Initiatives for SDGs

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the 2030 Agenda) is a set of international development goals from 2016 to 2030, which was adopted by the UN Sustainable Development Summit held in September 2015 building on the success of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The 2030 Agenda listed “Sustainable Development Goals” consisting of 17 goals and 169 targets in order to eradicate poverty and realize a sustainable world. The SDGs are universal goals applicable, not only to developing countries but also developed countries, and pledge “Leave no one behind.” through the implementation process.

Initiatives for SDGs by the Takara Belmont Group

The Takara Belmont Group had been working directly and indirectly on the SDGs through activities for a better society and environment even before the SDGs were adopted.
We believe that we can play a more vital social role by promoting activities to realize the SDGs.
Our main initiatives are as follows:


Donating Delivery Tables to Hospitals in Chile

The Chairman & C.E.O of Takara Belmont, who serves as the Honorary Consul to the Republic of Chile in Osaka, donated an obstetric and gynecological delivery table (DG-820) manufactured by the company to a hospital in Concepción City when he visited Chile in 2008 after his appointment. Then, he donated another delivery table (DG-820) to the same hospital when it was damaged by the 2010 Chile earthquake. In 2014, he donated an obstetric and gynecological examination table (DG-770) to the Chile University Hospital, where he visited in 2019 as part of his continuous efforts to improve the hospital environment so that patients can deliver their baby without concern.


Official Sponsor of the Organisation Mondiale Coiffure (OMC) Hairworld and Sponsor of the National Team

The Organisation Mondiale Coiffure (OMC) Hairworld is held biannually as the world largest competition, which is equivalent to the Olympic Games for hairdressers and beauticians. Takara Belmont not only supports the OMC Hairworld as an official sponsor but serves as a major sponsor of the Japan team by providing support to members who are dispatched to the competition.

OMC Hairworld


I.D. Competition by LebeL

LebeL,* a professional cosmetic brand of Takara Belmont, organizes and sponsors competitions for hairdressers across Japan. We support hairdressers in their efforts to make their dreams come true by sponsoring a long-established competition for winding since 1981, as well as for weaving and comprehensive hair design, so that they can upgrade their skills while improving creativity, techniques, and concentration. As a supplementary prize, we provide award winners who have advanced through area and final stages nationwide with an opportunity to further improve their skills through an overseas training tour. In addition, we honor entries from several overseas countries today.
*LebeL is Takara Belmont’s professional hair cosmetics brand sold in Japan and several other countries.

LebeL I.D. Competition


Founding Educational Facilities

Since the startup phase of the hairdressing and beauty industry, Takara Belmont has worked to establish educational facilities to train future practitioners. Because the techniques we cover extend from cosmetics to esthetics, we operate the colleges so that students can learn the precise techniques for trusted services to their clients. (Takara International Esthetic College and Takara Beauty College)

Takara Beauty College and Takara International Esthetic College


Research and Development of Highly Biodegradable Surfactants

LebeL was engaged in the early design of products with highly biodegradable surfactants to protect valuable water resources, and the company developed acid soap-based haircare products in 1992. We proactively continued the research and development of highly biodegradable surfactants, which led us to launch LebeL ONE in Japan and several other countries in 2021. This product can save water by approximately 8.8% because the surfactants in the product are reduced by 30%,*1 which allows shortening of the rinse time. In this way, we contribute to the conservation of safe water resources.
The expected annual volume of water savings is 4,726 tons (equivalent to 9.5 million plastic 500 mL bottles)*2
*1 Compared to our company’s another product 
*2 Estimations based on the salon use at all salons that introduced LebeL ONE in Japan


Wastewater Treatment Facility

Our Cosmetics factory introduced a waste liquid treatment method using microorganisms early on and expanded the process in 2014 according to the operational status of the entire Shiga equipment factory office site. The sludge generated through waste liquid treatment is properly managed by manifest as industrial waste and recycled by an industrial waste disposal company as regenerated raw materials for cement and subbase course materials. Thus, we take the initiative to reduce waste for reuse as circulative resources.


