Efforts being made Abroad
CSR activities are also undertaken at the overseas subsidiaries of the Aderans Group, linked with the efforts being made in Japan, such as the following.
(Benelux)Established "Stitching NU JIJ" Foundation to Support Cancer Patients and Families
Lenny Van Zundato, the Shop Manager of Francie-hair Boutique, under Aderans Benelux, founded "Stichting Nu Jij" to support cancer patients based on her own cancer experience. Aderans Benelux is supporting this activity as well. Various events are held on the weekend, and 120 patients aged 18 to 40 have participated so far.
(UK)Held "Ladies Night Charity Fashion Show"
Aderans UK held a CSR event, "Ladies Night Charity Fashion Show," in Brighton, England. The "Ladies Night Charity Fashion Show" was held with the aim of telling society at large that there are many people who suffer from hair loss, and calling for support of them.
(UK)Support for “My New Hair”
"My New Hair" is a charity organization for people suffering from cancer and medical hair loss, set up by world class hair stylist Trevor Sorbie, MBE. Aderans UK, our group company in the United Kingdom, supplies wigs to the charity and provides coaching to beauticians in providing hair cuts.
(UK)Free Counseling at Hospital
Since 2016, store hairstylists have been volunteering at the hospital in Brighton, where Aderans UK is located. They conduct seminars for depilated patients with treatment and personal counseling.
(UK)Support for “The Little Princess Trust”
Aderans UK supports "The Little Princess Trust," the only charity organization endorsed by the Queen of the UK from 2011, and offers wigs to children suffering from hair loss.
(UK)Presented a Wig to Joanna Rowsell
Joanna Rowsell is an English cyclist on the Great Britain Cycling Team and was diagnosed with alopecia.
She came in to one of Aderans UK shops looking for a wig for the Olympic ceremony. Aderans UK gifted her a custom-made wig for the ceremony.
Also, Aderans UK gifted her a custom-made wig for her wedding in July 2015. Her wedding became a hot topic for conversations because of the Britain's popular magazine "Hello".
(Germany)Support for "Alopecia areata deutschland e.v."
Since 2017, Aderans Germany has been supporting the alopecia patient group "Alopecia areata deutschland e.V." We offer wigs at discounted prices and free wigs for children under the age of 17. Three organizations, adding the Alopecia Foundation, made calendars using Alopecia patients as models, and donate sales to the organizations.
Overseas expansion of in-house salons at hospitals
In-house salons at hospitals have been introduced in Sweden since 2011. This project is well recognized in Japan. As of July 2019, there is 8 shops.
(US)Donation to the American Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Bosley has donated part of its revenue to the American Breast Cancer Foundation since 2014. From 2015, by changing donation from fixed amount of money to sales percentage during Pink Ribbon month, employee awareness was intensified and they became active. Currently, Bosley has donated more than $125,000 to the American Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
(US)Support for "Look Good Feel Better"
"Look Good Feel Better" is an organization that provides free support for beauty techniques to improve the appearance of female cancer patients affected during treatment. To date, 2 million people in 27 countries were supported. Aderans Hair Goods provided about $8,000 worth of wigs for this program as an improvement item of quality of life.
Pink Hair Campaign
Aderans Hair Goods, Inc., the U.S. company of the Aderans Group, sells Pink Hair Swatches to boost enlightenment for breast cancer, and donates their proceeds to support groups for breast cancer patients.
(US)Pay It Forward
Inspired by the movie "Pay It Forward", Hair Club started volunteer activity that will spread kindness by expanding feeling of gratitude instead of returning kindness afterwards when we receive.
(US)Wig Donation for Support Groups
In the U.S., there are non-profit charity organizations that support patients who need wigs for cancer treatment. Aderans Hair Goods has supported activities by providing wigs to those groups. In 2018, we offered about 1,800 wigs to 6 organizations.
(US)HAIR CLUB FOR KIDS
From 1992, Hair Club has provided non-surgical hair replacement services to children aged 6 to 17 who have lost their hair, as well as Aderans' Love Charity.
(US)Toys for Tots
Aderans Hair Goods has been carrying out "Toys for Tots" activity since 2018 with the idea of "toys for children." During the Christmas season, we distribute new, unopened toys to underprivi- leged children. We presented 220 toys during the year.
Bosley Gives Back
In celebration of Bosley’s 35th Anniversary and out of appreciation for US Armed Forces - Bosley created a program to grant a free hair restoration procedure to a deserving member of military who has served.
Support for Research Institutes
Bosley and Aderans Hair Goods, our U.S. Group Companies, offered its cooperation at the annual meeting of the NAAF (the National Alopecia Areata Foundation) in 2011 and presented the meeting with 100 wigs.
