SHIMA SEIKI and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The SHIMA SEIKI Group strives to help solve social issues by conducting efforts to support SDGs through creative craftsmanship.

What is SDGs?

What are SDGs?

SDGs is an abbreviation for "Sustainable Development Goals," which are international goals adopted at the United Nations Summit in September 2015. SDGs are goals to be achieved within 15 years starting in 2016 to 2030, consisting of 17 goals and 169 targets to realize a sustainable, diverse, and inclusive society.

Proposal of Sustainability Through Products

Manufacturing that is friendly to people and the earth

Smart & Speedy "manufacturing," which utilizes SDS-ONE APEX series to create realistic high-definition virtual samples and the WHOLEGARMENT computerized flat knitting machines to create seamless products, is an industrial revolution in the textile industry and the most sustainable production method.

SHIMA online
online service

SHIMA online
  • SHIMA SEIKI supports its users in all stages of the product supply chain through various web-based services.
  • Automated workflow and labor saving
  • Supporting manufacturing in the apparel industry

Design System/Software

SDS-ONE APEX series Design System/Software
  • Powerful support for product planning and design
  • Reduction of raw materials, cost, and time by creating accurate virtual sample
  • Reduction of distribution = Reduction of CO2 emissions
  • Demand forecast utilizing virtual samples = Reduction of disposal items

WHOLEGARMENT computerized flat knitting machines

WHOLEGARMENT computerized flat knitting machines MACH2XS
  • Reduction of raw material loss
  • Reduction of reliance on labor force
  • Reduction of lead time
  • On-demand production in consumption areas is possible
  • Optimization of stock = Reduction of disposal items
  • Reduction of distribution = Reduction of CO2 emissions
  • Function clothing and application to smart garment
People-friendly Earth-friendly For the future


Reduction of harsh labor such as linking work by WHOLEGARMENT method which can knit three-dimensionally

Improvement of working environment

  • Contributing to the healthy living of people all over the world
  • Improving income by enhancing work >> Eliminating the income difference


Speedy planning, production, and sale utilizing 3D virtual samples and WHOLEGARMENT method to shorten lead time

"What you want, when you want, as much as you want."

  • Effective utilization of limited resources
  • Reduction of environmental pollution caused by disposal of cut loss and unsold items

For the future

Proposal of Smart & Speedy manufacturing with SDS-ONE APEX series and WHOLEGARMENT computerized flat knitting machines

Innovation in textile industry

  • Promoting economic growth and improving economic base
  • Creating a work that is rewarding for people

SHIMA SEIKI Selected by the Japanese Government for Undertaking Sustainable Development Goals

At the 74th session of The United Nations General Assembly that convened in September 2019, the SDG Summit reviewed implementation progress of SDGs by each participating government. As part of the Japanese Government Cabinet Office's effort in promoting the country's advanced technology as it pertains to SDGs leading up to the Summit, SHIMA SEIKI has been selected for its solutions in sustainable consumption and production made possible with its combination of WHOLEGARMENT knitting machines and design system. More
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Efforts at SHIMA SEIKI


Recognizing global environmental issues as a long-term important issue, we will promote product manufacturing that considers environmental conservation while maintaining a balance between "management" and "the environment."

Clean water and sanitation Affordable and clean energy Responsible consumption and production Climate action Life on land

Environmental management

Response to a recycling-based society

Environmental Initiatives


We aim to provide products and services that anticipate needs, and bring innovation not only in the fashion industry but also in various industries.

Industry, innovation and infrastructure Responsible consumption and production Partnerships for the goals

Technological innovation, quality, and safety

We believe that the basic concept of creative craftsmanship is "people," contributing to the realization of a society where stakeholders including employees, can be active, as well as creating a workable environment for employees and sustainable human resources development.

No poverty Good health and well-being Quality education Gender equality Decent work and economic growth Reduced inequalities Partnerships for the goals

As a corporate citizen of society, we will proactively engage in activities such as social contribution activities while developing business activities that are useful for society.

Good health and well-being Sustainable cities and communities


In order to practice management that emphasizes stakeholders, we will endeavor to enhance corporate governance and build a sound and highly transparent structure and organization.

Reduced inequalities Peace, justice and strong institutions Partnerships for the goals

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