Biodiversity Conservation

We advance initiatives to conserve the biodiversity of the local environment in areas where we source raw materials for products or where our factories are based.

To achieve our Mid- and Long-Term Environmental Targets, we will aim to source 100% of the palm oil we use, primarily in the Consumer Business, from legitimate plantations that do not carry out illegal logging, a practice which harms ecosystems through the destruction of the natural environment. (Sunstar plans to join the RSPO*1 in 2021.) We also aim to use FSC*2-certified paper, which does not involve illegal logging, for all the paper materials we use, for example in product packaging.

Meanwhile, our factories worldwide actively participate in nature conservation activities in cooperation with local communities.

*1: Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
It aims to promote sustainable production and use of palm oil with consideration toward both the environment and human rights.

*2: Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC)
FSC-certified paper is paper that has been made using materials from forests that have been managed in a responsible manner, free from illegal logging or harm to the environment

Mid-Term Targets 2025 2030

Palm oil for products
Increase ratio of
RSPO-certified or
equivalent sustainable palm oil

50% 100%

Paper for containers and packaging:
Increase ratio of FSC-certified or
equivalent certified paper used

100%

Regional Initiatives

Major U.S. site for oral care products wins 2019 Landscape Award(Americas)

Our office, factory and development center in Schaumburg, on the outskirts of Chicago, received the Best Natural Landscape Award from the municipal environmental committee. The facility was rated highly for its use of native plants, which reduced the need for artificial watering systems, its high-level storm water filtration, and its contribution to the preservation of biodiversity in the region.

Yamanashi Plant participates in 2019 Mt. Fuji cleanup campaign(Japan)

Employees of Yamanashi Plant and their families volunteered in the Mt. Fuji Cleanup Campaign 2019. The plant joined the event to contribute to the region through environmental conservation activities around Mt. Fuji, a World Cultural Heritage Site, and to promote good health among employees.