Social Responsibility

The Penthouse Group cares deeply about its responsibility to its employees, its clients, its business partners and the wider communities it serves.

This commitment is reflected in our strict adherence to local and global standards for human rights, equal opportunity, responsible working conditions, health and safety, freedom of association, proper compensation and fair working hours.

We are proud to meet and exceed the highest global standards, maintaining our history as an ethical manufacturer and good corporate citizen, both at home and abroad. As part of that commitment, we voluntarily participate in continuous social accountability compliance auditing.

Ethical Practices

A critical area for our company is our strict adherence to global Social Accountability Standards. Our clients are among the most socially responsible corporate citizens and rely on us to maintain equally impeccable standards in the way we manufacture their products.

For this reason, we are committed to conducting business in an open, honest and ethical manner. This includes not only upholding all laws in the places where we do business, but also maintaining transparent and fair relationships with government entities and public officials.

All our factories are self-monitoring to ensure adherence to all local laws. In addition, we regularly participate in third-party audits and inspections to certify compliance to local laws as well as global standards and any unique requirements established by our global clients. Safe working conditions, fair compensation, responsible management and opportunity for employees to thrive and succeed are all part of the way we do business.

It is not possible to work with the largest cosmetic companies in the world without 100% agreement, participation and cooperation in this area. We proudly do all three.

No one can be blind to the responsibility we all bear to preserve and protect the environment for future generations. Throughout its operations, The Penthouse Group is committed to leading the industry in minimizing the impact of our activities on the environment. The key points of our strategy are:

  • Complying with all applicable safety and environmental regulations and laws
  • Conducting operations in an environmentally sound manner
  • Minimizing waste by evaluating operations and ensuring they are as efficient as possible
  • Utilizing natural and/or recycled materials, energy efficient machinery and/or lighting, environmentally friendly solvents and components
  • Promoting environmental responsibility among our employees
  • Ensuring that suppliers agree to comply with environmentally friendly practices and regulations
  • Clearly communicating The Penthouse Group’s environmental policy, practices, and impact

More significantly, all of our factories have instituted programs to ensure that our operational processes are environmentally friendly. Several of those factories are leading the way for others.

Our Yukilon® sponge facility in Japan, for example, recently completed a number of Eco Projects geared at aggressively limiting its carbon footprint. 1,100 meters of solar panels were installed to reduce traditional energy consumption by 20% in the first year alone. The factory was re-tooled with a low-energy boiler to reduce the amount of heavy oil consumption, convert 100% of the factory’s industrial sponge waste to generate new energy, and reduce CO2 emissions to zero percent. With a 32% reduction in overall energy use and carbon dioxide emissions reduced by 267 tons, the program is now being used as a model throughout the region.

Taking another approach, our Yoshino partners emphasize the conservation and responsible use of raw materials. They not only specialize in refillable packaging but offer many packages that can be separated after use for easy recycling. What’s more, their molding operations feature PLA resin, a special bio-degradable plastic. Their attention to environmental issues carries through into basic product design: lightweight packaging not only reduces weight but uses less energy in shipping, while stackable packaging saves further transit costs. Yoshino holds an ISO14000 certification for environmental and ecological compliance.

Community Involvement

The Penthouse Group recognizes that its responsibility extends beyond its factory walls to the wider communities we serve. Our corporate division and individual factories donate time and financial resources to many causes. In China, for example, we work especially to support local schools, building a stronger foundation for the success of our workers and their families. The numerous charitable causes we support domestically include: