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Social Contribution Activities

For coexistence and harmony with the society, as well as to foster mutual understanding and build bonds of trust with national governments and local communities, we are promoting social contribution activities rooted in local communities and related regions.



Expenditure on Social Contribution Programs
Donations
Monozukuri (Manufacturing) School
Support of the Drop-in Center Project in Bangladesh
Support for sports activities
Participation in Akaya Project Activities
Internship and Job Experience Programs
Environment Beautification Activities in the Vicinity of and Around Each Business Site
Blood Donation Activity
Recycling Initiatives by Collecting Empty Disposable Contact Lens Cases
Supporting UNICEF by collecting foreign coins
Collection of Used Stamps

Expenditure on Social Contribution Programs
In FY2019, the total expenditure on social contribution activities of the Tamura Group was approx. 36 million yen (in FY2018, approx. 33 million yen), which was approx. 1.4% of the ordinary profit. We will continue our efforts to promote these activities while working on new themes.



Donations

The Tamura Group made the following donations (in money and in kind):

・Funds for the Japanese Red Cross Society
・Support for earthquake-stricken areas through the Japanese Red Cross, Keidanren (1% Club), and other organizations
・Operating funds for organizations with which Tamura is affiliated in the areas where its factories are located
・Contributions to the organizers of local festivals
・Support for research at universities and other public institutions (excluding projects aimed at developing products and technology for Tamura)



Monozukuri (Manufacturing) School

Since 2008, the Monozukuri (manufacturing) School has been held every year to convey the joy of “monozukuri” to the next generation, who are the builders of the future. At the School, skills such as how to make an AM radio are taught. In FY2019, Tamura Corporation, Wakayanagi Tamura Corporation and Aizu Tamura Corporation both sponsored a class.     



Sainokuni Open Factory in Iruma
[Iruma Factory]

Science Plus
<Tohoku Polytechnic College>
[Wakayanagi Tamura Corporation]

Hongo Elementary School,
Aizumisato, Fukushina Pref.
[Aizu Tamura Corporation]


    
Instructor’s voice

For the first time, I participated as an instructor in the monozukuri (manufacturing) class of Iruma Factory. In the beginning, all the participants seemed to hesitate using a hot soldering iron, but they eventually became excited and enjoyed doing real soldering work. When the work was completed, all of us were able to gain a sense of fulfillment.
    
 
    
Sumire Tanaka
Assembly Materials R&D Division
Electronic Chemicals & FA Systems Business Sector



Support of the Drop-in Center Project in Bangladesh

We have been supporting the Drop-in Center Project for street children in Dhaka, Bangladesh, since 2018, through the nonprofit organization KnK International Children without Borders. The Center has been established to support children who are forced to survive on the street because of family problems such as poverty and abuse, and provides meals, educational activities, and awareness-raising activities. The Company has an affiliated company in Bangladesh and has been engaged in the production of LEDs for automatic vending machines and other products since 1997. We will continue to support such children as a local company. 

(C)KnK
Support for sports activities

Through support for sports activities, we are enhancing our social contribution to local communities.

Sponsorship of Chifure AS Elfen Saitama Football Team
Tamura Corporation has been supporting the “Chifure AS Elfen Saitama” team in the Japan Women’s Soccer League (Nadeshiko League) as its top partner since 2006. In March 2018, the “Sayama City Cup”, of which the Company is the title sponsor, was held in Sayama City, the birthplace of the team.

       


Participation in Akaya Project* Activities

Tamura Corporation, as a corporate member of the Nature Conservation Society of Japan (NACS-J), has been supporting the “Akaya Project,” which focuses on biodiversity restoration, by offering the use of the Company’s resort house and training facility located at the foot of the “Akaya Forest” where the project’s activities are carried out.
In 2018, we started the "Akaya Reforestation" volunteer activity, which aims to restore a man-made forest to a natural forest. In 2019, employees of Tamura Corporation and its group companies also participated in the project as volunteers. We will continue this volunteer activity as an annual event and observe the progress and change of the forest through our efforts.



*Akaya Project: Efforts to promote biodiversity restoration and a sustainable regional community through the joint cooperation of three core organizations, namely, “Akaya Project Regional Council” consisting of the region’s residents, the MAFF (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries) Kanto Regional Forest Office, and the Nature Conservation Society of Japan. This project takes place in the Akaya Forest, a national forest that measures approx. 10 thousand hectares (10km x 10km), extending from the northern area of Minakami Town, Gunma Prefecture to the prefectural border with Niigata Prefecture.


Internship and Job Experience Programs

The Tamura Group believes that passing down the great value of “monozukuri(manufacturing)” to future generations is one of the “corporate social responsibilities (CSR).” On the basis of this belief, we have been promoting activities that enable participants to actually feel “what is to work” by offering opportunities of field experience of monozukuri and friendly interactions with employees. Under its internship and job experience programs, it receives junior and senior high school and university students as well as foreign students studying in Japan to its business sites, including overseas subsidiaries. In these programs, it also receives school teachers to provide opportunities of learning human resource development and customer service systems at businesses and using such experience for future school administration and class improvement.


Factory tour by university students
[Sakado Factory]



Environment Beautification Activities in the Vicinity of and Around Each Business Site

At each domestic and overseas business site, we participate in environment beautification activities held by the community and carry out cleaning activities in the vicinity of and around the business site.

 

Clean-up a park in Tianjin, China
[Tamura Electronic Material (Tianjing) Co., Ltd.]

Clean-up around business site
[Op-Seed Co., (BD) Ltd.]



Blood Donation Activity

At each domestic and overseas business site, employees and other members of the Company participate in blood donation activities, thus helping to solve the problem of blood shortage.

 

[Wakayanagi Tamura Corporation]

[Head Office/Tokyo Factory/Koha Co., Ltd.]

Recycling Initiatives by Collecting Empty Disposable Contact Lens Cases

Tamura joined in the “Eyecity Eco Project” (disposable contact lens case collection and recycling initiatives promoted by Hoya Corporation) and started activities in July 2018. The recovery of collected and recycled empty disposable contact lens cases as resources has contributed to CO2 reduction and proceeds from the sale of empty cases have been donated to Japan Eye Bank Association. Collection boxes for empty cases were installed in every factory and group company in Japan and a total of approx.30 kg of cases were collected by the end of March 2020.

 

Supporting UNICEF by collecting foreign coins

In 2013, the Tamura Group joined a campaign of the Japan Committee for UNICEF to collect foreign coins. Foreign coins collected from Tamura Group employees in Japan were used for the UNICEF's programs to save children in the world. We will continue to participate in this campaign.  

Collection of Used Stamps 

In March 2010, the Tamura Group in Japan launched a campaign in which it collects used stamps, turns them into money by selling them to stamp collectors, and donates the proceeds of sales to local volunteer activities, overseas medical cooperative service groups, and other organizations. Used stamps are usually converted into money at a rate of about 1,000-1,200 yen per kilogram of used stamps.
In FY2019, approx. 4.7 kg of used stamps were collected by the entire Group.
 
 
Fy 2017 2018 2019
Collection
(kg)
9.7 5.3 4.7

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