Employment of People with Disabilities
UNIQLO hires persons with disabilities at its stores worldwide. In 2001, UNIQLO began actively recruiting persons with disabilities in Japan. Ever since, UNIQLO brand stores in Japan have enthusiastically hired persons with disabilities, with a target of hiring at least one person with a disability at every store and endeavored to provide a rewarding environment. The company also provides guidance for store managers and employee trainers to broaden the capabilities and potential of persons with various types of disabilities. In addition, Fast Retailing has joined The Valuable 500, a global initiative to promote active participation in society for persons with disabilities. The Valuable 500 was launched at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2019 with the aim of encouraging business leaders to champion reforms that will unlock the value of people with disabilities throughout society, business, and the economy.