Momotanijuntenkan Ltd

Efforts to achieve the SDGs Efforts to achieve the SDGs

Efforts to achieve the SDGs

We at Momotanijuntenkan have devoted continuous efforts to keeping people beautiful and healthy. We hereby declare that we are determined to devote ourselves to do what only we can do in order to help achieve a sustainable society in which all people can live a healthy life with peace of mind and to ensure a bright future in which all people can respect each other and play an active role in society.

SDGs ∼ 17 Goals to Change the World ∼

In 2015, the United Nations resolved to adopt 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) as common goals for the international society.
We at Momotanijuntenkan are determined to do our utmost to realize a sustainable world so that every person can live a beautiful and healthy life.

Sustainable Development Goals

Clean Beauty Declaration

Clean Beauty Declaration 1

A company that contributes to creating a society in which everyone can live a beautiful and healthy life

3 Providing health and well-being to all people
Clean Beauty Declaration 1
Clean Beauty Declaration 1

Clean Beauty Declaration 2

A company that respects diversity, promotes the reform of working practices, and supports women’s empowerment

5 Gender Equality
Clean Beauty Declaration 2
Clean Beauty Declaration 2

Clean Beauty Declaration 3

A company that provides products and services friendly to the global environment

9  Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure 12 Responsible Consumption and Production 13 Climate Action 14 Life Below Water 15 Life On Land
Clean Beauty Declaration 3
Clean Beauty Declaration 3
Clean Beauty Declaration 1
Providing health and well-being to all people
Kokoro Support Project Donations of 7,000 face shields
Support to medical service providers
~Kokoro Support Project~

In 2020, we launched the "Kokoro Support Project" to provide support, with feelings of respect and gratitude, to medical service providers fighting against COVID-19. Under the project, we have made various types of donations, including face shields, beauty products, and money. We have also participated in "# Hirogare Arigato-no-Wa," a project promoted by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare to ensure thorough infection prevention measures and eliminate discrimination and prejudice against those involved in COVID-19, including medical service providers and patients.

Kokoro Support Project
Disaster Relief Activities

we have provided in-kind support, such as everyday goods, and made donations through local governments and volunteer organizations.

Disaster Relief Activities
Disaster Relief Activities Disaster Relief Activities
Love Knows No Borders
Love Knows No Borders

We participated in the international charity event "Love Knows No Borders," initiated by Qian Wei, wife of China's State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, to help children needing support in disadvantaged areas in inland China. This was our third time to participate, following last year’s event.

Love Knows No Borders
Wound care makeup seminars for cleft lip and palate patients

With cooperation from dental clinics affiliated with the Japan Orthodontic Society, we held wound care makeup* seminars for cleft lip and palate patients several times, in which we proposed makeup techniques to cover surgical damage. Lectures were given to participants so that they can do the makeup for themselves after the completion of the seminars. We are planning to continue to hold seminars for cleft lip and palate patients.

※Dental clinics affiliated with the Japan Orthodontic Society have filed an application for trademark rights.

Wound care makeup seminars for cleft lip and palate patients Wound care makeup seminars for cleft lip and palate patients
Breast cancer examination car Pink Ribbon Campaign
Pink Ribbon Campaign

We believe that mental and physical health has a significant impact on beauty. With a strong desire to support the beauty of women from within, we started a Pink Ribbon campaign in 2005. To raise awareness of the importance of breast cancer screening, we have engaged in various activities, including the introduction of workplace breast cancer screening service, the company’s payment for all the screening costs for an employee’s spouse, planning and sales of our original Pink Ribbon Hand Cream, and participation in various events. We have donated a part of the proceeds from hand cream to relevant organizations to further promote the Pink Ribbon campaign.

Pink Ribbon Handcream
HAPPINESS BEAUTE
Halal certification acquired

With the mission of delivering beauty and health to all people, we have obtained Halal certification so that Muslim people can use our products. In April 2021, we launched "HAPPINESS BEAUTE," our first halal cosmetics series made clean with due consideration to safety and reliability, including being free from animal-derived ingredients and animal trials, and certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council).

Clean Beauty Declaration 2
 Gender Equality Decent Work and Economic Growth
Gender Equality Decent Work and Economic Growth Working practices for men and women "F" (menstruation/PMS) leave system Life support (fertility treatment) leave system
Reform of Working Practices

We are proactively working to create a work environment in which both male and female employees can choose their own work style and perform their tasks more enthusiastically. From April 2019, our efforts to promote reform of working practices have been accelerated. Reforms were implemented in 23 areas, including the introduction of a telework system, a flextime system, a paid leave system by the hour, an "F" (menstrual/PMS) leave system and a life support (fertility treatment) leave system and the elimination of the pay deduction system for those working a reduced schedule. We are also proud that the ratio of women in managerial posts is high at 47.5%.

Eruboshi certification
SDGs awareness-raising activities at universities

We have been carrying out activities to raise awareness of efforts toward SDGs among university students, who are responsible for the next generation. In 2020, we gave lectures at Senshu University. In 2020, Sophia University abolished its conventional "beauty contest" and, instead, held a "Sophian’s Contest" from fresh perspectives, including the SDGs. Supporting this idea, we have been actively working with Sophia University to address social issues, including promoting SDGs awareness-raising activities via SNS for Sophian’s Contest finalists.

SDGs awareness-raising activities at universities SDGs awareness-raising activities at universities
Clean Beauty Declaration 3
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Responsible Consumption and Production Climate Action Life Below Water Life On Land
Okayama Factory
Okayama Factory’s initiative for "Zero Emissions"
~ Making all waste recyclable or reusable ~

The Okayama Factory, the production site of Momotanijuntenkan, has been actively engaging in 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) activities for waste management for 10 years. As of 2020, it achieved almost 100% 3Rs in terms of waste and sludge generated from the factory. Bottles are recycled into raw materials for glass, plastic products are recycled into solid fuel, waste liquid is recycled into cement fuel/raw materials, and sludge generated from effluent treatment is converted into compost, some of which was used to grow lavender on the factory premises.
The Okayama Factory has been registered as a "business establishment declaring the promotion of the 3Rs of plastics," a project launched by the Okayama Prefectural Government.

Bottles ■ used containers → raw materials for glass (which are mixed with new raw materials to create new bottles for our products)
raw materials for glass (which are mixed with new raw materials to create new bottles for our products)
Sludge ■ sludge → compost (part of which has been used to grow lavender on the factory premises)
Sludge: sludge →compost
Plastics ■ used containers → solid fuel
 used containers → solid fuel
Waste liquid  ■ waste liquid → cement raw materials/fuel
waste liquid → cement raw materials/fuel
Employment of Eco-Friendly Packages
Employment of Eco-Friendly Packages

Meishoku Cosmetic Ltd. is currently shifting away from containers for the MEISHOKU series, a long-time seller launched 1932, in a phased manner, adopting a package that reduces the amount of plastic used by about 50%. The REPAIR & BALANCE series has also used eco-friendly, smart containers to reduce waste. The mail-order RF28 brand has also been working toward development of products and services with a focus on sustainability, including using FSC-certified paper package.
In other brands of Momotanijuntenkan, active efforts have been made to promote eco-friendly approaches, including the use of FSC-certified materials for product shipping containers and product packages.

Research into sustainable formulation Research into sustainable formulation
Research into sustainable formulation

The R&D Department—which is responsible for formulation research and functional research for the development of new products—has been advancing research regarding the formulation and mechanisms that are required by society of the future. To pursue research on formulation needed in an era emphasizing the importance of achieving the SDGs, we have set the definition and scope of "sustainability for formulation development" on our own and have accumulated know-how on the building of formulation.

Introduction of eco-friendly paper bag

Momotanijuntenkan’s paper bag, which is offered to customers, has been newly designed. The new paper bag features not only a new pattern and logo design but also the following materials: the base paper is made from trees cut down under a logging and planting program, and plant-derived raw materials are used for ink.

Ink made from plant-derived substance Ink made from plant-derived substance
Introduction of eco-friendly paper bag

he article about Momotanijuntenkan appears in a special issue on the SDGs of "FRaU"

"FRaU SDGs Special Issue
"FRaU SDGs Special Magazine article

special issue on the SDGs of "FRaU"

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"Health Declaration"

Health Declaration

To realize our corporate philosophy of "contributing to the well-being of people by helping them achieve beautiful skin and thereby enriching their mind," we at the Momotanijuntenkan Group consider the health of individual employees to be an important business foundation. We are making Group-wide efforts to create a work environment in which each individual can work with vigor and enthusiasm by maintaining and promoting the health of both employees and management and preventing disease.

"Junten" was the teachings that guided the life of Masajiro Momotani, the founder of Momotanijuntenkan. We have inherited the founder’s spirit and attitude of "Junten," which has been set as our corporate creed. "Following the will of the universe and rendering services to people" means to wish for everyone’s happiness, eventually leading to a future for which the SDGs aim.

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"Follow the will of the universe and render services to people"