(Thailand)Installation of Welfare Support Vending Machines
At World Quality, we have installed a vending machine to support children suffering from poverty and dis- abilities. Part of sales of vending machines support local deaf schools and children who cannot receive an education.
(Laos)Provide Donations and Relief Supplies
In response to the flood damage that occurred in Laos Attapeu in July 2018, Lao Quality Sole donated relief supplies such as used clothes, sandals, and instant noodles, and monetary donations. In addition, employees at Lao Quality participated as volunteers in delivering to the disaster support reception.
(Taiwan)Free Haircut at Disabled Facilities
At Aderans Taiwan, our staffs visits facilities for the disabled and offer free haircut. Since we were called by the volunteer organization in 2012, we conduct them once a week in Kaohsiung City. In 2015, by request from a beauty salon owner of Keelung City, we also started offering the service in that city, too. This activity will also increase technical skills of our employees, so we will continue to do so in the future.
(Taiwan)Donated wigs for free rental
Aderans Taiwan Co., Ltd. donated exhibited sample items from stores to hospitals in Kaohsiung City in 2017. While seeking to open hair salons in the hospital, in Taiwan, we found that there was a demand for free rental of wigs, and we decided to donate them for rental. In 2018, we donated 10 wigs and 20 hats for hair removal to hospitals in Taichung City.
(Thailand)Donation for school lunches and textbooks
The World Quality Company supports kindergartens and elementary schools located near the factory by assisting with the expenses of school lunches, textbooks, and reference books.
(Philippines)Received the Healthy Women, Healthy Economies Achievement Award
Aderans Philippines, Inc. was awarded by the Ministry of Health of the Philippines for its efforts to promote economic participation through women's health promotion.
(Philippines)Award Winning Work Environment
Aderans Philippines, Inc. was commended by MDG ACHIEVEMENT FUND, which is under the Department of Labor and Employment in Republic of the Philippines, for our diversity in the workplace environment for employees in 2013.
(Philippines)Support for typhoon victims in the Philippines (November, 2013)
Typhoon Haiyan devastated the central Philippines in November 2013. Aderans Philippine, Inc. (API) donated to the local Red Cross for disaster victims in response to the crisis. In addition to donations from employees, we provided precooked foods such as instant noodles to local television stations.
Additional Factories built in Philippines
Established in Clark, Philippines, in 2002. The factory manufactures and exports custom-made wigs for men and women, and produces artificial "Cyber Hair." In 2013, the second factory started operations for custom-made wig hair planting processes.
Factories built in Laos
In 2012, as a new production base, the factory began consignment production of custom-made wig hair planting at the Vientiane Factory in Laos. In 2017, Lao Quality Sole Co., Ltd., which operates the factory, was consolidated. The factory mainly engaged in hair planting for products received from World Quality Co., Ltd.
(Thailand)Donating Wigs to Hospital in Thailand
On June 11, 2012, a ceremony was held in Thailand, one of the manufacturing bases for the Aderans Group, to donate wigs to hospitals and other facilities. The wigs that had been tried on at factory had previously been discarded due to operational issues, but the Aderans Group was able to donate and make use of these wigs.
We have been donating wigs every year since 2012, in association with our wig production plant in Thailand. In 2019, we donated 130 pieces to 3 hospitals. Since the start, about 2,294 wigs have been donated in total.
Until 2016, only Aderans Thai., Ltd. participated, but from 2017, we also offered wigs made by World Quality. We not only offered them to the hos- pitals in Bangkok, but also to the Buriram area, where we have a factory.
ISO 9001 Certification
Our main production plant in Thailand has been certified ISO 9001 (international standard for quality management systems) in 1999 to ensure stable quality of our products.
School Forestation in Aderans Thailand
At Aderans Thai, we, together with teachers and students, have planted trees within the school area, as part of TO BE NUMBER ONE movement from 2009. This event was meant to raise awareness of the environment by through a protection activity for children.
Use of Scraps from Wig Manufacturing Process
At Aderans Thai, considerations were made to eliminate waste and to effectively use as resources the scrap mate- rials that are produced during the manufacturing of wigs. Efforts are being made for various experimental manufacturing, such as artificial flow- ers, car wipes, cushions, and sandals.
Tree-Planting at our Factory in Thailand
Our Thai factory sell the waste materials produced in the process of manufacturing our wigs to recyclers and use the proceeds to plant trees at our factory grounds.
In 1999, the Group's production facilities in Thailand acquired ISO 14001 certification for environment-friendly operations. ISO 14001 substantiates efforts to protect the environment, and these facilities will continue to implement measures, as listed below, to maintain this status.
- 1.Prevent water pollution through factory effluent.
- 2.Prevent air pollution within the factory.
- 3.Safely dispose of industrial waste.
- 4.Effectively utilize available resources.
- 5.Improve working conditions within the factory.