[October 19, 2020] RICCI EVERYDAY and SDGs vol.1


I am a member of RICCI EVERYDAY The Hill (a store directly managed by Daikanyama).

Summer is too hot.
Too much rain.
Plastic trash with nowhere to go.
Refugee, migrant and racial issues around the world.

What happened on the other side of the television until now has begun to occur around us, and it is no longer regarded as another person's affairs.
Nowadays, even in Japan"Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)"Initiatives are increasing from a variety of perspectives, from individuals to companies and society.

RICCI EVERYDAY also aims to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs as a company that plays a part in society. Of the 17 goals set by the SDGs

Goal 5. Achieve gender equality

Goal 10. Eliminate inequalities in people and countries

Goal 12. Responsibility to create Responsibility to use

In particular, we are taking action against these three goals.

This time, the underlying philosophy of our philosophy is "Goal 5. Achievement of gender equality ”.

In Uganda, of all householdsAbout 24% are single mother householdsThe number is said to be about 1.76 million households (about 7 million people). The average number of single-mother households is four, and it is often the case that single-mother women are responsible for the household budget. (2014, Uganda Census)

Also, of the approximately 10.8 million women over the age of 15, 10% are divorced or separated, which is more than 5% of men.
In addition, 11% of women are reported to be widowed (1% of men). (2016 Uganda Census)

The table below shows the degree of gender equality in countries around the world, released by the World Economic Forum in December 2019. We analyze and index the status of women in the four fields of economy, politics, education, and health, and set rankings. Among African countries, Rwanda has the highest ranking in 9th place. Uganda is 65th, down 22nd from the previous year. (Japan is 121st, the lowest ever ...)

In Uganda, which is in such a situation, 18 staff members work at the RICCI EVERYDAY workshop and 2 staff members work at the store. Of these, 12 staff members are working hard as single mothers to produce at the workshop while raising children.

RICCI EVERYDAY is making various efforts to further achieve gender equality for Ugandan staff, especially women.

  • Active employment of women:
    • Actively hire women (especially single mothers) as regular staff
    • Guarantee various benefits (pension system participation, partial subsidy for medical expenses, leave compensation, education loan (interest-free loan))
  • Technical guidance to improve sewing skills:
    • Sewing instruction to meet Japanese quality standards
    • Manufacturing process control until delivery
  • Creating a place to deepen relationships between staff members:
    • Vegetable production and poultry farming are carried out in a part of the workshop
    • Hold a group dinner twice a year

At RICCI EVERYDAY, we will work harder toward a society where women from all over the world, including Uganda, can be their own and gender inequality is eliminated!

The staff will welcome you after conducting temperature measurement and wearing a mask.
When you come to the store, please cooperate in disinfecting with alcohol gel near the door.

Currently, at our directly managed stores, we are offering online customer service via LINE video calls so that customers who live far away can enjoy shopping.
In addition, please make a reservation in advance when you come directly to the store. Same-day reservations are also possible. Please make a reservation at least 1 hour before your desired time zone.

You can make advance reservations for visits and online customer service from the links below.

 Advance reservations for visits and online customer serviceFrom here

4 minutes walk from the central ticket gate of Daikanyama Station on the Tokyu Toyoko Line
24-1 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo ROOB2 2nd floor C 03-6455-2446

* Source:http://datatopics.worldbank.org/gender/country/uganda