Pacific Asia Resource Center (PARC) is a non-profit people’s think tank based in Tokyo and founded in 1973. PARC conducts on the ground research tracing supply chains of goods and services that flow to Japan. Through this research, PARC works to raise awareness and alter business practices that exploit nature and vulnerable peoples.
To this day, PARC has uncovered egregious corporate practices in banana production in the Philippines, shrimp farming in Indonesia, e-waste export to China, palm oil production in Indonesia, and more recently, mineral supply chains for smartphones and electric vehicles.
PARC considers the current deep sea mining technology to be detrimental to the environment, and calls for a moratorium.