Creating a better community / society

Gunze remains committed to revitalizing the community through our business activities.

SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

Gunze has been developing the community and working to enrich people through its business since its inception.
Today, that spirit of autonomy is driven by active activities such as social contribution, which leads to harmonious coexistence with the local community.

Letters of appreciation for mask donations from Osaka and Kyoto prefectures Letters of appreciation for mask donations from Osaka and Kyoto prefectures Letters of appreciation for mask donations from Osaka and Kyoto prefectures

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In response to the Covid-19 epidemic, Gunze donated 100K surgical masks to medical institutions designated for specific infectious diseases in Kyoto, such as Ayabe Municipal Hospital and Kyoto Prefectural Medical University Hospital. The donation was based on our comprehensive agreement with Kyoto Prefecture.
In addition, Gunze donated 2.5K their original masks each to both Osaka Prefecture and Osaka City. We also donated our original face shields and medical gowns to our local medical institutions. Gunze is promoting efforts to revitalize the region through our business activities.

Disaster support against the Typhoon No. 19 in 2019.

Gunze donated underwear to those who were affected by the Typhoon No. 19Gunze donated underwear to those who were affected by the Typhoon No. 19Gunze donated underwear to those who were affected by the Typhoon No. 19

Gunze donated underwear to those who were affected by the Typhoon No. 19Gunze donated underwear to those who were affected by the Typhoon No. 19Gunze donated underwear to those who were affected by the Typhoon No. 19

Gunze received a request for support from the emergency disaster response alliance "SEMA" to help the people in the area affected by the Typhoon No. 19 in October 2019. 4,010 pieces of women's and children's underwear were delivered to Toyononishi Elementary School, Toyonobyoin Clinic, and Obuse Town Hall. In addition, on October 30, Gunze donated a total of 600 pieces of underwear and socks to Marumori Elementary School in Marumori Town, Miyagi Prefecture.
In the event of a disaster, Gunze will continue to donate needed goods to those affected by the disaster in an accurate and timely manner.

Gunze entered into a "Comprehensive Cooperation Agreement" with Osaka City

The situation of ceremony Mr. Ichiro Matsui, Mayor of Osaka City (left), Mr. Atsushi Hirochi, President of Gunze (right)The situation of ceremony Mr. Ichiro Matsui, Mayor of Osaka City (left), Mr. Atsushi Hirochi, President of Gunze (right)The situation of ceremony
Mr. Ichiro Matsui, Mayor of Osaka City (left), Mr. Atsushi Hirochi, President of Gunze (right)

Gunze entered into a comprehensive agreement with Osaka City in March 2020. The agreement consists of 10 fields such as health/medical care, sports promotion, environment, healthy development of children and so forth. Based on the agreement, Gunze is endeavoring to revitalize the region through business activities such as "cancer awareness campaign”, "sports promotion event," "environmental conservation of Midosuji-Avenue", and "Donating underwear to children in poverty.”

  • ① Health / Medical: Implementation of "Cancer Awareness Campaign" at Gunze stores.
  • ② Sports promotion: Holding sports promotion events and dispatching instructors to the events.
  • ③ Environment: Cooperation on environmental conservation in Midosuji-Avenue.
  • ④ Healthy upbringing of children: Donate underwear for children (Solving issues related to child poverty and cooperating with child-rearing family support measures), Implementation of "Children's Underwear Class"
  • ⑤ Safety and security of citizen's life
  • ⑥ Welfare
  • ⑦ Employment support / employment
  • ⑧ Citizen activities
  • ⑨ Helping public relations of ward administration and municipal administration
  • ⑩ Others, improvement of citizen services and revitalization of the area

Gunze entered into an “Agreement on Supply of Ginkgo Trees in Midosuji-Avenue” with Osaka City

Raising Ginkgo Trees in Ayabe CityRaising Ginkgo Trees in Ayabe CityRaising Ginkgo Trees in Ayabe City

Considering the enormous damage to the ginkgo trees in Midosuji-Avenue caused by Typhoon No 21 in September 2018, Gunze entered into an agreement with Osaka City.
The aim of agreement is to preserve the ginkgo trees in a healthy manner and pass them on to future generations. Gunze planted and raised ginkgo trees to prepare the donation. Gunze planted trees at the Gunze Research Institute in Ayabe City, Kyoto Prefecture in January 2020. Based on the agreement, the company remains committed to revitalizing the community through its business activities.

Contributing to maintaining the landscape of the Midosuji-Avenue ginkgo trees

Gunze Green Co., Ltd. President Mr. Yoichiro HamamatsuGunze Green Co., Ltd. President Mr. Yoichiro HamamatsuGunze Green Co., Ltd.
President
Mr. Yoichiro Hamamatsu

The ginkgo trees for Midosuji-Avenue planted in Ayabe City are carefully raised by a tree producer who has the same aspirations as Gunze Green, and Gunze choses the ones that suit Midosuji-Avenue from among the many ginkgo trees. Gunze would like to contribute to the community through the supply of ginkgo trees to maintain the wonderful scenery of the ginkgo trees in Midosuji-Avenue, which is a symbol of Osaka.

Citizen-private partnership, free space and greenery foster the traditional spirit of autonomy in Osaka

Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. Energy and Culture Research Institute Principal Investigator 80th anniversary of Midosuji-Avenue completion Business Promotion Committee Advisor Ms. Tomoyo KurimotoOsaka Gas Co., Ltd. Energy and Culture Research Institute Principal Investigator 80th anniversary of Midosuji-Avenue completion Business Promotion Committee Advisor Ms. Tomoyo KurimotoOsaka Gas Co., Ltd.
Energy and Culture Research Institute
Principal Investigator
80th anniversary of Midosuji-Avenue completion
Business Promotion Committee Advisor
Ms. Tomoyo Kurimoto

In Osaka, merchants have played a leading role in pioneering the cutting edge. Midosuji-Avenue was born as it grew into the "kitchen of the world" in the early modern period and the largest city in Japan "Osaka" in modern times. Mr. Hajime Seki, the 7th Mayor of Osaka, declares that the conditions for citizens to live a comfortable life are "free space and greenery" and that they aim to become a world city with Osaka’s traditional spirit of autonomy. That idea is still being passed down, and Osaka has inherited the soil in which the public and private sectors collaborate to create the region, and pass on its values to the next generation.