Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd. recently held a supply chain CSR seminar for the fourth time in Vietnam.
Co-sponsored by The Japan Textiles Importers Association (JTIA) and Japan Textiles Exporters Association (JTEA), the seminar was held in Ho Chi Minh City, and was attended by thirty-one foreign-affiliated and local apparel manufacturing companies, along with approximately ninety persons from Japanese companies including trading firms and logistics companies.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) incorporates CSR-related rules, such as the elimination of forced labor and prohibition of child labor. The seminar was held to promote strategic CSR measures for labor-intensive apparel production, and five lectures were made.
According to an official of Teijin Frontier’s CSR Supply Chain Office, CSR goes beyond the boundaries of enterprises, and is promoted throughout the industry. Global sports brands are already promoting CSR, and Japan must also support it for the Tokyo Olympics or would be left behind.
Because the seminar was co-sponsored by JTIA and JTEA for the first time, it also expressed hopes for establishing a platform as an industry.