YKK Signs The United Nations Convention On Biodiversity (CBD) COP 15 Business Statement For Mandatory Assessment And DisclosurePosted by On

TOKYO — November 8, 2022 — YKK Corp. has signed the UN Biodiversity COP 15 Business Statement for Mandatory Assessment and Disclosure by 2030 as convened by Business for Nature.

Business for Nature was formed in 2019 by 13 international organizations, including the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the World Economic Forum (WEF), as an international coalition calling on corporations to take comprehensive action to recover from the destruction of nature and protect ecosystems. This Business Statement, being made toward COP 15 to be held in December 2022 in Montreal, Canada, is a call to Heads of State to require all large businesses and financial institutions to assess and disclose their impacts and dependencies on nature by 2030.

The YKK Group adopted the YKK Group Environmental Pledge in 1994. In 2019, it established the YKK Group Environmental Vision 2050 with four themes, including “symbiosis with nature.” In October 2020, it established the “YKK Sustainability Vision 2050,” which converted the YKK Group Environmental Vision into concrete numerical targets for the Fastening Business. YKK is working toward achievement of goals under the five themes of Climate Change, Material Resources, Water Resources, Chemical Management, and Respect People, as well as 10 corresponding SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), and the company discloses its progress in achieving these goals every year.

By becoming a signatory of the Business Statement, YKK…

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