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Fast Retailing's Activities

2016
November Fast Retailing visits refugee camp in Myanmar, donates 60,000 items of clothing.
CSR Department changes name to Sustainability Department.
October Fast Retailing allocates US$ 1 million to support UNHCR emergency assistance in South Sudan.
June UNIQLO launches Batik Motif Collection based on traditional Indonesian motifs, the second program in the UNIQLO Factory Worker Empowerment Project to support female workers in Indonesian partner factories.
Collection target reached for "10 Million Ways to HELP" Project providing clothing to refugees around the world.
May Fast Retailing visits refugee camp in Rwanda, donates 540,000 items of clothing.
April UNIQLO supports launch of hospice for children with life-threatening conditions in Osaka.
2016 photo
2015
November Fast Retailing signs an agreement to upgrade its role in the global partnership with the UNHCR
All-Product Recycling Initiative starts at all UNIQLO stores in Belgium
October Fast Retailing Group staff members visit refugee camps in Uganda, donate 200,000 articles of clothing
Fast Retailing extends the All-Product Recycling Initiative to collect clothing at GU in Taiwan
Fast Retailing holds the 10 Million Ways to HELP Project at UNIQLO and GU to increase aid to refugees and internally displaced people
July Fast Retailing donates 540 million yen to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, U.S. on top of 7,000 uniforms donated to athletes and event volunteers
Fast Retailing joins Fair Labor Association (FLA)
April Fast Retailing commits 120 million yen in emergency aid to support children who suffered in an earthquake in Nepal
Fast Retailing starts the Factory Worker Empowerment Project, supports women who work at partner factories in Bangladesh
February Fast Retailing Group staff members visit refugee camps in Myanmar, donate 80,000 articles of clothing
2015 photo
2014
December Fast Retailing donates emergency supplies in the form of about 8,000 articles of warm clothing to internally displaced people in Iraq
November Fast Retailing Group staff members visit refugee camps in Jordan, donate 280,000 articles of warm clothing to help refugees cope with winter
Fast Retailing donates 10 million yen to support children in west African countries ravaged by the Ebola hemorrhagic fever
September Fast Retailing establishes a scholarship program for Japanese students studying at Harvard University in the US
Fast Retailing joins the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC)
May Fast Retailing donates 5 million yen and clothing in response to flooding in Serbia
April All-Product Recycling Initiative starts at all UNIQLO stores in Malaysia
2014 photo
2013
November Fast Retailing announces aid for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
October Fast Retailing receives Workforce Award in recognition of its employment and support of people with disabilities from Springboard Consulting
September Fast Retailing commits to aid for Syrian refugees
August Fast Retailing signs the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh
July First two Grameen UNIQLO stores open in Dhaka, Bangladesh
June Fast Retailing supports student scholarships at Asian University for Women in Bangladesh
April All-Product Recycling Initiative starts at all UNIQLO stores in Thailand
Fast Retailing supports relief efforts following the April 2013 earthquake in Sichuan Province of China.
