Profile of the Mizuno Group
The Mizuno Group, comprising Mizuno Corporation, its 21 subsidiaries and nine affiliated companies, is primarily engaged in the manufacturing and the selling of sporting goods.
※ Refer to the activity bases in the company profile for details.
Supply Chain Conditions
Mizuno works with a number of outside organizations in an effort to supply better sporting goods. Sports shoes, sportswear, golf clubs and other goods are manufactured at its own factories and at contracted factories, which are mainly located in China, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Myanmar and Cambodia.
Mizuno conducts its CSR procurement activities in compliance with the Mizuno CSR Procurement Code of Conduct. After Mizuno confirms that the factories fully understand the content of these activities, it conducts CSR procurement audits at contracted factories so that Mizuno makes corrective measures if Mizuno identifies any problems related to human rights, occupational safety and health, and the environment.
Preventive Approaches and Actions for Principles of Prevention
Mizuno strives to minimize its environmental footprint from the planning and development stage to the manufacturing stage, and to reduce environmental burdens.
In 2018, in one of our most important business areas, we conducted the analysis by conducting a LCA for Wave Rider 21, which is the model of a typical running shoe, and we have identified the high impact process and environmental aspects in the product life cycle.
※ Refer to the Environment page for details.
Participation in Outside Organizations and Initiatives
Participation in Outside Initiatives Relating to CSR or Sustainability
|Apparel and Footwear International RSL Management Group（AFIRM）
Organizations and Domestic and Overseas Advisory Institutions within which Mizuno holds positions
①Governance organizations within which Mizuno holds positions
|Association of Japan Sporting Goods Industries (JASPO)
|Kansai Sporting Goods Industrial Association
|Mizuno Sports Promotion Foundation
|Higashi Tax Payment Association
② Organizations operating projects or committees in which Mizuno participates
|The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry （WFSGI）
③Organizations to which Mizuno has made more monetary contributions than expected by ordinary membership status
④Organizations whose membership is regarded as strategic
|Osaka Sporting Goods Wholesalers Association
|Study Group for Information Systems on Sporting Goods
|Japan Golf Goods Association
Records of Recognitions and Awards by Outsiders
|One of the “500 Health and Productivity Companies” in FY2019
||The system for selecting and authorizing companies working on excellent health management that the Japan Health Conference implements jointly with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
|One of the “Sports Yell Companies” in FY2019
||The system with which Japan Sports Agency authorizes companies taking aggressive action in the implementation of sports for the promotion of employees’ health.
|One of the “Model Companies of Sports Promotion Companies in Tokyo” in FY2019
||The system with which the Tokyo Metropolitan Government authorizes companies carrying out social contribution activities in the field of sports or encouraging employees to participate in sports activity.