, and that which Shiseido strives to fulfill for all people, society and the environment. OUR MISSION has been newly defined as “BEAUTY INNOVATIONS FOR A BETTER WORLD” based on our wish to help people worldwide to keep their minds and bodies healthy and live beautiful and positive lives. Shiseido will continue creating beauty innovations to make a better world.

OUR DNA has been passed down since 1872, the birthyear of Shiseido. OUR MISSION is achieved through the following six strands of DNA: PEOPLE FIRST、DIVERSITY、ART & SCIENCE、JAPANESE AESTHETICS、UNCOMPROMISING QUALITY、OMOTENASHI. These are the strengths of Shiseido, a company of Japanese origin.

OUR PRINCIPLES are a collective attitude emphasized by eight expressions and valued by all members of Shiseido in their everyday work: THINK BIG、TAKE RISKS、HANDS ON、COLLABORATE、BE OPEN、ACT WITH INTEGRITY、BE ACCOUNTABLE、APPLAUD SUCCESS. They are the foundation for Shiseido to sustainably embody OUR MISSION.

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