Responsibility for global environmental issues throughout the product lifecycle


Why are priority issues important ? (reason for importance)

The earth’s environment faces various issues, including global warming and pollution due to waste. The world economy could become adversely affected due to climate change and suspension of manufacturing facilities caused by an increase in natural disasters. Mizuno recognizes the importance of reducing environmental burden, such as greenhouse gas, in conducting its business. It also recognizes the importance in developing and offering environmentally friendly products and services so as to help the world lead worry-free lives and pass on to future generations an environment where everyone can actively enjoy sports.

Related to the SDGs

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Mizuno’s Risks and Opportunities

At Mizuno, we have identified climate change, waste, and chemical substances as important issues, and we are advancing the analysis of risks and opportunities for each. In response to the growing societal interest in natural capital, including biodiversity, we will work to enhance understanding within the company. We will also build a structure that enables us to report the impact of our group's initiatives, as well as our business, strategy, and finance.


  • Physical damage to business locations, stores, and administrative facilities due to climate change
  • Suspension of operations by suppliers and delays in raw material procurement due to climate change
  • Increased compliance costs due to tightened environmental regulations
  • Increased costs associated with the adoption of renewable energy
  • Reduction in outdoor sports due to rising temperatures and increased risk of heatstroke
  • Increased disposal costs due to increased waste emissions
  • Risks of harmful chemical leaks


  • Cost reduction through energy conservation, introduction of renewable energy, waste reduction, and promotion of recycling
  • Expansion of sales through the development and sale of environmentally friendly products and products that respond to climate change

Mizuno’s Long-term Environmental Target

To accelerate its efforts aimed at reducing climate change, in August 2020, Mizuno reexamined its long-term environmental target and decided to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. At the same time, in addition to its existing Scope 1 and 2 emissions reduction target for 2030, Mizuno set a Scope 3 emissions reduction target and announced it in May 2021.

Aiming to achieve carbon neutrality

2030 (CO2 emissions; compared to 2018)
Scope1 & 2: Reduce CO2 emissions by 30%
Scope3: Reduce CO2 emissions by 50% (per product)

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Goals & Results

  • Apparel 100% of products to be environmentally friendly by 2028 (in all categories of new products)
  • Footwear 100% of products to be environmentally friendly products by 2027 (in all categories of new products)
  • Equipment Reduce material loss in the manufacturing process, reduce energy consumption during manufacturing, and reduce/streamline use of subsidiary materials to achieve 30% reduction by 2030 (compared to 2018)

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Approach to priority Issues

In Mizuno’s entire business activities, indirect emissions known as Scope 3 account for approximately 97% of greenhouse gas emissions. Specifically, "purchased products and services" make up about 80% of the total, making the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through products essential. We will continue to promote product planning and development aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Main Initiatives

For initiatives related to "Responsibility for global environmental issues throughout the product lifecycle," please refer to the following links:

Link: Policies and Systems

Link: Environmental Management System

Link: Mitigation of Environmental Impact in Products

Link: Climate Change

Link: Water Use and Management

Link: Reduction of hazardous chemical substances

Link: Reduction of waste

Link: Business activities and environmental burden

Moving Forward

Towards realizing carbon neutrality by 2050, we will continue to advance initiatives such as innovating manufacturing processes and utilizing renewable energy. In addition, we will accelerate environmentally conscious efforts, such as promoting recycling, reducing waste, and using water efficiently.