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Date:     March 15, 2012

While we are all eagerly awaiting the Town Hall Meetings scheduled for next week to officially launch Our Mission, Values & Way initiative in the United States, we wanted to provide you with some additional resources and information prior to the event. 

Historic First: Our Town Hall Meetings
These two (2) meetings, in New York and Oakland will bring together over 500 employees from all of our SAC businesses.  The programs will not only introduce everyone to the MVW initiative but will give each one of us insight as to how to incorporate and sustain this philosophy on a regular basis in our daily interactions.

We have a full agenda that includes presentations on the components of the MVW from our senior management team and a motivational discussion on building and sustaining a shared culture  from our guest speaker, Deena Ebbert, of the Charthouse Learning group.

The detailed agenda for each meeting, is available on our Mission, Values and Way website:

MVW Website: Your One Stop Resource
This site will be a forum for ideas, information and updates as we continue to incorporate Shiseido’s Mission Values and Way into our daily work lives.  Please feel free to access this site periodically so that you can keep yourself abreast of all the latest information.
We hope you will take away from this meeting both a genuine understanding and appreciation for our shared corporate culture and a few ideas on how you can incorporate the Values & Ways into your daily business practices.
We are looking forward to providing you with an informative and exciting event next week!

Look forward to seeing you there! 

To:          All Colleagues
From:    Heidi Manheimer, Louis Desazars, Patrice Beliard, Pankaj Gupta
Date:     March 1, 2012

Last September we announced the “Our Mission, Values and Way…Building a Shared Culture” initiative - a project to strengthen the values and business practices that we hold in common across all of the Shiseido Group companies.  This initiative is part of a global effort to apply Shiseido’s “Our Mission, Values and Way (MVW)”;   a set of principles that have evolved over the years as Shiseido’s business has become more global and diverse and which have consistently guided the company’s growth and success.

Since announcing the initiative, we have taken several actions to move us closer to our goal of fully incorporating MVW into our corporate culture:

  • We gathered useful information from all of you about our workplace values and culture through our first all-employee survey. 
  • We held an engaging and productive Executive Summit for 85 senior managers in October that produced specific ideas about how we can strengthen our shared culture. 
  • We established a dedicated website ( that has information on the “Building a Shared Culture” initiative.

This early progress is exciting, and we are eager to introduce this project to all of you and describe the positive impact it will have– and the ways you can get involved.

To that end, we have scheduled two important meetings this month.  All of our New York Office employees will attend a meeting on March 20 at:
The Japan Society, located at 333 East 47th Street, New York, New York.  

The following day, March 21, employees of our Oakland, New Jersey, location will gather at:
The Indian Trails Country Club located at 830 Franklin Lake Road, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey(Each meeting will last about three hours; details and invitation to follow)

Each of us shares the responsibility of working together to build a shared culture.   Our MVW initiative holds great promise for energizing our teams, improving our businesses and strengthening our relationships with each other and with our customers.   
We encourage you to visit the website ( in the next few weeks to learn more about the “Mission, Values & Way Initiative. 

We are looking forward to seeing everyone this month - and to working together in the months ahead.