Respect for the Environment
Response to Climate Change
Action Policy for Climate Change
Ryohin Keikaku recognizes that issues related to climate change are of particular importance, and is working to monitor and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from all of its business activities in order to reduce its impact on climate change and biodiversity. We have set our target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1 and 2) by 50% by 2030 compared to the fiscal year ending February 2020. In order to steadily advance our actions for decarbonization in corporate management, we aim to introduce renewable energy to 100% of our stores and install solar panels to 100% of our own store facilities by 2030. We are also working with our business partners to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from our stores, supply chain and product use, to reduce energy consumption, and to improve energy efficiency in our business activities.
To mitigate the impacts on climate change and biodiversity, Ryohin Keikaku is working on managing and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in its overall business activities. We are continuing our initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our stores, the supply chain, and the use of products.
Risks and Opportunities Related to Climate Change
Short-term (1-3 years) risks and countermeasures
Our measures to ensure the safety of our employees in the event of natural disasters includes the introduction of a system (smartphone application) that enables employees to quickly report their safety conditions, and in order to improve effectiveness, we are regularly conducting safety confirmation drills and lectures on initial responses to disasters.
The headquarters office stockpiles foodstuffs on a rolling stock basis, and stores are equipped with flashlights and other emergency supplies.
In addition, based on the concept of "incorporating preparedness into everyday life" not only for employees but also for the community as a whole, we are working to raise awareness of disaster prevention together with local residents by developing products and holding events under the theme of "always ready for emergency."
・Price hikes due to reduced raw material supply and unstable product supply
We have established an inventory standard for the products that form the lifestyle basics, based on the sales forecasts for the next few weeks. In this way, we are able to ensure product supply for a certain period of time.
Medium-and long-term (three years or longer) risks and countermeasures
・Price hikes of greenhouse gas emissions in Carbon pricing
Our distribution center has installed solar panels that could reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions by around 494 tons, an effect equivalent to creating around 72 ha of a broadleaf forest.
We also operates three campsites (Tsunan-machi in Niigata Prefecture, Takayama City in Gifu Prefecture, and Tsumagoi-mura in Gunma Prefecture) and manages a total of approximately 700,000 tsubo (approximately 231.4 ha) of forests around the sites.
・Rising prices for raw materials
We are working to reduce waste in the production process and to make effective use of resources by thoroughly implementing the three principles of Selection of Materials, Streamlining of Processes, and Simplification of Packages. We are also working to recycle and reuse the resources generated during the production process.
Details of Initiatives
Adaptation Measures for the Risk of Natural Disasters
As adaptation measures for the risk of natural disasters caused by climate change, such as typhoons and floods, the headquarters of Ryohin Keikaku is stockpiling food products by stock rotation, and our stores are equipped with flashlights and other emergency supplies for disasters.
Introducing Renewable Energy and Installing Solar Panels to Hatoyama Distribution Center
The Hatoyama Distribution Center has 1,400 kWh solar panels on the roof. These solar panels can generate electricity equivalent to the annual power consumption of around 228 general households. We expect to reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions by around 494 tons, an effect equivalent to creating around 72 ha of a broadleaf forest.
We have also introduced renewable energy to cover about half of the electricity used at the site.
At the three campsites (Tsunan-machi in Niigata Prefecture, Takayama City in Gifu Prefecture, and Tsumagoi-mura in Gunma Prefecture) operated by Ryohin Keikaku, a total of approximately 700,000 tsubo (approximately 231.4 ha) of forests are managed around the sites.
In addition, at the three campsites, we carry out activities to deepen customers' understanding of nature through outdoor classes and kids' summer camps in which local residents participate as instructors.
GHG Emissions *horizontal scroll to view full table
Ryohin Keikaku calculates its GHG emissions according to the GHG Protocol, the standard guidelines used worldwide.
We will also continue to monitor the situation in countries and regions where MUJI is operating.
|Scope||Item||February 2019||February 2020||August 2021|
|Scope 1 (Direct emission)||Stores||386||538||867|
|Scope 1 subtotal||514||666||988|
|Scope 2 (Indirect emission)||Stores||24,367||22,102||22,254|
|Scope 2 subtotal||28,972||26,407||25,275|
|Total (Scope 1 / 2)||29,486||27,073||26,263|
|CO2 emission per 100 million yen revenue from operations||12.0||10.1||8.8|
*GHG emission data was collected from direct-managed MUJI stores in Japan, our logistics centers, headquarter building and other facilities owned by Ryohin Keikaku.
*Emission coefficients of Scope 1 and 2: The coefficients specified by the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Calculation, Reporting, and Publication System are used.
|Scope||Category||February 2020||August 2021|
|Scope 3||1. Purchased products and services||729,779||704,321|
|2. Building and construction of capital goods||80,946||26,618|
|3. Activities related to fuel and energy and not included in Scope 1 and 2||4,293||4,455|
|4. Upstream transportation and delivery||46,003||49,175|
|5. Waste from business activities||298||210|
|6. Business trips||2,712||956|
|7. Employees' commute||2,991||3,386|
|8. Upstream lease assets (included in scope 1 and 2)||-||-|
|9. Downstream transportation and delivery (included in Category 4)||-||-|
|10. Process of sold goods||-||-|
|11. Use of sold goods||66,004||64,155|
|12. Discarding of sold goods||501||591|
|13. Downstream lease assets (Not subjected)||-||-|
|15. Investment (Not subjected)||-||-|
|Scope 3 Total||884,460||857,928|
*Businesses within Japan is included in the calculations.
*Emission coefficients: Intensity data base of Ministry of Environment and IDEAv2 are used.
Energy Usage *horizontal scroll to view full table
|Boundary||Energy usage||February 2019||February 2020||August 2021|
|Ryohin Keikaku only||Town Gas (Sm3)||228,185||234,972||390,502|
|LP Gas (kg)||14,259||11,074||14,656|
|Diesel Oil (ℓ)||1,055||1,355||1,055|
|Warm/cold water (MJ)||5,386,509||6,410,565||5,526,919|
T-shirts for Children Printed with Endangered Species as a Motif
We have added a new series of endangered species to the printed T-shirts for children that have been designed with the motif of creatures you can meet at MUJI campsites. We donate part of the sales to the IUCN-J (Japan Committee for International Union for Conservation of Nature). We hope having children wear these T-shirts will lead to activities aimed at protecting creatures that are the motif and, at the same time, provide an opportunity for them to become interested in the situation in which those creatures are placed.
Activation of MOKUIKU (teaching about woods through wooden toys) activities that originated in Hokkaido (MUJI SHARE STAR Hakodate)
The Hokkaido Government Oshima General Subprefectural Bureau and MUJI SHARE STAR Hakodate are working on collaborative projects related to the dissemination and promotion of MOKUIKU while mutually cooperating through public-private collaboration toward the revitalization of MOKUIKU activities that originated in Hokkaido. Since its opening in April 2016, we have hosted monthly workshops and events related to MOKUIKU such as tree planting to foster an understanding of MOKUIKU. We are strengthening cooperation with relevant organizations that support the MOKUIKU initiative.
Ryohin Keikaku strives to improve its social credibility by implementing measures against climate change, working to improve its environmental performance, and actively disclosing information through its website.
Regarding information disclosure on environmental performance, we have responded to written questions such as the "Report on Measures against Global Warming" submitted to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Environment.