INFORMATION DISSEMINATION TO
CONSUMERS AND THE SUSTAINABLE
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT by AEON
GROUP
March 21, 2014
Seiichi Ueyama...
AGENDA
I. Outline of AEON Group
II. TOPVALU (AEON’ Private Brand)
III. Labeling and Disclosing Product Information of TOPV...
Ⅰ. The outline of Aeon
Group
Ⅱ. TOPVALU (Private Brand of Aeon)
TOPVALU Product
Development
TOPVALU Product
Development
TOPVALU Product
Development
CO2 Reduction in Products & Distribution
1. Reduction of CO2 emission resulting from the life cycle of products
・We will r...
Ⅲ. Labeling and Disclosing Product Information of TV
Ⅳ.-1 AEON Supplier Code of Conduct (since 2003 )
14
The time has come when AEON & its suppliers
must be involved and be held accountable
in all the stages of the manufacturin...
1. Child Labour
2. Forced Labour
3. Health & Safety
4. Freedom of Association & Collective Bargaining
5. Discrimination
6....
Ⅳ.-4 SA8000 History and Definition
• ・Published in late 1997 and revised in
• 2001, the SA8000 Standard and
• verification...
Supplier management item of SA8000
• AEON has certified and acquired "SA8000"
Ⅳ.-4 The SA8000 certification acquisition
AE...
SA8000
AEON
Supplier
Code of
Conduct
AEON Business Process
Economy
Society
Environment
Customers, Community,
Shareholders,...
Ⅴ. MSC certification(marine eco-label)
/ FSC certification(since 2006)
20
Ⅵ.-1 Carbon footprint initiatives (since 2008)
21
〈 Case
1 〉
Carbon footprint initiatives :
Showing CO2 emissions
on our p...
22
Productio
n
23
Transportatio
n
and sale
24
Use
and
disposal
VII. Design for the Environmental (DfE):
7 Environmental aspects
• Reduce the material input of materials
(consideration o...
26
(WRAP:Waste Resource Action Program) 2010
VIII. Example of WARP
27
28
ヨプ性
We learned a necessity of tough power supply and earthquake –
proof structure in Aeon Ishinomaki SC from the Great Eas...
The sufferers took refuge from the earthquake in Aeon Isinomaki Shopping
Centers
in the Great East Japan Earthquake
(Two w...
Healthy consultation and medicine supply by pharmacist
(in Aeon Ishinomaki shopping centers, March 2011)
Handwritten
guide
Disaster Resistant ‘Smart Aeon –
Aeon Mall Osaka Dome City SC
1) Aiming to be a disaster-resistant shopping centers
・ This...
Thank you
Green Products, Experiences from Aeon, Japan
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  1. 1. INFORMATION DISSEMINATION TO CONSUMERS AND THE SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT by AEON GROUP March 21, 2014 Seiichi Ueyama Senior Adviser, Green Purchasing Network(Japan) Former Managing Director in charge of environmental, AEON RETAIL Co., Ltd.
  2. 2. AGENDA I. Outline of AEON Group II. TOPVALU (AEON’ Private Brand) III. Labeling and Disclosing Product Information of TOPVALU IV. AEON Supplier Code of Conduct (since 2003)and acquisition of SA8000 certification V. MSC certification (marine eco-label) / FSC certification(since 2006) VI. Carbon Footprint initiatives (since 2008) VII. Design for the Environment(DfE): 7 environmental aspects VIII.Example of WRAP (Waste Resource Action Programme) <Addendum> Disaster Resistant ‘Smart AEON’ – AEON Mall SC (Great East Japan Earthquake – March 2011)
  3. 3. Ⅰ. The outline of Aeon Group
  4. 4. Ⅱ. TOPVALU (Private Brand of Aeon)
  5. 5. TOPVALU Product Development
  6. 6. TOPVALU Product Development
  7. 7. TOPVALU Product Development
  8. 8. CO2 Reduction in Products & Distribution 1. Reduction of CO2 emission resulting from the life cycle of products ・We will reduce emission of CO2 from products through the entire product life cycle stages including material procurement, production, distribution, use and disposal/ recycling stages. 2. Improvement of load efficiency ・Increase load efficiency and introduce “environmentally friendly” vehicles. Products Distribution 570,000 ton output reduction Weight saving and thinner packaging Reduction of transportation distance + Increase load efficiency (TOPVALU Box of Tissues) Reduction of electricity consumption (TOPVALU light bulb) Modal shift+ use of recycled materials (TOPVALU lady’s fleece) Use of bio fuel (TOPVALU GreenEye organic banana) Reduction of waste - Expansion of refillable product range (TOPVALU bath cleaner) 9 Example of TOPVALU products ―eco-friendly
  9. 9. Ⅲ. Labeling and Disclosing Product Information of TV
