Working towards
Sustainable Development Goals
Janome is an ethical company with a commitment to provide safe and healthy
workplaces and seeks to minimise the impact of our operations on the environment.



Sewing encourages mindful living and a greener lifestyle. Now wouldn’t it be great if your sewing machine is ethically made with these values in mind too?

 

As a leader in the industry, Janome strives to reduce our environmental impact and contribute to the protection of human rights and health.

 

Janome pledges to…

 

Not use conflict minerals that have been mined and sold to fund military conflicts.

 

Not work with any supplier or parts factory that employs children.

 

Manufacture our sewing machines in wholly owned factories.

 

Minimise plastic and packaging waste in our manufacturing and packaging process.


Conflict Minerals And Child Labour

 

Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, Article 1502 ‘Conflict Minerals’ obligates US listed companies to report to US Securities and Exchange Commission who are applying such minerals sourced from Democratic Republic of Congo and its neighboring countries as gold, tin, tantalum, tungsten etc., to their production process or their output products.

 

The act aims to cut off funding source to militant forces in these conflict areas. Janome is actively engaged in supporting and complying with this Act as we supply products to US listed companies.

 

Janome does not engage with any supplier and parts factory in our supply chain that hires child workers.

 

Making Our Own Sewing Machines

 

Over 70 million sewing machines have been manufactured at our three factories with high standards of quality control at every production stage. By manufacturing our own products, ethical actions and considerations for the environment, social and corporate governance can be better managed.

 

ISO14001 Certificate Renewal

 

Every production unit of Janome Group maintains a certificate of ISO14001 or ECO Action 21 and independently operates and monitors each environment management system. Environment Officers, appointed by the management, controls and reports the ISO activities for discussions at Quality/Environment Committee meeting.

 

Replacing Conventional Pallets With Returnable Steel Pallets

 

The Janome Group has been expanding its use of returnable steel pallets for products and parts delivered from Janome Taiwan Co., Ltd, a production subsidiary, to Tokyo Factory, as part of its effort to reduce distribution cost. Nearly 70% of total delivery from Taiwan in FYE March 2020 employed returnable pallets instead of conventional pallets, which would have been discarded otherwise.

 

Australian Packaging Covenant

 

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) is the principal national instrument to reduce the environmental impacts of consumer packaging. The Covenant aims to ensure 100% of Australia’s packaging will be reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025 or earlier, whilst also seeking to reduce the use of packaging materials.

 

Janome Australia is a long-standing member of APCO. When developing packaging for our products, we are aligned with APCO’s Sustainable Packaging Guidelines. We take great care in how our sewing machines are packaged, how the materials are sourced and also how they can be recycled after transport.

 

Sustainable Development Goals

 

The sustainable development goals (SDGs) sit at the heart of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – the shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet. Janome have embraced the SDGs and are using them as a basis to frame our sustainability policies. Click here to find out more.