“Making the world a better place through the power of clothing” –(Uniqlo CSR Department).
(Photo Source: http://www.uniqlo.com/us/top/img/topic/us_csr_s_c_110906.jpg)
This is quite a statement, however the company “Uniqlo” has what it takes to back this up. Not only are they Japans largest retail store in sales and in profits, but are making a large-scale impact for good across the globe. Uniqlos CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) department for years has been helping people from all nations across the world.
Locally Uniqlo has donated over 250,000,000 Yen and nearly a million articles of clothing to the earth quake relief efforts in Japan. In 2010, Uniqlo created new social business in Bangladesh with the company Grameen Healthcare. Here, all profits were put back into other local business, used to raise the quality of living, and address social challenges. Uniqlo also has an international clothing recycling policy that in the last five years was able to recycle 4,300,000 articles of clothing (in the past 10 over 9 Million) to refugees, evacuees, victims of disaster, expectant and nursing mothers, and others in need in 22 countries around the world. Since 2002 Uniqlo has been a partner with the Special Olympics, donating uniforms and supplying workers to help with the sporting events.
Uniqlo leads by example to all large corporations across the globe through social consciousness. By using their large-scale economic influence to make a difference in peoples lives, Uniqlo truly is “making the world a better place through the power of clothing.”
Tadashi Yanai, president of Uniqlo (Photo Source: http://www.thememagazine.com/uploads/images/stories/tadashi_yanai/full_01.jpg)