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UNIQLO employs thousands of people around the world and aims to foster diverse workplace environments and opportunities for all people to excel, regardless of their background (such as race, gender, religion, ethnicity, social status, sexual orientation or age).
We've improved our training and human resource systems to support female employees and create a working environment where they can play an active role within the company. We have hosted sessions like the 'Women's Direct Meeting', which encourages discussion between female store managers, management and outside experts, as well as discussions between female store managers who are raising children. We've also created a training program for female management candidates. We will continue to extend individual systems, broaden the selection of management candidates and provide career advancement opportunities through assignments to new positions and departments.
UNIQLO respects diversity in sexual orientation and gender identity and strives to create an environment where everyone can work comfortably.
UNIQLO supports the resettlement of refugees in their new homes through the RISE (Refugee Inclusion Supporting Empowerment) Program, which provides employment opportunities, training and language classes. We also provide training for store managers who work with refugee employees. The value of diversity has flourished in UNIQLO with the inclusion of refugees in our community and UNIQLO currently employs refugees in countries such as Japan, the United States and Germany.
UNIQLO has been working towards the goal of employing at least one person with a disability per store since 2001. Currently, over 90% of our stores in Japan employ at least one person with a disability. This diversity initiative has fostered a special connection between all store employees, which has also led to improved customer service. We aim to expand this initiative to UNIQLO stores in every country where we operate. In addition, we support the Special Olympics, the world's largest sports organisation for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, through uniform donations and staff volunteers.
UNIQLO clothes are made by people around the world who work in our partner factories. We promote the wellbeing of every worker by supporting efforts to create safe and healthy working conditions. UNIQLO works closely with each factory to ensure the production of high quality clothes.