Isetan Mitsukoshi group established the Isetan Mitsukoshi Group Procurement Policy in May 2018.We will continue to cope with social and environmental problem related to our supply chain with our partner.
To check our Procurement Policy, please click here.
All the department store belongs to the Isetan Mitsukoshi Group in Japan realize “Safe and Secure” in merchandises and the environment of stores by maintain and check based on “the Isetan Mitsukoshi Group Quality Control Standard.”
It is important to check usage of formaldehyde, which is regulated by “Act on Control of Household Products Containing Harmful Substances” in Japan, especially for the merchandises selling at the baby’s goods department. We maintain offering safe and secure merchandises to our customers regularly through providing security against harmful substances by doing correct control in “quality of merchandises”, “sales” and “environment.”
①We check all the type of imported or self-developed textile merchandised for babies (regulated items) by having formaldehyde examination.
②We confirm observance to the standard through having random picked-up inspection which check “Certification of formaldehyde examination” with our business partners. 50 items among the textile merchandises for babies in the baby goods department are randomly picked up.
③We maintain and manage non-formaldehyde polluted environment to the merchandises for babies by having formaldehyde examination to all the equipment using at the baby’s department once a year based on inner rules.
（Part of inner manual for the examination)
We designate items, such as kimono and Japanese cushion, other than items which regulated for use of Azo dye easily create specific aromatic Amines, which regulated at “Act on Control of Household Products Containing Harmful Substances”, at the Isetan Mitsukoshi Group Quality Control Standard. We ask our business partners to present “Declaration of Not using Harmful Substances” based on the written consideration from April 2016 (We receive “Certification for handling related merchandises” in the case of not handling those items.)
■items regulated under the law
diaper, diaper cover, underwear, night cloth, hand grove, socks, inner cloth, outer cloth, hat, linen for bedtime, floor cloth, table cloth, neckwear, handkerchief, towel, bath mat and so on.
＜Leather Goods(including fur manufacture)＞
underwear, hand grove, inner cloth, outer cloth, hat and floor cloth
■Items regulated at the Isetan Mitsukoshi Quality Control Standard
Kimono and its accessories (except Obi, Han-Eri and Eri-Yoke), Tabi (Japanese traditional socks for Kimono), Kotatsu Futon(duvet for Japanese traditional furniture), cushion, Japanese cushion, cover for chair, cover for Japanese cushion
Isetan Mitsukoshi Property Design pushes forward with usage of woods certificated by FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®). They design and sale furniture and equipment made of those woods.
They became a registrar of Clean Wood Act in August 2019. There is a sign not to mingled with other type of woods.
※The Clean Wood Act
It is a short term of “The Act on Promotion of use and distribution of legally-harvested woods and woods products (enforced in May 2017).”
This act defines the range of objected woods and related companies, registration system and measures which wood (forestry) related company and the government should take in the purpose of promotion of use and distribution of legally-harvested woods and wood products which made of logged woods conform the law of Japan and the country of its origin.