Respect the Environment

Response to Climate Change

Action Policy for Climate Change

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

・Natural disasters
We have formulated the Business Continuity Plan (BCP) to ensure the safety of our employees in the event of natural disasters.
We have introduced 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.

Solar Panels of the Hatoyama Distribution Center

Solar Panels of the 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.

MUJI Campsites

MUJI Campsites

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.

Energy Usage *horizontal scroll to view full table

Unit: t-CO2e
Scope Item FY 2018/02 FY 2019/02 FY 2020/02
Scope 1
(Direct emission)
Gas
(stores)
351 386 275
Gas (headquarters) 127 128 123
Gas (distribution centers) 0 0 0
Scope1 subtotal 478 514 398
Scope2
(Indirect emission)
Electricity
(stores)
20,064 24,367 20,005
Electricity (headquarters) 428 323 350
Electricity (distribution centers) 4,139 4,282 3,970
Scope2 subtotal 24,631 28,972 24,325
Totalization range Headquarters: Headquarters: Headquarters:
Ikebukuro headquarters Ikebukuro headquarters Ikebukuro headquarters
Hatoyama Distribution Center Hatoyama Distribution Center Hatoyama Distribution Center
(including all distribution centers) (including all distribution centers) (including all distribution centers)
Stores: Directly managed Stores: Directly managed Stores: Directly managed
MUJI stores in Japan MUJI stores in Japan MUJI stores in Japan
Boundary FY 2018/02 FY 2019/02 FY 2020/02
Energy usage Electricity usage Domestic only 47,768,916 50,378,348 44,072,379
Gas usage 214,529 228,185 177,205
Gasoline usage
Hot/cold water usage 5,389,322 5,386,509 4,232,762
Total 53,372,767 55,993,042 48,482,345
T-shirts for Children Printed with Endangered Species as a Motif

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)

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.

Information Disclosure

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.