Promotion of environmentally conscious business
To prevent its business expansion from increasing environmental impact not only within the Company but also throughout the entire supply chain including suppliers, NITORI Group strives to be environmentally conscious at all times by saving resources and energy. In addition, we aim to promote initiatives that conserve and improve the environment through business and to contribute to the creation of a better environment.
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- Greenhouse gas emissions from NITORI Group
- Energy use (gas, kerosene, gasoline, diesel oil, and electricity) by NITORI Group
- Amount of waste from NITORI Group’s domestic operations
- Amount of water used
Development of Environmentally Conscious Products
Nitori believe that working to solve global environmental issues caused by chemical substances contained in our products will lead to the development of sustainable social and economic activities.
We are working with its suppliers to develop products that reduce the use of hazardous substances that affect the environment.
Content information of specified chemical substances based on J-Moss
Since July 1, 2006, the Law for Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources requires by law that products manufactured, imported, and sold must be labeled as containing specified chemical substances as stipulated in JIS C 0950 (J-Moss).
The purpose is to provide content information to recycling companies as well by labeling items for which a recycling system has been established.
Nitori does not manufacture, import, or sell any products that contain specified chemical substances exceeding the standard values in parts other than those exempted by this law.
Promoting environmentally friendly manufacturing/initiatives
Expand waste reduction and recycling
NITORI Group recognizes the finite nature of resources and strives to reduce the amounts of resources used and the amounts of waste discharged by making effective use of resources and promoting resource circulation, not only within the Group but also throughout the entire supply chain, including suppliers. Specifically, aiming to be an enterprise that reduces waste, ideally generating no waste, and recycles waste as resources, we strive to reduce the amounts of waste discharged while at the same time reducing the amount of waste that is not recycled but discharged by means of landfill or simple incineration. We will promote activities both before and after discharge of waste.
- 30% reduction* in the amount of waste discharged (general waste and industrial waste) compared with FY2018 (per 100 million yen of net sales in Japan)
- At least 95%* recycling of industrial waste
- Promote “conversion of waste into resources” as an initiative to eliminate waste in the first place.
- Expand product development with a view to recycling from the planning and design stages (circular economy)
- Promote recycling of products and packaging materials (collection and recycling)
* 1. and 2. are for domestic operations.
- Examples of Resource circulation initiatives[896KB]
- The recycling collection of curtains（Japanese language only)
- The recycling collection of down feather quilts（Japanese language only)
Response Climate Change Issues
NITORI Group recognizes a range of risks caused by the impact of climate change, and by taking advantage of our unique business model, we pursue total optimization of all stages of our supply chain to improve efficiency, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating the impact of climate change. In order to further effectively address climate change, which is an important management issue, NITORI Group has endorsed the recommendations of the TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure) and is participating in the TCFD Consortium, a forum for discussion among companies and financial institutions that support the TCFD. We also recognize the finite nature of energy essential to our business activities, and by leveraging our unique business model, we will work to reduce our use of energy through more efficient energy use throughout our supply chain.
We aim to reduce Scope 1+2 greenhouse gas emissions (including overseas sites) as follows.
- Fiscal 2030: 50％reduction compared with fiscal 2013 (emissions per 100 million yen of net sales)
- Fiscal 2050: Become carbon neutral (net zero emissions)
Going forward, we will promote the development of products with environmentally friendly functions, including reduction of greenhouse gas emissions during the customer's use of the product, and initiatives for waste reduction and recycling. We will also consider disclosing information on reductions of Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions.
To achieve the above targets, we are pursuing several measures, including the utilization of renewable energy, the introduction of energy-efficient electric and gas facilities, and adoption of thermal barrier construction methods and use of materials with thermal insulation properties for our facilities. In addition, to promote these capital investments, we aim to introduce “Internal Carbon Pricing (ICP: internal carbon tax)” by the end of FY2023 and will make investment decisions based on future carbon costs (carbon tax, emissions trading, etc.). Regarding the utilization of renewable energy, we plan to start and expand solar power generation on the rooftop of our facilities. Furthermore, by the end of 2024, NITORI Group plans to install EV charging infrastructure that is virtually 100% powered by renewable energy at approximately 300 NITORI Group stores.
- Details: Press Releases > Expansion of EV Charging Infrastructure at Domestic Stores (as of July 2023, Japanese language only)
Publication of statutory reports on global warming measures
- Tokyo Metropolitan Government: Global Warming Countermeasures Report（Japanese language only)[245KB]
- Saitama Prefecture: Global Warming Countermeasures Report(Japanese language only)[1.31MB]
- City of Yokohama: Global Warming Countermeasures Report(Japanese language only)[327KB]
Reduction of the Amount of Water Used／Prevention of Pollution
Policy on reduction of the amount of water used
Recognizing the finite nature of water resources and the risk that water shortages pose to our business, we will strive to reduce the amount of water used throughout our supply chain.
Policy on prevention of pollution
Recognizing the risk that air and water pollution poses to our business, we will safely manage chemical substances potentially hazardous to the environment throughout our supply chain.