Creating a store that is kind to people and the environment
The 17th part in the Ginza×CSR series introduces the activities of Ginza Mitsukoshi that will celebrate its 85th anniversary next year. The department store carries out a number of CSR activities, which have included store renovations to adopt a district heating and cooling system and add greenery to reduce the burden on the environment, a “Japan Senses” event to introduce valuable culture and arts from around Japan, and Ginza Fashion Week aimed at revitalizing Ginza and Japan with fashion in collaboration with others in the district. Today we spoke with Tsukasa Hojo who works in business planning.
Ginza Terrace and solar panels
Rooftop farm on Ginza Terrace
Head of business planning at Ginza Mitsukoshi
1982 Joined Mitsukoshi
2005 Became manager of the No. 1 sales department in the Sendai Mitsukoshi
From 2008 Head of the Business Planning Department in the Mitsukoshi Department Store Corporate Head Office
From 2011 Head of the Business Planning Department of the Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Core Branch Business Division, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi, Shinjuku Isetan and Ginza Mitsukoshi
Offered services in marketing, communication, business strategy and new business development activities for foreign-affiliated IT companies, advertising agencies, and public relations firms. After going independent in 2008, Sugiyama now participates in educational projects for solving social challenges, assists cooperative alliances between companies and NPOs, and offers consulting for CSR activities and practical assistance.
Writer: Karin Sugiyama Planning/editing: Alterna