System for promoting CSR procurement, Monitoring System and Assessing

System for promoting CSR procurement

The Representative Director, President, and Corporate Officer of Wacoal Holdings Corp. is responsible for the Board of Directors and the Group Management Committee, which is the highest decision-making body at the business operations level, as well as the Sustainability Committee (chaired by the Director, Vice President Corporate Officer; Representative Director, President, and Corporate Officer of Wacoal Corp.), which is responsible for developing an overall plan for sustainability activities and monitoring their progress. The Subcommittee for CSR Procurement, a subordinate body of the Sustainability Committee, formulates an overall plan related to CSR procurement, monitors progress, coordinates across the Group, and provides education, guidance, and support.

System for grasping situations appropriately and conducting correction and improvement continuously(Monitoring System)

In January 2018, we initiated a project for grasping situations appropriately and carrying out correction and improvement continuously, with a series of functions, including the monitoring of compliance with "Wacoal Group CSR Procurement Guidelines" through self-evaluation of outsourcees, the feedback of analysis/evaluation, correction/improvement plans, and follow-up measures. If any problem is found, we will design improvement measures with manufacturing outsourcees, and conduct continuous support.

Fiscal 2021 Initiatives(Monitoring Results)

Fiscal 2021 Initiatives

  • Extended coverage of CSR-focused procurement activities
    Added the contract manufacturers of Wacoal’s online sales business departments, Unenana Cool Corp., and consolidated overseas subsidiaries (Wacoal America, Inc., Wacoal China Co., Ltd., and Wacoal Europe Ltd.) as survey targets
  • Verified the status of compliance with matters specified in the Wacoal Group CSR Procurement Guidelines via self-assessments
    Conducted self-assessments for the second time with 115 supplier plants of Wacoal (Wacoal and Wing brand innerwear), Lecien, Peach John, and Ai
  • On-site audits postponed due to COVID-19 (conducted at certain plants in Japan upon the consent of contract manufacturers)

Monitoring Results (Self-Assessment Results of Contract Manufacturers)

Held once every two years, the self-assessment was conducted for the second time at 115 plants in fiscal 2021.Although health and safety was identified as an issue at many of the plants in our assessment two years ago,improvements were observed in this area this time. Through such means, we will continue to enhance the transparencyof our business activities throughout the entire supply chain.

Fiscal 2022 Plans

  • Establish on-site auditing methods (remote audits) amid COVID-19 era
  • Extend the coverage of CSR-focused procurement activities (plan to add contract manufacturers of products other than apparel as survey targets)
  • Verify the status of compliance with matters specified in the Wacoal Group CSR Procurement Guidelines through self-assessments
    Conduct self-assessments for the second time with the supplier plants of Wacoal (Wacoal and Wing brand products other than innerwear and Brand Group No. 3 (AMPHI, etc.))
  • On-site audits slated to be held upon verifying the status of COVID-19
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