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Reduction of Wastes

The Group’s United Efforts to Reduce Waste

The Group with retail at its core has strived to reduce waste in its all companies, and particularly, we think it is important to focus on the reduction of food waste and plastic waste.

Actions to Reduce Food Waste

Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores’ actions include the reduction of food loss through online sale of short-dated products, the installation of garbage disposers in its stores, and the outsourcing of the processing of food waste into compost and feed.

Actions to Reduce Plastic Waste

The stores of Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores and Parco promote the use of collapsible containers and department store’ standardized hangers with the cooperation of suppliers. Other operating companies also work on the recycling of plastic waste and other actions.

The Group reviewed the rules for calculating waste generation to unify the management of waste across the Group. As a result, waste generation in fiscal year 2020 was 9,216 t and we received third-party assurance.
Going forward, we will strive to grasp the actual state and promote waste reduction in terms of the reduction of generation and reuse.

Promotion of Circular Economy