Ideas of helping society through experiences working at an obstetrician’s office
The 22nd part in the GINZA×CSR series introduces the CSR activities of Ginza Tomato, a raw material manufacturer specializing in development, manufacturing, and sales of raw materials for health foods and cosmetics. We spoke with President and CEO Chieko Kondo, who is also active in hiring people with disabilities.
Manually removing the pearl core
Pearl Powder manufacturing process
International Red-White Singing Festival
President & CEO of Ginza Tomato Co., Ltd.
Founded Ginza Tomato in 2000 to develop shark fin collagen. Was introduced on the home shopping network, triggering a collagen boom across Japan. Went on to release products such as domestic Akoya pearl powder and the world’s first plant-based placenta. Later succeeded in developing rose placenta extracted from Damask roses. She has many fans for her bright, lively, charming, and open personality.
Offered services in marketing, communication, business strategy and new business development activities for foreign-affiliated IT companies, advertising agencies, and public relations firms.
After going independent in 2008, Sugiyama now participates in educational projects for solving social challenges, assists cooperative alliances between companies and NPOs, and offers consulting for CSR activities and practical assistance.
Writer: Karin Sugiyama Planning/editing: Alterna