PEOPLE

To offer inspiration and opportunities for children to unleash their potential that enable them to shape a beautiful future

We strive to help in realization of a cohesive society where everyone, with or without disability, can live a healthy life enjoying sports, and to assist in development of the next generation.

Supporting Sports

Sponsored the International Trail Running Association ULTRA-TRAIL Mt. FUJI 2019

We sponsored the ULTRA-TRAIL Mt. FUJI (UTMF) 2019 held from April 26th to 29th, 2019.

UTMF is an international trail running race that began in 2012 and is celebrating its 9th anniversary this year. The total distance of the race is about 167 km, covering the base, trail path, walking path and woodland path of Mt. Fuji. We have been sponsoring the event since its first year.

[Employees participated as management staff]
Approximately 100 employees, including new recruits, worked as operational staff, taking charge of operations such as support for GOLDWIN-sponsored athletes, confirming equipment, operating the Awakura water station, and supporting athletes.

[UTMF 2019 participation T-shirt recycling project]
Through a partnership between GOLDWIN, JEPLAN, INC., and the UTMF Executive Committee, we carried out efforts to collect participation T-shirts from past events and other events. The materials from the collected T-shirts will be re-used for the next UTMF participation prize T-shirts.

Developing the Next Generation

Special Sponsorship of GOLDWIN FIS YOUTH JAPAN CUP 2020

We were special sponsors of the FIS (International Ski Federation) official GOLDWIN FIS YOUTH JAPAN CUP 2020 tournament, which was held at Naeba Ski Resort in Niigata Prefecture from February 27th to March 1st, 2020. It was the first time the event has been held in Japan.

A total of 153 participants took part, including 20 from Austria, the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Canada. Hearing impaired athletes also took part for the fourth time this year, and all tournament officials carried “Deaf Notes” made by GOLDWIN so that they could communicate with hearing impaired athletes by pointing at the note if the athlete fell.

Experiencing Nature and Learning as a Family
[THE NORTH FACE KIDS NATURE SCHOOL]

In the hopes of familiarizing children with the knowledge to live in harmony with nature for the future, we have been hosting THE NORTH FACE KIDS NATURE SCHOOL since 2014. The school offers opportunities for children and their parents to exercise their survival instincts in the great outdoors. In 2019, we hosted a total of ten events.

Donated Skis Used by Athletes to the Wassamu Ski Boy Scouts

On June 12th, 2019, we donated six pairs of ski jump skis and ten pairs of cross-country skis to elementary and junior high school students of the Wassamu Ski Boy Scouts at the town hall in Wassamu, Hokkaido. Those skis were FISCHER brand models used by top skiers in Japan and then returned. Going forward, we will continue to contribute to local communities and recycling. And assist in further development of skiing.

Hosted 10th GOLDWIN Junior Challenge Golf Tournament

GOLDWIN Junior Challenge Golf Tournament was held at GOLF CLUB GOLDWIN (Oyabe, Toyama Prefecture) on August 27th, 2019, marking this its 10th anniversary. The event came into being with the goal of offering opportunity to junior golfers from elementary to high school not only enhance their competitiveness, but also learn about the rules and manners.

Sponsored Rugby Event for Elementary School Students

Our group company, Canterbury of New Zealand Japan, co-sponsored a rugby event for elementary school students (hosted by the Tokyo Sport Benefits Corporation) held as part of the National Sports Day Memorial Event at the Komazawa Olympic Park General Sports Ground on October 14th, 2019.

About 700 children participated on the day and enjoyed a rugby clinic given by a former Japanese national team athlete and a unique “rugby experience.”

Began Supporting Competitive Skier Development Programs

Company’s original brand, GOLDWIN, began sponsoring skier development programs in 2020 in the hope of supporting aspiring skiers develop their competitive skills that will take them to the world’s stage.
As the first step, we have sponsored Goldwin Jr. DEMO SKI CAMP in Kamui Ski Links, a training camp for junior skiers, held on February 8th and 9th. We supported the camp operation by inviting guest instructors and supplying the original bib pants that were worn by the athletes during the course.

Realization of a Cohesive Society (Supporting Para-Sports)

We are proactively engaged in activities that support sports for people with disabilities by utilizing the technology and experience we have gained as a sporting goods manufacturer. Our goal is to support the realization of a cohesive society, where everyone lives a fulfilling life, by fostering an equal opportunity for people who play, watch and support to enjoy sport, ensuring a shared opportunities are given to people with or without disability.

Support groups:

Japanese Para-Sports Association, Japan Wheelchair Rugby Federation, Japanese Para-Swimming Federation, Japan Para-Ski Federation, Japan Boccia Association, NPO Monkey Magic

Our Employee Takayuki Suzuki Won Five Medals at the 2019 Para Swimming World Championships

GOLDWIN employee Takayuki Suzuki (CSR Promotion Office) represented Japan in the 2019 Para Swimming World Championships held in London, England from September 9th, 2019, and won four silver medals and one bronze medal.

Signed an Athlete Support Contract with Wheelchair Tennis Player Momoko Ohtani

We signed an athlete support contract with JWTA wheelchair tennis player Momoko Ohtani (employee of Japan Post Insurance Co., Ltd.). Ohtani started playing tennis in the third grade of elementary school and participated in an Inter-high school athletic meet in the third grade of high school. After graduating from high school, she developed an illness and started to compete in wheelchair tennis from 2016. She represented Japan in the 2018 Asian Para Games in wheelchair tennis and won a bronze medal in the singles event. Based on this contract, we will provide clothing to be worn during matches and training under our ellesse brand. Based on the technology and experience we have built up so far as a tennis wear brand, We will support Ohtani with the technology and experience we have gained as a tennis wear brand by providing her high-functional clothing that are sure to help her improve performance.

Sale of T-shirts to Support Visually-impaired Climbers

THE NORTH FACE has been creating a Support T-shirts to assist in the activities of Monkey Magic, an NPO that supports climbing for the visually impaired, every year since 2006. We have also been selling these “Monkey Magic Tees” in our stores and partner stores since 2009 to this day. In April 2020, THE NORTH FACE donated 4,756,765 yen from the portion of its sales of those T-shirts to NPO Monkey Magic for their activities in promoting climbing for visually impaired. The total amount raised in this initiative has reached 32,257,152 yen so far.

Production and Donation of ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Support Charity T-shirt

Our group company, Canterbury of New Zealand Japan, created a charity T-shirts to support ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and donated 1.28 million yen to multiple ALS support groups through the NPO ALS/MND Support Center Sakura-Kai from a part of the sales.

Donated to the victims of Typhoon Hagibis in 2019

In March 2020, Canterbury of New Zealand Japan donated 6 million yen to the Japanese Red Cross Society to support areas affected by Typhoon Hagibis. This money was raised from a portion of the sales of memorial T-shirts sold to commemorate the success of the Japanese national team at the Rugby World Cup 2019™ in Japan.

Donated to the Japanese Para-Sports Association Through the shareholder benefits program

We prepared a “Donation to the Japanese Para-Sports Association” package from FY2019 as a shareholder benefit package. This package is intended to help our shareholders deepen their understandings about our activities in supporting para-sports. As of November 2019, we donated a total of 2 million yen, including donations from many of our shareholders and GOLDWIN Inc. On February 4th, 2020, a presentation ceremony was held at the Japanese Para-Sports Association, and Akio Nishida, the Chairman of GOLDWIN, presented a donation certificate to Mitsunori Torihara, Chairman of the Japanese Para-Sports Association.