Consideration for the environment in product procurement

Consideration for the environment in product procurement ―
Green, safe and secure for the Earth and our customers

1 Development and sale of sustainable products

We have defined products made with materials for which chemical substances are appropriately managed (e.g., organic cotton) and materials which save resources (e.g., recycled textiles) as "sustainable products." We are working to develop and sell these products to reduce our environmental burden in product procurement.
Sustainable products deliver safety and security to our customers by making the source of raw materials and production process traceable. (Ensuring traceability)

  • Shimamura's sustainable product standard
    • Standards for Sustainable Materials      : The products are made of materials that meet third-party certification standards or some of materials which are certified as sustainable materials by the Shimamura Group.
    • Standards for inclusion of sustainable materials: The products are assumed to meet the standards of the third-party certification or the standards of the respective manufacturers.
  • Traceability confirmation
    For sustainable products, the Product Management Department checks for traceability based on the route certification documents.
    ・Raw material certificates/Raw material manufacturer certificates ・SC (Scope Certificate) ・TC (Transaction Certificate), etc.
  • The "Shima-Eco" mark is printed on sustainable products.
    "Shima-Eco" refers to the environmental initiatives of the Shimamura Group.
  • Examples of sustainable products *The photograph is an image.
    Product name Main products Initiatives for environmental consciousness

    Suhada Suzuyala Pants
    (Cool pants on Skin)

    These products are certified by STANDARD100 by OEKO-TEX®* to prove they do not contain harmful chemical substances. We use organic cotton and environmentally-friendly dyes and chemicals.
    *This is a sustainability certification organization for companies involved in the safety and production of harmful substances from raw materials to final products.


    Women's and
    These products are made from polyester fiber recycled from collected plastic bottles


    Women's and
    Men's Socks
    Environmentally friendly polyester fiber is used in some of our products.

    Kokochi Labo(Comfort Fabric Series)

    Towels We use human and environmentally friendly cotton grown on certified farms that have not used chemical fertilizers or synthetic agrochemicals for more than 3 years.

2 Development and use of sustainable auxiliary materials

We are changing our delivery materials and auxiliary materials of products from plastic to paper. Moreover, we are working to reduce our environmental burden for materials that cannot be substituted with paper materials by recycling and reusing them as well as using reprocessed plastic that saves resources.

  • Examples of sustainable auxiliary materials
    Material Main auxiliary materials Initiatives for environmental consciousness

    Recycled paper

    Product tags
    and hooks
    We use environment-friendly paper materials. This reduces the amount of plastic.

    Recycled polyester

    Woven labels,
    care labels
    tag pins
    We use recycled polyester made with used plastic bottles and other materials.

    Recycled polypropylene

    and hooks
    We collect the hangers removed at the time of payment, mold them into hangers, hooks and other products again, and then reuse them.

    See details of promotion of complete recycling.