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The Environment

Last updated on March 1, 2015

Basic Concepts

Modern society faces various environmental issues including global warming, the depletion of natural resources, air pollution and the collapse of ecosystems. With regard to them, organizations should take responsibility for the environmental impact caused by their activities as well as comply with laws and regulations. It is important to adopt a preventive approach and take preventive measures to minimize such impact even if the impact on the environment is uncertain.
Since J. Front Retailing mainly operates retail business, it can most contribute to the environment 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 there are many environmental actions they can take. In addition to actions that can be easily incorporated into daily operations including energy saving and resource saving, which are regulated by laws, J. Front Retailing will consider and implement other unique approaches feasible in terms of human resources, technology and finances. Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores, Daimaru Kogyo 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 the companies of the Group and strive for continuous improvement to reduce environmental load.
    • (1)Offering 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 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 of the Group will tackle environmental tasks voluntarily.
  4. We will make this environmental policy known to all workers of the companies of the Group and make the policy available to the public.

April 1, 2013
YAMAMOTO Ryoichi
President
J. Front Retailing Co., Ltd.

Environment and Social Action Policy of Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores Co. Ltd.

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 and society friendly corporate management” toward “the realization of a sustainable society” with customers, business partners and community members.

  1. Recognizing environmental and social impacts and their causes, we will establish structures and systems to promote environmental conservation and social contribution activities through our business activities and strive for continuous improvement.
    • (1)Provision of environment and society 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 environment and society 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 environment and social action policy known to all workers of the Company and make the policy available to the public.

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

History of the Acquisition of 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 Management System

For example, Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores promotes environmental conservation activities at its stores by appointing Executive General Manager of Administration Headquarters as Environment Administrator, Executive Store Managers and Store Managers as Environment Managers and Division Managers as Environmental Promotion Managers. Environmental promotion staff in charge of practical operations is assigned to each division to support Environmental Promotion Manager and educate and enlighten the members of the division. The Corporate Environmental Promotion Secretariat consisting of dedicated members considers company-wide activities and develops an environmental management manual and corporate purposes and goals to operate the management system.

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