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.