SDGs of ChiQ ~ChiQのSDGsへの取り組み~


持続可能な開発目標(SDGs:Sustainable Development Goals)とは,2015年9月の国連サミットで採択された「2030年までに持続可能でよりよい世界を目指す」国際目標です。





















In this issue, we at ChiQ would like to introduce our SDGs initiatives.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are international goals “for a sustainable and better world by 2030,” adopted at the UN Summit in September 2015.


There are 17 main themes (global issues) in the SDGs, and almost all of these issues are concentrated in Africa and Kenya, where we are doing business.

Poverty, poor quality and lack of education, discrimination against women and sexual assault, poor health and sanitation, lack of safe water and toilets, low employment rates, slum areas, garbage problems, bribes and corruption, etc.

The list of examples is endless.

We see and experience these problems frequently in our daily lives.

Therefore, for us, the SDGs are not “for someone else,” but are really critical issues that we need to face and solve.

And we are doing business to embody the SDGs.

I would like to explain how our business activities are related to the SDGs and how they are connected to solving these issues.

ChiQ has started its business activities by opening a Japanese restaurant in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, in 2019.

Our vision is “to build a better environment for ChiQ (Earth) and bring happiness to the many people living there”.

Our goals and dreams are tremendous.

98% of ChiQ’s 50 staff members are women, and we especially promote the employment of single mothers. We communicate closely with our staff and provide thorough staff training. Once~2 times a month, we visit schools in slum areas and hold free dance lessons and give them free meals.

Currently, we have three stores in Nairobi. In addition, we are engaged in a wide range of other activities, such as an agricultural business for Japanese tomatoes and strawberries, and a Japanese food wholesale business to major supermarkets.

Most recently, we plan to start importing an Japanese foodstuffs, and we plan to expand the scale of our business after that.

As our business expands, we will be able to increase the number of customers as well as the number of staff, creating many jobs. In addition, higher salaries for our staff will help support the education of their children.

In addition, our business activities will enrich related businesses in the surrounding area (food suppliers, shopping malls, advertising companies, etc.), enabling them to expand their business together (in a win-win relationship).

A portion of the profits from the business will be returned to the local community in the form of food distribution to poor children in slum areas and educational support expenses.

We believe that the only way to achieve the SDGs is to gradually increase the size of the business through this cycle of self-reliance and self-direction.

We do not believe that a business can continue for long if it relies on grants or other people’s money.

With our young and energetic Kenyan staff, we will continue to work hard to create an ideal society that is prosperous and full of compassion.