Archives for the 'Corporate Responsibility' Category

Press Release: Appeal for World Food Day

Our goal is a world with no genetically modified foods and an end to the multinational corporate control of the global food supply October 16 is the World Food Day, as designated by the United Nations. The aim is to … Read More

Posted October 25th, 2017 in Biodiversity, Biotechnology, Chemical pollution, Civil Rights, Corporate Responsibility, Food, Food Security, Organic Agriculture/Food

Do Not Shift Nuclear Power Plant Related Costs to Our Electricity Bills

The Japanese government is planning to charge all electricity consumers with the cost of the nuclear power plants that the power companies with nuclear power plants should primarily shoulder. Consumers Union of Japan is requesting the Minister of Economy, Trade … Read More

Posted January 18th, 2017 in Corporate Responsibility, Energy, Nuclear, Renewable Energy

CUJ co-signed Joint Open Letter calling on UNIQLO to guarantee labour rights in its supplier in Cambodia

Consumers Union of Japan has co-signed the open letter calling on Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., owner of the UNIQLO brand, to guarantee labour rights in its supplier in Cambodia. We are urging Fast Retailing to increase their leverage by cooperating … Read More

Posted October 26th, 2016 in Civil Rights, Corporate Responsibility, Trade

Stop Using Antibiotics for Farm Animals: Questionnaire

Report: The Message from Consumers in Japan: Stop using Antibiotics at Animal Farms! – We asked fast food companies to reply to our questionnaire – July 20, 2016 “The antibiotics won’t work…” Isn’t it rather unbelievable to hear about such … Read More

Posted July 20th, 2016 in Corporate Responsibility

Email Campaign: Antibiotics Off The Menu

Consumers International and its Members are calling on multinational restaurant chains, including McDonald’s, KFC and Subway, to make global time-bound commitments to end the routine use of antibiotics important for human medicine across all meat and poultry supply chains.

Participate in our new campaign! Together with Consumers International and Do Gooder, you can send emails to McDonald’s, Subway and Kentucky Fried Chicken, telling them to stop feeding antibiotics routinely to farm animals like cattle, pigs and chicken. Click here: … Read More

Posted July 13th, 2016 in Corporate Responsibility

Global Focus on Fighting against Antibiotic Resistance

Consumers International and its Members will be continuing to build pressure on KFC, McDonald’s and Subway in the run-up to the UN high level meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance, to be held in New York this September. “McDonald’s and Yum! Brands … Read More

Posted July 13th, 2016 in Corporate Responsibility

Critics Want UNIQLO to Improve Factory Conditions

Interview with SACOM’s Sophie Chen: “Violation of Human Rights at UNIQLO Factories Continues”   Fast Retailing (FR) has grown to become Japan’s top fashion enterprise, known for selling high quality clothes at relatively low prices under the brand name UNIQLO. … Read More

Posted April 22nd, 2016 in Civil Rights, Corporate Responsibility, Trade

Fair Finance Japan: Help Your Bank Become More Ethical!

Fair Finance Guide Japan ethical banking

Some banks and pension funds have rules about what kind of companies they invest in. For example, ethical investment means the funds do not support companies involved in weapons manufacturing or environmental destruction. Human rights and labour rights are other … Read More

Posted February 20th, 2015 in Corporate Responsibility

Stop TPP Action/Occupy Monsanto


On the first Tuesday of every month, demonstrations will be held in front of the Prime Minister’s Official Residence in Tokyo. Together we can stop the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)! Consumers Union of Japan has joined together with other organizations … Read More

Posted October 10th, 2012 in Biodiversity, Biotechnology, Civil Rights, Corporate Responsibility, North-South, TPP, Trade

Safety Standard Or Double Standard?


Consumers Union of Japan held a seminar about radioactivity and food safety at Meiji University in Tokyo on January 29, 2012. By Emilie De Montessus (CUJ Intern from Lyon University) Furitsu Katsumi, Hyogo College of Medicine, spoke about the lessons … Read More

Posted February 15th, 2012 in Civil Rights, Corporate Responsibility, Food, Nuclear