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
|Details of the activities||Number of sites||Results|
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.