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Integrated Group Efforts to Reduce Environmental Footprint

Carbon Footprints

MARUI GROUP has continued to implement carbon footprint initiatives since 2009 to track CO2 emissions across the value chain in order to reduce environmental impacts and facilitate co-creation activities with business partners.

We provide in-store displays about our carbon footprint initiatives to inform all customers of these efforts, not just those concerned about environmental issues. By informing customers about eco-friendly products, we think that we can help motivate customers to make conscious decisions when selecting products and thereby propose ecological lifestyles.

28 eco-friendly products launched in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018

Eco-Products Released to Date

FY2010 VISARUNO dress shirts 1 style
FY2015 Rakuchin Kirei Pumps 1 style
FY2017 Co-Creation Sustainability Report 2016 (B5 size) 1 edition
Rakuchin Kirei series shoes 7 styles
Rakuchin Sokai series shoes 1 style
FY2018 Co-Creation Sustainability Report 2017 (B5 size) 1 edition
Rakuchin Kirei series shoes 9 styles
Rakuchin Kirei series pants 6 styles
Tsumasaki-made Utsukushiku Densen Shinikui series stockings 3 styles
Rakuchin Keikai series shoes 6 styles
Rakuchin Sukkiri series dress shirts 2 styles
Marui-brand pants 2 styles

Distribution of CO2 Emissions over Lifecycle of Shoes (Average for women's shoes)

Carbon Offset

MARUI GROUP has employed carbon offset schemes since 2009 as an ecological action for offsetting emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases that it is unable to reduce in its own operations through reductions or the absorption of emissions elsewhere.

Since 2014, we have been conducting carbon offset initiatives in disaster-stricken areas as well as in the areas that produce material for our shoes, the areas in which we open new stores, and other areas that benefit local customers.

New Initiative in 2017

In 2017, we decided the target location for carbon offset initiatives based on a survey of around 1,000 customers and votes by employees. Only around 20% of customers that took the survey were aware of carbon offset schemes, but through the survey many came to resonate with and take interest in MARUI GROUP's initiatives. MARUI GROUP plans to continue such initiatives into the future in order to broaden the scope of the environmental activities it co-creates with customers.

Feedback from Customers

  • I now want to research carbon offset schemes more.
  • As a fan of the Rakuchin series, I am pleased to know that these products are friendly toward the environment.
  • This was the first time I heard that MARUI GROUP was working to preserve the environment. I want to do my part too.

Carbon Offset Initiatives to Date

2009–
January 2014
109 t-CO2 Offset CO2 emissions associated with sales of
VISARUNO dress shirts
March 2015 25 t-CO2 Offset CO2 emissions associated with sales of
Rakuchin Kirei Pumps through programs
supporting reconstruction from the Great
Hanshin-Awaji earthquake and the Great East
Japan Earthquake and programs for aiding the
regions that produce the materials used in the
pumps
June 2015 50 t-CO2 Offset CO2 emissions associated with the
transportation of employees that participated in
planning meetings with customers related to the
opening of Hakata Marui through programs that
contribute to the city of Fukuoka
March and
June 2016
50 t-CO2 Offset CO2 emissions associated with sales of
Rakuchin Kirei Pumps through two regional
contribution programs: a program that
contributed to Fukuoka City in light of the
opening of Hakata Marui and a program that
contributed to Kobe City, where the materials
used in the pumps are produced
March 2017 68 t-CO2 Offset CO2 emissions associated with sales of
eight styles of shoes through a total of six
regional contribution programs: three programs
that were strongly supported by customers, one
program voted for by sales staff, and two
programs that contributed to shoe
material-producing regions
September 2017 66 t-CO2 Offset CO2 emissions associated with sales of
12 styles of shoes at seven sites: three sites
selected based on customer support, two sites
in the regions that produce these shoes, and
two sites in Kumamoto and Akita prefectures,
which were struck by natural disasters in 2017.
March 2018 95 t-CO2 Offset CO2 emissions associated with sales of
28 types of products at six sites: three sites
selected based on customer support, two shoes
production sites, and one site in Miyagi
Prefecture at which we produce stockings,
which were newly included among the products
applicable under carbon offset schemes.
Total 463 t-CO2

Award of Excellence in 6th Carbon Offset Awards (FY2017)

  • Carbon offset certificate
  • Carbon Offset Awards

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