Modal Shift

We use the means of transportation with less of an environmental impact, such as railways, from the factories of Takara Belmont Group to remote regions that include Hokkaido.


Introducing the Solar Power System

We installed photovoltaic power generation equipment in the Osaka Factory in 2014 and in the Shiga equipment factory office in 2015. The renewable energy generated is supplied to each region through the transmission network of the local electric power company by which we contribute to a reduction in CO2 emissions and the stable supply of electric power that is not dependent on fossil electric power generation even during tight electricity supply and demand.
In addition, we applied heat insulation treatment to the ceiling of the Shiga equipment factory in 2017, as well as Cooltherm heat-shielding paint to a part of the roof of the Osaka factory in 2021. Such efforts help to drive down the use of air conditioners and allow us to contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions.


Development of Cosmetic Containers Using Biological Raw Materials

In recent years, we have begun working with associate companies with the goal of adopting cosmetic containers with less of a proportion of petroleum feedstock and more biological raw materials.


Contributing to the Prosperity of Vietnam’s Local Industry and Improvement of Technical Skills

Our local subsidiary in Vietnam, together with local staff, launched the new brand called Kochie, which incorporates the development technology and knowledge that we cultivated in Japan. As such, we support the development of the hairdressing and beauty industry in Vietnam and the improvement of its technical capabilities.


Developing Environment-conscious Cosmetics

LebeL strives to develop products that offer sufficient high performance to meet the requirements of professional use, and our environment-conscious products are based on the elements of environmental consideration from our original standards. In FY 2019, as such elements of environmental consideration, we newly developed and launched a series of products with naturally derived ingredients*1 at 100%*2 (Moii Series) in which petroleum feedstock was not used. The products have earned high ratings in the market as the background to an increased awareness of organic products.
*1 This means that most of the ingredients are derived from non-petroleum sources, such as plants.
*2 It does not contain water.


Considering the lifecycle of products and materials by upcycling waste leather

"Re: bonis" is a project from our own factories to create new value by making use of the waste leather* from the production of chairs. We transform die-cut leather, which had been discarded, into a new product. Thus, we established a unique ecosystem to generate new value. Our initiative is for a recycling-based society in consideration of the future global environment.
*Waste leather from our company is synthetic leather.


Reduction of Waste Volume by Introducing Refill Products

We adopted refill containers for our cosmetics to reduce the volume of waste generated by hair salons.



Japan started charging for plastic bags on July 1, 2020. LebeL adopted a sustainable environment-conscious shopping bag in response to the value limited resources. This bag, which is mainly made from limestone (51% or more) as the raw material, allows us to reduce the use of pulp (wood) and fossil resources more significantly than conventional paper or plastic bags. Moreover, the bag is ideal for reuse because of its high water resistance and is compatible with the 3R (reduce, reuse, and recycle) policy promoted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Ministry of the Environment.


Metal Recycling of Trade-in Products

We recycle reusable metal parts from trade-in products associated with the replacement of product devices.


Compliance with Environmental Laws and Regulations for Device Products

We promote the use of lead-free solder, measures for latex allergies, and measures for phthalate esters and formaldehyde reduction. We take the initiative in designing product devices where we do not use any harmful lead or mercury or limit their use below the threshold.


Activities for Collecting Marine Litter on the Beach

LebeL focuses attention on marine pollution from plastic waste in recent years. In cooperation with the Setouchi Olive Foundation, we are helping to collect drifted waste on the beach at Teshima, Shozu-gun, Kagawa Prefecture (in the Seto Inland Sea).

Environmental Practices by LebeL


Reduction of Package Volume and Reuse of Packing Materials

We work to reduce waste by actively promoting simple packaging and the use of reusable shipping cartons when we deliver components to the factory.


Producing Promotional Items Using Environment-friendly Materials

We actively use FSC-certified printing paper for promotional items.


Sponsorship to the Kids Earth Fund

LebeL adopts the worldwide children’s artworks possessed by the Kids Earth Fund as its original calendar (not for sale). We support the activities of the Fund who support children all over the world.

kids Earth Fund – Let’s Repaint the Earth with Pictures Drawn by Children.–