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Our Environmental Approach

Striving for the ideal of a global environment that supports lives of vibrancy.

Respect for the planet and its people is written into our name and embedded in our culture. ‘Shiseido’ comes from a phrase in the Chinese, I Ching: “Praise the virtues of the Earth, which nurtures new life and brings forth significant values.”

In everything we do – from procurement and development to production and packaging – we work to protect the global environment that we all depend on. That is how we create sustainable value.

Environmental Management

●Implementation framework

In 2020, we launched the Sustainability Committee, a dedicated unit aimed at ensuring timely management decisions and a stronger awareness of this theme. The committee is held on a regular basis to discuss Group-wide sustainability initiatives, to decide on the strategies, policies, and activity plans, and to monitor progress. It consists of the CEO and corporate officers in charge of Corporate Strategy, Finance, R&I, Supply Network, Corporate Communications, HR, and Brands, as well as corporate auditors. Other corporate officers are periodically involved depending on the matter at hand.

Particularly important matters are submitted to the Board of Directors for approval.

●Promotional activities

The Shiseido Group's production sites introduced the ISO 14001 environmental management system for the first time in 1997. All our production sites worldwide have obtained ISO 14001 certification*. We place an Environmental Management Representative in each production site, set environmental policies and targets, promote environmental activities, confirm compliance with environmental regulations, properly manage chemical substances, educate employees on the environment, and conduct the PDCA cycle. By so doing, we improve the management system and reduce the environmental impact. The progress of these activities is validated through third-party audits.
Under this promotion system, the Shiseido Group had no major environmental incidents, violations of environmental laws or regulations, or lawsuits related to environmental issues in2019. We will continue our endeavor to maintain appropriate environmental management.

  1. *Except at our Nasu factory, which began operation in Dec 2019.

The Shiseido Group Environmental Management Status

Descriptions Targets 2019 results
Maintain and expand environmental management system Maintain ISO 14001 certification Continued ISO 14001 certification

Status of ISO14001 Certification

Production sites Date of certification
Shiseido Company, Limited

Shiseido Kuki Factory

Certificate of Registration [573KB]

October 27, 1997

Shiseido Kakegawa Factory

Certificate of Registration [69.6KB]

October 5, 1998

Shiseido Osaka Factory

Certificate of Registration [70.5KB]

March 24, 1999
Taiwan Shiseido Co., Ltd. Hsinchu Factory Certificate of Registration [58KB] August 31, 1999
Shiseido America, Inc.

East Windsor Factory

Certificate of Registration [262KB]

March 31, 2000
Shiseido International France S.A.S.

Unité de Gien

Unité du Val de Loire

Certificate of Registration [49KB]

August 8, 2000
February 8, 2002
Shiseido Liyuan Cosmetics Co., Ltd.

Certificate of Registration [198KB]

Certificate of Registration [198KB]

August 17, 2000
Shiseido Citic Cosmetics Co., Ltd. Certificate of Registration [715KB] November 9, 2004
Shiseido Vietnam Inc. Certificate of Registration [643KB] December 15, 2011

Cooperating companies

Production sites Date of certification
Shiseido Honeycake Industries Co., Ltd.* Certificate of Registration [188KB] September 29, 1999
  • * Although Shiseido Honeycake Industries Co., Ltd. is not a consolidated subsidiary it obtained certification in 1999 in line with Shiseido policies.