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CSR at the Textile Company
CSR at this Division Company
Contributing to the realization of a healthy, prosperous, and active society
In its CSR activities, The Textile Company places a top priority on further improving the safety of its products and services as well as customer satisfaction. It also strives to promote environment-friendly businesses and expand its CSR activities into our group companies.
Hitoshi OkamotoPresident, Textile Company
CSR Action Plans
Key points of our FY2012 action plans
We will continue conducting monitoring surveys of overseas manufacturing plants belonging to group companies, and we will target further advancements in supply chain management through employee education. We will also continue to promote environment-friendly businesses.
Major CSR Initiatives
Pre-Organic Cotton Program
ITOCHU and kurkku jointly plan and operate the Pre Organic Cotton Program, which helps farmers in India to transfer cotton farming to organic cotton cultivation. The program aims to stop the vicious circle of environmental damage, health hazards, and economic burdens on farmers caused by pesticides and chemical fertilizers. To that end, the program includes giving guidance on organic farming and supporting acquisition of organic farming certificates during a three-year transition. Program activities began in 2007. Since then, more than 2,500 farming households have been supported and upward of 40 domestic brands have been introduced. At the Good Design Award 2011 program, this program won the Good Design / Sustainable Design Award, as it was highly evaluated as a program that significantly contributes to the realization of a sustainable society through business. Moving forward, we will work to further expand the Pre Organic Cotton Program, supported by understanding and empathy among companies, organizations, and consumers.
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Fashion Earth PROJECT
An initiative was started in 2010 to procure CO2 emission credits from a number of sources, including a UN-certified wind power generation project in India, and sell blue hang tags with FEP-original CO2 emission rights to apparel manufacturers. This project has led to the reduction of about 4,150t of CO2 to date. Additionally, in FY2012, the International Year of Forests, a green FEP tag that supports forest preservation projects in Japan based on Ministry of the Environment systems have been developed with co-operation from the “more trees” organization. This activity gives both apparel manufacturers and consumers an opportunity to contribute to environmental conservation by having apparel makers attach FEP hang tags on their products, and having consumers purchase products with these tags. By calling on wide-ranging participation by apparel manufacturers, we aim to spread environmental conservation initiatives to the across the industry as a whole, contributing to the prevention of global warming.
CSR Initiatives by Major Group Companies
Conserving Forests with Hunting World
Under a campaign bearing the slogan “Save the Elephants,” Hunting World has been contributing 1% of sales of charity goods to the Borneo Conservation Trust's “Green Corridor Plan” from 2008.
This “Green Corridor Plan” will connect fragmented sections of forest to re-establish continuous, natural migratory pathways that wild animals can negotiate in order to protect the rich ecosystem of forests, starting with Bornean elephants.
These support funds have now enabled the purchase of 4.6 acres of private land that connects separated protected areas.
Going forward, Hunting World will continue to promote initiatives for enabling our co-existence with nature.