Unicharm Group Completes New Pet Care Products Plant
Inauguration Ceremony held at Peparlet Co., Ltd. in Shimada, Shizuoka
Unicharm Corporation (CEO & President, Mr. Takahisa Takahara /hereinafter as Unicharm) Group subsidiary, Peparlet Co., Ltd. (President, Mr. Shotaro Otoguro /hereinafter as Peparlet), a producer of pet care products, has constructed a new plant in Shimada, Shizuoka Prefecture. The inauguration ceremony was held on October 17, 2023.
As part of its efforts to strengthen the supply capacity in the pet care category, Unicharm has completed the construction of a new factory for its subsidiary, Peparlet. Peparlet is the pioneering company that first developed "paper litter" for cat litter, and it was established in 1975. Since 2012, it has been operating as a part of the Unicharm Group.
Peparlet contributes to the realization of a circular society by utilizing waste materials such as discarded diapers and sanitary products from the manufacturing processes of various Unicharm Group companies as part of the raw materials for producing paper litter. By consolidating production bases that were previously dispersed in some areas, the new factory is expected to improve production capacity and logistics efficiency.
Unicharm Group will continue to promote environmentally friendly product manufacturing, aiming to provide products and services that bring comfort, inspiration, and joy to people around the world while preserving the earth's environment and achieving sustainable economic growth.
■Location of the New Plant
74-1, Uenoshima, Ushio Aza, Shimada City, Shizuoka, Japan
Contributing to the 17 SDGs through Completing the New Peparlet Plant
Unicharm believes that this act will contribute to the following goal of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015.
7. Affordable and Clean Energy 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
12. Responsible Consumption and Production 15. Life on Land
We will continue to the achievement of the SDGs by solving environmental and social issues through our business activities, including the provision of products and services.
Unicharm Kyo-sei Life Vision 2030
Unicharm Integrated Report 2023
Unicharm Group Sustainability Report 2023
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