The world's fourth largest, and Japan's largest, cosmetics manufacturer. Founded in 1872. Shiseido operate factories in Japan, France and United States. Acquired Bare Escentuals for about US$1.8 billion in 2010.
|Shiseido Company Ltd||JPN||website|
|Shiseido Company Ltd|
Record of testing products on animals. Listed on PETA (people for the ethical treatment of animals, USA) 'Companies that test on animals' factsheet.
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This 2010 Greenpeace report documents Sinar Mas repeatedly breaking industry guidelines, Indonesian law and its own public statements, and razing rainforests to the ground in its race to produce palm oil. Some international companies, including Kraft, Nestle and Unilever, have stopped buying palm oil from Sinar Mas following these revelations. However Shiseido, listed as customers of Sinar Mas' palm oil division in June 2009, have not yet made a similar commitment.
[Source 2010][More on Palm Oil]
In Jan 2012 a Paris appeals court upheld a 40 million euro fine imposed in 2006 by the French competition watchdog, which said the companies involved had reached illicit agreements on price fixing, enforced by procedures to monitor prices in outlets and backed up by commercial threats for non-compliance. Thirteen leading perfume and luxury goods companies were fined.
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This company uses microplastics (polyethylene microbeads) in some of its personal care products. These particles are not retained by wastewater treatment so end up in the ocean. While microplastics aren't thought to be a health hazard to consumers, they are a threat to the marine environment.
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Skin Deep is an online safety guide to cosmetics and personal care products, with over 54,000 products rated from 0 (low concern) to 10 (higher concern).
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This company has reported to the state of California that some of their products contain a known carcinogen or reproductive toxin, but they have requested trade secret status for these ingredients so that they are not publicly revealed.
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|Revenue||US$6.95 billion in 2010|
|# Employees||28,968 in 2010 in World|
|Company Structure||Public company|
|Subsidiaries||Shiseido (Australia) Pty Ltd|
Products / BrandsShiseido
Issey Miyake Fragrances
Jean Paul Gaultier Fragrances
john varvatos Fragrances
narciso rodriguez Fragrances