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Integrated Group Efforts to Reduce Environmental Footprint

MARUI GROUP views all of its business assets as being borrowed from society. Based on this belief, all Group employees practice autonomy in expanding the scope of our socially beneficial activities and proposing fulfilling lifestyles steeped in the unique characteristics of MARUI GROUP. This objective is to be accomplished while advancing eco-friendly business activities.

MARUI GROUP Environmental PolicyEstablished in 2008, revised in 2016

MARUI GROUP views all the resources it uses in its business as being borrowed from society. Based on this belief, we examined the impacts of our business on natural capital and then revised the MARUI GROUP Environmental Policy in order to better guide us in preventing climate change and pollution and otherwise advancing eco-friendly business activities on a Groupwide basis.

Basic Policy

MARUI GROUP strives to provide all of its customers with joy and fulfilling lifestyles through a unique business model comprising its Retailing and FinTech businesses.

We believe that a fulfilling lifestyle is one in which an individual's sensibilities are such that they wish for a sustainable and flourishing society that is considerate of natural capital and the enrichment of people's lives.

Code of Conduct

  • 1. Integrated Group Efforts to Reduce Environmental Footprint

    To contribute to the realization of a sustainable and flourishing society, all Group employees should practice autonomy in expanding the scope of our socially beneficial activities and proposing fulfilling lifestyles steeped in the unique characteristics of MARUI GROUP. This objective should be accomplished while advancing eco-friendly business activities.

  • 2. Co-Creation with Stakeholders

    MARUI GROUP is to advance ongoing initiatives for reducing its environmental impact together with customers, implement the MARUI GROUP Procurement Policy together with business partners, and engage in other co-creation activities with all stakeholders. In this manner, we should actively work toward environmental preservation and contribute to communities and society as a whole.

  • 3. Reduction of Environmental Footprint of Stores

    Initiatives at stores should include energy-saving measures at shopping centers, development of green spaces at stores in urban locations, preservation of biodiversity, and promotion of the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, and recycle) with regard to resources.

  • 4. Reduction of Environmental Footprint of Private Brand Products

    MARUI GROUP should strive to reduce waste by preventing the creation of products that go unused due to not meeting customer needs while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and developing eco-friendly products. At the same time, we should track conditions across the value chain, from raw material procurement to disposal or reuse, in order to engage in safe and trustworthy production and procurement, which should include management of work environments and chemical substances.

  • 5. Development of Innovative Services for Reducing Environmental Impacts

    MARUI GROUP shall utilize its unique platform, which incorporates its strengths in IT and logistics, in its Retailing and FinTech businesses to develop innovative services that deliver new forms of convenience, addressing social change and customer needs while also reducing environmental impacts.

  • 6. Compliance with Environmental Regulations

    Based on environmental legislation, regional ordinances and agreements, and international customs and conventions, MARUI GROUP shall comply with and properly address the environmental regulations present in each country of operation. We shall also manage our own business activities in accordance with internal standards.

Hiroshi Aoi
President and Representative Director
Representative Executive Officer
MARUI GROUP CO., LTD.
November 1, 2016

Targets Leading up to 2050

The MARUI GROUP Environmental Policy was established in 2008, after which MARUI GROUP accomplished its targets of reducing per unit greenhouse gas emissions by more than 1% each year and achieving a recycling rate of 60%.

In the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018, MARUI GROUP set medium-to-long-term greenhouse gas reduction targets leading up to 2050 based on the projected changes to its business activities and its future impacts on natural capital. These targets have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative.

Medium-to-Long-Term Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets

Medium-Term Targets (~2030) A 40% reduction in Groupwide total greenhouse gas emissions attributable to Scope 1 and Scope 2 and a 35% reduction in emissions attributable to Scope 3 from the level in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017
Long-Term Target(~2050) An 80% reduction in Groupwide total greenhouse gas emissions attributable to Scope 1 and Scope 2 from the level in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017

Medium-to-Long-Term Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets

Medium-Term Targets (~2030)
A 40% reduction in Groupwide total greenhouse gas emissions attributable to Scope 1 and Scope 2 and a 35% reduction in emissions attributable to Scope 3 from the level in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017
Long-Term Target(~2050)
An 80% reduction in Groupwide total greenhouse gas emissions attributable to Scope 1 and Scope 2 from the level in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017

Going forward, MARUI GROUP will continue working to reduce its environmental footprint through a concerted Group effort.

Management Systems

The Company has in place the 16-member Compliance Promotion Board, which is chaired by MARUI GROUP's president, and the 11-member Environment CSR Promotion Committee, which is chaired by the officer in charge of sustainability promotion. Meetings and committee assemblies are held regularly. The details of discussions by the Environment CSR Promotion Committee are periodically reported to the Compliance Promotion Board to promote collaborative discussion.

Compliance Promotion Board

Chairperson President and representative director and representative executive officer of MARUI GROUP CO., LTD.
Members Senior managing executive officers, managing executive officers, senior executive officers, executive officers, and Audit & Supervisory Board members of MARUI GROUP CO., LTD.; president and representative director of MRI Co., Ltd.; and president and representative director of Epos Small Amount and Short Term Insurance Co., Ltd.
Secretariat General manager of General Affairs Division of MARUI GROUP CO., LTD.

Compliance Promotion Board

Chairperson
President and representative director and representative executive officer of MARUI GROUP CO., LTD.
Members
Senior managing executive officers, managing executive officers, senior executive officers, executive officers, and Audit & Supervisory Board members of MARUI GROUP CO., LTD.; president and representative director of MRI Co., Ltd.; and president and representative director of Epos Small Amount and Short Term Insurance Co., Ltd.
Secretariat
General manager of General Affairs Division of MARUI GROUP CO., LTD.

