Environment

Mizuno understands that the conservation of the global environment is one of the most important issues shared by humankind, and thus we are committed to helping to create a sustainable society. Since the establishment of the Crew 21 Committee* in September 1991, we have been making efforts to effectively use resources and to reduce environmental impacts, including CO2 emissions and environmental pollutants.

Mizuno has established the Mizuno Green Grade, its own criteria for the certification of eco-friendly products, in an effort to make all of its products eco-friendly. The company-wide promotion of eco-friendliness throughout the entire product lifecycle, from material procurement to production, transportation, sales, use, and finally disposal helps to conserve resources, preserve the environment, and reduce the environmental load.

Basic policy

Mizuno Environmental Policy

To promote realization of a “sustainable society,” Mizuno Corporation and Mizuno Group companies will actively contribute to the conservation of the global environment in all business activities and actions of all individuals under the slogan of “Presenting a sound and healthy sports scene to people and to mother earth,” based on a recognition that conservation of the global environment is one of the critical common challenges for all humankind.

  1. Prevention of environmental pollution
    1. We will reduce the impacts of chemicals on people, the environment and the ecosystem.
    2. We will endeavor to reduce and recycle waste.
  2. Sustainable use of resources
    1. We will endeavor to make effective use of limited resources.
  3. Mitigation of climate change
    1. We will endeavor to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  4. Coexistence with society
    1. We will endeavor to develop and offer products and services that take the environment into consideration.
    2. We will broaden communications with local communities.
    3. We will endeavor to preserve biodiversity.

To ensure realization of the above policies, we will set specific environmental objectives and targets so that systematic efforts can be made to achieve the targets.

1 April, 2016
Akito Mizuno
President
Mizuno Corporation

Mizuno’s Long-Term Environmental Target

As a long-term environmental target, the Mizuno Group and its overseas business sites have set a 30% reduction in CO2 emissions from energy consumption by 2030 compared to 2018, and are promoting activities to achieve a low-carbon society. Following discussions at the IPCC's Special Report on 1.5°C in 2018, the UN Climate Action Summit in 2019 and COP25, the criteria for the Science Based Targets (SBT) Initiative were revised, and the base year was changed from FY2013 to FY2018.

FY2019 Performance Highlights

  • Mizuno Global CO2 Emissions (year-on-year)

    3.9% reduction

  • Recycling rate of industrial waste at manufacturing sites [*c] :

    99.3%

  • Ratio of sales of Mizuno Green Grade certified products (environmentally conscious products)

    89.6%