February Fast Retailing Group staff members visit refugee camps in Jordan, donate 180,000 articles of clothing
January UNIQLO operations in Japan, Korea and Singapore donate full sets of athletic wear consisting of 4,900 items to participants of the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea
2013 photo
2012
December Fast Retailing and UNIQLO USA send volunteers, donate 10,000 articles of clothing to areas affected by Hurricane Sandy
October Novak Djokovic and UNIQLO launch "Clothes for Smiles" Project
UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) and Fast Retailing form global alliance
UNIQLO starts TOMODACHI-UNIQLO Fellowship for university students, in cooperation with the U.S. government
August Fast Retailing donates 3 million yen to provide aid in response to floods in the Philippines
June Fast Retailing holds campaign to collect 3 million articles of clothing at all UNIQLO and GU stores around the world
Fast Retailing Group staff members visit Yunnan, China, donate 4,900 articles of clothing
March All-Product Recycling Initiative starts at all UNIQLO stores in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Shanghai
Fast Retailing Group staff members visit refugee camps in Kenya, donate 1 million articles of clothing
February Fast Retailing launches UNIQLO Recovery Assistance Project to provide aid in areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake
2012 photo
2011
December All-Product Recycling Initiative starts at all UNIQLO stores in Singapore
November Fast Retailing offers relief to flood victims in Thailand
September Fast Retailing expands All-Product Recycling Initiative to collect clothing at all UNIQLO stores in U.K., U.S. and France, offers relief aid in response to humanitarian crisis in Somalia
March Fast Retailing starts relief efforts in response to Great East Japan Earthquake
All-Product Recycling Initiative starts at all UNIQLO stores in South Korea
February Fast Retailing signs Global Partnership Agreement with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Fast Retailing Group staff members visit a clinic in Zambia, donate 470,000 articles of clothing to babies, toddlers and expectant and nursing mothers
FR signs Global Partnership Agreement
2010
October Fast Retailing expands UNIQLO's All-Product Recycling Initiative to collect clothing at GU, a group company
September UNIQLO launches social business to address issues such as poverty, sanitation and education in Bangladesh by producing and selling clothing
March UNIQLO's All-Product Recycling Initiative becomes year-round effort
January Fast Retailing donates 500 million yen in aid to Haiti following major earthquake
social business
2009
September Fast Retailing Group provides monetary donations, relief supplies to support victims of an earthquake in Indonesia, a typhoon in the Philippines and a quake in West Samoa
Fast Retailing Group staff members visit refugee camps in Nepal, donate 150,000 articles of clothing
June Fast Retailing implements new criteria for monitoring workplace conditions at partner factories
March Number of items collected for UNIQLO's All-Product Recycling Initiative passes 1 million
Fast Retailing Group staff members visit camps for internally displaced people in Georgia, donate 280,000 articles of clothing
2008
October Fast Retailing receives Fifth Asahi Corporate Citizen Award for UNIQLO's All-Product Recycling Initiative
June Fast Retailing Group staff members visit refugee camps in Ethiopia, donate 150,000 articles of clothing
January Fast Retailing donates 130,000 articles of clothing to people affected by a cyclone in Bangladesh
All-Product Recycling Initiative
2007
November Fast Retailing Group staff members visit refugee camps in Uganda and Nigeria, donate 200,000 articles of clothing
October Fast Retailing establishes environmental policy, guidelines
June Fast Retailing receives Award of Merit for Supporting Second Challenges from Japan's Cabinet Office, for promoting the employment of individuals with disabilities
Fast Retailing Group receives Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon and Certificate of Gratitude from the Japanese government for providing relief aid for people affected by a major earthquake in Indonesia
February Fast Retailing staff members visit refugee camps in Thailand and Nepal, company launches refugee support activities
Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon
2006
November Fast Retailing publishes first CSR Report, receives Partnership Award from the Partnership Support Center
September Fast Retailing Group launches All-Product Recycling Initiative by expanding the UNIQLO's Fleece Recycling Program to include all UNIQLO products
June UNIQLO receives Tokyo Labor Bureau Director's Award for Excellence as an equal-opportunity employer, for its efforts to promote the careers of women
Tokyo Labor Bureau Director's Award
Partnership Award
2005
December Fast Retailing establishes CSR Department, holds first meeting of CSR Committee
September Fast Retailing receives Minister of Health and Labor Excellent Enterprise Award for Promoting Employment of Persons with Disabilities
2004
September Fast Retailing establishes Fast Retailing Volunteer Club, creates Code of Conduct for employees, sets up Code of Conduct Committee
May Fast Retailing Group starts monitoring working conditions at partner factories
March Fast Retailing holds first meeting of its Business Ethics Committee
February Fast Retailing supports Special Olympics World Games in Nagano, Japan, as a national partner
Fast Retailing publishes "Guidelines for the Prevention of Improper Behavior Based on Superior Positions"
Special Olympics Nippon
2002
June Fast Retailing begins supporting Special Olympics Nippon
2001
December Fast Retailing Group donates Air Tech jackets to refugees in Afghanistan through JEN, a nonprofit organization
October Fast Retailing launches Fleece Recycling Program
April Fast Retailing starts supporting the Setouchi Olive Foundation, sets up donation boxes at all UNIQLO stores
March Fast Retailing establishes its Social Contribution Office, starts recruiting individuals with disabilities and vows to hire at least one person with a disability at every UNIQLO store

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