The Pigeon Group is committed to sustainable and ethical procurement of raw materials. For this purpose, the Group has established a CSR Procurement Policy and CSR Procurement Guidelines. Guided by this Policy and these Guidelines, Pigeon pursues a stable supply of high-quality products and raw materials through its procurement processes and seeks to construct a win-win relationship with its suppliers, maintaining fair business practices with a strong sense of compliance and ethics.
Using Sustainable Palm Oil
Palm oil is a vegetable oil extracted from the fruit of oil palm trees cultivated in tropical regions. It is used in foods, detergents, and a range of other applications, and demand for it continues to grow globally. However, various problems related to palm oil have been noted in areas such as agricultural development and working conditions. The detergent and skin care products manufactured by the Pigeon Group include components manufactured from palm oil and palm kernel oil among their raw materials. To encourage the sustainable use of palm oil, in December 2020 Pigeon became a full member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).1
Additionally, in our Japan and Singapore businesses, since 2021 we have been purchasing RSPO credits through the book-and-claim approach2 for certain detergent and skin care products.
1. A non-profit organization that aims to encourage sustainable production and use of palm oil.
2. A system for supporting certified palm (kernel) oil producers by allowing end users to purchase certification credits issued by RSPO-certified producers based on their certified palm (kernel) oil production volume.
Palm Oil/Palm Kernel Oil Usage and RSPO Credit Purchases (2021)
Amount Used (t)*
RSPO Credits Purchased and Used (t)
|Palm oil||176||CSPO : 25|
|Palm kernel oil||346||CSPKO: 28|
Data collected from: Pigeon Home Products Corporation, PIGEON SINGAPORE PTE. LTD., PIGEON INDUSTRIES (Thailand) CO., LTD., PT PIGEON BABY LAB INDONESIA
For Pigeon Home Products Corporation, calculation covers raw materials used to manufacture the company’s own products. Products in scope: Detergent, cleansers, and skincare.
* Amount of components derived from oil palms in raw materials, converted to equivalent in palm oil or palm kernel oil
Check our progress at www.rspo.org.
Using Sustainable Paper
The raw material of paper is timber, and yet our forests are rapidly being lost due to illegal felling and other causes. Destroying forests not only robs living beings of their homes, it has a major impact on natural hazards caused by water and soil degradation, and climate change.
At Pigeon, we promote the adoption of forest-certified paper that uses timber from properly managed forests as its raw material. As of fiscal 2021, our Japan business used forest-certified paper in the packaging for a total of 111 SKUs. Our SofTouch series uses forest-certified paper for all packaging and instruction booklets.
SofTouch series (Japanese)