Japan Clean Ocean Material Alliance

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Message from the Chairman

To solve the issues of marine plastic litter, a newly emerging global challenge, CLOMA aims to promote the development and introduction of revolutionary alternatives to plastics that will lead to a sustainable use of plastic products and reduction of plastic waste. To achieve this, the alliance aspires to plan and promote activities across the entire economic community regardless of industries and be the parent body to encourage sustainable development with the material in both the private and public sector.

There are 3 points to promote and highlight in this regard. First, are the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) and their accompanying recycling system, which have been endorsed seriously in Japan. Next is the attention to society’s ethical consideration towards goods and waste. Finally, we must look at the additional R, “Replace.” It is vital to pay attention to alternative materials and to promote them in its entirety based on scientific evidence.

In order to do so, strengthening the collaboration between the public and private sectors and among private corporations becomes imperative.There is also a possible risk of weakening the significant collaborative process when entering the competitive area with a corporation’s individual interest. However, it is important more than ever to cooperate and accelerate “open innovation” while embracing all the issues in order to solve the global environmental challenge.

I wish to drive this newly established association forward with all of you to make it a meaningful organization and a fruitful alliance. I look forward to our work together.

Michitaka Sawada CLOMA Chairman写真

Michitaka Sawada

Chairman of CLOMA

Purpose of establishment

It has become necessary for society to promote worldwide efforts to overcome the marine plastic litter issue, a newly emerging global challenge. To decrease such litter, conducting appropriate control of waste is urgently needed, including through thorough efforts for preventing littering, further enhancement of the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) initiatives involving plastic products, and further development and adoption of plastics with excellent biodegradability and materials alternative to plastics, for e.g., paper.

Japan Clean Ocean Material Alliance was established as a new platform that helps a wide variety of cross-sectoral stakeholders to collaborate and accelerate innovation.

Commitment to Establish Japan Clean Ocean Material Alliance (provisional name)

November 2018

All the companies that support

It has become necessary for society to promote worldwide efforts to overcome the marine plastic litter issue, a newly emerging global challenge. To decrease such litter, conducting appropriate control of waste is urgently needed, including through thorough efforts for preventing littering, further enhancement of the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) initiatives involving plastic products, and further development and adoption of plastics with excellent biodegradability and materials alternative to plastics, for e.g., paper.

JEMAI (Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry)will be the secretariat of the supply chain, with JEMAI acting as the secretariat in order to accelerate innovation through public-private partnerships by promoting the 3Rs new efforts and alternative materials that make the use of plastic products more sustainable. We will establish Japan Clean Ocean Material Alliance (provisional name) consisting of a wide range of business operators that make up the chain and work actively.

The alliance will strive to engage in: [i] information-sharing between providers of raw materials and user companies through technological and business matching events and conveyance of information on leading case examples, [ii] ascertaining the latest technical trends through technology exchange and technical seminars with research institutes, [iii] collaboration with international organizations, overseas research institutes and other associations as well as international collaboration to convey information to developing countries and other regions, and [iv] encouraging companies in a variety of fields to collaborate in effective utilization of plastic products in general.

Japan Clean Ocean Material Alliance (provisional name)

Founding company

November 20th,2018

(Alphabetical order)

AJINOMOTO CO., INC.

Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.

FP Corporation

Kao Corporation

KANEKA CORPORATION

Lion Corporation

Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation

NIPPON PAPER INDUSTRIES, Co., Ltd.

NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD.

Oji Holdings Corporation

Rengo Co., Ltd.

SEVEN & i HLDGS.Co.,Ltd.

Suntory Holdings Limited

TOPPAN PRINTING CO.,LTD.

Toyo Seikan Group Holdongs, Ltd.

Commitment to Establish Japan Clean Ocean Material Alliance (provisional name) PDF File(Japanese)

Organization overview

Group name Japan Clean Ocean Material Alliance
Establishment January 18th, 2019
Secretariat Japan Clean Ocean Material Alliance(c/o Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry)
Location 2-1,Kajicho 2-chome Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Japan 101-0044

Organization chart

Organization chart

Report business plans etc

Approval of business report and closing account

Deliberative decision on important matters concerning the overall operation of CLOMA such as business plan and business report

Planning and drafting of activity policies and activity plans of each meeting

Participation in seminars, symposiums etc.

Registration / utilization to needs / seeds database

Participation in matching events

Participation in the Innovation Challenge Contest

Information sharing on CLOMA efforts using web tools etc.

Sharing of international trends, information dissemination, etc.

Officer

Officer

Chairman of CLOMA Michitaka Sawada Kao Corporation

Representative Director

President and Chief Executive Officer
Chair of Dissemination & Promoton WG Chika Morishima AJINOMOTO CO., INC. Corporate Executive Officer
Chair of Technology WG Kazuyuki Okubo Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation Representative Senior Managing Corporate Executive Officer
Chair of International WG Tomomi Fukumoto Suntory Holdings Limited Executive Officer
Auditor Tomomichi Okano Lion Corporation Executive Officer

Secretary 26 companies(Alphabetical order)

As of 2019.5.31

Company name Title Name
AEON Co., Ltd. Executive Officer CSR & Communication Kahori Miyake
AJINOMOTO CO., INC. Corporate Executive Officer Chika Morishima
ALL JAPAN FEDERATION OF PRINTING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS Chairman Masato Usuda
Dai Nippon Printing Co.,Ltd. Managing Director Satoru Inoue
FP CORPORATION Executive Director Kimiko Nishimura
FUKUSUKE KOGYO CO.,LTD. Director Teruyuki Oono
JAPAN NUS CO.,LTD. Representative Director and President Yukio Kishimoto
Japan Pallet Rental Corporation Chief Executive Researcher Hirokazu Nagai
Kao Corporation

Representative Director

President and Chief Executive Officer
Michitaka Sawada
KANEKA CORPORATION Managing Executive Officer Yoshiki Takeoka
Lion Corporation Executive Officer Tomomichi Okano
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation Representative Senior Managing Corporate Executive Officer Kazuyuki Okubo
MITSUI & CO., LTD. Managing Officer Takeo Kato
NIPPON PAPER INDUSTRIES CO.,LTD. Director Takeo Konno
NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD. Managing Executive Officer Mitsuru Tanaka
Oji Holdings CORPORATION Director of the Board Koichi Ishida
RENGO CO.,LTD. Member of the Board,Managing Executive Officer Hiroshi Ebihara
SEVEN&I HLDGS.Co.,Ltd. Executive Officer Mayumi Tsuryu
SUMITOMO CHEMICAL Co.,Ltd. Managing Executive Officer Yoshihiro Miyoshi
Suntory Holdings Limited Executive Officer Tomomi Fukumoto
TEIJIN FRONTIER CO.,LTD. Corporate Officer Yukihiro Shigemura
THE PACK CORPORATION Executive Officer Business Planning DEPT. Haruyuki Kochi
TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD. Managing Executive Officer Hiroshi Iwase
Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd. Executive Officer Tomoaki Kaneko
Toyota Tsusho Corporation Managing Officer Kazuyuki Urata
Veolia Jenets K.K. Vice President Daisaku Honda

A total of 26 companies and groups