We have expanded the list of climate policies we assess company engagement with to incorporate land-use related policy, referring to legislative or regulatory measures to enhance and protect ecosystems and land where carbon is being stored. Assessments under this category are currently underweighted in terms of their contribution to the overall company metrics. This weighting will be progressively increased over the next 6 months.
We adjusted the terminology used to describe the queries running down the left-hand side of our scoring matrix and added additional explanatory text to the info-boxes. This has no impact on the scores and methodology. It has been done following user feedback to improve clarity.
Climate Lobbying Overview: The Japan Apparel-Fashion Industry Council (JAFIC) appears to have no recent direct engagement with climate and energy policy in Japan.
Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: JAFIC appears to have very limited top-line messaging on climate policy. On its website, accessed in August 2022, JAFIC stated that “We strive to minimize our impact on the environment, to conserve limited resources, and to live in harmony with the richness of nature for the future,” but did not specify a position on a climate change response in line with the IPCC.
Engagemnt with Climate-Related Regulations: JAFIC has no transparent positions on, or engagement with, climate-related regulations.
Positioning on Energy Transition: JAFIC has no transparent positions on, or engagement with, the energy transition.