Ecology for a Better Tomorrow

What we are doing to protect
the Earth’s environment for tomorrow

Approaches to preserving the environment are gaining serious attraction on a global scale. As an enterprise involved in manufacturing, the pursuit of business activities aimed at achieving harmony with the environment are a significant mission for us. We were certified in 2001 under ISO 14001, the international standard for environmental management systems. In addition to striving to reduce the burden imposed on the environment by our business activities, we are also cooperating with other manufacturers to provide an assortment of secondary materials made of recycled materials as well as biodegradable secondary materials, and encourage their sale and popularization.

bluesign® system partner

bluesign® system partner

In November 2017, Shimada Shoji became a bluesign® system partner with bluesign technologies ag of Switzerland. The bluesign® system stipulates strict safety standards in the textile industry. Its purpose is to promote a robust textile industry with a reduced environmental impact. It involves cooperation among raw material suppliers, apparel manufacturers, and retailers. Shimada Shoji is working actively on the following matters:

  • Acting responsibly as a member of the textile-processing supply chain
  • Continuously improving environmental performance
  • Focusing on a sustainable future

International standard ISO 14001

International standard ISO 14001

Corporations are increasingly being called upon to conduct their business in an environmentally friendly manner. In March 2001, as part of Shimada Shoji’s efforts to be a responsible manufacturer, the company had its head office certified under the ISO 14001 environmental management standard. In cooperation with affiliates, business partners, and suppliers, Shimada Shoji has striven to develop and offer environmentally friendly products, save energy and resources, implement green procurement, reduce and separate waste, and protect the environment surrounding our sites and those of our partner factories.

Recyclable and biodegradable materials

Recyclable and biodegradable materials

Instead of discarding items after use, we reuse and recycle them. In addition, rather than using materials that will become waste, we use biodegradable materials. It is important to thoroughly understand the properties of products and materials and actively conduct recycling in a well-balanced manner—not only for the environment, but for ourselves. All of our employees are increasing their eco-awareness as our company strives to put people and the environment first. We think of it as a gift from Shimada Shoji to future generations.

Environment Policy

Basic Principle
Shimada Shoji Co., Ltd., which is involved in the sale of buttons and sewing materials, actively contributes to the improvement and growth of apparel culture. The preservation of the global environment is one of humanity’s most important tasks at hand, and keeping this awareness in mind, we are working with all our strength to expand the business activities that are aimed at preserving the balance of the environment.
Basic Policy

1. Comply with environmental rules and regulations.

Comply with environmental laws and with our in-house environmental policy.

2. Contribute to the creation of environment-friendly products.

As an apparel-sewing resources company, we contribute to the development of environment-friendly products and also sell these products.

3. Reduce environmental burdens generated through business activities.

Based on the following concepts, we make every effort to prevent contamination and protect the environment by using sustainable resources and by minimizing environmental burdens generated in our business activities:
(1)Energy and resource saving
(2)Green procurement
(3)Reduction and separation of waste

4. Create and continuously improve environmental management systems.

To keep improving our environmental performance, we define our environmental objectives, and management programs and review them regularly.

5. Call for cooperation from affiliates and business partners.

Raise environmental awareness among affiliates and business partners so they can conduct business in an eco-friendly manner and join us in protecting the environment.

6. Educate employees on the environment and publicize environmental policy.

Conduct environmental education and awareness activities for employees and publicize company environmental policy among the general public.

Environmental report

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