Contributing to Society in MIZUNO's Unique Way, Based on Sports
MIZUNO's social contribution policy truly reflects its Corporate Philosophy. Sports and sports business should play essential roles in ensuring that people can lead enriched and comfortable lives. With this in mind, MIZUNO seeks to fulfill its responsibilities as a corporate citizen through efforts to resolve issues related to human rights, labor problem, environmental degradation, and education in sports and in general. In addressing those and other issues, MIZUNO takes advantage of its characteristics as a sports business.
MIZUNO's Social Contribution Activities outside Japan
Mizuno Canada Ltd. contributed and supported Toronto Women's Half Marathon and 5K
25 May 2014,"Toronto Women's Half Marathon and 5K" was held at Sunnybrook Park, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA with raising funds for POGO (Paediatric Oncology Group of Ontario）which helps children with cancer.
The series of women's events (3 per year),Half Marathon / 5k in May, 10k/5k in August and 8k/5k in October, raise funds and awareness for this worthy charity. Mizuno Canada Ltd. contributes the race shirts, prizes and promotes the event and charity on our Facebook and Twitter.
Since the start (and Mizuno has been supporting the events from the beginning) the total raised is $250,000 CAD and at the May event there was $25,000 CAD donated.
Shanghai Mizuno Corp. Ltd. donated polo-shirt to the community
2 April 2014, Shanghai Mizuno Corp. Ltd.(SMC), one of the Mizuno Group, donated sport-wear to the community of Qing Pu District in Shanghai. 1,660 pieces of polo-shirt, cost USD16,000, were delivered to those poor people living in Qing Pu district through Shanghai City Charity Foundation. On that day, SMC held a presentation ceremony at its site and invited Ms.Han Wen Ying, Chief of Civil Affairs Bureau, Qing Pu District and Mr.Jin Jian Hua, Chief of Government Community Office, Zhu Jia Jiao Town.
Mr.Min HaoXing, Senior Manager (HR) and Mr.Lu Shan Jun, Chairman of Labor Union of Shanghai Mizuno attended the ceremony and received the letter of thanks.
Mizuno USA Inc. Donation for United Military Care
In December 2013, Mizuno USA Inc.(MUS) held an event to raise money for the benefit of " United Military Care ", an NPO and its mission is to provide hope and honor during hardship for American Military Families and Wounded Warriors.
MUS held this Employee Sale event staged at both its distribution centers, and the proceeds raised from the sale of product totaled USD13,624.Also product donations totaled USD199,630 at cost were donated to United Military Care along with proceeds from the sale.