UNIQLO Philippines, supported by its parent company Fast Retailing Co. Ltd., continues to help the families affected by the typhoons by providing food supplies, clean-up drives, reconstruction of damaged housing, and building preventative infrastructure in areas prone to flooding. This sustainability initiative will be extended until May 1, 2022.
The project was introduced in November 2020, when Philippines was hit by super typhoons Rolly and Ulysses. Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. donated 1 million USD (approximately 48 million in PHP) and UNIQLO Philippines provided 300,000 pieces of AIRism masks for the aid and protection of families displaced by the typhoons. In partnership with SM Foundation, Inc., the donation was initially used for immediate food assistance to evacuees.
“We are grateful to be welcomed by the Filipino community when we opened our first store in 2012. We would like to show our appreciation by doing what we can to support relief and recovery efforts. LifeWear is not just about clothing. It’s a commitment to make people’s lives better in any way we can and improve their quality of life,” says Masayoshi Nakamura, Chief Operating Officer of UNIQLO Philippines.
Food supplies were continuously provided to more than 32,000 families in Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Albay, Rizal, Marikina City, Bulacan, Isabela, and Cagayan Valley last December 2020 for those who were still stranded in evacuation centers for Christmas, and during major lockdowns, when they had limited access to resources.
UNIQLO also provided construction materials to help more than 1,000 families rebuild their homes that were damaged by the typhoons. In preparation for the safety of the communities in the coming rainy season this year, evacuation centers in Marikina, Cagayan, and Bicol were cleaned and refurbished.
UNIQLO has also started renovating select barangay health centers in Camarines Sur, Albay, Marikina City, Bulacan, Isabela, and Cagayan Valley. These health centers will provide families in need a quick access to immediate medical care. The centers will have basic medical equipment and supplies. It will be children and senior citizens friendly as it will also include a Mobile Play Cabinet and waiting lounges.
Through these efforts, UNIQLO strives to make a positive impact to the society.
For more updates on our Sustainability efforts, please visit UNIQLO Philippines’ website at https://www.uniqlo.com/ph/en/spl/philippine-sustainability and download the UNIQLO APP via Google Play Store or Apple Store.