Aeon sustainable procurement principle

Aeon sustainable procurement principle

Aeon established the “Aeon Sustainable Procurement Principles” in February 2014 with the aim of achieving both the sustainability of natural resources and the continuous development of business activities based on the Aeon Sustainability Basic Policy.

  1. Eliminate illegal trading, harvesting and fishing of natural resources.
  2. Establish and operate ion standards from the perspective of biodiversity conservation and prevention of natural resource depletion.
  3. Minimize the use of non-renewable resources.
  4. Establish traceability of agricultural products and fishery resources, fishing methods, etc.
  5. Prevents destruction of forests with high conservation value in forest products.

Aeon’s Sustainable Procurement Policy ・ 2020 target

In fiscal 2014, we formulated the “Aeon Sustainable Procurement Principles” to achieve both the sustainability of natural resources and the continuous development of business activities. In April 2017, for agricultural products, livestock products, marine products, paper / pulp / wood, and palm oil, Aeon’s Sustainable Procurement Policy ”And“ Sustainable Procurement 2020 Target ”. We will further promote procurement of products produced based on global standards.

Agricultural products

Aeon’s Sustainable Procurement Policy
We strive to procure sustainable agricultural products that are in harmony with nature, ecosystems and society.
By cultivating the vegetables themselves, we will provide safe and delicious vegetables and contribute to the creation of a safe food future.
Sustainable procurement policy 2020 target
・ Private brand is GFSI​ ​* 3​ ​Aiming for 100% implementation of good agricultural practices (GAP) management
・ Aim for 5% of organic agricultural products

Livestock products

Aeon’s Sustainable Procurement Policy
We strive to procure sustainable livestock products that are in harmony with nature, ecosystems and society.
By producing beef yourself, we will provide safe and delicious beef and contribute to the creation of a safe future for food.
Sustainable procurement policy 2020 target
・ For private brands, aim to achieve 100% management by GFSI-based food safety management system (FSMS) or good agricultural practices (GAP)

Seafood

Aeon’s Sustainable Procurement Policy
We regularly conduct risk assessments from the perspective of preventing resource depletion and conserving biodiversity.
In addition, we will consider feasible measures to reduce risk and strive to procure sustainable seafood.​ ​* 1
Sustainable procurement policy 2020 target
・ Aeon Co., Ltd.​ ​*Four​ ​, ASC​ ​*Five​ ​Aiming for 100% acquisition of distribution and processing certification (CoC)
・ Provide private brands with sustainable support for all major fish species

Paper, pulp, wood

Aeon’s Sustainable Procurement Policy
We will use wood and pulp produced from properly managed forests as raw materials for products and store materials to prevent deforestation.​ ​* 2
Sustainable procurement policy 2020 target
Sustainable certification (FSC® for major categories of private brands​ ​* 6​ ​Aiming for 100% use of raw materials

Palm oil

Aeon’s Sustainable Procurement Policy
We will strive to procure palm oil, which is used as a raw material for products, in consideration of deforestation and biodiversity.
Sustainable procurement policy 2020 target
・ Private brands have sustainable certification (RSPO​ ​* 7​ ​Aiming to use 100% of raw materials
  1. * 1. The seafood procurement policy was Aeon Sustainable Seafood Procurement Policy ”In advance.
  2. * 2. In 2016, the procurement policy for paper, pulp and wood was Aeon Forest Resources Procurement Principle ”In advance.
  3. * 3.​ ​GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative): Global Food Safety Initiative A food safety promotion organization under the TCGF (The Consumer Goods Forum) consisting of global retailers and food manufacturers. Food safety standards certified
  4. *Four.​ ​MSC (Marine Stewardship Council)
    Operate a certification system for natural fishery products caught in a sustainable and socially responsible manner
  5. *Five.​ ​ASC (Aquaculture Stewardship Council):Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)
    Operate a certification system for marine products produced at farms that are friendly to the environment and society
  6. * 6.​ ​FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council): Forest Management Council
    Operating a forest certification system where management and logging are conducted with consideration for the environment and local communities
  7. * 7.​ ​RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil): Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil
    Promoting sustainable palm oil production and use through standard development and stakeholder participation

(Example) Initiatives in marine products

In the future, Aeon is always thinking and implementing measures to shift from endangered marine products to fishery products with sustainable support.

Sustainable product sales

● Active sales of sustainable marine products such as “MSC certification” and “ASC certification”

・ AEON started selling “MSC certified” products for natural fish in 2006, taking into account resource sustainability and the environment.

・ Furthermore, in March 2014, we began selling “ASC certified” products for marine products produced by responsible aquaculture.

● Enhanced handling of complete aquaculture

・ In June 2015, a fully-cultured tuna that does not depend on natural tuna resources Topvalu Gurinai Sales of “Amami Umale Ikumoto Tuna” started.

・ We will take care to minimize the environmental impact of complete aquaculture. As part of this, we will encourage stakeholders to create standards for categories that do not have sustainable standards such as ASC.

Elimination of illegal transactions

● Comply with international treaties such as the Washington Convention

-Regarding the European eel, which is trade-restricted as an endangered species under the Washington Convention, the handling has been suspended because there is no way to secure the regulations.

・ In consideration of regulations restricting the export of eel fry in each country, we refrain from procuring domestically produced different types of eel.

-Regarding the tuna immature fish, we will make appropriate procurement based on the decision of the Regional Fisheries Management Organization (RFMO), taking into consideration the framework to be determined in the future.

Establish traceability

● Initiatives to strengthen resource management in Indonesia

・ Efforts have been started to limit the location and duration of Shirasu catch.

・ To strengthen resource management, we will encourage stakeholders to investigate the actual amount of resources and establish a management organization.

Regular risk assessment

● Establishing a sustainable procurement promotion organization

・ In 2014, the Fisheries Assessment Committee, which conducts regular risk assessments for the sustainable use of fishery products, and the Marine Products Sustainable Use Promotion Committee, which examines action guidelines and specific responses. Was established.

・ Evaluate the impact and scale of impacts on laws and resources, the environment, and identify the priority of initiatives.

-We will continue to improve the level of efforts by considering from the perspective of feasibility based on the input of external stakeholders such as experts.