The spread of COVID-19 is an urgent issue that all humans should work together to tackle.
In addition to individual efforts to prevent infection in our daily lives and supporting medical professionals, we ask: what can we do to help the world in this difficult predicament?
Our Group companies are focusing on local communities, considering measures by making use of our knowledge, technologies, and facilities as we continuously conduct various initiatives.
■ “Shiseido Hand in Hand Project” Launched
Shiseido strives to support medical professionals by providing information useful to the public about hand hygiene and hand care and by conducting initiatives for infection control in cooperation with our business partners and customers.
We affirm that all profits obtained from the hand soaps, sanitizers, and hand creams we sell throughout the course of the project will be donated to medical professionals working on the front lines.
This project was completed on June 30, 2021.
On July 26, 2021, a total of 503,771,457 yen was donated to the Japanese Nursing Association.
■ SHISEIDO Ultimune Donated
Shiseido Asia Pacific, Shiseido Travel Retail, and Shiseido Singapore which have agreed to the basic concept of “SG Cares Giving Week,” donated SHISEIDO Ultimune products to more than 4,500 medical professionals in 13 regional medical facilities.
■ A Portion of Sales Donated
Shiseido donated a portion of its sales to CARE Philippines.
■ Developed Sensory Rehabilitation Initiative
Shiseido EMEA has developed a new olfactory rehabilitation initiative to recover from temporary anosmia (loss of smell). The module was created to support fellow employees affected by the pandemic and regain this essential sense.
■ Producing Hand Sanitizer (Designated Quasi Drug) at Four Factories in Japan
Shiseido has uniquely developed a new hand sanitizer (designated quasi drug) with special attention to sensitive and raw hands, and started production at four factories in Japan from April 2020. The company distributes a total monthly quantity of 200,000 bottles (approximately 100,000 liters) mainly to medical institutes and facilities in Japan.
*Shiseido have disclosed information on the formula for this hand sanitizer, approved by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in Japan, for other companies to use in their production as well.
■ Donating Hand Sanitizer to Japan Medical Association
Shiseido has donated 200,000 bottles of hand sanitizer (designated quasi drug) produced in Japan to the Japan Medical Association. These will be delivered to medical institutions through the association.
■ Providing Skincare Cosmetics to Medical Professionals
Shiseido has provided its skincare cosmetics free of charge to medical professionals through the Japan Medical Association to express its sincere respect and appreciation, in the hope that these products help alleviate stress.
■ Brand SHISEIDO Responds to United Nations’ Global Call for Creative Solutions
Global prestige brand SHISEIDO creates and distributes digital content to connect people and share kindness without physical contact as a preventive measure against the spread of COVID-19.
■ Releasing “Now is the Time to Cherish Little Things in Everyday Life”
Shiseido provides information about beauty, health, and everyday life on its website with the aim to help people care for their own bodies and lead beautiful lives today and tomorrow.
■ The “Relay of Love” Project
Shiseido has supported those struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as medical professionals, and will conduct charity events in seven cities in China to uplift customers with the power of cosmetics.
■ Donating Masks and Shiseido Products in Indonesia
Shiseido has donated 90,000 masks to NPOs and 3,000 sets of “SENKA Perfect Aqua Rich Mask” to medical institutions in Indonesia.
■ 100 Million Won Donation in Korea
Shiseido has donated 100 million won to relief funds for infected patients in South Korea.
■ Donating Skincare Products to Medical Institutions in Singapore
Shiseido has donated 200 sets of skincare products to medical institutions in Singapore.
■ Donating Skincare Products to Medical Institutions in Taiwan
Shiseido has donated cleaning, skin-care and haircare products to help the front-line medical workers of Taiwan University Hospital.
■ Donating Face Shields in Thailand
Shiseido has donated 3,000 sets of face shields to medical institutions in Thailand.
■ Producing Sanitizers at US Factory
At its East Windsor, New Jersey factory, Shiseido Americas produced and donated 120,000+ units of hand sanitizer to more than 75 hospitals and non-profit organizations, helping address a shortage of sanitizer at these facilities.
■ Drunk Elephant Donates Care Packages to Hospitals
Drunk Elephant donated care packages with skincare products to 4,300+ essential healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients at 50 hospitals throughout the United States.
■ NARS Donates Care Package to Hospitals
NARS partnered with Donate Beauty, a platform facilitating beauty donations, to thank those on the frontlines of COVID-19. 6,000 U.S. healthcare workers across 44 hospitals received a care package including NARSskin and Afterglow Lip Balm to help hydrate and comfort skin irritated by PPE.
■ Producing More Than 350,000 Sanitizers at French Factories
In order to compensate for the shortage of sanitizers at hospitals and elderly care facilities, Shiseido has produced more than 375,000 units of sanitizers at its two French factories located in the Cosmetic Valley.
■ One Million Euro Donation to Red Cross
Shiseido has donated one million euro to the Red Cross which was split between the five arms of the organization in France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and the UK.