Kansai Fashion Federation "SDGs Award" Recognition of 6 companies for action achievements
The Kansai Fashion Alliance (KanFA) held the "KanFA SDGs Award 2022" award ceremony at City Plaza Osaka on April 17.
Since 2020, KanFA has established an annual award with the SDGs Promotion Office based on the theme of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), "Working in Partnership to Reduce Waste," and this year marks the third time the award has been presented. In his opening remarks, Chairman Fusao Nakamura said, "We are pleased to be able to showcase the efforts of six companies selected from among the approximately 100 nominations based on their achievements and inheritance of this year's issues.
The awards were based on the evaluation criteria of universality, inclusiveness, participation, integration, transparency and accountability, and the six selection committee members chose each award from among the member companies that had actively worked on the SDGs.
Awarded to union member companies that are actively working on the SDGs.
Tentac won the "Partnership Award" for waste reduction efforts. The company was selected for its joint development of a patented film package that reduces CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions during incineration by approximately 60%, making it an inexpensive way to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases from plastic products, and for creating an environment in which SDG-related information can be shared within the company. In accepting the award, Mr. Katsuji Kawamura, General Manager of Sales Department 2 of the Sales Division of the company, expressed his gratitude for the award and expressed his desire to continue proposing environmentally specialized products in the future.
The "Unique Award" for unique content and ideas went to Iwashita. Iwashita was highly evaluated for placing the highest priority on planning products made of 100% reusable cotton, adjusting knitting quantities without discarding yarn, and creating an environment where women can work comfortably before and after childbirth.
The "Action Award" for disclosing their efforts to other union members went to Miki Shoji, Tremor Planning, and Markeys, respectively. The "Jury's Special Award" went to Stylem Takisada-Osaka, which has developed "eco-arch," the collective term for environmentally and socially conscious textiles and materials, as its cornerstone.
Professor Emeritus Osami Tomizawa of Osaka City University, who chaired the selection committee, commented, "We learned a great lesson about disclosing initiatives in an easy-to-understand manner. I hope that information sharing will be promoted and partnerships will be further established.