Environment CSR Promotion Committee

Chairperson Managing executive officer in charge of sustainability promotion of MARUI GROUP CO., LTD.
Members Senior managing executive officers, senior executive officers, executive officers, and the general manager of the Sustainability Department of MARUI GROUP CO., LTD.; the general manager of the Store Manager & Store Support Department of MARUI CO., LTD.; the director and deputy general manager of the Omni-Channel Retailing Department of MARUI CO., LTD.; the general manager of the Omni-Channel Retailing Reform Department of MOVING CO., LTD.; the managing director of MARUI FACILITIES Co., Ltd.; and the vice president of the Central Executive Committee of MARUI GROUP UNION
Secretariat Chief manager of sustainability promotion at Sustainability Department of MARUI GROUP CO., LTD.

Co-Creation Management Internal Control

Chairperson
Managing executive officer in charge of sustainability promotion of MARUI GROUP CO., LTD.
Members
Senior managing executive officers, senior executive officers, executive officers, and the general manager of the Sustainability Department of MARUI GROUP CO., LTD.; the general manager of the Store Manager & Store Support Department of MARUI CO., LTD.; the director and deputy general manager of the Omni-Channel Retailing Department of MARUI CO., LTD.; the general manager of the Omni-Channel Retailing Reform Department of MOVING CO., LTD.; the managing director of MARUI FACILITIES Co., Ltd.; and the vice president of the Central Executive Committee of MARUI GROUP UNION
Secretariat
Chief manager of sustainability promotion at Sustainability Department of MARUI GROUP CO., LTD.

Initiatives for Combating Climate Change Together with Business Partners and Customers

MARUI GROUP views all of its business assets as being borrowed from society, and is therefore promoting eco-friendly business activities through means such as combating climate change and preventing pollution in a concerted Groupwide effort. In addition, we recognize our responsibility as a producer to track our environmental footprint across the entire value chain, from the procurement of raw materials and product creation to the sale and disposal of products.

(Fiscal year ended March 31, 2017)

Four Consecutive Years of Reductions in CO2 Emissions

The Company has traditionally calculated emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases based on Scope 1 and Scope 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, and it began calculating emissions under Scope 3 during the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. We are thereby able to track environmental impacts across the entire value chain, including direct and indirect emissions from MARUI GROUP (Scope 1 and Scope 2) as well as emissions from raw material procurement, transportation, and products purchased by customers. Through this type of traceability that exceeds the boundaries of the Group, we are advancing initiatives for reducing environmental impacts together with customers, business partners, communities, and society as a whole. These initiatives have helped us achieve four consecutive years of reductions in CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions.

Third-Party Verification for CO2 and Other Greenhouse Gas Emissions

In order to improve the reliability of the environmental information it discloses, MARUI GROUP began receiving third-party verification for its CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions from the Japan Quality Assurance Organization in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. This verification is received for all 15 categories of emissions applicable under Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Verification Report (Japanese only)PDF

Third-Party Verification Institution
Japan Quality Assurance Organization (JQA)

Scope 3 Emissions Data (Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2017)

Category CO2 emissions
t-CO2
1Purchased goods and services 255,000
2Capital goods 53,000
3Fuel and energy related activities not included in Scope 1 or 2 11,000
4Transportation and delivery (upstream) 7,000
5Waste generated in operations 1,000
6Business travel 2,000
7Employee commuting 2,000
8Leased assets (upstream) 13,000
9Transportation and delivery (downstream) 121,000
10Processing of sold products N/A
11Use of sold products 11,000
12End-of-life treatment of sold products 6,000
13Leased assets (downstream) 7,000
14Franchises N/A
15Investments 1,000
Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions 490,000
Reference
Scope 1 greenhouse gas emissions 10,000
Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions 100,000

Scope of data collection: All Group business activities

Scope of category application: 13 applicable categories of a total of 15 categories

Overview of calculation methodology: Data collected through internal system database

  • Category 1: 70% from private brand production costs of MARUI CO., LTD.
  • Category 9: Calculated based on surveys on the methods of transportation customers use to visit Marui stores
  • Category 11: Calculated based on surveys on customer preference toward washing apparel items or having them cleaned and the total number of times items are washed each year (original usage scenarios developed by MARUI GROUP)

Calculation method: The Company calculates emissions volumes based on the Basic Guidelines on Accounting for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Throughout the Supply Chain, released by the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. The results of these calculations have been confirmed by Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Inc.

Important Points

MARUI GROUP calculates emissions applicable under category 9 and category 11 of Scope 3 based on customer surveys.

Emissions attributable to category 9 (downstream area transportation and delivery) were calculated based on the methods of transportation customers use to visit Marui stores. For the roughly 30% (average for all stores) of customers that walked to stores, CO2 emissions were logged as zero. Looking ahead, MARUI GROUP will continue to examine possible CO2 emissions reduction activities that can be advanced through co-creation with customers.

Emissions attributable to category 11 (use of sold products) were calculated based on trends in washing apparel items arrived at through original usage scenarios developed by MARUI GROUP. By encouraging customers to buy eco-friendly products, including those that they can wash at home, we are proposing ecological lifestyles to customers seeking to contribute to the resolution of environmental issues.

Private brand products that can be washed at home

The calculation methods of Scope 3 emissions and the calculated results will be incorporated into co-creation activities with customers and other stakeholders to pursue further reductions in environmental footprints.

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