  10. 10. Ⅳ.-1 AEON Supplier Code of Conduct (since 2003 ) 14
  11. 11. The time has come when AEON & its suppliers must be involved and be held accountable in all the stages of the manufacturing process Establishment of the AEON Supplier CoC (Code of Conduct) Through the AEON Supplier CoC, we, together with our suppliers guarantee that our businesses comply with global environmental and ethical standards. AEON requires that its domestic and foreign suppliers comply with social and environmental responsibility standards. Ⅳ.-2 A background of supplier CoC 15
  12. 12. 1. Child Labour 2. Forced Labour 3. Health & Safety 4. Freedom of Association & Collective Bargaining 5. Discrimination 6. Disciplinary Practice 7. Working Hours 8. Wages & Benefits 9. Management Responsibility 10. Environment 11. Trade 12. Certificate, Audit, Monitoring and Renewal 13. Ban on Gifts Basis of AEON Supplier CoC requirements Ⅳ.-3 AEON Supplier CoC Requirements 16
  13. 13. Ⅳ.-4 SA8000 History and Definition • ・Published in late 1997 and revised in • 2001, the SA8000 Standard and • verification system is a credible, • comprehensive and efficient tool for • assuring humane workplaces. • ・The SA8000 Standard is an auditable • certification standard based on • international workplace norms of • International Labour Organisation (ILO) • conventions, the Universal Declaration of • Human Rights and the UN Convention on • the Rights of the Child. 17 ※ ※SA = Social Accountability
  14. 14. Supplier management item of SA8000 • AEON has certified and acquired "SA8000" Ⅳ.-4 The SA8000 certification acquisition AEON Co., Ltd. Headquarter employees security hygiene / labor circumstances TOPVALU Supplier management A legal compliance request / inspection monitor enforcement to domestic and foreign production trust point factories SA8000 certification range Supplier demands 1.The observance of the requirements of SA8000 2. Cooperation to SA8000 inspections 3. The enforcement of corrective measures 18
  15. 15. SA8000 AEON Supplier Code of Conduct AEON Business Process Economy Society Environment Customers, Community, Shareholders, Business partners, Employees AEON Sustainability Report Ⅳ.-4 Acquisition of SA8000 Certification, Participation in the United Nations Global Compact United Nations Global Compact 19
  16. 16. Ⅴ. MSC certification(marine eco-label) / FSC certification(since 2006) 20
  17. 17. Ⅵ.-1 Carbon footprint initiatives (since 2008) 21 〈 Case 1 〉 Carbon footprint initiatives : Showing CO2 emissions on our products
  18. 18. 22 Productio n
  19. 19. 23 Transportatio n and sale
  20. 20. 24 Use and disposal
  21. 21. VII. Design for the Environmental (DfE): 7 Environmental aspects • Reduce the material input of materials (consideration of the ecological rucksack ). • Reduce the energy input of the product. • Control the release of the toxic material. • Increase the recycling possibility of materials. • Maximize the sustainable use of the renewable resource. • Extend the durability of the product. • Increase the service intensity (utility) of the product (the thorough use of the product function).
  22. 22. 26 (WRAP:Waste Resource Action Program) 2010 VIII. Example of WARP
  23. 23. 27
  24. 24. 28
  25. 25. ヨプ性 We learned a necessity of tough power supply and earthquake – proof structure in Aeon Ishinomaki SC from the Great East Japan Earthquake –March 2011 Disaster Resistant ‘Smart AeonーAeon Mall Osaka Dome City SC (May 2013 open) <Addendum>
  26. 26. The sufferers took refuge from the earthquake in Aeon Isinomaki Shopping Centers in the Great East Japan Earthquake (Two weeks , maximum 2,500 people , March 2011)
  27. 27. Healthy consultation and medicine supply by pharmacist (in Aeon Ishinomaki shopping centers, March 2011) Handwritten guide
  28. 28. Disaster Resistant ‘Smart Aeon – Aeon Mall Osaka Dome City SC 1) Aiming to be a disaster-resistant shopping centers ・ This SC can accommodate 13,000 people and supply sufferer with water & food in case of emergency 2) Aiming for energy security in the event of a disaster ・ Self-sufficiency electricity 30% 3) Aiming to reduce CO2 emissions by 40% through a wide range of energy-saving measures 【The Nikkei (newspaper) 29 May
  29. 29. Thank you

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