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  • Overall approach
    2/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      , UN Global Compact
      "Shiseido declared its participation in the United Nations Global Compact inSeptember 2004."
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Since those forests absorb CO2 when they grow healthily, the material also helps reduce CO2."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    33/86
    • Palm oil
      35/86
      • Commitment Strength
        23/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            Type of commitment: Certification
            "By the year 2020, for all palm-derived raw materials for use in Shiseido products, we will accomplish procurement with due consideration of environmental conservation at the place of origin, as well as the respect for human rights, by procurement of RSPOcertified materials."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "By the year 2020, for all palm-derived raw materials for use in Shiseido products, we will accomplish procurement with due consideration of environmental conservation at the place of origin, as well as the respect for human rights, by procurement of RSPOcertified materials."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "By the year 2020, for all palm-derived raw materials for use in Shiseido products, we will accomplish procurement with due consideration of environmental conservation at the place of origin, as well as the respect for human rights, by procurement of RSPOcertified materials."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "By the year 2020, for all palm-derived raw materials for use in Shiseido products, we will accomplish procurement with due consideration of environmental conservation at the place of origin, as well as the respect for human rights, by procurement of RSPOcertified materials."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "By the year 2020, for all palm-derived raw materials for use in Shiseido products, we will accomplish procurement with due consideration of environmental conservation at the place of origin, as well as the respect for human rights, by procurement of RSPOcertified materials."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "By the year 2020, for all palm-derived raw materials for use in Shiseido products, we will accomplish procurement with due consideration of environmental conservation at the place of origin, as well as the respect for human rights, by procurement of RSPOcertified materials."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "By the year 2020, for all palm-derived raw materials for use in Shiseido products, we will accomplish procurement with due consideration of environmental conservation at the place of origin, as well as the respect for human rights, by procurement of RSPOcertified materials."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "By the year 2020, for all palm-derived raw materials for use in Shiseido products, we will accomplish procurement with due consideration of environmental conservation at the place of origin, as well as the respect for human rights, by procurement of RSPOcertified materials."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "By the year 2020, for all palm-derived raw materials for use in Shiseido products, we will accomplish procurement with due consideration of environmental conservation at the place of origin, as well as the respect for human rights, by procurement of RSPOcertified materials."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "By the year 2020, for all palm-derived raw materials for use in Shiseido products, we will accomplish procurement with due consideration of environmental conservation at the place of origin, as well as the respect for human rights, by procurement of RSPOcertified materials."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "By the year 2020, for all palm-derived raw materials for use in Shiseido products, we will accomplish procurement with due consideration of environmental conservation at the place of origin, as well as the respect for human rights, by procurement of RSPOcertified materials."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "By the year 2020, for all palm-derived raw materials for use in Shiseido products, we will accomplish procurement with due consideration of environmental conservation at the place of origin, as well as the respect for human rights, by procurement of RSPOcertified materials."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "By the year 2020, for all palm-derived raw materials for use in Shiseido products, we will accomplish procurement with due consideration of environmental conservation at the place of origin, as well as the respect for human rights, by procurement of RSPOcertified materials."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "By the year 2020, for all palm-derived raw materials for use in Shiseido products, we will accomplish procurement with due consideration of environmental conservation at the place of origin, as well as the respect for human rights, by procurement of RSPOcertified materials."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        7/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "In order to support the sustainable production of palm oil, we purchased certificates (credits) equivalent to 100% palm oil and palm-derived materials (achieved targets up to 2020)." "We obtained RSPO supply chain certification for the Shiseido Kuki factory and also for Shiseido Vietnam Inc. (As of June 2019, 7 factories have obtained the certification.)"
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            "In order to support the sustainable production of palm oil, we purchased certificates (credits) equivalent to 100% palm oil and palm-derived materials (achieved targets up to 2020)." "We obtained RSPO supply chain certification for the Shiseido Kuki factory and also for Shiseido Vietnam Inc. (As of June 2019, 7 factories have obtained the certification.)"
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          9,750 tonnes
          Shiseido Group reported their palm oil and palm kernel consumption in 2018 as 9,750 tonnes - all of which was certified through RSPO book and claim certificates.
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Shiseido Group require their suppliers to guarantee their workers' rights to have freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour, and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Shiseido Group require their suppliers to guarantee their workers' rights to not be discriminated based on gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      30/86
      • Commitment Strength
        22/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          12/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests; Certification
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC
            "We will switch 100% of the paper used for Shiseido products to recycled paper, non-wood paper or (third-party) certified paper by 2023 (Set in 2019)." "With regard to paper materials, we actively promote adopting the paper such as recycled paper, bagasse paper, and FSC-certified paper based on the Shiseido Production Eco Standards."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We will switch 100% of the paper used for Shiseido products to recycled paper, non-wood paper or (third-party) certified paper by 2023 (Set in 2019)."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "We will switch 100% of the paper used for Shiseido products to recycled paper, non-wood paper or (third-party) certified paper by 2023 (Set in 2019)."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We will switch 100% of the paper used for Shiseido products to recycled paper, non-wood paper or (third-party) certified paper by 2023 (Set in 2019)."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We will switch 100% of the paper used for Shiseido products to recycled paper, non-wood paper or (third-party) certified paper by 2023 (Set in 2019)."
          • Target date
            2023
            0.7/1.3
            Target date
            2023
            0.7/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "We will switch 100% of the paper used for Shiseido products to recycled paper, non-wood paper or (third-party) certified paper by 2023 (Set in 2019)."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          10/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content; Use of alternative fibres
            "We will switch 100% of the paper used for Shiseido products to recycled paper, non-wood paper or (third-party) certified paper by 2023 (Set in 2019)"
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We will switch 100% of the paper used for Shiseido products to recycled paper, non-wood paper or (third-party) certified paper by 2023 (Set in 2019)"
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "We will switch 100% of the paper used for Shiseido products to recycled paper, non-wood paper or (third-party) certified paper by 2023 (Set in 2019)"
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We will switch 100% of the paper used for Shiseido products to recycled paper, non-wood paper or (third-party) certified paper by 2023 (Set in 2019)"
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We will switch 100% of the paper used for Shiseido products to recycled paper, non-wood paper or (third-party) certified paper by 2023 (Set in 2019)"
          • Target date
            2023
            0.7/1.3
            Target date
            2023
            0.7/1.3
            "We will switch 100% of the paper used for Shiseido products to recycled paper, non-wood paper or (third-party) certified paper by 2023 (Set in 2019)"
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "We will switch 100% of the paper used for Shiseido products to recycled paper, non-wood paper or (third-party) certified paper by 2023 (Set in 2019)"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        3/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Shiseido Group use at least 1800 tons of timber for their pulp and paper products (full consumption data is not given), of which 31%-40% is FSC-certified. This was reported to the CDP for 2017. 
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            Shiseido Group use at least 1800 tons of timber for their pulp and paper products (full consumption data is not given), of which 31%-40% is FSC-certified. This was reported to the CDP for 2017. 
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Shiseido Group require their suppliers to guarantee their workers' rights to have freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour, and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Shiseido Group require their suppliers to guarantee their workers' rights to not be discriminated based on gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    23/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    5/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Shiseido is a Japanese multinational company specialising in cosmetics and personal care. The company sells its products in over 100 countries under its own brand, and other well-known brand names including Elixir, NARS, bareMinerals and Issey Miyake. As a leading producer of cosmetic and personal care goods Shiseido is exposed to the forest risk commodity palm oil which is used in products such as lotions.  

Sector
Industry sector 
Cosmetics & personal care
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Japan
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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