Consumer Co-ops' Social Activities

Japan is facing a fast shrinking and aging population. The power of community is weakening. Disparities and poverty are increasingly serious. Consumer co-ops are making efforts to solve the challenges in their communities by working with local governments and organizations.

Also, major natural disasters have occurred in the last 10 years in various parts of Japan, including the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. Consumer co-ops have been working on reconstruction activities together with co-op members and the communities, by making use of their disaster response experience.

On this featured page, we introduce leading cases by JCCU and its member co-ops addressing social issues in line with the seven actions declared on "Co-op Action Plan for SDGs." It is a statement adopted by JCCU and its member co-ops at the 68th Annual General Assembly in 2018 to affirm their commitment to play major roles in achieving the SDGs.

At the 70th Annual General Assembly held in June, 2020, JCCU adopted the “2030 Vision of Japanese Consumer Co-ops” under the slogan “Creating the future with the power of connections.” JCCU will work together with co-ops nationwide to realize members’ “rich life throughout a lifetime,” “local communities where people can live with a sense of security,” and “sustainable Japan and the world where no one is left behind,” which have been established in the vision.