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Environmental Policy

Last updated on November 6, 2017

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.

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.

History of Acquiring ISO 14001 Certification

Daimaru
Jan 2002 “Environmental philosophy” was established.
May 2002 “Environmental policy” was determined and activities started.
Feb 2003 Shinsaibashi, Umeda, Tokyo, Kyoto, Kobe, Yamashina, Shinnagata, Suma and Ashiya stores and head office were certified to ISO 14001.
Feb 2004 All sites including Sapporo store were continuously certified to ISO 14001.
Feb 2006 Hakata Daimaru (Fukuoka Tenjin and Nagasaki stores) and Shimonoseki Daimaru were certified.
Dec 2006 Kochi Daimaru, Imabari Daimaru and Tottori Daimaru were certified.
Mar 2008 The scope of Tokyo store was expanded and LaLaport Yokohama and Urawa Parco stores were certified.
Matsuzakaya
Mar 2000 “Matsuzakaya environment program” was developed.
Sep 2001 “Environment policy” was determined and activities started at Nagoya store.
Apr 2002 Nagoya store was certified to ISO 14001.
Apr 2003 All stores were certified.
Apr 2008 Certification was renewed for the second time.
Dec 2009 Certifier was changed to Daimaru’s certification body.
Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores
Mar 2010 All stores of Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores, Hakata Daimaru (Fukuoka Tenjin and Nagasaki stores), Shimonoseki Daimaru, Kochi Daimaru and Tottori Daimaru were integrated and continuously certified.
Nov 2011 Certification at Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores, Hakata Daimaru Fukuoka Tenjin store, Shimonoseki Daimaru, Kochi Daimaru and Tottori Daimaru was renewed.

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)