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Environmental Policy

Last updated on May 16, 2018

Basic Approach

Recently, various environmental issues arise on the earth. In particular, the emission of greenhouse gases (CO2, etc.), which leads to global warming, and biodiversity loss, which affects food and health, are issues common to all humankind because they affect the entire earth.

Since the Group mainly operates retail business, it can make the greatest contribution through product sales and other activities at stores and we believe that it is our social mission.

Any organizations consume energy and produce waste, whether on a large or small scale, when conducting business activities, and in addition to actions that can be easily incorporated into daily operations including energy saving and resource saving, which are regulated by laws, we will consider and implement other unique approaches to the extent humanly, technologically and economically feasible.

Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores and Consumer Product End-Use Research Institute operate ISO 14001-certified environmental management systems and implement sustainable improvement measures with participation by all workers to reduce environmental impact.

History of Acquiring ISO 14001 Certification

J. Front Retailing Environmental Policy

Recognizing our roles and responsibilities to hand down the irreplaceable global environment to the next generation, we at J. Front Retailing Group (the “Group”) proactively promote “environment-friendly corporate management” toward the “realization of a sustainable society” with customers, business partners and community members.

  1. Recognizing environmental impacts and their causes, we will establish structures and systems to promote environmental conservation activities through the business activities of each company in the Group and strive for continuous improvement to reduce environmental load.
    • (1)Provision of environment-friendly products, services and information;
    • (2)Effective use of resources and energy;
    • (3)Reduction of CO2 emissions;
    • (4)Waste reduction and recycling; and
    • (5)Promotion of environmental conservation activities and social contribution activities with customers, business partners and community members
  2. We will comply with the requirements of environmental laws, regulations and agreements and strive to prevent contamination.
  3. We will raise awareness of environmental conservation through educational and awareness activities to strengthen the foundation on which each worker in the Group will tackle environmental tasks voluntarily.
  4. We will make this environmental policy known to all workers of each company in the Group and make the policy available to the public.

April 1, 2013
YAMAMOTO Ryoichi
Director, President and Representative Executive Officer
J. Front Retailing Co., Ltd.

Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores Environmental and Social Activities Policy

Recognizing our roles and responsibilities to hand down the irreplaceable global environment to the next generation, we at Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores (the “Company”) proactively promote “environment-friendly corporate management” toward the “realization of a sustainable society” with customers, business partners and community members.

  1. Recognizing environmental impacts and their causes, we will establish structures and systems to promote environmental conservation activities through our business activities and strive for continuous improvement to reduce environmental load.
    • (1)Provision of environment-friendly products, services and information
    • (2)Effective use of resources and energy
    • (3)Reduction of CO2 emissions
    • (4)Waste reduction and recycling
    • (5)Promotion of environmental and social contribution activities with customers, business partners and community members
  2. We will comply with the requirements of environmental laws, regulations and agreements and strive to prevent contamination.
  3. We will raise awareness of environmental conservation through educational and awareness activities to strengthen the foundation on which each worker of the Company will tackle environmental tasks voluntarily.
  4. We will make this environmental and social activities policy known to all workers of the Company and make the policy available to the public.

March 1, 2015
YOSHIMOTO Tatsuya
President and Representative Director
Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores Co. Ltd.

Environmental and Social Activities Management Promotion System

Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores has expanded the ISO 14001 environmental management system to establish the environmental and social activities management system. In order to achieve the environmental and social activities policy, the Company promotes environmental and social activities at its stores by appointing the Senior Executive General Manager of Administration Headquarters as an “administrator,” Executive Store Managers and Store Managers as “managers” and division managers as “promotion managers.” “Promotion staff” in charge of practical operations is assigned to each division to support “promotion managers” and educate the members of each division including workers from business partners and raise their awareness.

*Other companies in the Group are also working on environmental activities with the department stores. (Daimaru Matsuzakaya Sales Associates, Daimaru Matsuzakaya Tomonokai, JFR Card, Dimples’, J. Front Foods and JFR Service)

Goals for FY2017 - 2021 Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores Environmental and Social Activities

Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores has set company-wide medium-term goals under the Group Basic Mission Statement, Vision and Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores "Environmental and Social Activities Policy" in light of environmental and social aspects, issues inside and outside the company and risks.

〈FY2017 - 2021 Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores environmental and social activities〉

  • 1. "Proposal for environment-friendly lifestyles" and "promotion of social contribution activities with the participation of customers" through business activities
  • 2. Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (realization of a low-carbon society)
  • 3. Creation of a recycling society
  • 4. Biodiversity conservation
  • 5. Continuous improvement using the environmental and social activities management system

〈Numerical targets〉

  • ・Reducing CO2 emissions energy use by cutting energy use intensity (Volume used / Total floor area × Business hours) at an annual average of 1% for five years from FY2017 to 2021
  • ・Reducing the intensity (Final waste disposal volume ÷ Sales) of final waste disposal volume (Volume of waste generated - Recycling volume) by 5% against FY2016
  • ・Increasing the food recycling rate to the 60% level by FY2021

FY2017 - 2021 Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores environmental numerical targets

FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
CO2 emissions (intensity) *1 0.0424 0.0414 0.0410 0.0405 0.0401
Energy consumption (intensity) *2 0.0204 0.0197 0.0196 0.0195 0.0193
Final waste disposal (intensity) *3 11.13 10.97 10.85 10.74 10.63
Food waste recycling rate *4 59.8% 57.0% 58.0% 59.0% 60.0%
  • *1 Intensity: CO2 emissions (t-CO2) / Business hours (h) × Total floor area (㎡)
  • *2 Intensity: Crude oil equivalent energy (kl) / Business hours (h) ×Total floor area (㎡)
  • *3 Intensity: Final waste disposal volume (kg) / Sales (¥million)
  • *4 Volume of food waste recycled / Volume of food waste generated
  • Historical environmental data

【VOICE】Mr. NAKAGAWA Hisashi, Manager, Lead Auditor, QMS&EMS Audit Office, ISO Registration Center, Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE)

NAKAGAWA Hisashi

I have trained the leaders of audit team four times since the audit in 2012 and directly led the audit team at the audit in 2018.
ISO management system standards have evolved and require organizations more strongly than ever to accomplish their original business purposes. The amendment of the standards made it clear that companies should integrate their business processes and management systems. In addition, the major feature of the amendment is to aim at business continuity, which will lead to differentiation from and advantage over other companies, by responding to any business environment in a timely manner and managing risks.
ISO management system standards have evolved and require organizations more strongly than ever to accomplish their original business purposes. The amendment of the standards made it clear that companies should integrate their business processes and management systems. In addition, the major feature of the amendment is to aim at business continuity, which will lead to differentiation from and advantage over other companies, by responding to any business environment in a timely manner and managing risks.
It is only thanks to the cooperation of the top management and other executives extended to us to make it easier for us to audit from two sides: the detection of events that obstruct the achievement of business purposes and the high evaluation of already good activities. We expect that Daimaru Matsuzakaya will use the management system effectively and further raise the level of the management system that begins to take root in the organization using the audit system and that each store will long contribute to the local community as the number one store in the area.