Let’s make our cities habitable for dragonflies
Dragonflies flying freely in the sky are a symbol of nature’s beauty.
Tombow wishes for an environment with a clear blue sky and clean water where dragonflies enjoy flying and it is committed to developing people- and earth-friendly stationery.
Tombow promotes harmony between the global environment and its business activities to contribute to society through the development, production, and sale of stationery and it continues to be a people- and earth-friendly company.
We develop and produce environmentally friendly and safe products, and promote environmental awareness through sales.
We eliminate waste of products and operations and use resources and energy carefully.
We strive to improve the environment and prevent pollution through internal and external collaboration.
Production of environmentally friendly products
Environmentally friendly products made from recycled materials
Refillable environmentally friendly products
Environmentally friendly products made of wood certified for legality and sustainability
Participation in the Green Purchasing Network
What is the Act on Promoting Green Procurement?
Enforced on April 1, 2001, the act is aimed at building a society in which the establishment of regulations necessary for promotion of procurement of environmentally friendly goods and services by the state and other entities, provision of information, and promotion of the shift of demand to environmentally friendly goods enable environmentally friendly sustainable development. Official name: Act on Promotion of Procurement of Eco-Friendly Goods and Services by the State and Other Entities
What is the Green Purchasing Network?
The Green Purchasing Network is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the ideas and practices of green purchasing in Japan. The GPN is a network that companies, governments and consumers take part in.
Tombow is a member of the Green Purchasing Network.
Tombow has acquired Chain of Custody certification for the process of manufacture and sale of pencils.
Forest certification is a system in which third-party experts certify the compliance with established sustainability standards in forest management. Forest certification has two types of certification, for management of forests and for forest-based products. Consumers can support sustainable forests and contribute to the increase in their numbers by selecting and purchasing certified products and products made of materials from certified forests.
Eco-label for Tombow’s eco-friendly products
Eco-label for Tombow’s eco-friendly products
Eco Mark is a program operated independently by the Japan Environment Association.
The program, which began under the guidance of the Environment Agency (current Ministry of the Environment) in 1989, grants certification based on environmental issues in the production process from manufacturing to disposal of products. It is a Type I Environmental Labeling Program defined by the international standard for the environment ISO 14024. The label is placed on products certified as environmentally friendly throughout their life stages from production to disposal, not only the recycling process.
Products complying with the Act on Promoting Green Procurement (Act on Promotion of Procurement of Eco-Friendly Goods and Services by the State and Other Entities).
(According to the Basic Policy on Promotion of Procurement of Eco-Friendly Goods and Services approved at the Cabinet meeting in February 2019)
We have posted this product on the GPN Eco-products Database. The Database is operated by the Green Purchasing Network (GPN) for disclosing environmental information on products and services along the GPN’s Green Purchasing Guidelines and evaluation criteria of the Act on Promoting Green Procurement to make consumers able to compare the information. Being posted on the Database does not mean that GPN recommends the products or services.
Development and production of safe products
Non-phthalic acid-based plasticizers
The reason for changing the plasticizer is that for “MONO” erasers; which are sold in Europe, the United States, Asia, and other global markets and boast excellent eraser performance; the “European RoHS Directive” (Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) regulations were tightened and phthalate ester plasticizers were added to the list of restricted substances. For this reason we started our own research on non-phthalate alternative plasticizers. As a result from the spring of 2018, we have been shipping products that do not use phthalic acid-based plasticizers.
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