Uniqlo partnered with non-government organization CORA (Communities Organized for Resource Allocation) to host a coastal clean-up event along the shores of Manila Bay in July.
Over a hundred customers, volunteers, Uniqlo staff, and media guests joined the cause to help realize a cleaner and healthier coastal ecosystem. The initiative, along with Uniqlo’s broader Join: The Power of Clothing campaign to clean up ocean garbage, represents one aspect of the company’s ongoing efforts to contribute positively to the planet, society, and communities.
“Uniqlo’s commitment to transformative initiatives goes beyond fashion, as exemplified by the Join: The Power of Clothing project and this coastal clean-up drive that we have initiated recently in other Asian markets,” said Geraldine Sia, Uniqlo Philippines’ Chief Operating Officer.
“By partnering with CORA, a champion for sustainable development, we aim to make a lasting impact on the environment and inspire others to take action. We believe in the collective power of clothing to transform lives, and communities, and create a cleaner, healthier coastal ecosystem for all,” Sia added.
For the clean-up drive at the Las Pinas-Paranaque Wetland Park, Uniqlo collaborated with CORA, a Philippine non-government organization that fosters sustainable development by addressing a wide range of societal issues, including ocean and biodiversity conservation efforts.
“Our partnership with Uniqlo is a milestone in our sustainable development mission,” said Antoinette Taus, Founder of CORA. “This partnership with Uniqlo showcases and demonstrates that when organizations come together with a shared vision, we can create meaningful change and pave the way for a greener, healthier future.”
Uniqlo’s coastal clean-up with CORA is one part of the company’s global mission to help foster a healthy planet. The company’s environmental efforts include a commitment to reducing single-use plastics, increasing the proportion of recycled materials in its products, and steadily reducing greenhouse gas emissions in line with its 2030 targets.
At the coastal clean-up drive held on July 19, the volunteers collected a total of over 300 kilograms of plastic waste, which will be collected and recycled by CORA Eco-Ikot Center Women Champions.