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Participation in Community Activities

 

Activities that contribute to communities taking advantage of the characteristics of the Showa Denko Group

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We communicate with local residents and contribute to communities by performing activities unique to our Group including visits to various locations to provide lectures on chemistry and environment, environmental conservation activities in collaboration with local residents, and aluminum can recycling activities.

Basic policies

The Showa Denko Group conducts a wide variety of original activities aimed at promoting interaction with local residents and contributing to local communities, such as: classes-on-demand, in which classes on chemistry and the environment are provided upon request at off-site locations; environmental conservation activities organized in cooperation with local residents; and aluminum can recycling.

Results of our local and social contribution activities

■ 2015 Results of our local and social contribution activities
Details of the activitiesNumber of sitesResults
Education Dispatched employees as instructors 9 25 cases; Dispatched 585 man-hours
Accepted interns. 8 27 events implemented; Accepted 74 interns.
Improvement of the environment around the worksites Cleaning activities 17 120 cases; Conducted for 6,780 hours in total.
Promotion of arts, culture and sports Cooperation for and granting subsidies to arts, culture and sports 16 Spent 5,373,000 yen.
Exchange with local communities Holding events 15 7,691 residents participated.
Facilities rented 14 Rented for 10,762 hours in total.
Offering guided plant tours 16 6,467 residents visited plants.
Community development and social welfare Harmonizing with local economy 14 Spent 2,466,000 yen.
Aluminum can recycling activities 20  
Collaborating with NPOs and local organizations 2 Spent 120,000 yen.

Activities in 2015

As in the previous years, we conducted a wide range of activities at various locations in 2015.

Education

In order to deepen peopleʼs understanding and interest on chemistry, the Showa Denko Group is actively engaged in educational activities such as classes-on-demand at local elementary and junior high schools, plant visit open to students up to university and internship.

Chichibu Plant of Showa Denko K.K.

Chichibu Plant of Showa Denko K.K.
On November 27, 2015, the Chichibu Plant held a class-on-demand for two classes of third graders at Kagemori Elementary School in Chichibu City for the fifth year in a row.
After introducing products made by Showa Denko and the Chichibu Plant and explaining how those products are used in everyday life, the staff demonstrated experiments for the children including those involving magnets and the mixing of LED lights.

Improvement of the environment around the worksites

The Showa Denko Group cares about and cleans up the environment around our plants and offices in cooperation with local residents and local municipalities.

Oyama Plant of Showa Denko K.K.

Oyama Plant of Showa Denko K.K.
On October 18, 2015, 30 employees from the Oyama Plant participated in the seventh Furusato-seiso neighborhood cleanup rally for the Omoi River riverbed organized by Oyama City.
The cleanup rally took place soon after heavy rain caused flooding in the Kanto and Tohoku regions in September. Therefore, in addition to the regular task of picking up trash, the participants also did some extra work, such as digging out trash buried in the mud.

Exchange with local communities

We issue local magazines to introduce our activities at worksites, organize plant visit events inviting neighbors and perform other activities for communication with local communities.


Isesaki Plant of Showa Denko K.K.

Isesaki Plant of Showa Denko K.K.
On October 31, 2015, the Isesaki Plant and AICA SDK PHENOL organized a plant tour for residents from the three surrounding towns.
After the participants were given explanations about the plant and the familiar objects made of resin that are produced there, they toured the plant to see production sites, drainage system, and other facilities.

Promotion of arts, culture and sports

Our Group supports the promotion of arts, culture and sports.


Omachi Plant of Showa Denko K.K.

Omachi Plant of Showa Denko K.K.
On August 1, 2015, about 70 employees from the Omachi Plant and Shinshu Showa joined the 37th Omachi Yamabiko Festival as one of a team of dancers parading along the main street of Omachi City.
The team met five times before the festival to practice their original routine and gave a powerful and invigorating performance that enlivened the night.

Community development and social welfare

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 activities, 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 welfare-related and other activities.


Head Office of Showa Denko K.K.

Head Office of Showa Denko K.K.
On August 25, 2015, “Fukushima and Aizu Marché” was held in the first floor lobby of the head office, in collaboration with the Aizu Wakamatsu and Kitakata municipalities of Fukushima Prefecture.

Showa Denko Group

On April 25, 2016, Showa Denko donated 10 million yen to Kumamoto and Oita prefectures to support people and areas severely affected by the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake. Donations were also collected from executives and emplpyees of the Showa Denko Group for a relief fund. We express our deepest sympathy and condolences to the victims of the disaster and pray for the earliest possible recovery of the devastated areas.

TOPICSAluminum can recycling Activities

The Showa Denko Group’s aluminum can recycling activities started in 1972, when employees at the former Showa Aluminum
Corporation called upon their colleagues to collect and recycle aluminum cans. When Showa Denko and Showa Aluminum
Corporation merged in 2000, the activities spread across the Showa Denko Group.
In 2015, a record-high 98.8% of Group employees participated in the activities. Aluminum cans collected by employees are purchased by the Group companies where they work and then sold on to Showa Aluminum Can Recycling Center Co.,Ltd. and others for recycling. Sales profits gained through these activities are donated to various welfare facilities and organizations in each area.

Participation rate of the activity
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Showa Denko HD Yamagata K.K.

Showa Denko HD Yamagata K.K.

On February 25, 2015, Showa Denko HD Yamagata K.K. donated proceeds from aluminum can recycling activities of the previous year to Higashine Social Welfare Council in Yamagata Prefecture.

 

Showa Aluminum Can Corp. Omuta Plant

Showa Aluminum Can Corp. Omuta Plant

On March 5, 2015, the Omuta Plant donated proceeds from aluminum can recycling activities to the Omuta City Council of Social Welfare in Fukuoka Prefecture.

 

Showa Denko K.K. Higashinagahara Plant

Showa Denko K.K. Higashinagahara Plant

On July 10, 2015, the Higashinagahara Plant donated two vacuum cleaners purchased using proceeds from the for-charity collection of aluminum cans to the Kawahigashi Branch of Aizu Wakamatsu Social Welfare Council.