Participation in Community Activities

Basic policies

The Showa Denko Group conducts a variety of unique activities to interact with local residents and make contributions to their communities, including providing classes-on-demand on chemistry and the environment, conducting environmental conservation activities jointly with local residents, and recycling aluminum cans.

Results of our local and social contribution activities

■ 2016 Results of our local and social contribution activities
Details of the activities Number of sites Results
Education Dispatched employees as instructors 8 20 cases; Dispatched 716 man-hours
Accepted interns. 12 28 events implemented; Accepted 85 interns.
Improvement of the environment around the worksites Cleaning activities 16 105 cases; Conducted for 5,906 hours in total.
Promotion of arts, culture and sports Cooperation for and granting subsidies to arts, culture and sports 15 Spent 8,800,000 yen.
Exchange with local communities Holding events 15 7,899 residents participated.
Facilities rented 12 Rented for 11,772 hours in total.
Offering guided plant tours 15 7,524 residents visited plants.
Community development and social welfare Harmonizing with local economy 13 Spent 2,110,000 yen.
Aluminum can recycling activities 20  
Collaborating with NPOs and local organizations 3 Spent 252,000 yen.

Activities in 2016

As in the previous years, we conducted a wide range of activities atvarious locations in 2016.

Education

Provision of a class-on-demand
(Higashinagahara Plant, Showa Denko K.K.)
In order to deepen people's understanding and interest on chemistry, the Showa Denko Group is actively engaged in educational activities such as classes-ondemand at local elementary and junior high schools, plant visit open to students up to university and internship.

Improvement of the environment around the worksites

Cleanup activity for Lake Aoki (Omachi Plant, Showa Denko K.K.)Cleanup activity for Lake Aoki
(Omachi Plant, Showa Denko K.K.)
The Showa Denko Group cares about and cleans up the environment around our plants and offices in cooperation with local residents and local municipalities.

Community development and social welfare

Great East Japan Earthquake reconstruction aid activity (Head Office, Showa Denko K.K.)Great East Japan Earthquake
reconstruction aid activity
(Head Office, Showa Denko K.K.)
The Showa Denko Group strives to contribute to development of local economy, for example, by participating and assisting in events, urban planning and town planning ctivities, providing small and mediumsized companies with technical advice and support, employing local residents, and procuring local goods and materials. We also contribute to local community through welfarerelated and other activities.

Aluminum can recycling activities

The Showa Denko Group strives to contribute to development of local economy, for example, by participating and assisting in events, urban planning and town planning ctivities, providing small and medium-sized companies with technical advice and support, employing local residents, and procuring local goods and materials. We also contribute to local community through welfarerelated and other activities.

Participation rate of the activity

Participation rate of the activity

Others

We also issue a newsletter on activities conducted by our bases, organize plant tours for local residents, and give support to local cultural and sports promotion as a means of fostering communication with local communities.

TOPICSOita Complx publishes CSR report

Project members
The Oita Complex of Showa Denko K.K. decided to replace its conventional RC report, which focused mainly on the environment and safety, with a CSR report this year. We made this decision with a view to meeting the needs of local residents who wanted to know more about the company, and because we also wanted to better introduce our company to local residents.
“We formed a project team, which is mainly composed of female employees of the Oita Complex, to make a CSR report that is easy to understand, even for those who do not know much about chemistry or the Complex. The members held a series of discussions in order to make a reader-friendly report with lots of photos to give it a soft tone. We will hand out copies of the report to visitors to the Complex, starting with the family tour of the site to be held in August.”

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